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Summer Shorts – Part 2

In my search for the perfect summer shorts pattern, I also came across the Nantucket pattern by Colette Patterns, a beautiful pattern with clear instructions....

Summer Shorts – Part 1

What's summer without some pretty shorts.  After searching for a while I came across the chambray shorts with lace trim, a free pattern on...

A Kimono Sleeve Summer Dress

I love dresses, especially in the summer, there are so many pretty colorful cotton fabrics to choose from and I wanted to make one....

Colorful Summer Tops

My first attempt at sewing a top with darts was the Sorbetto, a free pattern from Colette Patterns.  When I came across the pattern in...

Cardigan Upcycle

I was rummaging through some old clothes for fabric to upcycle and came across this grey J Crew cardigan that I got as a...

A Wiksten Tank Upcycle

I had a pair of white linen pants with a trim down the side seams. They were wide legged, and too small. Since I...

Upcycling Jeans…

After many years of saving old jeans, I got inspired and started using them... Denim is a fun and easy fabric to work with....

PJ Shorts and a Top

It seems to me that the next step in the process of learning to sew was to try to draft a simple pattern.  After...

A Pleated Mini Skirt

I  came across Sewing Rabbit's pleated mini skirt tutorial and decided to try it. My fabric is not brocade, so doesn't have the same rigidity...

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Sorbetto Top Hacks

The Sorbetto top by Colette is the first piece of clothing I ever tried to sew and the "original" pattern is one I have...

DIY Jean Shorts for the Summer

Jeans are one of my favorite things to upcycle.  Denim is a versatile sturdy fabric and can be used to make anything from accessories...

Upcycling Jeans…

After many years of saving old jeans, I got inspired and started using them... Denim is a fun and easy fabric to work with....

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