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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day 3

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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day 3

It is day 3 of our Outerwear Blog Tour.  The weather here in PA has turned cold, and all I want to do it sew some new comfy and warm things for me... but instead, I'm knee deep in Halloween costumes.  Can someone remind me why oh why I told my children that I know how to sew???? 2 out of three costumes are started, and Miss Mack's Jack Skellington will get started today... one way or another they will have costumes by the weekend!!!! ----------- Ok, but enough of my costume sewing drama, on to today's Blogger - the...

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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day One

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Outerwear Blog Tour: Day One

Welcome to October's monthly blog tour.   This month we are taking a look at outerwear and layering pieces.  I started off my 'real' sewing life in college as a costume designer and shop assistant.  And when you are sewing costumes for a range of theatrical productions, you end up learning a lot about sewing outerwear.  I fell in love with the drama of a velvet cape, the polish of a perfectly fitted doublet, and the the intricacy of fifty hand made buttons for a period driving coat.  Lines that flatter, details that catch the eye, and fabrics that make you...

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Bring on the Blouse Blog Tour: Knit Omega Tutorial

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Bring on the Blouse Blog Tour: Knit Omega Tutorial

It is the first Blog Tour of 2018!!! The 'Bring on the Blouse Blog Tour' is a celebration of the Omega and Classic Shell Patterns.  These are both patterns designed for woven apparel fabrics and they are divine in rayon blends and other drapey woven fabrications.  So strap in because this week will be filled with inspiration for both patterns.  Don't own these beauties???  Save 20% and grab the Omega for just $7.95 this week during the tour.  And get the Classic Shell for just $5!!! I've been living in my Omegas and Classic Shells so far this year... as...

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Boys Can Wear Pink

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Boys Can Wear Pink

It is so fun to be back this year with another contribution to 'Boys Can Wear Pink'!  I love breaking the notion that a gender can own or be excluded from a color.  Historically it just has never been true in fashion so why perpetuate a myth.  My kids get the range of the rainbow to dress in, and it is totally cool that Mack's favorites are pink and purple and Asher's worst WORST favorite (meaning least favorite in 5 year old speak) is pink - ok Ash, I hear ya, no pink for you this year.  But that leaves...

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