Author: Jen Dwyer

Snow Flurries Capelet Knitting Pattern

I have a fun new accessory to share with you today! It’s the Snow Flurries Capelet Knitting Pattern! This beautiful capelet is a similar style to the Granny Square Capelet that I designed a few weeks ago. But this knitting pattern has a unique stitch that you may not have seen before. I thought this

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Snuggle Up Sweater Crochet Pattern

snuggle up sweater crochet pattern

Hi Friends! I’m so excited to announce my newest design: The Snuggle Up Sweater Crochet Pattern! I wanted to design a sweater that was snuggly and warm, something you could cozy up with in front of the fire with a good book or your favorite show.   It’s made with super bulky yarn with a

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Girls’ Nightgowns and Extending a Placket

girls' nightgowns

Hello, my sewing friends! I’m so excited to share with you these beautiful girls’ nightgowns that I made for my daughters! Confession: my daughters have never had nightgowns before.  They have always loved their footie pajamas and that’s all I’ve ever bought for them. But when I saw this girls’ nightgown pattern and new watercolor

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Granny Square Capelet Free Crochet Pattern

Granny Square Capelet free crochet pattern

I have a new idea to share with you today, it’s the Granny Square Capelet free crochet pattern! This elbow length capelet is perfect for wearing over a pretty dress with sleeves that you want to show off.  It adds an extra layer of warmth and is a great alternative to wearing a sweater over

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Author: Jen Dwyer

The Holly Dress with Thumbelina



Today I have the sweetest dresses to share with you!  I used Hawthorne Threads’ new Thumbelina fabric collection to make the Holly dress by modkid.  The minute I saw Thumbelina riding on birds and floating on lily pads, I knew I had to make dresses for my girls. We actually just finished reading Thumbelina as part

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Ileana Dress by Compagnie-M



I’m so excited to share with you today some of the cutest outfits I think I have ever made!  This is the Ileana Dress from Compagnie-M paired with Meadowlark by Hawthorne Threads…and I think it’s a match made in heaven! This post contains affiliate links – If you click on a link and buy something,

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Louise Sweater by Misusu Patterns

Louise Sweater Misusu Patterns

I had so much fun testing the new Louise Sweater by Misusu Patterns! Far from your typical sweatshirt, this sweater has a knit front bodice and sleeves with a woven back.  The two types of fabrics lends to so much creativity.  I really love all the different combinations you can make with this pattern! This post

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Author: Jen Dwyer

McCall’s 7319 Knit Dress (with some modifications)



For my Easter dress this year, I wanted to make something that I could wear any day, but still special enough to dress up a little. I love Girl Charlee knits, and I’d had this pretty pink large scale floral knit in my stash for a month or so…just waiting for the right project.  This

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Farrah Blouse and Dress by Chalk and Notch

Farrah Blouse by Chalk and Notch

I’m so happy to share with you today a top I’ve been working on for the past couple weeks. I got to be a tester for the new Farrah pattern by Chalk and Notch! I’ve written before about how much I love the format of Gabriela’s patterns.  They are very professional and easy to follow.

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Basics Tank and Pocket Skirt Patterns by Cali Faye Collection



My new summer uniform and a bias binding tutorial! I have taken on the challenge of building up my wardrobe and sewing most of it myself.  It sounds daunting when I say it that way…so I just take it one piece at a time and promise not to get overwhelmed.  I’m really fine with buying

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