Maternity Hack - Harbor Knot Dress

Maternity Hack - Harbor Knot Dress

January 15, 2019

We get a lot of questions about whether or not certain patterns are maternity friendly or can be hacked to work for maternity. During this pregnancy I have really been able to put our patterns to the test to see which ones work best for maternity wear.

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Falling for You - Nursing Modification

Falling for You - Nursing Modification

January 08, 2019

The Falling for You is the perfect sweatshirt pattern for a nursing mod and today Emily Schimelfenygof of Emazyng Creations is joining us today with an amazing hack.

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Harbor's 7th Birthday! / Willow Raglan - Pajama Add-on

Harbor's 7th Birthday! / Willow Raglan - Pajama Add-on

October 03, 2018

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In Motion - Lining Options

September 27, 2018

The In Motion Leo can be unlined, fully lined, or lined only where you would like. To keep the tutorial simple we went with one construction method; however, if you are lining the front, back or both, you may prefer to enclose some of the seams...

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School Capsule Sewing

School Capsule Sewing

August 21, 2018

capsule wardrobe is a minimalist approach to clothing, where each piece is an essential item that coordinates with the other articles.  With Emery's gymnastics-oriented pre-k class in mind, I sewed four tops, four bottoms, and one piece of outerwear to create sixteen outfits, all with movement and activity in mind.  Take a look and see how easy creating a mini capsule really can be!

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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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