Desert Breeze / Shorewalk MASH-UP!

Desert Breeze / Shorewalk MASH-UP!

August 01, 2018

When the Shorewalk released last autumn, we immediately imagined the maxi length sweeping along the beach in summertime.  Summer is now here, and we couldn't wait to make this vision come to life -- with an additional summery twist!

The cold-shoulder detail of the Desert Breeze was exactly what we wanted in this maxi, and now you can make your own, too!

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Introduction to Digital Cut Files (SVGs)

Introduction to Digital Cut Files (SVGs)

June 01, 2018

In December 2017, Striped Swallow Designs introduced our very first digital cut file as a freebie to our Facebook group, which Erin hand-drew and digitized: the Christmas Unicorn.  Since then, we have released over 50 new designs, with new ones coming out every other Monday. 

But, what exactly is a digital cut file, how is it used?

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Coachella Shorts - Lengthening

Coachella Shorts - Lengthening

April 11, 2018

The Girls' Coachella Shorts were just re-released and have been lengthened just a bit, but if you would like to add additional length -- follow along this post.

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St. Patrick's Day Freebie!

St. Patrick's Day Freebie!

March 14, 2018

Digital cut files are released every other Monday and are on sale through their respective Fridays, no coupon necessary.  Each week has it's own theme, and of course this week's theme was a no-brainer. After the initial four St. Patrick's Day designs, I couldn't help but create one more, and wanted to pass on my enthusiasm to the entire SSD community. Continue to the blog post to download the free cut file!

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Women's Après Ski / Starry Night Dress MASH-UP

Women's Après Ski / Starry Night Dress MASH-UP

February 23, 2018

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cloud 9 sleeve flounce

Cloud 9 Tee - Sleeve Flounces

February 14, 2018

Today I have a fun addition to make the already amazing Cloud 9 Tee even better...free sleeve flounce pieces, woo! If you haven't already picked up the Cloud 9 Tee, head to our SSD Sewing Group on FB and grab the coupon code in the pinned post to pick up the Cloud 9 (for girls and women) for free!

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Gathering with Clear Elastic

Gathering with Clear Elastic

January 31, 2018

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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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