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Putting a Drawstring in the California’s Waistline

I was stitching away on my latest mash-up of the California Peplum with the Four Seasons Cardigan sleeves, when it hit me that it would be super-cute to add drawstring ties to the elastic waistline. I quickly grabbed my camera so I could show how I made this super-easy hack. I decided to add one faux drawstring tie on each side, just in front of […]

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Vertical Welt Pockets for the Freestyle Harems!

I’m back with another (better!) way to add pockets to the Freestyle Harem Pants without having to add a side seam. Vertical welt pockets shaped like inseam pockets! This is one of those projects that rolled around in my brain several times and then came out perfectly … love when that happens! Typically, welt pocket […]

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“Cheater” Binding and Flutters for the California

My younger daughter has been hounding me for weeks to sew a California Dress maxi out of her favorite cheetah print fabric. She knew just how she wanted the upper chest color blocked (like I did during the California Sew Along) and a ruffle at the bottom. Since she’d already decided that this is what she wants to wear for […]

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Callie’s Nightgown to Raglan Tee Hack

It’s no secret that I love a good raglan sleeve. I’ve found Callie’s Nightgown & Nightshirt to be so easy and comfortable that I hacked it into a sweatshirt last winter and to a tunic version back in May. I decided a shorter raglan top would be the perfect shirt to transition from summer into fall. I cut the length off […]

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Experimenting with Freestyle Harems

During the Freestyle Harem Pants testing phase, I made myself a pair and decided that, while they are super comfortable for lounging around the house, the baggy harem style isn’t something I’d normally wear out of the house. So I’ve been meaning to experiment with sizing down and this week I finally picked out some sale fabric […]

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