Parisian inspiration

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I’ve been seeing so many wonderful Parisian tops around blogs, facebook and instagram! Are you ready to get inspired? Could these peter pan collars be any cuter? If you’re looking for a sewing pattern for women (and older girls) with a peter pan collar that works with knit fabric then this is for you! I’m

Parisian

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This was one of the first Parisian’s I made! Love it! Pattern: Parisian Top (designed by me, available here) Fabric: Sweater knit from Girl Charlee Size: Medium The sleeves are gathered, adding a bit of a feminine touch. The peter pan collar is my favorite feature.Available at Go To Patterns. Want to join us for

Parisian Top sew along

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Are you ready to sew a Parisian¬†for yourself? I’m doing a video sew along! Everyone is raving about the peter pan collar, gathered sleeves and the overall cuteness. Are you planning to sew one? If you need help putting the pattern together, cutting or sewing then this video tutorial is for you! Parisian Top sew

New Pattern! The Belinda Dress is now for sale!

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Today I released a new sewing pattern at GoToPatterns! The Belinda Dress is one of my favorites so far! It’s what I call “casual comfort”. My 5 year old has been wearing all of her Belinda Dresses non-stop, even to bed. That’s a win!

Elementary Style

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Making and sewing DIY clothes and accessories for school aged kids can be tricky. Most are no longer interested in frilly dresses with  novelty prints. Choosing fabric and patterns can be tough and sometimes you sew for hours only to have a less than enthusiastic recipient. You can see my Top 10 Tips for Cho0sing

Go Green for the holidays! Fabric Gift Bag pattern & tutorial

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Fabric gift bags are quick and easy to make. These “Go To” Gift Bags are unlined (one less step!) but have french seams so the inside looks clean and professional! There is a small, medium, and large size gift bag pattern and tutorial as well as a wine bag pattern and tutorial and felt gift card tutorial. Sewing your gift wrap!!

Choosing Fabric for Children’s Clothing

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Choosing fabric for children’s clothing can be tricky. The fabrics available in many local stores lend themselves well to quilting and home decor but often not clothing, especially for children. Left with few option, most home sewists turn to quilting cotton. This can work great for structured dresses or ruffly skirts but not for other garments, especially pants and tops.
When looking for fabrics for children think about the drape and weight. When shopping online, check their suggestions for the fabric. If it says it suggests the fabric to be used for home decor, skip it.

Kid Style with Sew Very

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Today on the tour we have Veronica from Sew Very. I got to meet Veronica last year and she’s just the sweetest! She’s put together a Kid Style post using a couple Winter Wonderland patterns I think you’ll love. What a fun use of pleather. Head over to her blog to read more! Check out