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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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Kenzie’s Signature Skirt Dress with Knit Sash

I’ve been dying to make a Kenzie’s Party Dress with the signature skirt ever since I made my girls’ simple skirt versions last Christmas. The only problem is that my girls seemed to be of the opinion that it looked too young and I was reluctant to spend the time (and fabric!) sewing a dress that they […]

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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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Back to School in Capsule Skirts

My dear daughter reminded me a little more than a week ago that she needed new uniform skirts for school since last year’s are all too short! After telling her to stop growing(!), I hopped online and ordered some navy ponte and then printed out the Girl’s Capsule Skirt pattern. I am so glad it’s […]

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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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