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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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Amuse Homecoming Tour: Day 3

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Amuse Homecoming Tour: Day 3

Today's Blog tour takes us to Middle River Studio, Connected by a Thread, and I Reap What I Sew.  These amazing ladies have such great inspiration to amuse you (bwahahah, I crack myself up).  And read on bellow to see how I transformed my inspiration into reality and hacked the Amuse. ___________________________________ Are you looking at this Amuse and thinking, hmmmm- something is different...  Ha, well you are right.  This Amuse is a hack inspired by this image I found online: I really fell in love with the flutter sleeve, and wanted to work that feature into the Amuse.  I...

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Magnolia Sew&Tell: Adding a Lace Hem

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Magnolia Sew&Tell: Adding a Lace Hem

Today's tutorial is sweet and simple, but ads big impact to your project.  We're talking trim - lace trim to be exact.  There are a gazillion different trims out there which can add completely different looks to your project.  I love the look of lace becasue it is such a classic look and can easily go vintage, boho, or elegant depending on the type of lace you choose and the fabric you pair it with. Here are some fun lace resources: Lace Heaven Lace Place Trim Fabric (If you know of other awesome lace&trim resources, post a link in the...

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Straight Leg Jeans Tutorial: Phresh Jegging & Sk8 Skinnies

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Straight Leg Jeans Tutorial: Phresh Jegging & Sk8 Skinnies

Hello!!!!!!!!  How are those Back to School wardrobes turning out.  Are you having fun sewing, feeling stressed, done?  I'm pretty close to being done for Beckett, and he is the one who really needed new clothes, so my other two I'll work on more once the kids are in school and I have more time for sitting on the couch and eating bon bons - I mean.....SEWING ;o) But today, I want to share with you a simple tutorial for transforming your Phresh Jeggings or Sk8 Skinnies into straight leg jeans.  Both of these patterns were designed to reflect the...

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