Archive | July, 2013

Behind the Scenes, July 2013

Hello, everyone! Time for another monthly wrap-up post. It’s now the end of July, we’re over half way through the year and here in Vancouver, the weather has been delightfully sunny all month long. All month long! It’s so nice to have sunshine, it deserves repeating. Hi there! I have summer hair, when it’s too […]

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Saltspring Dress: No Zipper, No Blousing

During the pattern testing process for the Saltspring Dress, a couple of the testers noted that they could skip the zipper in their Saltspring dresses. And a couple of testers also wondered what the dress would look like without the bloused layer, as a simple elastic-waist sundress. I had to see for myself whether it […]

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Saltspring Dress, Shorter Version!

I am so glad you like the new pattern, the Saltspring Dress! I was so excited to show off the gorgeous maxi-length version yesterday and felt that it deserved its own post. Today, I’ll show photos of the shorter, above-knee version. It’s just as pretty as the maxi dress, with a shorter, practical (and bike-able!) […]

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Introducing the next pattern…the Saltspring Dress!

I’m excited to introduce the next pattern from Sewaholic Patterns today… the Saltspring Dress! The Saltspring Dress is a breezy, relaxed sundress perfect for hot summer nights and days at the beach. It comes in two lengths, a full-length maxi dress and an above-knee length dress. The maxi dress is so dramatic! (I’m going to […]

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Pleated Thurlow Shorts: How To!

My love for the Thurlow shorts is endless! Today I want to share an easy mod with you that will change up the look of these shorts.  Front pleats! Don’t be intimidated. I’ve taken lots of pictures of my pattern modifications so that you can create this look too! Let’s get started. First up, materials […]

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Not A Real Dress Form

Sue noticed the different-coloured dress form in my post about the bias tape, which reminded me to talk about my new sewing-room buddy! This is called a ‘decorative mannequin.’ Who decorates with a mannequin and doesn’t plan to use it? (I am not really into home decor at all. Once the house is furnished it’s […]

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