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What i Heart: Peggy Sue Is Back!

posted on 07/2/2013, by

Many of you have been on a Mad Men craze (Gertie, I’ve seen what you’ve made). All of your dresses have waists, men, and random onlookers but supposedly this modestly-vixen look is out and a more bobby-socks look is in. Peggy Sue is back kiddos. I’m a big newspaper reader. In the digital age, I  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Red, White, And Blue

posted on 06/17/2013, by

  July. Is it really a few short weeks away? No freaking way. Where does the time go when you’re sewing, pattern making, or researching the two? It was okay for me to wear outlandish red, white, and blue when I was eight, ten, okay maybe twelve-years-old but at the age of twenty-five, I better  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Irons (the best irons for sewing)

posted on 05/7/2013, by

  I take pride in pressing and I follow almost all of the rules. I press throughout the course of a project (instead of at the end) and I use the right temperature settings for the fabric (instead of burning the crap out of each seam). I also lift and press instead of glide the  Continue Reading »

What i Heart Now: Lilly Pulitzer

posted on 04/23/2013, by

Because of yesterday’s post, I naturally went onto Lilly Pulitzer’s website to see if there was anything I would wear. I admire Lilly’s life but would I wear her dresses? Ummmm…. surprisingly, I considered it. I wouldn’t wear all Lilly because that would be well… too Lilly but I could pair a few of her  Continue Reading »













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      SALLIE is laid back cool in her me-made loungewear.

       

      Are you following LAUREN and the whole host of other sewers who are making V1419, a Ralph Rucci inspired coat? It’s going to be fantastic.

       

      She is and has always been an inspiration. AMY just made the most well-constructed strapless bra. A combination of lace, lycra and powernet, this beats any bra on the market.

       

      She is and has always been an inspiration. AMY just made the most well constructed strapless bra. A combination of lace, lycra and powernet, this beats any bra on the market.

       

      Why use PDF patterns? MELISSA from Fehr Trade discusses.

       

      With the temperatures cooling off in the northern hemisphere, RACHEL just finished a colorful clover dress. I hope she layers it with tights and a sweater/jacket because it is too good to sit in her closet until spring!

       

      JEN shares a great way to finish the neckline of a wrap dress.

       

      KAREN diverted a serious dungaree dress disaster and transformed Pauline Alice’s Turia pattern into a pinafore dress.