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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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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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Free Spirit Dress by Duchess and Hare



Last week I got to be a pattern tester for designer Duchess and Hare! The Free Spirit dress for girls has the sweetest keyhole back, giving it a pretty, modern style. I absolutely love the doman sleeves.  They made the dress so quick and easy to sew up…I think the whole thing took me all

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Sewing for Girls…Soft Floral Dress or Top



My girls just love the comfort of knit dresses and tops. They feel more like store bought clothes and they are so soft, who can blame them? And with so many beautiful knits by Art Gallery Fabrics, it is easy for me to make them lots of tops and dresses.  Last week, I used Simple

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Fiesta Fun Girls’ Dresses Sewing Inspiration



Last week I made some adorable dresses for my girls using the Nora pattern by Violette Field Threads and Fiesta Fun fabric by Dana Willard for Art Gallery Fabrics! I have been a huge fan of AGF for quite awhile and was so excited that they were able to sponsor this post.  This Fiesta Fun fabric

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Girl’s Dress Pattern…Sophie’s Scoop Back with Riviera Fabric

Girls dress patterns

Last week I got to play with the beautiful Riviera collection fabric from Hawthorne Threads.  It was the perfect choice for Sophie’s dress pattern from Simple Life Pattern Co. I have long been in love with Hawthorne Threads and am so glad they were able to sponsor this post. We just love these adorable dresses!

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The Waterfall Raglan Girls Top + A Giveaway!

waterfall raglan sewing inspiration

This post is sponsored by Stylish Fabric and Chalk and Notch Patterns. Today I’m so happy to share with you this adorable and oh so versatile sewing pattern for girls, The Waterfall Raglan by Chalk & Notch! You may have noticed that this top looks very similar to one that I was wearing a few posts

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Spring Dress Pattern for Girls

Maisie dress violette field threads

I have been a big fan of Violette Field Threads patterns and tutorials for a couple years now…I have sewed up several (many?) of their patterns and they are so inspiring and well done.   I love that they include real pictures for each step of the pattern.  The pictures make it very easy to

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T-shirt Dress Pattern by Brindille & Twig

knit dress pattern

I have been a big fan of Brindille & Twig for quite awhile now. Melissa makes adorable sewing patterns for baby and little kids. I just love using knit fabrics to sew for this age. My daughters are five and eight and really started loving my sewing creations when I started using more knits. I

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