#30DaysofDresses

I'm kind of excited about the Instagram Challenge for the month of July that I'm going to take part in. It's called 30 Days of Dresses and it is being hosted by @thestitchsistersUK There are two reasons that I'm excited. One, I have to get some work done and a daily...

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Disney Bound

In December we are going to Disney World. I'm a huge fan. And actually today I need to be making my dinner reservations for the week we will be there. I have plenty of Disney themed clothing. A couple of skirts that I made which have princesses and some t-shirts I...

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Tie Bustles – Not just for brides

One of my favorite ways to bustle a wedding gown is with ties. This is often called a French Bustle, Victorian Bustle or Under Bustle. It doesn't work with every style of dress but if you want a poof of fabric that falls over the bottom of the dress this is a...

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Believe

I saw a quote a while back and then I went a found a meme on Pinterest. I have gone back to that quote several times over the past few months to remind me. When I left home at 18 years old and moved to California with $300 in my pocket thinking I was rich I had no...

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Sewing Success – Graduation Dress

Ok. So that grey dress was awful. But the dress/outfit that happened in the end was a super success and I am so happy the grey dress was a terrible mistake. I had a pattern for a t-shirt type top that has a lot of sleeve variations. It is McCall's 7542. Maggie loves a...

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Sewing Fail – Graduation Dress

I asked Maggie if she wanted a new dress for graduation an she said she really did but was hesitant to ask me to make one. I asked what kind of dress she was thinking about and she said she would love a wrap dress. I asked what kind of fabric she was thinking and she...

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Dressing Up in Pearls

Amy King and I have started doing a thing on Instagram where we are wearing our jewelry everyday. We aren't waiting for special occasions to do it. We are doing it for ourselves to feel good and boost our confidence every day. We are using the following Hashtags if...

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Take a Class

I have been a big advocate of taking classes in whatever it is you want to learn my whole adult life. I know they can feel expensive but yarn, fabric, fiber all gets used up. The money you invest in knowledge never goes away. When I learned to spin almost a million...

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Routine

I had a whole other post planned for today but I need help so I'm going in a different direction and I'll talk to you about sewing classes later this week. OK. So, for at least 194 years I have been trying to figure out how to do a better job at getting all of the...

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