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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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