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Reblog: Invisible details of the couture garment: the waist stay (Burda Style)

A waist stay acts as an internal stabilizer by anchoring a garment, usually a dress, at the waist. This helps minimize distortion in the upper part of the garment and prevents it from sliding down (or up).

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Welcoming fall with new fabric!

*this post contains affiliate links, which serve to let my friends and fellow business owners know that you found their business through me(if you click through and purchase something). Thank you for supporting my business in this way! Please read my privacy policy for more info, if you need it! Hello everyone! Thanks for popping… Continue reading 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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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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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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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!