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The perfect assignment (for something I've been needing to make for a while) I signed up for the red white and pink blog tour hosted by Sewing by Ti a little late in the game however it ended up being just the push I needed to get in gear and make my neighbors daughter a red dress like she has been asking for.  Gwen really wanted a red dress. She is young but built a lot like me despite her age this makes finding ready to wear  clothing that fits well hard then when you add the need to be...

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Ellie & Mac Getting Reay for Spring Blog Tour Hosted by Seams Sew Lo Spring is right around the corner despite the impending snow storm that is suppose to hit us this weekend.  At our house spring means horse hair and lots of cute dresses for Katalynn and I.  Ellie & Mac have a ton of options to choose from for cute dresses. While scrolling their website  trying to choose a pattern for this blog ,I found more than a few patterns I hope to add to my collection in the coming months.  So what pattern did I choose for...

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I was swamped the end of January and one of the great reasons why was pattern testing this amazing pattern. Petite Stitchery & Co launched The Girls Rory yesterday and it is amazingly adorable.  I love sewing for my daughter for many reasons one being that she is much easier for me to photograph than myself. Sewing for young kids just seems so gratifying. And uses less fabric from my beautiful stash! This new pattern really brings to life my favorite look for my daughter.  PS&C has so many adorable patterns I cant wait to try for both my daughter...

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Have you ever had your machine grumble at you because you put off cleaning it? I was surging the other day and my machine started throwing a fit because it was dirty.  I grabbed my air and blew it out, but there was still lots of gunk inside. I thought to myself there has to be a better way to do this. I didn’t want to take the time to brush and blow my machine, after all I had sewing to do!  I grabbed my phone and searched amazon. Not entirely sure what to look for, but secretly hoping to...

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Our Favorite Fabrics "Why do you like (insert fabric)?" Is a good question I see a lot along with "What should I make with this fabric?". Everyone has a favorite fabric or one they just wish for and love. I asked the team what their favorite fabric in the shop is and why they love it so. I wanted to share what they said. Brandi, our fearless leader's current obsession is Belle on Cream in cotton french terry. This custom was one we did as a fundraiser for natural disaster victims in Texas around the time of Hurricane Harvey. She...

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