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Freestyle Harems for Women – A Pattern Revolution Designer’s Challenge

I was excited when I was invited to participate in this month’s Designer Challenge from Pattern Revolution!  I participated in the first one in 2013, with my Kenzie’s Party Dress.  While it may not look as challenging, the women’s version of the kid’s Freestyle Harem was just that, a challenge.  It was a challenge for […]

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Asymmetrical Drape Top Hack: Adding Long Sleeves

The idea of a long-sleeved Asymmetrical Drape Top has been rolling around in my head for a couple weeks now, ever since I made my butterfly drape top. My problem lay in the fact that lengthening both sleeves enough to reach my wrists would result in a pattern that was wider than any generally available knit […]

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T-Shirt Surgery: Upcycling Method #2

I’m back today with another upcycling method. This one garners the same result as the technique I explained earlier this week, but gives you a little more control over the placement of a fabric’s print on the pattern pieces. I’ll show you how to slice your pattern before cutting fabric, so you’ll be able to “fussy cut” […]

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T-Shirt Surgery: Upcycling Store-bought into Handmade

My girls love character shirts from the big box stores, but I dislike paying so much for what is usually a poorly-constructed tee. Our compromise? Wait until the shirts land on the clearance rack and transform it into a fabulous handmade top! Today, I’m sharing my preferred method of performing t-shirt surgery (i.e. cutting up a t-shirt to make […]

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Asymmetrical Drape Top with Butterflies for Me!

Did you know that Pattern Revolution has declared February as the month to “Sew Yourself Some Love”? All month long, they will be featuring women’s patterns, fabric advice, and styling tips to help inspire you to sew something fabulous for yourself! Now that both of my girls have their own Asymmetrical Drape Tops, I decided […]

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