Why 8 Inches?

  Okay, let's talk about size.  Some people have asked me, "Why 8 inches?", so I thought I'd answer that question today. If you've purchased a Duchess & Hare pdf pattern, you've probably noticed that there is a little rectangle on the first page that measures 1" x 8", not 1" x 1" or 4" x 4" …

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 …

Sweet June

My next pattern for Violette Field Threads is out for purchase! This sweet dress has large pockets, an open back with a tie closure and elastic for a secure fit. I just love these pockets! This open back is perfect for summer.

Free For All

Have you heard about the Free For All yet?  I'm super excited!  All through the month of February, Frances Suzanne is hosting a month of free patterns from all over the internet.  There are a ton of great blogs that will each showcase a free pattern or tutorial for you.  There is also a great …