Thursday, July 24, 2014


Pin It This is a reprint of a blog post I made a couple of years ago when I blogged at Cottage Hill.  I'm re-posting it now because I will be revamping my sewing area in the next couple of weeks and wanted to share my starting point. It was lovely.  I miss it already.


The transformation of this antique french armoire into a sewing cabinet has been months and months in the making but I think it's the best dang (math) project  I've ever done.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Last Day

Pin It Today we finish our dresses...  

We're really almost there.  Well, I was anyway until I realized I had an awkward buttonhole at the top of my apron which I covered with an awkward tab.  ~:O)

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Adele Sew-Along Day 6

Pin It Day 6! Yes!  Today we'll work on the apron (if you're adding one) and the skirt.  


There are so many cute variations when it comes to the apron.  You can use the measurements found *HERE* for purchased yardage or upcycle. Here are a couple of examples of upcycled aprons.

Perfect! Just hem the sides. 
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Day 5

Pin It Hi there!  It's day 5 and I'm sure you've noticed by now I'm not exactly following the instructions in your patterns.  I hope it's not confusing, I just want to show you all some variations to the pattern and let you show me some too.  So far, good work!  I'm loving all the pretty bodices you've posted.  Thanks so much for sharing!

Let's get started...

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Day 4

Pin It I hope you all enjoyed your Day 3 sewing project.  Wow!  Mixing and matching fabrics is one my favorite things in life.  I'm loving all the really cute fabrics, new and repurposed, you guys are using.  Very inspiring!  

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Day 3

Pin It Good Monday Morning! 

I'm hoping everyone found the exact fabric they were looking for.  

I plan to mix it up here, combining new with old and a little bit of everything - a plaid shirt, a white eyelet shirt, a pretty little bird print and a tiny dot. 

I have a confession.  Adele was one of my first patterns.  That was over a year and a half ago.  I've learned a few things since then so there are some things I would certainly do different now.  I plan to use the Sew-Along as a starting point for revamping this pattern - tweakin' it here and there. I think I'll add the apron and the maxi views as well. 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Day 2

Pin It Here we are on day 2 and you've just entered the glamorous world of sewing tools and used clothing.  Wooo Hooo!


When it comes to my sewing tools - I keep it pretty simple.  Here's a picture of the the tools I think are helpful when sewing the Adele. Not all of them are necessary - just desirable ... 

Then there's the cute pattern weights.  You can find the tutorial for making your own *HERE*.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Adele Sew-Along Day 1

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Welcome to this Sew-Along!  This is my first ever Sew-Along so I'm crazy excited.

The Adele was one of my first pattern ideas.  She's been around from the beginning and is still one of my favorites.  

I love the concept of a Sew-Along.  I couldn't possibly fit every idea I'd like to in a PDF file, they're stuffed full as it is! This gives me a chance to show you some variations on the pattern, upcycle a little and share (and receive) tips and tricks that can be used with other patterns as well.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Release - Forget-Me-Knot Dress

Pin It Here she is...the Forget-Me-Knot Dress!  

  You can find it here...

I get excited about all the patterns I make.  For one thing, if I didn't get excited, I don't think there's any way I'd make it through the process.  It's tedious, to say the least.  

Anyway, I was "extra" excited about this one so I'm glad it's done and listed! Pin It

Monday, January 7, 2013

Tea Rose Home Giveaway

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Two winners will pick 5 patterns each!

Sweet Sachiko at Tea Rose House is giving away my patterns on her awesome blog!

CHECK IT OUT! You'll love her blog AND you'll get a chance to win!

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