It’s spring! And that seems to make me feel like making dresses.  Well, that and the wedding I’m attending at the end of April.  I’m hoping to make myself a dress to wear to it.  I found a pattern I’m super excited about to make for the wedding, but I wanted to do a test…

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I was super excited a couple weeks ago when Leila (you may know her from The Three Dresses Project) asked me to try out and make a promotional version of Lolita Pattern’s latest release, Gunmetal.  It was the first time I’d ever been asked to make a test/promotional version of a pattern, and it was…

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This dress is a variation on the Pastille Dress from the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook.  I made this dress before is a fabulous Tula Pink print, and wanted something a little more subtle for my next version. I started with the bodice from the pattern, sans cap sleeves and attached a simple gathered skirt. The…

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It’s no secret that I love cats.  If it weren’t for my husband, I would already be a crazy cat lady.  Right now he thinks that having Mouse in the house is enough. I certainly think there should be more fluffy critters in the house, but until I get them, I’m keeping myself content by…

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Hopefully a few of you remember the 2008 Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses. It’s a movie about a woman who has been in 27 different weddings and thus has 27 different bridesmaid dresses. Well, I only have one bridesmaid dress – from my sister’s wedding. Well, two if I include the one I wore on…

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This dress is a variation on the Vintage Border Dress I made for Easter.  It’s the B style bodice from the pattern and a shorter skirt.  For this version of the dress, I used a great cotton lycra blend fabric for the main body of the dress and accented it with an inexpensive, but super…

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I am absolutely in love with my final project for the 2013 Summer of No Pants.  It started with a vintage bed sheet and a copy of the Vintage Vogue V2903 pattern. I absolutely love the print from the sheet.  The yellow tone on tone design with orange and white accents is beautiful.  You don’t…

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Ok, so I normally try not to show off my sewing projects until they’re completed, but I just had to show you the progress on my final Summer of No Pants sewing project entry.  This project is brought to you by a Vintage Vogue pattern and a bed sheet. After quite a bit of seam…

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I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do…

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