{Wardrobe Planning} My Custom Color Palette

{Wardrobe Planning} My Custom Color Palette

I've long believed "Custom Color Palettes" are sort of like horoscopes. They're fun to read about, fun to know, easy to "believe" if you want to - easy to discredit if you don't. I've even rolled my eyes in the past hearing people cry "I can't wear ___! I'm a cool autum!" NONSENSE. The only reason you can't wear that could would be if your hands fell off when you tried to put it on, and nobody was around you to finish dressing you. (That's a really weird image to start a blog post. Your welcome for that!)

But Seamwork published an article in 2015 that I've JUST now caught wind of (Thanks Capsule Friends!) - and it feels way more science-based than "color guides" of seasons past,  so I gave it a whirl!

This is NOT my process. This is theirs. They deserve full credit for this genius-ness. And you should definitely take time (immediately!) to go read it in full. This blog post is simply my experience with the process, and ways I tweaked it along the way. Enjoy!

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Pairing Fabrics with Patterns - Easy Tools For Successful Sewing!

Pairing Fabrics with Patterns - Easy Tools For Successful Sewing!

You've measured your PDF pattern's 1 inch square. And you've prewashed your fabrics. You used a new needle, and even bothered to change your serger thread (go you!) to match your fabric choice. You iron every seam down and back. You meticulously clip every stray thread, and pluck every basting stitch... 

But in the end, none of it mattered. Because THAT fabric with THAT pattern is a hot mess. And had you known you'd be doomed from the start, that crinkled up garment on the floor would still be uncut yardage full of potential. If only there was a way to make sure your pairings would always work out! Some magical tool that would guarantee your success!

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Beyond Organized: Tips for an Inspiring Sewing Space

Beyond Organized: Tips for an Inspiring Sewing Space

Hey there readers! It's been a while! Kind of a recurring theme in my blog intros in 2016, huh?? Well new year, new home, new blog goals! Including a profound desire to share with you my recent creative endeavors in the world of home decor, DIY wall art, and some personal photography projects I have planned. So today's post is the first nod in that direction, and meant to compliment my guest blog on Project Run & Play today. If you haven't already, go check out my sewing space organization tips!

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{Social Sewing} Top Knot Tour

{Social Sewing} Top Knot Tour

There have been so many inspiring Top-Knot creations made throughout this pattern release tour! (Links to those below) Long and short sleeve versions, short and pant versions, and dresses with skirts of all lengths. But MY task today was to create a top-knot-inspired pattern hack. So here - you're going to see...

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{Spring Capsule Sewalong} Fabric Selection

{Spring Capsule Sewalong} Fabric Selection

Hi friends!! This is the second time I'll be talking about fabric selection during the capsule series, so apologies in advance for any duplicate information you're about to endure. I have improved upon my skills since last year, so I figured an update was in order.

THESE TIPS HOLD TRUE REGARDLESS THE SEASON YOU'RE SEWING FOR. Though, if you're sewing for Fall (Aussies) or perpetual winter (Canadians. Just kidding. Kinda.) - follow the sudoku tips/free printable from Fall planning and substitute all the jewelry you will see below with layering pieces.

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{Social Sewing} PR&P's "Cosplay" Theme

{Social Sewing} PR&P's "Cosplay" Theme

Another Saturday, another linky entry squeaking in before the deadline! To be fair - I debuted "iron man" this week, and I'm already ahead on some glitter/gold!

I probably wouldn't have bothered to make K anything for this theme - but girlfriend is in serious need of bigger clothes. Her belly button is playing peek-a-boo under her 3T shirts, and even 4T pants are on the short side lately. That's a serious growth spurt, and momma needed this motivation to fill some wardrobe voids.

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