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Nursing Tutorial For the Jocole Quick Dress

Nursing Tutorial For the Jocole Quick Dress

What seems like ages ago, I posted a nursing top hack for the Jocole Quickdress. When I participated in the Sew-a-bration of Womanhood,  I was convinced my son would never stop nursing, and I'd have forever to make up a tutorial for it. But he grew, as babies do, and my nursing days ended just like that. So instead I've taken to photoshop, and some work with images direct from the Quickdress Pattern to illustrate my hack instead!

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{Holiday Mini-Capsule} The Anthro Hack Jacket

{Holiday Mini-Capsule} The Anthro Hack Jacket

Holiday season is upon us! But really, most of what I've made for Fall is pretty weather-appropriate still. So rather than craft a whole new wardrobemy friend Kelly and I thought it'd be a fun departure from super-versatile capsule norms to mix in a few holiday pieces. Dressier items that can vamp up our everyday stuff to take us through our company-party needs, all the way through our new year soirees.  After all, our socially-acceptable opportunities to wear fur, pleather and sequins are rather limited each year (unless you're my daughter...), we've got to plan now to make the most of them!

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The Pirate Waistcoat Project

The Pirate Waistcoat Project

If you've hung around Free Notion lately, you know I've been overwhelmed with kids sewing projects. For a self-care-sewists like myself, this can get very, very, tiring. But alas, kids need school clothes, and once a year even the most reluctant of crafty mommas (me, me, me, me!) has to suck it up and destroy her sewing space with felt, fur, and/or sequins (...and her finger tips with hot glue. amirite!?).

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{Sewing Fall Layers} Tips & Tricks! + The New LLK Ladies' Library Cardigan

{Sewing Fall Layers} Tips & Tricks! + The New LLK Ladies' Library Cardigan

Everyone's talking about Fall Layers this week! After the inspiring sews on the Fall Pattern Showcase, and three newly released cardigan patterns, you may be itching to try your hand at sewing your own. But how do you choose the right materials for the job? And what do you need to know about the benefits - and limitations - of working with certain patterns and fabrics? Read on my friends! I learned the hard way so you don't have to ;)

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Muscular Monday: The 4-Way-Stretch Sewing Experiment

Muscular Monday: The 4-Way-Stretch Sewing Experiment

Last week I shared with you my newest athletic sew obsession - The Greenstyle Stride Athletic Tights. And while you all overwhelmingly responded with great interest for the design (and why wouldn't you??) - I also heard a lot of fear-of-sewing the athletic fabrics the pattern calls for.  That's reasonable - 4 way stretch fabrics are notoriously shifty! And you may have heard a lot of advice as far as what tools work best for sewing with knits. So I decided to round up my knit-sew materials, and set up my own little comparative review. Which will work best??

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