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Welcoming fall with new fabric!

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Duchess & Hare go swimming

Hey yall! How are you? Hope this post finds you well! I've been a busy little beaver, sewing my way through a couple loads of strike offs and doing a couple pattern tests. Things always seem to come to a head at the same time for me. No matter how strategically I plan everything out,… Continue reading Duchess & Hare go swimming

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Catching up: Projects lost in the shuffle of the #momlife

This post is going to serve as a catch up post. While I love to sew and love to share, I have kids a fairly busy life, which means that often, things don't get shared. I'm really tired of looking at my pretties and realizing I didn't share them. Sewing, for me, is all about the tangible item/reward that comes from it, as well as the feeling of having completed something. Lord knows, nothing else in this house ever feels like it's really "completed". (Laundry or dishes, anyone?...

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Small Business Feature: Ellie & Mac – (Bonus: 2 pattern tests and a sale!)

  *This post may include affliate links Hi all! Welcome back to those of you who are returning, and to those of you just joining me, it's nice to "meet" you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I've been a big fan of Lindsey Essary and her company, Ellie and Mac for awhile now. (You… Continue reading Small Business Feature: Ellie & Mac – (Bonus: 2 pattern tests and a sale!)

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Need a little pick me up? George & Ginger’s Mood dress is here!

  Hi all and welcome! I'm so excited to share with you today! I recently got another chance to pattern test for Kristi Fitzgerald of the George and Ginger Pattern Company. This new release is called the Mood dress....and what a mood elavator it is!   This dress is just perfect for all the special… Continue reading Need a little pick me up? George & Ginger’s Mood dress is here!

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My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack 

Howdy! I recently decided that I was doing too much, so I began to take things down a notch. At this point, most of the sewing I do is for pattern testing and strike off sewing....and while I absolutely love it, it doesn't exactly pay any bills or generate income. In all actuality,  it ends… Continue reading My recent revelation, plus a Patterns for pirates sweetheart mash/hack 

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This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

HI all! Hope this post finds you well, out there in your home, fabric land, the online sewing comminity, somewhere with more crazy kids than you know what to do with....or wherever you are. 🙂 happy summer! This is, hands down, my favorite time of year. Every year, around this time, "the funk" (seasonal depression)… Continue reading This new round from RP custom fabrics will rock your world…quite literally! 

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Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

Summer has arrived! Say hello to it in style with a beautiful new swimsuit or cover up! One of my favorite fabric shops, RP Custom prints, is running a flash round of swim fabric, board short fabric and jersey fabric. Theyre all made in the USA and are super thick and easy to sew up.  I… Continue reading Swim into summer in gorgeous prints from RP Custom prints

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Professional looking photographs without a DSLR or photographer. It IS possible!

Hi all! I'm still a relative newbie to the pattern testing and strike off world, but I like to think of myself as a quick study.  One thing I have discovered that all of us seem to struggle with at one point or another is photography.  Whether you're just starting out, transitioning to the next… Continue reading Professional looking photographs without a DSLR or photographer. It IS possible!

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Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!

Hi all! Occasionally, I come across a stand out tutorial while doing research for a project. I recently had a patten test that called for a bias tape/banded neckline. I have never been great at these, so I was a little nervous about it. Luckily for me, the pattern had an excellent explanation, but in my… Continue reading Reblog: Getting flat bias necklines by Grainline Studio – perfectly explained!