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Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

Twist Back Top by Patterns for Pirates

It's a P4P Release Day, y'all!!!!  Wooooo!!!! I've been a bad kid for a while now and haven't participated in a full test.  I've been SO bogged down and overwhelmed by work and it's just been taking away from my fun sewing time.  BUT, I didn't want to miss out on this...

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

Threads of the Month :: November 2018 / February 2019

When Halloween is approaching and you're posting images of yourself in a headband made of clovers, you start to question yourself.  These photos have been a pending share on my site since March and I wanted to get them onto the blog.  Better late than...

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

The Making of a Superhero :: Thor

For July 4th I created superhero themed shirts for the entire family to wear.  Honestly, I didn't need to make them.  But I wanted to make them.  So...it totally happened.  And I totally love it. I decided to make myself a Thor shirt.  But I really didn't want to wear...

Just Write Skirt by Patterns for Pirates

Just Write Skirt by Patterns for Pirates

I love sharing new patterns on here, but it's extra super special when I get to share patterns that I've created.  Yesterday, we officially launched the newest freebie over at Patterns for Pirates: the Just Write Skirt. Let me tell you that naming a skirt with pencils...

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...

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...

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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