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Linen McCalls 7743

From the leftover fabric from the sack dress, I made another dress! (The joys of having to buy a minimum amount of fabric. You get a second chance to make something cool!) This is McCalls 7743, a dress pattern I’ve used many times. This time I made a different view, choosing the back without the […]

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Cordova Jacket in Linen

Love the shiny, metallic Cordova Jacket from Monday’s post but wonder what it might look like in a less showy fabric? I thought I’d share some photos of the first Cordova Jacket sample. I loved the silhouette and the fit but the colour wasn’t the most flattering. (Banish the beige, isn’t that right, Beth from […]

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Cambie Dress in Vivid Printed Linen

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m thrilled to hear all the good feedback on the new pattern, the Cambie Dress. There’s always room in our pattern drawers for one more pretty dress pattern! If you missed Friday’s announcement, here’s the link: Introducing the Next Pattern… the Cambie Dress! Here’s another version of the Cambie Dress, this time […]

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Fabric Recommendations for the Minoru Jacket

Today, let’s talk about fabric options for the Minoru Jacket. We’ll be looking for light to medium weight woven fabrics, but as with most patterns, we can always bend the rules a little bit! I’ll list some options that I think would work well, and mention some things to keep in mind as you select […]

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Lonsdale Sew-Along #2: Fabric Recommendations

Choosing fabric is one of the most fun parts of sewing! Today, I’ll share my fabric recommendations for the Lonsdale Dress. For this dress, a change in fabric can give it a completely different look! Choose a solid silk for formal occasions, printed cotton for the beach. It’s up to you! For earlier Sew-Along preparation […]

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Crescent Sew-Along #2: Choosing Your Fabric

The best part of any sewing project? Choosing fabric! There’s nothing like heading into the fabric store with purpose. Today, I’ll share my fabric recommendations for the Crescent Skirt. I know they’re on the back of the envelope, but it’s nice to have some reasons why certain fabrics are more suitable. Knowledge is power, even […]

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