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Ninja Turtles Upcycle for My Birthday!

Last month, I was browsing the little boys’ clothing racks at Target and came across this awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set. I wanted it in my size since it says “since 1984″ and that’s the year I was born. So, what’s a sewist to do? Buy it and upcycle it, of course! I knew […]

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Get Moving Shorts + Calla Lily Skirt = Skort Mash

The Calla Lily is the perfect breezy summery skirt. My only problems with it are that the wrapped front makes me nervous while chasing kids and that my thighs tend to get sweaty fast in the summer. Luckily, mashing the Calla Lily Skirt with the Activewear ‘Get Moving’ Fitted Bottoms shorts solves both problems! I […]

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Hack: California Dress with Circle Skirt

When I got this palm frond fabric, I knew it would make a great California Dress & Peplum. I thought the scale of the print looked perfect for a women’s maxi dress. As I was laying it out and preparing to cut it with the pattern, I kind of spontaneously decided to try a circle […]

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Hack: Everyday Essentials Crossed-Back Cami

I’ve been thinking for a while about using the front bodice pieces for the back of the Everyday Essentials Cami. When I saw a similar dress come across my Facebook feed last week (which was a pattern that didn’t come big enough for me), I got a better idea of how it would look and […]

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Hack: Riley’s Nightgown to Upcycled Raglan Tee

I’m not quite sure how it happened so quickly, but I now am the mother of a 10-year-old. That’s double digits … and boy does she have the tween attitude and so many opinions about what she wears! Thank goodness she still loves when I sew for her … it’s just that now she has […]

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