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It's Never Too Early to Sew Sundresses!

To some, the first sign of Spring is the sight of a robin. Or snow-drops blooming. Perhaps tulips blooming. But to me, the first sign of spring is the desire to make sundresses.  This desire probably stems from years of shopping for pastel-colored Easter dresses when there was still snow on the ground. Now that I sew, instead of shopping, I'm making (which we all know is so much more fun!) So for our May Boxes, we're getting in the warm weather spirit with light, airy, ready for summer dresses. And we hope that by the time these arrive on your doorstep, Spring will be in full bloom too! Lightweight Box: Kew Dress by Nina Lee Nina Lee's website describes...

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March Means the Marvelous Midi Skirt

  I think I've already used this blog to wax poetic about the versatility of a skirt. But if you didn't catch it, let me tell you why I love them: they're versatile, they're easy to dress up or down, and they easy to make and fit! I'll admit right now that I was not always a skirt person. For my high school, you had to wear skirts, and to me, this was the worst thing that could've happened to me (Ah, the melodrama of 14 year olds, right?). Skirts were too girly, too frilly, too impractical. Pants were wear it was at.  But after four years of forced, then not forced, skirt-wearing, I was converted. A short skirt was...

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Cold Weather Calls for Comfy Robes

I've been watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and when I'm not grinning ear to ear at the excellent writing and great performances, I'm swooning over the clothes all the characters wear. Have you found yourself doing this: looking at someone's outfit and thinking, "How is that put together? How could I make that myself?"?  One of the the things that I'm ogling is the dressing gown. It's one of those pieces that has gotten lost to history a little bit. People don't spend the morning in their dressing gowns any more. I myself am a T-shirt and flannel pants lounger myself. But I want to change that. And this month's theme is an attempt to do just that. This month,...

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New Year, New You, New Jeans

I can't believe it's almost the end of the year. Right now, I'm planning my Thanksgiving menu and thinking about Christmas presents. Crazy, right? This year has been one of excitement and disappointment, both professionally and personally, but I can't help being someone who thinks of the end of the year and the beginning of the new one as a fresh start. January comes around and anything is possible. I know I'm not alone in this thinking. And that's why we've chosen the new January box to be something that we think will start your sewing year off with a bang. Say hello to our make your own jeans box! Because why not, as we head towards a season that abounds with resolutions,...

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Getting Cozy with Our First Fall Sewing Box

Okay, I realize that it's still summer. In fact, where you are might be sweltering. You might be reading this while planted in front of your AC because the heat outside is just too much. Or hey, you might be on the beach, soaking up all the summer weather you can get before it's gone. And, sadly (or happily, depending on your view of heat), the summer weather will soon fade back into cool nights and eventually cool days. And all those wonderfully light summer dresses, shorts and tanks will have to be traded in for warmer fare.  But fret not! Seasonal changes mean more chances to sew awesome things!! This month, we've got the ultimate in cozy, autumnal sewing...

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