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Finally finished my first dress from a pattern. New Look 6069. A great shape. Had to alter the back bodice quite a bit, but I'm happy with this first effort.

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How to calculate stretch percentage (with FREE print at home stretch percentage guide

In my sewing patterns created for stretch fabrics i often talk about the required fabric in terms of stretch percentage. For example, in the Briar tee pattern i say that you need to use a fabric with at least 20% stretch. For my maternity patterns i generally suggest fabrics with at least 40% stretch. I feel …

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boho baby romper pattern

This post is sponsored by! I’m thrilled to share this pattern with you, I had a blast designing it with fabric and trim from! I was going for a vintage-inspired boho feel to this little baby romper and I’m excited about how it turned out! I think it’s pretty cute on my little …

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Colfax Dress Sewing Pattern by True Bias

Colfax Dress by True Bias |


DIY Craft Table

DIY Craft Table - some of these are totally awesome! I need to redo my sewing room.

I just gave away my sewing table to someone who needed a dining room table... looks like I might be the winner of a homemade creation!!

Alright, this has to be my most favorite one yard creation to date! I saw examples of these two blouses in a cutout from a 1950’s Australian magazine and immediately ran to my sewing room to…

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How to Make a T-Shirt Pillow

If you have a favorite t-shirt don’t throw it out recycle old t-shirts into colorful pillows instead. This is how to make a t-shirt pillow for yourself. It’s easy to do taking about 15 minutes from start to finish. I love to make these using my kid’s favorite t-shirts they’ve outgrown. But this craft idea is great for adult t-shirts too.

Great website that lists and reviews Japanese sewing books that have been translated in English. Most of this clothing is just what I love. Not too clingy but stylish and can be layered. Learn more about Japanese sewing patterns and books at

Through My Front Porchfrom Through My Front Porch

5 Tips On Sewing A Straight Line

5 Tips On Sewing A Straight Line - Through My Front Porch

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My favorite PJ Pattern for kids

{this post contains affiliate links for patterns mentioned} I’ve made a ton of Pjs over the years. I’ve even developed my own sewing patterns for pjs… BUT, if I want to make a bunch of Pjs fast I always go to the Alex and Anna Pj Pattern by Peek a Boo patterns. I recently made …



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Tiny Sewists: Teaching Kids to Sew :: Lesson 4

Tiny Sewists: Teaching Kids to Sew :: Lesson 4 | A Jennuine LifeA Jennuine Life This is a series I’m sharing as I teach my four year old daughter Arden to sew. Lesson 4 Be sure to review the first lessons on setup and safety. Today, we sew with the machine threaded for the first time. I didn't teach Arden to thread the machine at this time. We'll do that at a later stage.