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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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Feel Ten Feet Tall in Your Me-Made Maxi Dress

  Hey there, everybody. It's the ides of another month, which means that there's a brand new theme for our boxes! Excited? I'm right there with you. By now, summer is in full swing (or it officially be next Thursday, but who's counting). And, you want to know what I wear all summer? Not shorts, not skirts. I wear maxi dresses. They are the ultimate lazy-girl's clothing. One simple piece makes an outfit (Score!); it offer's great sun-protection for your legs (Hi, I'm super pale); AND, you don't have to shave your legs if you don't want to! (Just me loving that part? It's okay, I'll take it.) Even without the shaving part, maxi dresses are an awesome piece of clothing...

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Shorts: When It's Too Hot to Wear Anything Else

I don't know about people in other parts of the world, but for North America, it certainly felt like winter lasted extra long this year. At my house, we had snow on the last weekend in April, and I honestly can't remember the last time that happened. So, coming off this marathon cold weather, it may feel like it will never be hot enough for summer clothes. But I'm pretty sure we'll be singing a different tune in July. That's why for our next month's theme, which ships on July 1st, I've chosen shorts. Now, in some ways, I feel like this may be a controversial choice. I know that for years I stubbornly wore long pants all summer because I...

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Warm Weather Means Summery Knit Dresses

In the summer, I live in knit dresses. Long dresses, short dresses, and everything in between. There's nothing more simple than throwing on a light dress and slipping into some sandals. Voilà, you're ready for the day. You can dress up the outfit with a nice cardigan and some jewelry or you can keep it simple and wear it as is. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. That's why I've chosen knit dresses for our first summer pattern theme. They're fun; they're eminently wearable; and they are a must-have for any wardrobe. Plus, knits are a joy to fit. You can save so much time on pattern adjustments and still get a fantastic finished project - a breath of fresh air after some fit-heavy...

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