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Fly Girl Racing Suit

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Fly Girl Racing Suit

This summer has been quite the adventure for our family.  We've enjoyed camp fires, kickball, too many hot dogs to count, and the sanctuary of the community pool. Mack has always been our fish, and we decided to let her try out swim team this year.  She has grown a ton in confidence and ability in the last 5 weeks... and I have learned that swimmers need a TON of swimsuits, HA!  The Fly Girl Racing Suit simply came out of need.  We joined the team too late to order a team suit, and honestly Mack just doesn't fit traditional...

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Free Sporty Skirt Pattern with Skirting the Issue

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Free Sporty Skirt Pattern with Skirting the Issue

It is time for another round of Skirting the Issue - the month long extravaganza of using your gifts and creativity to give back.  Skirts are made across the country and given to those in the foster care system and other charitable organizations.  Huge shout out and thanks to Simple Simon and Skirt Fixation for organizing this awesome event.  For all the information about how to get involved, go HERE! This year, I decided to go with a simple skirt that is easy for girls to wear and play in, and that is simple to make and not a fabric...

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Talking about the Tidewater Tee

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Talking about the Tidewater Tee

I am so excited to chat a bit about the Tidewater tee with you all today! I had amazing testers on this pattern and without them it would not have been possible at all.  These testers went above an beyond - many sewing up 3 or more tops, and constantly looking for ways to help me improve the pattern and instructions so that they would be easy to follow for even the most novice seamstress.  As their pictures flooded in, I got the idea that it would probably be helpful for people to see how the pattern changes depending on...

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Magnolia Cold Shoulder Hack

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Magnolia Cold Shoulder Hack

We all have a favorite pattern - you know the one you go to when you've lost your 'sew jo', the one that every time you wear it you just feel AWESOME, and the one you have made enough times that you no longer have to reference the instructions.   Well, for me this year, that pattern has been The Magnolia.  Magnolia tops, Magnolia tunics, Magnolia dresses - I've made, worn, and love them all. But all the ones I've made so far are really for fall and winter, so it was about time that I hacked it for summer...

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My Summer Capsule (aka, what I'm wearing in Mexico)

My Summer Capsule (aka, what I'm wearing in Mexico)

So over the last year I've lost a little bit of weight... enough that I needed some new clothes.  Add to that an adults trip to Mexico for a destination wedding, and we'll just say I had plenty of motivation to actualy sew myself a summer capsule wardrobe!!! I used my needs and wants to dictate what I would make, and what new patterns I have created so far this spring.... I actualy have another amazing top pattern 1/2 drafted, but just not enough hours in the day to get it done before the big trip - but be on...

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