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Tea Length Ava Dress

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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Gunmetal – A Lolita Patterns Dress & Giveaway

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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Baby Doll Dress

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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Crazy Cat Lady Dress

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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27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

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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The Skater Dress

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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An Everyday Party Dress

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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SONP Sneak Peek

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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Melani Inspired Dress

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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