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Cottage Mama Party Dress with a Ruffle Bolero

This is the cutest little set for a little girl for  an Easter dress or Mother's Day or any other time it is warm. 



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Frabjous Couture Skirt Draft Along

http://www.coutureschmiede.com/2014/03/ssda-6-why-common-patternmaking-methods.html


Frabjous Couture Skirt Draft Along

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Ruana Shawl

I came across this on Pinterest:






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Great Convertible Outfits for Summer

Here is a list of outfits that allow options for women who have to try on several outfits every morning but who for whatever reason don't have space for that many outfits maybe because we are out of town.  As I find more, I will add more to this list.  Whenever possible, I will link to the tutorial as well.

Weekend Designer Convertible Dressing
ModelistA 1001 Dress
I Can Make That Limitless Dress
Goddess Dress
Infinity Dress with Bandeau Top from Sew Like My Mom
Infinity Jumpsuit
OMG! Reversible Infinity Dress
Three Seam Caftan from Simple Simon and Co. (Not exactly convertible, but cute and easy and a perennial fave!)
This Multidress Tutorial

This tube thing that you can wear a million ways wth tthe help of rubber bands: http://hipknoties.com/pages/what-is-hipknoties

And when it is chilly, a Ruana Shawl is a nice convertible cape.  One in black and one in brown with coordinating scarves will have you sharp!



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Limitless Dress Tutorial

I am really into reducing my closet because one day I am going to travel.  So this is another one:


And here is a link to the tutorial for the limitless dress over at I Can Make That blog!

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Cranberry Cleanser

A great looking smoothie.  Now to find some cranberries!  Looks like it has gobs of sugar though so watch out for that!




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Sloper Muslin Week 4: Creating Blocks

This week we will be adding various amount of ease to our perfectly fitted slopers!  We have a fitted block, now you can decide how much ease you like in your garments, and add the ease.

Now, you will redraft your pieces using ease for various fits.  You have a perfect fitted sloper, now make semi-fitted, loose, jacket, and whatever fits that your heart desires!

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Sloper Muslin Week 1: Gather Materials and Add Seam Allowance

As mentioned in an earlier post, be sure to have your wearing ease added into your flat pattern for your sloper.  At this point, you will be adding seam allowances so that you can sew together your muslin.


It is really quite self explanatory, but below are a few tutorials on adding seam allowance.  There is also a link to a double tracing wheel which can be quite handy when adding seem allowances.

What you will need:

  • Muslin or another inexpensive woven (nonstretch) fabric
  • Sewing machine or hand needle
  • Fabric marker, pencil, or chalk (two of your choice) or as an alternative to these, you may want to use a tracing wheel and tracing paper 
  • Masking tape
  • Pins
  • Rubber Bands
I actually would read through these next few sets of links before you purchase anything.

Now on to adding seam allowance!

With a gauge: http://youtu.be/HL06dvr7CPI
With a double training wheel: http://youtu.be/Y4IPN9Otf68

Decide which way you would like to do it and purchase accordingly.

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Sloper Muslin Week 2: Sewing Sloper Muslins

Now you have your pattern made.  This week we will be cutting and sewing.

If you chose to use the two pencils to add seam allowance, you may want to mark the allowance on your sewing machine with rubber bandstape, or magnets that are designed for this purpose.

Trace a pattern onto fabric: http://youtu.be/_-0Id47fMqU


Tutorial on sewing straight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWk9kqaXz1w

Tutorial on sewing darts: http://youtu.be/TsFZSm2FnZc


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Inside Allie's World: Mad About Gok

Inside Allie's World: Mad About Gok: By now if you've read my blog, you know that I'm a huge advocate of shapewear to give you an optimal fit in your clothing. But...

I think I love her outfit!!

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