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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

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Project Run and Play Sew Along Week 4: Signature Look

I've been quiet because I've been sewing in practically every spare minute this month!  I've been thinking about my signature look.  I asked my family to describe my sewing in 3 words if they could. One son said, "Vintage, girlie, bright." One son said, "Old school, dresses, fabric." My husband said, "Cute, little, classic."  He… Continue reading Project Run and Play Sew Along Week 4: Signature Look