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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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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Author: Jen Dwyer

Girls Dresses Pattern Tester



This month I had the privilege of testing two beautiful new spring dress patterns by Violette Field Threads! If you’re not familiar with Violette Field Threads and you love to sew for little girls, they have a vast selection of dress patterns for girls from babies to tween. Their patterns are definitely modern and up on

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Flint Pants by Megan Nielsen



I made some pants for myself last week…I saw that Megan Nielsen had come out with a new pattern, and since I love her style, I just had to try it right away. I’d had my eye on some AGF denim linen for quite awhile, so I was so happy that Art Gallery Fabrics was

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Sophie’s V Back Dress and Parapluie!



Just in time for April showers…I got to makes some dresses using the new Parapluie fabric collection from Hawthorne Threads. I was so excited to see the new Parapluie fabric from Hawthorne threads and they were so kind to send some to sew up for this sponsored post.  Aren’t these little girls just the sweetest?

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Author: Jen Dwyer

Ladies Magnolia Dress Sewing Pattern Inspiration



I had a chance to make a girly and feminine dress for myself using this lovely large scale floral fabric from Girl Charlee. I have been a big fan of  Girl Charlee for quite awhile now and I am so thankful to them for sponsoring this post! A couple weeks ago, I was browsing Pinterest and

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