Beginners Guide to Jeans Making

Making jeans can seem daunting and stressful to even think about. Working with denim, the different needles, adding rivets and buttons, choosing the right fabric and thread, etc. Is it more work than fun? I created the below e-guide to show you how you can turn jean making into a DIY adventure rather than a […]

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Morgan Jeans for the Win!

I made jeans! Ok, well I can’t really say this is my first pair of jeans. I’ve had quite the journey in jeans making. This is actually my 5th pair of jeans. The MORGAN BOYFRIEND JEANS by CLOSET CASE PATTERNS, however, reach an all new height in my handmade wardrobe and pattern collection.

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At the Core of Your Procrastination

I spent most of 2018 putting things off until the last minute. Between laziness, feelings of inadequacy and comparing myself to others, I skipped out on many missed opportunities.

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10 Pear Shaped Friendly Sewing Patterns for Women

Being pear shaped can be awesome if the right clothes are worn to flatter certain parts. Often on the pear shaped woman it is common to flatter the chest area because it is smaller on that body type and draws as less attention to the behind as possible.

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The Pear- Shaped Truth

  Since I can remember, I’ve been small in frame. It annoyed me as I grew up to hear people comment on it, to hear people express their thoughts and what was described as jealousy over and over about how skinny my body was. It made me self conscious.

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Learning to Be Transparent While Sewing

“Resisting change, we hold on. Accepting change, we let go.” I’ve been letting go of a lot of frustrations lately. Shedding skin like a snake, molting like a mammal and like an evolving butterfly, coming out of many cocoons with new versions of myself.

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Kimono Jacket & Wide Legged Jeans

  I’ve never been much of a jean collector. 3 pairs of jeans and I’m set. However since discovering Mimi G’s Simplicity #8655 pattern (found HERE) I’ve been wanting ALL the statement pants lately.

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Snap! The Shelf Life of Thread

Recently I inherited my husband’s Grandmother Pearl’s industrial sewing machine. Along with the machine she gave me a number of other vintage items she had, some when she was in sewing school and others when she made gowns for clients back in the 70s/80s. A large amount of thread was in that bundle.

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Ali Sweatshirt Review / My First Pattern Testing Experience

Upon being introduced to the sewing community I learned a lot of things about the sewing world. One specifically is the job of pattern testing, and I had the opportunity to test a pattern from one of my favorite pattern designers!

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Basic InstincT Shirt

Hey all! Summer is almost over and I’m SO relieved. Fall is my favorite season because the weather is in between and perfect. Even more perfect is being able to wear tshirts and cardigans because of the cooler temperature!

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