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Rowan Dress

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I’ve been wanting to share this dress for so long now! It’s by far one of my favorite makes. Megan Nielsen Patterns recently released the Rowan pattern. It’s a super fitted tee or bodysuit pattern with several different options. I’ve been noticing for awhile that a lot of my makes are baggy around the waist. It’s definitely a style I’m most comfortable with, but I think it was becoming a habit since having children and I was ready to embrace more form fitting clothes again. I’m sure you other moms can relate.

This dress is snug in all the right spots and skims my body in the most flattering way. I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s made using a 270 degree circle skirt attached to a cropped Rowan tee. If you would like to make your own Rowan dress, check out my tutorial on Megan Nielsen Patterns blog, Design Diary HERE. I made sure to include measurements for all sizes too!

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Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour

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Welcome readers! I am so honored to be a part of the Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour. Have you seen the list of bloggers on this tour?! They are all so amazing, so I really hope you take a look at each one of their posts. Keep reading for a complete list further down. I hadn’t sewn up any Itch to Stitch patterns before this tour, but I think I may have discovered one of my favorite designers in this. As a girl with not a lot going up top, I’m especially appreciative that Kennis creates patterns for different cup sizes. All fabric in this tour was sponsored by Style Maker Fabrics and they are offering a great deal on shipping during the tour. Keep reading for more details.

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Harper Pants

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Harper Pants Hack

As most of you know by now, my family has made the cross country move from California to northern Virginia. We are taking in the east coast, enjoying the green landscape and the rain and humidity that come with it. Although it is currently crazy hot and sticky here, I know the cool weather is upon us. I haven’t experienced a true fall or winter in about 10 years now, so I am beyond excited. But, with that excitement comes a huge gap in my wardrobe I desperately need to remedy. I know if I wait until the weather cools down to start sewing clothes for cooler weather, I’ll be forced to buy an entire wardrobe of ready to wear clothes. I don’t want that to happen, so I’m getting started now. I’ve started with Megan Nielsen’s newest release, the Harper shorts. “What, shorts aren’t for cold weather!” you may be saying. Well, I took her pattern and extended it into a pair of more fitted tapered pants. I went ahead and created a tutorial with detailed graphics to explain the process I took to achieve the look I made. The tutorial is available for you on Megan’s blog, Design Diary. Let me know if you attempt to make a pair of Harper pants. 

Harper Pants Hack

I’ve got a lot of ideas brewing for fall and winter clothes, but I’m certainly open to some ideas! If you have a favorite pattern you like, especially any for those garments you wear day in and day out, I’d love to hear them! My kids start going back to school this week and I will actually have more time to sew again. I’m just a little excited.

Happy Sewing!

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