Friday Fiver: Abby Glassenberg Design!

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It’s time for our Friday Fiver again — and it’s the cutest softest most adorable thing on four legs! Please allow me to introduce Darcy the Dachsund by Abby Glassenberg Design! The PDF pattern for this pup is automatically delivered as soon as you purchase, so you’ll have your paws on it immediately. (Sorry, had… 

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FREE Pattern: Monkey Bar Skirt


Hi everyone, hope you’re having a great summer!  I’ve been wanting to release another free pattern for awhile now to say thank you to all of your support with my pattern shop, Hey June.  I thought a fun, easy, practical, (northern hemisphere) summer-friendly knit pattern would be the perfect way to say thanks!  So here… 

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The Breeze Top from Peaches and Peanuts


Shannon is the creative force behind the popular sewing/crafting/momming blog Little Kids Grow and her own pattern shop Peaches and Peanuts. She just released her very first tween pattern, the Breeze Top!  I know there’s a huge demand for tween patterns in sewing world, so this will make a lot of you very happy. Although I… 

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Shades of Me: Coral Lady Skater Dress

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You have your rose-colored glasses handy, right? Because I’m about to share the PINK skater dress I made as part of the Shades of Me sewing series! It’s a sewing challenge series hosted by Petit a Petit + Family and Welcome to the Mouse House, and the idea is simply to sew something monochromatic and… 

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Finally Time to Hash out Hosh Pants

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Since my first sighting of Emmy in Hosh Pants I’ve known I haaaaad to make them. I’ve finally checked that box. And they were so quick and fun that I’m dying to make more. 3 pattern pieces. 6 pieces of fabric. Done. I like fast sewing. These are made with a red lace print stretch… 

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The Lane Raglan: A New Pattern and a Chance to Give Back


I am very proud to introduce my first pattern for women!  It’s the Lane Raglan! There are so many options for this shirt, depending on what fabric you use.  It’s intended for jersey, sweatshirting, sweater knit, waffle knit, rib knit, and slub knit, but almost any knit will work!  You can make it nicely fitted… 

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My Penelope Peplum Dress!


I just love saying that name, Penelope Peplum!  Try it, you’ll feel happier just saying it.  Of course, I’m pretty biased toward the name Penelope anyway.  This is Kate from See Kate Sew’s brand new pattern, and I was lucky enough to get to try it out. When I saw the peplum, I immediately knew… 

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Spoonflower Design Swap with Delia!

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Last year Stacey invited some blogging friends to challenge themselves to design fabric for a swap partner and then sew with the Spoonflower fabric the partner had designed for them. Delia and I were paired up, and whaaaat a challenge it turned out to be. I had a baby, we both moved and the timeline… 

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Sewing for Kindergarten


Today I’m up for Sewing for Kindergarten, a series run by Mie from Sewing like Mad.  When she first announced it a few months ago, I was really excited to join in even though my daughter has to wear uniforms to school.  It’s hard to get motivated to sew for kids wearing uniforms all day… 

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Roly Poly Pinafore: Blog Tour

Hey, it’s my turn to roll on the Roly Poly Pinafore Blog tour!  I’m super excited to be a part of introducing you to this adorable pattern by Rachael of Imagine Gnats. Back when Rachael was first working on this pattern, I got to be a lucky pattern tester.  I was pretty much the worst… 

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Big Bow Dresses

Both of my girls get really, really excited as soon as I start to sew anything at all, wanting to know whether it’s for them. As M saw me hemming her dress she asked me no less than 50 times “is it ready yet? How about now? Ready yet? NOOOOOW IS IT READY?” And when it… 

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You Can’t Judge a Pattern by Its Cover!

Well, in this case you can. I got a sweet invite from the girls over at Simple Simon & Co to participate in their “You can’t judge an ugly vintage pattern by its cover” challenge.  And man, there are some humdingers.  But this isn’t one of them.  You see, I think they might’ve messed up… 

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A Dress for Laura

I talked about Laura a few months ago. She’s only the world’s greatest babysitter. Given the amount of time my husband has spent traveling this past year, she’s really gotten to know me and my children. What a relief it is to be able to take a break from mommyhood and know that the person… 

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