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    Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour

     Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour Hey, all! It’s my stop on Coffee and Thread’s Geneva Cardigan Blog Tour! Have you been following along? I am loving ALL the cardigans on the tour, so far. Everything from textured knits, and color-blocking, and frills, Oh My! So much inspiration! First, I have to tell you; a little while ago, I was having a bad day (umm…week), so my husband gave me $$$ and kicked me out of the house. I should have bad days more often, right?! So, I thought I would do a little bit of bargain shopping and paid a visit to my local thrift store. And, guess what I discovered…. The fabric section!!!!!…

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    The TAMI Revolution Hoodie from New Horizons

    You knew I was a HUGE fan of New Horizons Designs, right? Well, it should come as no great shock that I absolutely LOVE the newest pattern just released <3 The TAMI Revolution Hoodie is totally on-trend and super jam-packed with options (no surprise there, coming from New Horizons). Here are the details: 3 Different Hood Options: Double hood, cross-over hood, or standard hood 2 Zipper Options: A full zip, or a decorative shoulder zip 2 Pocket Options: Kangaroo pocket, or in-seam pockets 2 lengths to choose from 2 Cuff Designs: Standard, or thumbhole cuffs Optional drawstring I went with the super cool double hood for mine. The outer hood…

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    NEW! 11th Hour Gear from New Horizons

    Well, this has been one…rough…week. The stomach flu really hit our family hard (as I’m sure it has for many families). We’ve been hiding away in our little Island home, trying to combat this thing. And subsequently, been living in our PJ’s all week! So the release of New Horizons new pattern couldn’t have come at a better time. The 11th Hour Gear PJ and Loungewear has been perfect cozy clothes for the kids to snuggle up in while they recover from the flu. And, who better to snuggle with than your best bud? I tell ya, these two are inseparable 😉 So, here are the details about the 11…

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    Another Vermont Cardigan

    I told you I love cardigans, right? So you had to know I couldn’t resist sewing up another Vermont Cardigan. If you missed my last post, I had the pleasure of being a tester for the ever-so-versatile Vermont Cardigan from New Horizons Designs. I have tested a LOT of patterns over this past year; many of them from New Horizons. But I gotta tell ya, I think this may be my favorite by far! I am definitely a sweater girl so this pattern was right up my alley. But just take a look at all those options! Can you imagine the possibilities? How could you not love this pattern? 😉 So,…

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    The NEW Janie Dress

    Soooo excited about this new dress! I had the pleasure of testing the new Janie Dress from Mouse House Creations and I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with it. Very simple, elegant features of a classic-looking dress, but with the comfort of a t-shirt! A brilliant compromise for a mom like me that wants to dress up an incredibly active 3 year old with out her wanting to tear it off. Lol. And it’s a super quick sew too. A BIG WIN in my book 🙂 BTW: If you’ve never heard of Mouse House Creations, you need to go check it out. The site is full of…

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    GIRLS Dublin Dolman

    Well folks, I’ve got another good one for you! Remember that Dublin Dolman I did for myself recently? Here’s a quick pic to refresh your memory… Well, guess what. Now it comes in girls’ sizes! That’s right. Terra at New Horizons Designs has just released the Dublin Dolman for Girls. And it is just as quick and easy to sew as the women’s version (If not more so. Because.Smaller sizes). But as tempted as I was to do a matching dolman for Mom and Me pics, Anna insisted on this foxy fabric instead. Oh! I tell you what! She has been bugging me ever since I got this Robert Kaufman…

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    Back to School!!!

    It’s Back to School again! The rest of America is out fighting the crowds to buy cheap, fast fashion that’s guaranteed to fall apart in a month. But not us sewists (is that even a real word?)! We scour the fabric shops, looking for the best and comfiest materials. We buy up ALL the new trendy patterns. We use up all of our ink and paper (to print all of said patterns). Spend countless hours cutting and pinning (watch your fingers!), seam ripping, maybe some cursing and swearing, and of course SEWING.   I know, I know, everyone and their Grandma’s are posting what they’ve made the kiddos for Back…

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    Boston Boatneck from Peekaboo Pattern Shop

    Oh! I’ve got a good for you! The Boston Boatneck Tee and Dress just released today from the ever so popular Peekaboo Pattern Shop 😀 This raglan-style pattern is sure to be a staple in your wardrobe. Short or 3/4 length sleeves make this perfect for both Summer and Fall. With the boatneck neckline this is not your typical raglan style. Optional neck accent is a nice touch too.  And just as the name suggests, this pattern has the option for a raglan tee (like mine) or a super chic and cozy dress……That’s right, I put ‘chic’ and ‘cozy’ in the same sentence! 😉 Here is the designer’s dress version. Isn’t it (and…

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