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A Harry Potter Dress for Muggles

This is technically a “Throwback Thursday” post… you didn’t think I had another one up my sleeve, did you? I made this 2 years ago for my first trip to Universal Studios’ Wizarding World of Harry Potter right after my wedding. I had made a Little Mermaid Dress for our trip to Disney Land in… Continue reading A Harry Potter Dress for Muggles

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Throwback Thursday: My First Knit Dress

Hello, lovely readers and happy Thursday! This is going to be my last TBT post for a while (or ever?) since the only other “old” things I have left to post about are some leggings, pajama bottoms (yawn), and a dress I still need to tweak for an upcoming vacation… unless I find something hiding… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: My First Knit Dress

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The “SPRING IS HERE!” Dress

It’s official, spring is here! And with it comes beautiful weather and windstorms of pollen and dust – wonderful for those of us with allergies and asthma. But I suppose it’s better than being stuck in a polar vortex of snowy doom, amirite? To celebrate spring (and because I need more cute dresses in my… Continue reading The “SPRING IS HERE!” Dress

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Throwback Thursday: The “Don’t Hire Me” Suit

I’ve been on many business trips over the past 5 months with last week’s trip being the last for a while. Thank gawd. While I enjoy a chance to get out of the office, it would have been better to spread them out a bit. C’est la vie. For this Throwback Thursday post, I’m gonna… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The “Don’t Hire Me” Suit

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Pencil Skirt with a Twist

Happy Monday! The holidays are getting even closer and what kind of project do I have for y’all today…? Why, a pencil skirt for WORK, of course! Because who doesn’t think about WORK ALL THE TIME?! Oh, man… can’t wait till Turkey Day… need….help… Anyhoo, here’s another Butterick project for you! B5566: Another easy project,… Continue reading Pencil Skirt with a Twist

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The Dress of High Hopes and Huge Disappointment

You know how it goes. One minute you’re soaring on cloud 9 with your sewing machine, totally into your current project and taking such great care to make sure it comes out as you had hoped. Then, once you’re well into it, you notice some things have gone awry. “No worries, I’ll just tweak it… Continue reading The Dress of High Hopes and Huge Disappointment

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Throwback Thursday: The Little Mermaid Dress of My Dreams

I’d have to say the absolute best thing about sewing your own clothes is being able to make something that is so totally you. You find the perfect fabric, pair it with the perfect pattern, and magic happens. Just the mere act of wearing it can spread joy to others. Or, in my case, make… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Little Mermaid Dress of My Dreams

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Throwback Thursday: Huzzah for Costumes!

Halloween is approaching fast so I’m sure most of you have seen some costume ideas being kicked around the blogosphere. I’m currently working on my costume for this year (which I swear will be more awesome than the following), but thought I would share something I made for the Renaissance Festival last winter. I know,… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Huzzah for Costumes!

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Throwback Thursday: Silky Purple Preggers Dress

Happy Thursday! I bet you can’t say that 5x fast… silky purple preggers dress! First off, let me say that I am not currently nor ever was “preggers.” This dress just kind of makes me look that way, thanks to the empire waistline. This TBT features a make from 2012 – Butterick 5639, view B:… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Silky Purple Preggers Dress