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It’s Getting Hot in Here! — the Penny Dress

Longtime readers of this blog should know that when Mother Nature turns up the thermostat, I tend to reach for my loose, breezy patterns.  The Grainline Penny Raglan was a favorite of mine last summer and once again I find myself turning to it for my ultimate summer dress: I will be the first to… Read More It’s Getting Hot in Here! — the Penny Dress

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Tutorial: How to change a scoop neck to a cowl neck

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  We had a fantastic 6th birthday party at our house (birthday parties are always better when scheduled over happy hour and include adult beverages for the parents 🙂 ), did some major closet cleaning and spent some quality time at the pool.  All in all, a great summer… Read More Tutorial: How to change a scoop neck to a cowl neck

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Tutorial: How to change a straight hem to a split hem

Happy Friday! Man, this daily posting thing is tough. But I did manage to eek out my fifth t-shirt hack for the week, turning a straight hem into a split hem. This particular hack is simple enough that you don’t even have to alter your flat pattern pieces.  The hack is primarily in the construction,… Read More Tutorial: How to change a straight hem to a split hem