Fireside - Choosing Grommets + How to Place Them

Fireside - Choosing Grommets + How to Place Them

January 18, 2018

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Hideaway Hacks

Hideaway Hacks

January 10, 2018

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Pattern Assembly

Pattern Assembly

September 29, 2017

With the release of the Girls' Willow Raglan comes something else that is new to SSD--trimless pages!  I am a huge fan of trimless patterns and I hope you guys love this change too.  Additionally, there is no separate US Letter and A4 pattern files!  Using Acrobat Reader, simply select which format you use in the layers section.  Easy peasy!

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Sewing for Kindergarten Blog Tour

Sewing for Kindergarten Blog Tour

September 22, 2017

I will be honest...Harbor's school dress code had me less than thrilled about sewing for school when I first learned of their "uniform" policy this summer. Once I finally moved past the fact I couldn't sew all my pretty floral fabrics for her, it turned out to be pretty fun and a fantastic sewing challenge for me! Talk to me in 9 years when she is finishing 8th grade and I've been sewing these colors for that long though...I might feel a little different ha.  

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Summer Dawn - Midi Length Hack

August 14, 2017

Today I'm going to show you how to easily adjust the length on the maxi skirt pieces. Since the Summer Dawn was drafted as a circle skirt it is best to add length or shorten from the bottom of the pieces as to preserve the circle. However, with the way the pieces are split to conserve paper and taping efforts when printing the maxi at home, there is another way to do this which is much easier when trying to shorten quite a bit (think midi skirt).

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Summer Dawn - The Perfect Bridal Wrap or Special Occasion Dress

Summer Dawn - The Perfect Bridal Wrap or Special Occasion Dress

August 09, 2017

The Summer Dawn Wrap Dress is very dear to my heart as it was designed for my sister, Summer Dawn, to get ready in on her wedding day. I used the short dress (View A) for myself and the other bridesmaids to get ready in and created her gorgeous dress by a simple mod on the short dress. 

 

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Women's Highlander Dolman / Solstice Wrap Mash-up

Women's Highlander Dolman / Solstice Wrap Mash-up

April 14, 2017

I chose to mash the Women's Highlander Dolman and Solstice Wrap during Mash-up March and love how it turned out!! I'm always on the look out for new trends and design ideas. This time my inspiration came to me while I was at the gym of all places. Running on the treadmill, thinking of Mash-up March ideas and a girl so happened to hop on a bike right in front of me and she had on a top very similar to this. I knew immediately I had to recreate it!

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Women's Harbor Knot Dress - Lowering Knot

April 13, 2017

If you prefer the knot on the Women's Harbor Knot Dress to be lowered. Just make the following two adjustments to your pattern pieces.

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Measuring Stretch Percentage

April 07, 2017

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Measuring Stretch Percentage - Rhapsody Joggers

February 08, 2017

The Rhapsody Joggers are fitted through the calves so it's important to have the right amount of stretch for this pattern. There is a stretch gauge located on the front pant leg pattern piece which you can use to measure the stretch percentage of your fabric. 

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Blending Sizes - Women's Rhapsody Joggers

February 08, 2017

More than likely the recipient won’t fall perfectly into one size. So I'll provide a few tips on blending sizes for the Women's Rhapsody Joggers.

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Enchanted Fabric Line - Blog Tour

Enchanted Fabric Line - Blog Tour

February 01, 2017

Today is my day to share this super sweet fabric line with you all on the Enchanted Blog Tour! This new collection was designed by Dodi Poulsen of Two Sisters At Squirrel Hollow for Riley Blake Designs and it's perfect to get your spring sewing started.

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