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How to Cut Striped Fabric to Create a Chevron Dress

One of my favorite things to do with striped fabric is to cut my pattern out on the bias rather than on the fold to create a chevron effect. The only problem I have is that every time (EVERY. TIME.) I do it, I spend almost as much time trying to remember how as it actually […]

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Color Blocking Long Sleeves for Kymy’s Dolman

So, after hacking the Asymmetrical Drape Top last week, I thought I was done with color blocking for a while. Then I opened my email and had one from Girl Charlee with a “Trend Alert” about color blocking. Who knew that I’d actually be on trend for something?!? As a mom of 5 small children, I’m not […]

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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: The Grown Up Version

After performing t-shirt surgery to make my girls some upcycled Carlie’s Dolman Tops last week (see here and here), I got to thinking about a pieced-together Kymy’s Dolman for myself. I looked through my stash and knew exactly what I wanted to try when my eyes landed on these two remnants I bought last summer. I […]

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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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