Betty Skirt Pattern Tour

I’ve had the immense pleasure of meeting two-thirds of the talented ladies who blog for Shaffer Sisters.  Scary and Al met up with Lauren Dahl and I and a larger group of sewing bloggers the evening before Snap! Conference last spring in Salt Lake City.  Let me tell you, they could not have been sweeter or more […]

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A Very Betty Week

If you’re a child of the 80′s, you may be familiar with the term “Betty” which refers to something that is beautiful, or a “hottie”.  That definition seems very appropriate for the two patterns I’m sharing this week: First up is the Betty Skirt, which is on my cutting table at this very moment because […]

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How to Pattern Match

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I pattern match on my sewing projects.  Whether across a seam or across a piece like a pocket, the steps I use are the same.  All it takes is a little bit of patience and some precision and you’ll be matching in no time!   I took the time […]

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Sunday Picnic Dress Tour

Nothing like a pattern tour to start me back into the swing of things, right?  I’m happy to be sewing up Suz’s most recent pattern, the Sunday Picnic Dress and sharing with you today.   It was Hadley’s turn to get a new dress, and you’ll notice my old standby backdrop – our front door. […]

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Handcrafted Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Brenda M – you’re the winner of three 1-yard cuts of Alison Glass Handcrafted for Andover Fabrics!  Check your e-mail! And here’s my little dress on display in Andover’s booth!  It’s been so fun (and addictive) to scroll through the #quiltmarket feed on Instagram and see if I can spot her.

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Negroni by Colette Patterns sewn by A Jennuine Life

A Sewing Journey :: Negroni

This post is a long time coming.  Like, almost exactly a year.  I started this sewing journey to make a Negroni shirt last October but while preparing the pdf pattern, I “trimmed” part of my left index finger off.  You can read more if you’re the type for gory details and my learnings from the […]

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Sew Many Books :: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

Today I’m participating in Emily from Nap Time Creations’ series Sew Many Books where we are creating looks inspired by our favorite children’s stories. One of our girls’ very favorite books is Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell because of the crazy antics in the story.  I love it as well for it’s message […]

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