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McCalls 4320 Shorts

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McCalls 4320 Pajama Shorts

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New Skirt Review: New Look 6228!

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Review New Look 0914 6228 Review

Who’s got a new skirt and a deep forehead crease? This girl.

So here’s my review for this knit skirt.  It’s New Look 0914 or 6228, depending on when they printed it:

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Not a review: I shortened some curtains.

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Fellow bloggers will know my dilemma:  I spent a sewing day doing something unbloggable.  But I want credit for having sewn things.  A gold star.  A pat on the back from the ‘sphere.  Something.

So I shortened some curtains for my big brother. When I first started sewing, I was all “I can do anything.” Continue reading

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New Pattern for Fall Sewing: Simplicity 1325

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It’s fall–in my sewing room.  I got the autumn stitch itch (ASI).  After the little write-up with my picks for the Simplicity early fall line, I’ve had cool-weather clothes on the brain.

So I finally cut up and stitched something: An easy-to-sew knit top from the Simplicity 1325 envelope.  I picked it for the long, cozy sleeves.  I’ve got fabric for the dress, too.  Here’s the pattern envelope:

Simplicity 1325 Misses pants, jumper or tunic, jacket and top

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What’s the deal with Club BMV??

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More specifically, my question is about the Material Mondays perk.  Let me go into a little detail.

I, like many seamstresses that go before me, have acquainted myself with the convoluted clustermuck that is the Pattern Pricing Predicament.  I’m fortunate enough that most of the time, I can get most patterns I want at Jo-Ann’s and on sale for $1-$2.  I just have to be patient.

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Crouching Ruthie, Hidden Pattern

But a little bit ago, there were two patterns that Jo-Ann’s refused to restock.  I figured it was because, during sales, these popular patterns were selling out.  Or that my evil pattern twin was coming in before sales and hiding them.  (We all know that people do it.  I read about these horrible —  wait genius — no, horrible ladies on Gertie’s blog.)

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You hid my patterns where??

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Review: McCalls 6848 Adorable Sleepwear

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Wish you had cute jammies?  You might be one pattern away from an endless array.  Today I have your review for McCalls 6848.

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Pattern Review: Simplicity C2010

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You do it.  I do it.  We all do it: wipe our hands on the front of our clothes.  You know, maybe they’re clean but wet.  Anywho, that’s a bad habit.  Especially in the kitchen.  Enter (da-da!) the half-apron.

Simplicity C2010 apron diy apron

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Meetup reminder

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This is just a quick reminder for you sew-ers in the Philly area.  Our Sewing Meetup Group is having its first cocktail hour one week from today!!

Sewing Meetup Philadelphia and Delaware County Sewista

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McCalls Early Fall 2014– Four picks and a tip.

 

 

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So last week Simplicity revealed their Early Fall 2014 collection.  And there were a few winners.  McCalls seems to be batting the same.  Without further ado, here are my picks: Continue reading

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