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Dress Form Review: Dritz Sew You Dress Form

Hey guys! For today's post, I thought I'd share my thoughts, views, and opinions on my new dress form from Dritz called the "Sew You Dress Form". What makes this one stand out among a standard dress form is the fact that it is customizable to fit your personal body measurements. This concept isn't new--… Continue reading Dress Form Review: Dritz Sew You Dress Form

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Short Girl Dilemma: Hemming Flare Jeans

Are you like me, and have a hard time fitting into jeans? Practically every single pair of jeans I've ever owned had to be altered in some way or form. Mostly at the bottom hems, as the legs are almost always way too long, even when I attempt to add height with heels. While being… Continue reading Short Girl Dilemma: Hemming Flare Jeans

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Blast From the Past: 70’s Kimono Dress (Vogue #9253)

If I could go back in time to any era for fashion, it would definitely be the 70s. Gosh, I love a good bell sleeve. (or a good bell bottom!) There's a whole spectrum of fashion in the seventies to love. On one end you get all the floaty, airy, drape-y, dreamy flutter sleeves, balloon… Continue reading Blast From the Past: 70’s Kimono Dress (Vogue #9253)

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From The Fabulous 50’s: The Full Gathered Rectangle Skirt

Hi again! I'm doing another Blast From the Past sewing post, and today I'm delving into the era of poof and fluff and all things gathered that, all together, make up the fabulous silhouette of the 50's skirt. This look was all about the Fit and Flare, where the waistband is cinched, and the skirt… Continue reading From The Fabulous 50’s: The Full Gathered Rectangle Skirt

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The Tools of the Trade: Part 3–Fabric

Hi everyone! We've now covered two parts of The Tools of the Trade series: Part 1: The Sewing Machine, and Part 2: Sewing Basket Essentials. For the final part in the series, we will talk about FABRIC. Now, being somewhat of a novice sewer still, I don’t have very extensive knowledge about fabric themselves, what… Continue reading The Tools of the Trade: Part 3–Fabric

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The Tools of the Trade: Part 2 – Sewing Basket Essentials

Hey kids! Welcome back! In this post, we are going to get into part two of the The Tools of the Trade Series. Part one talked about the most important tool you will need in order to get started with sewing. If you haven’t read the first part of this series about getting a sewing… Continue reading The Tools of the Trade: Part 2 – Sewing Basket Essentials

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The Tools of the Trade: Part 1–The Sewing Machine

Hi! We are in the 4th month of Quarantine Mode now. Where we live, restrictions and bans have been lifted for the time being, and my family and I have been soaking it up, trying to get out ("safely", of course) and just LIVE. It's been really hard for so many of us, but seriously… Continue reading The Tools of the Trade: Part 1–The Sewing Machine