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  • Jen’s 2015 Year End Sewing Review

    I love the end of the year, partially because I enjoy reflecting on what happened over the past 12 months, but also because I get really excited about making plans and goals for the upcoming year. I did a TON of sewing this year, we put out a record 5 patterns in one year around here, […]

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  • Kendra’s Silk Archer

    Pattern: Archer Button Up Shirt Fabric: Silk Chiffon & Crepe De Chine Mods: Changed the armhole shape I’m in the process of drawing up my fall ‘15 wardrobe plans and it has me looking at what I already have, what I really need, and what I really want. I have fabric yardage and swatches coming in the mail, […]

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  • An Alder for All Seasons

    Pattern: Alder Shirtdress Fabric: Feral Childe Thieves Linen/Tencel Mods: None, cut a straight size 4It’s that time of year where fall is rapidly approaching but summer just hasn’t given up quite yet. Over the past week I’ve worn both sweaters and shorts so with this change of seasons in mind I thought I’d present my […]

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  • Blue Lace Watson

    Garment Details Pattern | Watson Bra Lace | Lace Fabrics Etsy Bra Findings | Blackbird Fabrics Bra Strapping | Blackbird Fabrics A few weeks ago it was boiling hot outside and I was trying to figure out what to wear to stand outside in the sun all day at a music fest here in Chicago. I […]

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  • A New Denim Moss Etc.

    Outfit Details Skirt Pattern | Moss Skirt Top Pattern | Penny Raglan Bra Pattern | Watson Shoes | Bryr Clogs After our chat the other week on photographing and posting finished projects I’ve been super motivated (well relative to how motivated I was previously) to get some photos done. Saturday morning, before I started an […]

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  • Kendra’s Plaid Flannel Archer

    So, spring is taking a little longer than I’d like to get here or should I say get here and STAY here. Although we have had some wonderful sunny, 60-70 degree days here in Chicago, we have also had some cold, grey, and rainy ones. To combat this bizarre in-between weather, I decided to make […]

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  • Hemlock Tee in Woven Stripes

    Occasionally I get questions about making the Hemlock Tee in woven fabrics so I thought my latest blog collaboration with Britex Fabrics would be a perfect time to showcase that yes, it is possible! The fabric I used for this project is this large print, super graphic, black and white striped silk and my goal was to make use […]

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  • Mariner Stripe Linden Sweater

    Pattern: Linden Sweatshirt Fabric: Body / Ribbing Size: 2 at bust graded to 6 at hips Modifications: Finished neckband is 1″ and hem ribbing is split at side seams with longer ribbing in back. One thing I really wanted to try out while working on the Linden pattern but never had time to do was […]

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  • Linden Sweatshirt View B

    Pattern: Linden Sweatshirt View B Self Fabric: French Terry Ribbing: None used Size: Straight 6 because it needed to be photographed on my dress form. Typically I would use a 2 or 4 bust graded down to a 4 or 6 at the hip depending on the fit I wanted. View B of the Linden […]

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  • Linden Sweatshirt View A

    Today I’m sharing more photos of my View A Linden Sweatshirt and a bit more info about the pattern. Lets start with the pattern and fabric basics. Pattern: Linden Swea/product-tag/linden/tshirt View A Self Fabric: French Terry Ribbing: Hacci Rib Knit Size: Straight 6 because it needed to be photographed on my dress form. Typically I would […]

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  • Sewn: Black + White Sleeved Alder

    Pattern: Alder Shirtdress View A with sleeves from the Archer Button Up Pattern Tutorial: Archer + Alder Variation Fabric: Carolina Gingham 1″ from Robert Kaufman Shoes: Rachel Comey Penpals (cause someone always asks about the shoes) I posted the tutorial on this dress last Friday but since the weather has been a bit rainy here […]

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  • Alder Shirtdress Versions 3 & 4: Printed Silk

    Today we have both of the silk versions of the Alder Shirtdress. This first one is made in a woven silk with a bit of body which I think holds the gathers really nicely. A lot of people have asked me where I got this silk and I honestly can’t really remember. I got it […]

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  • Alder Shirtdress Version 2: Light Denim

    Here we go with round two of awkward photos of me talking to Jon while getting my photo taken in an Alder dress! This View B of Alder is made out of the same denim as the dark denim version of View A, this 6.5 oz Robert Kauffman denim in Bleached Indigo Wash. I’m pretty […]

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  • Alder Shirtdress Version 1: Dark Denim

    As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I’ve made about a million (okay 7 in actual fabric) Alders so far. I wanted to post a little about some of them so you can get a feel for how the pattern acts with different fabrics if you’re looking at fabrics for one of your own. This pattern […]

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  • Spring ’14 Wardrobe: Madewell Scout Variation

    Hey guys! I’m back today with another Spring ’14 Wardrobe post. I’ve been a bit slow on the spring wardrobe making, but then again, it’s April 16th and the snow from the other day just melted. Either I’m waiting for spring to finish this wardrobe or spring is waiting for me, and if it’s the […]

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