Make+Replace

Make + Replace | Primrose Peplum Edition

I decided one blog post gushing over the Primrose Peplum was not enough, so I’m back to talk about my next version!  As I was making this, I knew I had a RTW top that was almost the exact color and sleeve length.  I decided that once I finished the peplum  I would donate the RTW top and replace it with my newest make (hence, Make + Replace).

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Pattern Testing · Tops

Sew Caroline | Primrose Peplum Pattern Test

Let me preface this by saying, I’m going to try to contain my excitement and not type in all caps.

A couple weeks ago I saw Caroline posted in her Sew Caroline Facebook group looking for a few pre-testers for the Primrose Peplum.  I thought about it for 0.2 seconds and signed right up.  I had never tested a pattern before, but it has been something I’ve wanted to do. I love Caroline’s patterns so I would have been silly not to sign up!  When I got the email from her I was so excited that I immediately started planning different versions I wanted to make.  I remember seeing the sneak peak she posted last fall and thinking that I’ve been waiting for a pattern just like this. This was such a fun experience to play even the smallest role in the process and it’s one I hope to have again!

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Clothing · Sewing Plans · Tops

January Sewing Recap

Flexibility and adaptability have been key words for me this month…mainly because of my indecisiveness and trying to get a ton of projects crammed in before we see family.  At first it seemed like this month was just dragging, but just like that it’s now February.  That means a few most of my January goals were not met.  I think I overestimate how much sewing time I’ll actually be able to have.   However, I’m happy with what I’ve been able to accomplish this month and I’m already excited about sharing a couple things with you next month!

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Lessons Learned

Things I’m Learning That May Be Blatantly Obvious to Everyone Else

Yes, it’s a long title. I deem it necessary, though.  Maybe it’s because I’m naive and I’m still learning so much about sewing or maybe it’s because I’m just out right ignoring the obvious, and if I’m being honest it’s probably the latter.  My habits as of late when it comes to sewing is just to forge ahead and hope for the best.   Continue reading “Things I’m Learning That May Be Blatantly Obvious to Everyone Else”

Sewing Plans

January Progress + Sewing Plans

Does anyone else feel like January should almost be over even though it’s barely the second week of 2017?  No, just me?

I think I’ve overwhelmed myself with my 2017 sewing plans and thinking I need to get them all done RIGHT. NOW. instead of throughout the course of the year.  I’m reminding myself that’s not the case and that I can accomplish things a little bit at a time.  We have a trip to North Carolina planned in February to see some family and celebrate a belated Christmas, so I’m trying to finish up a few items before we go (for myself and a couple items for them).

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Sewing Plans

2017 Sewing Goals

I hope everyone’s new year has started off on a good note! I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but what has been on my mind lately is what I want to accomplish this year with my sewing.  Up until the last half of last year I got in a rut where I’d just sew things to have more handmade items in my closet, but I’d never end up wearing them.  And now a lot of them have been given away.

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