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Guest Post: Gyasti Shows us a Sagebrush Dress Hack

This guest post was written by Gyasti Averia. Gyasti is an Indonesian born, LA based sewist/maker with 2.5 years of sewing experience. Linen is her favorite fabric to use, and she mostly work with indie patterns!
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Free Pattern! The Sunday V Neck

Free pattern alert! That's right, free! There are no hoops to jump through, you don't even have to sign up for my email list (although if you want to, you can do that here). I have wanted to offer a free pattern for a while and now seems like a really great time! If you have a sewing machine and some knit fabrics in your stash, you've got what you need to make this top!
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Wilder Sweatshirt Hack

I recently made a Wilder Gown top as a sweatshirt and I basically haven't shut up about it since. I love when I can replace a classic wardrobe staple with something that has more personality! This hack was easy to sew and took me less than an afternoon to complete. Iseefabric.com sent me the softest organic cotton french terry fabric in the world. I knew I wanted something out of this amazing ochre color.   The Wilder pattern is designed for woven fabrics but for the top was easy to make out of a knit. The only difference from how the top is constructed in the pattern is that I used a stretch stitch (it's a narrow zig zag that...
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Adrianna Dress Hack: Add an Elastic Waistband and Hem Ruffle

The Adrianna Dress is a shift dress with a swingy a-line silhouette. It is a simple design that lends itself well to customization! Something several testers brought up was that they would love to see this dress with some definition at the waist. I decided to try making a version with elastic at the waist and I LOVE how it turned out. It has a very Ulla Johnson kind of structured modern vibe with a nod to vintage Laura Ashley. 
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How to Add a Lining to the Ilford Jacket

Ever since the Ilford Jacket pattern dropped the #1 question we get is if it is possible to add a lining. We are here to tell you that it is, and it is easy! Adding a lining to the boxy sleeved version is a breeze. Getting a placket onto the sleeve adds a bit of a challenge but is totally doable. Make sure you have pre-washed your main fabric and lining before sewing them together, any shrinkage will cause your finished jacket to hang weird. Also, if you are using thick fabrics or quilting the lining (or exterior), consider sizing up your sleeves. Because of how the sleeves are sewn in flat, it is easy to size them up and keep the front and...
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Learn to Sew the Cambria Duster on Creativebug

I recently filmed a few classes with Creativebug! The classes are going to be a real help for anyone just getting started with sewing or if you just want a little company while you sew! The first class coming out is the Cambria Duster and it drops on 12/26. In this beginner friendly class we will sew the Cambria Duster from start to finish. 
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The Wilder Gown Pattern Inspiration

The Wilder Gown pattern is finally here! This easy to sew gown is the perfect loose, flowy, summer style. Its perfect for those hot days when you don’t want anything to touch you but you are required to wear clothes. The Wilder is modular by design and can be made as a top or dress, long sleeved or short sleeved, one tiered or two tiered! It is so easy to adapt this pattern to suit your fashion needs, and I can almost guarantee you’ll want to make more than one! In this post we will be talking fabric and RTW inspiration! Shop the pattern here. Let’s talk fabric! Because it is currently summer I’ve got light, airy, and drapey fabrics...
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Make Nine 2019

I love the Make 9 challenge hosted by Rochelle of Home Row Fiber Co! I watched from the sidelines last year but this year I’m excited to participate. I started making my list and it has already helped me start to narrow my focus. I get so excited about sewing, I tend to hop from project to project flying by the seat of my pants. Bringing more mindfulness to my sewing is something I will be cultivating in 2019. The other bonus is that I LOVE supporting other indie sewing pattern companies and I want to do more of it! So I compiled my nine and I cant wait to get sewing! In no particular order: The Evie Bias Skirt...
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New Pattern: Meet the Hughes Dress!

The Hughes Dress is finally here! The Hughes is a surprisingly versatile style that you’ll find yourself wearing constantly. This dress was designed with equal emphasis on wearability and style. The pattern includes options to cut it as a top, above-the-knee length dress, or a midi dress. One of my favorite details about the dress is the lacing on the back. It allows you to cinch the waist in a bit to get the perfect fit without making you feel restricted. Bianca (above) is wearing the Hughes Dress cut to the above-the-knee length in an XXL. She is 5’6” tall. The fabric is a light chambray with 3% spandex. Her version has pearl snaps up the front. Tashjane (below) is...
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What I Made This Week: Leggings, Old Fashioneds, Bangs. It's Fall Y'all!

This is the first in a new blog series I am calling “What I Made This Week”. I love making things and want to be mindful about setting aside time each week to make and do things just because. I also want to try new types of crafting and making beyond just sewing…but most of my weekly makes will probably be sewing related ;) JALIE CLARA LEGGINGS # 3887 This week I made my first ever Jalie Pattern. I’ve been interested in trying them out for a while now, but when I saw @Lauren.Leigh ‘s Clara Leggings I stopped what I was doing and ordered the pattern. I made a size “T” with the only adjustment being shortening them a...
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