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New Horizons Tawsha Dress

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New Horizons has a great new pattern out - the Tawsha Dress. There's a women's and kid's version. You can buy them individually or as a bundle. All are on sale through December 31st.

This dress has some really great options you give you many different looks. I did the simplest version. There are options for a contrasting shoulder and a faux button back with a ruffle.

First of all - My husband took the following photos with my phone and, well - he's truly horrible at taking photos.


The Tawsha Dress is an above the knee dress. It's drafted for 5' 5" tall. I'm 5' tall and removed 2" from the length. I made this version with a brushed poly I bought off the remnant table at Wherehouse Fabrics.


It was literally freezing the day these photos were taken and jeggings and boots were necessary. Which, I personally think this style of dress looks great over jeggings and leggings.



I have a testing fail to share with you - only because I really loved how it…

Halla Felicity Dress

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Halla Patterns are amazing. They are so easy to get the perfect fit with the rule guides at all the important places (bust, waist, and hips). They also come out with so many options, that it's always hard for me to pick which to try first. The new Felicity Dress is fabulous! Since we are going into winter, I opted to make a peplum version with the plain bodice and long sleeves. I can't wait for Summer to make a few maxi skirt versions.

The Felicity Dress has 2 bodice options, plain and gathered. You can also finish the neckline be lining the bodice, using a facing, or a band. I did a band since I used a scuba knit and thought a band would give me the sleekest finish.



There are also two options for the waist band, a foldover waist band, or a double layered gathered band. I went with the foldover waistband. I'm 5' tall and found the foldover waistband to be too tall for me as I had to fiddle with it to get it to look right. If I do the foldover band again, I'll defin…

Zenith & Quasar Florida Charity Fabric!

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Lilly, owner of Zenith & Quasar is from Florida. So after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, she knew she wanted to run some fabric celebrating all the wonderful wildlife and nature that Florida has to offer. It so happens that a loyal customer, Shelly - who is a graphic designer, is also from Florida! So with the help of member of the Zenith & Quasar Facebook group - they developed a print, 2 panels, and some fun stripes as coordinates.


10% of all sales from this round will be donated to Fishing for Families in Need (F4FN), a South Florida charity. F4FN teaches marine conservation and fishing skills to socioeconomically disadvantaged children, as well as providing fish to local soup kitchens. Originally, Lilly intended to donate to relief efforts, but at this point decided to donate to their general fund so they can use the funds as needed.
This preorder is open through December 31st. As usual, all prints are on the most amazing and soft athletic brushed poly. It's breathable,…

Itch to Stitch Uvita Top

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Kennis Wong of Itch to Stitch has a Christmas/Hanukkah gift for everyone! It's a free pattern that is quick and easy. It's also a great scrap buster! It's simple design is a versatile staple for your wardrobe.

Check out the Uvita top! Named after Uvita Beach in Costa Rica. Kennis often names her patterns after locations in Costa Rica where she resides. They always make me long for a tropical vacation.


Since this pattern is named after a beach, it has a bit of a nautical design with a boat neck, dropped shoulders, and loose fit. This top would be perfect for a day at the beach or for working in an office.


I really love this version that I made using a poly rayon jersey I picked up at Wherehouse fabric. I loved the color and the pattern, but it was designed in large squares (like scarves). I'd been stumped on what I could make with it. Many patterns I had tried laying out on it, would have be end up with lines from the square boards in weird places. The Uvita fit into th…

EYMM Off the Shoulder Tour

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Don't miss any of the stops by the creative ladies on the Off The Shoulder Tour this week! Each blogger is giving away a $20 gift card to EYMM! (Keep in mind that the links below won’t work until their scheduled date, but feel free to click through and check out their other blog posts anytime.) Dec. 8 - Tour Kick Off at EYMM Dec. 9 - Sewing Scientist Dec. 10 - House of Estrela Dec. 11 - With Love in Every Stitch Dec. 12 - Blessed x Five Dec. 13 - Tour Roundup at EYMM Grab yourself a copy of the pattern while it's on sale during the tour! The Women's Off the Shoulder Dress & Peplum Top AND the Off the Shoulder Top & Tunic for Women or Girls are all 25% off (no coupon needed, prices as marked) in the EYMM shop until 11:59pm PST on December 14, 2017.
I love doing blog tours with EYMM! I was excited to see that this time it was for the Women's Off the Shoulder Dress & Peplum Top. I've had this pattern for awhile, but this was my first time making it.


I dec…

The Tree and the Wolf Comfy Winter Blog Tour

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I can't believe this is my first time using The Wolf and the Tree (TWT) patterns! I've been eyeing the TWT sock patterns for awhile now. So when I saw Saskia, the designer, post about looking for bloggers fr a blog tour - I signed up. When Saskia asked me which patterns I wanted to sew, I told her the Ladies Two Tone Tunic and a pair of socks. I didn't care which ones, they all looked great. So Saskia sent me the Adult Going Rogue Socks and Ladies Knockout Socks. All patterns are on sale for $5 during the blog tour. The sale ends on December 10th!


The Ladies Two Tone Tunic is full of options! I decided to make the high low hem shirt with the gathered skirt liner.


I used this beautiful creamy white sweater knit from Sincerely Rylee. Darcy, the owner, has these amazing mystery boxes filled with gorgeous sweater knits. She does them by color palatte and also does "Darcy's Pick" boxes. This was from a "Darcy's Pick" and I love it!


I looked through m…