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When You Need a Break From Sewing: eShakti Dress Review

Hi! I hope you don’t mind another non-sewing post on this blog. I love being able to sew my own clothes, but I also still like the fact that I can find some really cute clothes to buy already made and ready to wear! Such is the case with this dress that I bought from… Continue reading When You Need a Break From Sewing: eShakti Dress Review

Apparel · Sewing

Mrs. Roper Approved: Simplicity 8505 Vintage Caftan

Hey all! I’m super excited to share my most current make, the Simplicity 8505 (originally issued as Simplicity 5315 and first debuted in 1972). This pattern makes the most gorgeous 70’s caftan! As a kid, I grew up watching Three’s Company because it was one of my dad’s favorite sitcoms. Thankfully, all the “suggestive innuendo”… Continue reading Mrs. Roper Approved: Simplicity 8505 Vintage Caftan

Apparel · Sewing

I Lied: Retro Butterick 5605, Version 2

Hey, Hey! I'm back in the sewing game and have been immersed in creating another retro Butterick pattern. A few posts back, I blogged about my April fabric haul, and I really wanted to use my Alison Glass purple striped fabric: I just had to show this embroidery thread that I picked up while shopping… Continue reading I Lied: Retro Butterick 5605, Version 2

Apparel · Sewing

Retro Butterick 5605 (And Why I Will Probably Never Sew This Dress Again)

Whew. What a week... Per last post, I said I was going to be super busy for the rest of the month (with life outside of sewing) but would try to get at least one thing sewn up before the weekend hit. Well, as it turns out I did manage to squeeze in one sewing… Continue reading Retro Butterick 5605 (And Why I Will Probably Never Sew This Dress Again)