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Beanpop’s Zombies go back to school, Duck Butt style

I recently achieved something I've only ever dreamed of....I managed to sew up one of my fabric strike offs FOR a pattern test! If you do pattern testing and strike off sewing(or know about them), you know that finding a balance is key, but seldom do the two end up overlapping perfectly. I've always run into scheduling issues before. This time, Katie (Wilson, of Duck Butt Designs) was gracious enough to allow me to share little sneaks of the Duck Butt Designs project throughout the week, so that I could share my pretties from the ladies over at Beanpop, too! I'm pretty darn excited about it all, too!

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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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Regal Comfort: DIBY Club – The Duchess Blog Tour

*this post contains affliate links. You can find more info about these links in our disclosure, down below!  Hi everyone! welcome, welcome! Thank you for stopping by, whether you're new or just cruising through. It's so nice to have you!   Thanks so much for joining me. I'm so excited to share with you today!… Continue reading Regal Comfort: DIBY Club – The Duchess Blog Tour

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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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Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)

So...A little while ago, I shared the Hip Hop romper pattern with you in a post here. The kids' version I made for aquila was fun, simple to make, and super cute on her. (see photos below) ....Drumroll.... Now there's a version for mama too! I was incredibly excited, but also curious about a mommy… Continue reading Hip Hop, why not romp…part 2. (Still Hipping and hopping?)

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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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Sew, what do we wear?: little girls’ swim edition. 

 This new Sash swimsuit by Call Ajare is proving the exception to the rule, where swimwear is involved. There were no curse words, but tons of options, a really fun, quick sew, and tons of compliments on the end result. You know what this means, right? First, it means you need to try it! Secondly, it means less work for you and more summery fun for your little girl! 

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In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

In my time spent testing patterns, I have found that there are some designers who seem to have the midas touch, because every pattern they design turns out  golden. This is the case with Kristi Fitzpatrick of George & Ginger Patterns.  If you arent familiar with the George and Ginger Pattern Company, you can visit… Continue reading In need of a confidence boost? Look no further than this new collection from George & Ginger pattern Company!

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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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Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.

If you're a fan of quick, simple sews that breathe life into your kids' wardrobes...look no further!  This morning, Ellie & Mac released another fun pattern that's perfect for your little girls this summer. Its called the Hip Hop Romper pattern. This pattern is a pdf file, available for immediate download. Its available in sizes 12-18… Continue reading Hip hop, you don’t stop. Hip hop, why not romp? Ellie & Mac’s newest pattern release hits all the right notes.