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Sew Americana 2019 :: Day 2

Sew Americana 2019 :: Day 2

We are back for another day of fun, my friends!  Today is yet another treat of five different bloggers showing off the red, white and blue items that they created four this super fun tour! I'm having a hard time deciding which outfit I like the most.  Tell me what...

Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!

Sew Americana 2019 Blog Tour!

Ahhh!  My favorite self-hosted blog tour is back for it's fourth year and I couldn't be more excited than I am!  I love me some red, white and blue.  And even more so, I love that I can convince twenty-four other bloggers (who are way cooler than me, let's face it) to...

Sew Americana 2019 :: Day 1

Sew Americana 2019 :: Day 1

Y'all.  I am beyond excited to that today marks the beginning of the fourth consecutive year of the Sew Americana Blog Tour!!  This tour is extra fun to me because there are no rules.  Well, I guess one rule: it has to be in red, white, and/or blue.  That's it.  The...

Dressing Our Guests :: 10 Year Anniversary Party

Dressing Our Guests :: 10 Year Anniversary Party

As if you'd even think for a second that I wouldn't sew for other people for our 10 Year Anniversary party!  I had so much fun putting together all of these coordinating outfits! I had always planned on making something for my sister to wear. And then wanted to make a...

Pin Tucks + Suspenders :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

Pin Tucks + Suspenders :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

What was almost as exciting as my dress to make for our anniversary party were the boys' outfits!  I actually find sewing button-downs super satisfying because there is a level of perfectionism that is required and when you absolutely nail that collar or placket, you...

My Happy Floral Dress :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

My Happy Floral Dress :: 10 Year Anniversary Attire

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to start making my dress for our party.  If you've known me for any amount of time, I usually wait until the very last minute to create outfits and costumes, because the inspiration hasn't quite hit me yet.  I think I...

Me Made May 2019

Me Made May 2019

Do you ever participate in the sewing community's Me Made May?  It's a month of encouraging sewists to wear and show off their handmade wardrobe, while learning to develop a better relationship with their "me made" items. Though I wear handmade every single day,...

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

Goodness me.  Let's talk about some things that I photographed / tested for and totally never posted on here!!  My goal is to catch everything up and to stay current, unlike my most recent performance of blogging and getting way behind on all the things.  Because I...

Vacation Vibes with Sly Fox Fabrics

Vacation Vibes with Sly Fox Fabrics

I don't know what would compel me to put more photos of myself on the internet in swimwear.....but I'm back, friends!  And in a swimsuit again! Sly Fox Fabrics sent me some swim + coverup fabric combos to help provide some inspiration for their customers during their...

Minute Maillot by Patterns for Pirates

Minute Maillot by Patterns for Pirates

The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining more, and there's a lot of buzz about summer vacations and swimming and spending time at the beach.  Which means there's no better time than any to pull out those swim knits you've been stashing and make yourself a new...

Beachball Stripes with Boho Fabrics

Beachball Stripes with Boho Fabrics

It's been a shamefully long amount of time since I last sewed, photographed and shared something on the blog.  But I'm breaking out of my funk with some really beautifully, bright, colorful fabric that just SCREAMS summer.  What better way to make a comeback than with...

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