Category Archives: Patterns

Another reason to sew: trendsetting

Do ever you notice that sometimes there is a trend you like but when you shop for it you can’t find it anywhere? That is one big reason that I started sewing. In the 60’s there was a clothing brand called Villager. They made the most adorable fitted dresses that...
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18″ girly girl dress sets to sew for spring

Spring is here! When I was growing up it was traditional to wear a very girly girl dress to celebrate Easter. Usually my special dress matched my sister’s. Even though I was an outdoorsy type, I dearly loved these special occasion frilly dresses! Welcome spring with a girly girl design to sew for your 18″...
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Be prepared for Festival season!

These easy to make hands-free accessories, Simplicity 8356, are perfect to enjoy wandering and dancing without wondering where to put your necessities. Choose from amazing trim and fabric combinations to create your accessories as unique as you! Some fabric trends to think about when styling your accessories are indigo and tribal styled batiks....
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Make It Yours

Sometimes when following a plush pattern, you may just want to make your very own character. Check out the blog post “make a face” and see how to go about experimenting. Meanwhile, here’s a little drawing to play with.     post yours on instagram #makeaface have fun!...
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Totes to sew for festival season

Festival season is here! Stitch up a tote to carry you needs… Chevron, batik, tribal, Ikat are  some trends to key in when searching online for fabrics. The hardest part of this project was choosing from a huge selection of fantastic fabric prints (aka over-choice!). Check out our pins on Pinterest for some...
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