Category Archives: Styling and Design

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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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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Vintage inspired fashion for 18″ doll clothes

  Rock and roll! These little outfits are inspired by the rock and roll era of the 1950s. Get ready for school, prom, or a sock hop with this 18″ doll fashion pattern pack.         Make sweaters with socks An extra special doll sweater can be made...
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New two piece animal sewing pattern

EASY PLUSH TO SEW “Two-piece animals” are a great introduction to sewing stuffies. Once you get a hang of sewing these two-piece babies, you can easily make many…. Just to show that you are not limited to any one fabric; each bear, cat and dog are made in fleece, minky, and flannel. The...
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