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Get the Look: Vintage Style Pinafore with Every Which Way

Pinafores come in all manner of styles from simple utilitarian smock types to fancy (as in not meant to ever get dirty) pinny's with lace, tucks, ruffles and flutters.  Over the decades pattern companies have churned out 100's of variations. The pinafore is just as popular today and often the featured piece of an outfit.  Duchess and Hare has the Pretty Pinnie pattern… Continue reading Get the Look: Vintage Style Pinafore with Every Which Way

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Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet

Now available to purchase here Anyone who follows children's clothing on Pinterest either knows the name Mischka Aoki or they've seen a dress designed by them.  Their dresses are the epitome of elegance.  I have several of their dresses pinned and have always been inspired by the brand's beauty. This beauty is my favorite piece… Continue reading Inspiration: Take a Bow and Cape Winslet

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Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

There have been many inquiries about adding sleeves to Duchess and Hare's popular vintage style Runaround Romper and Dress pattern. The Runaround has a vintage fit through the shoulders and plenty of ease to facilitate dressing and attaching to the waist which is elasticized (no placket needed). It is possible to add sleeves to the… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Using Every Which Way to Add Sleeves to Runaround

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Fall Sewing: Every Which Way

Previously, I'd shared some Fall inspiration and how to get the same looks using Muttonchop.  Today, I'll show you how many looks you can get with Every Which Way.  Between these two patterns, and Free at Last, you may not need another pattern for fall sewing. Every Which Way is already a very versatile pattern,… Continue reading Fall Sewing: Every Which Way

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Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

UPDATED Why change a dress bodice or a top into one that buttons up in front instead of the back? A few reasons come to mind such as ease of dressing for independent toddler/child, show off some awesome buttons, avoid hair getting tangled around buttons (my reason to use zippers for back closures!) and my… Continue reading Adjusting a Pattern: Changing a Back Closure to a Front Closure

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Inspiration: Sweet as Pie and Bare Necessities

UDATE*  Pattern now available here I'm a fan of simple, especially for wardrobe staples.  I like my daughter to wear what I make even if that means that she's going to run through the mud or roll around in the grass with her big brothers.  So, I like to have projects for play clothes that… Continue reading Inspiration: Sweet as Pie and Bare Necessities