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March Madness for Trouser Patterns

I've always found March to be an odd, transitional month. It's not quite winter - heck, it can be in the sixties on some days here in the northeast - but it's definitely not spring - I've been skiing many days in March.  This dichotomy often presents wardrobe problems for me, and that's when separates are the best. Layers, layers and more layers. So for March, I personally believe pants are the best options, and that means that we've chosen three lovely trouser patterns for your sewing pleasure.     If you've been paying close attention to the boxes, we are in the process of helping you build a wardrobe. Each month, you'll get a staple, or a statement piece, and...

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Say Hello to the February Box Featuring Pencil Skirts!

February is a short month, so we thought we'd go with an easier project for you all. But easier doesn't mean boring!  Enter the classic pencil skirt.  I personally love the look of pencil skirts. Pardon my French, but they are versatile AF. Though they have simple lines, they can be customized any number of ways and embellished beautifully. Plus, you can wear them to work and look wicked professional or you can pair them with tights, boots and a short jacket and look perfect for a dinner out or a cool brunch. What's not to love, amirite? So, with that said, let's take a look at what we have to offer for February! Lightweight Box: The Ultimate Pencil Skirt by Sew Over It If you...

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Winter is Perfect for Wiggle Dresses

It's our first ever box, shipping January 1, 2018, and, guess what? It's Wiggle Dresses!!! Wait, what's a wiggle dress, you ask? According to wikitionary (always a reputable dictionary) it is "a dress whose hem is narrower than the hips, causing the wearer to walk in short strides with legs close together, producing a sway or wiggle of the hips." Now, this type of dress is called by a couple of other things: pencil dress, sheath dress, or simply body-con dress. When I think of this type of dress, I think Mad Men, Marilyn Monroe, and Dita Von Teese. These types of dresses are vintage, sexy, and by god, they are made to make you love your body in them. Don't believe me? Just...

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