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Assignment: Bronte Top

The Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren Vintage is the second knit garment that I have made as part of my Assignment: Project Garment. You can see all of the other garments I’ve made this year so far by clicking here. I love making dresses, but in my every day life, I wear jeans and t-shirts.… Read More


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FREE Pattern: Baker Street Bag

This FREE bag pattern was written for Olfa’s website, and you can see the pattern for the Baker Street Bag right here on the Olfa blog, and you can also find it as a free pdf download on Craftsy. It features 11 pages of sewing instructions, and 26 full-color step-by-step photos. The Baker Street Bag… Read More



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Assignment: Kim Dress

Today’s assignment is the By Hand London Kim Dress, which is a lovely dress with several options. Both options have a princess seam, and you have your choice of a scooped neckline or a sweetheat, as well as a gathered skirt or a wrap pencil skirt. I pre-ordered my pattern from By Hand London directly,… Read More



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Assignment: Camp Shirt

On my garment journey, I not only wanted to make myself a lot of clothes, but I wanted to learn how to make things for different body shapes as well (I will never have to do a full bust adjustment on anything for me). By the way, you can see a running tally of things… Read More


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Assignment: Derby Dress

Today, I’m showing the finished Christine Haynes Derby Dress that I made before Christmas! This is a loose, a-line dress that pulls on over the head. There is an option for either the ruffled neckline with tie belt, or Peter Pan collar with ruffled hem. Because this is a loose style, I wanted it to… Read More



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January’s Pattern – The Companion Carpet Bag

It’s January 1st, and if you’re a member of the Bag of the Month Club, you know what that means…the first pattern of this year’s club! Everyone in the Facebook group has been buzzing about collecting supplies, choosing fabrics, and just generally excited about getting started! I hope you’ll join us, it’s a fun group!!… Read More