13 Spring Vogue Patterns
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13 Spring Vogue Patterns

Spring is on the horizon and it is time to think about sewing up a few new pieces to amp up our spring wardrobes. The new Vogue Patterns for spring offer updated classic looks along with a few trendy pieces. Vogue Patterns are among my favorite patterns because they are typically well drafted and add fashionable details.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival Samba Schools
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Rio de Janeiro Carnival Samba Schools

The pageantry of the Samba Parades in Rio de Janeiro is the central beating heart of Rio Carnival. If you are ever free to visit Rio de Janeiro Carnival you can count yourself as one of the lucky party revelers. However, you can visit one of the Samba Schools to get the essence of Carnival without the crazy street parties and wild events.

10 Simplicity Patterns – Early Spring 2024
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10 Simplicity Patterns – Early Spring 2024

While the weather outside may be frightful, inside it is so delightful. After plowing through all the holiday sewing, it’s time to tackle some personal projects. Simplicity Patterns has dropped 10 new early spring sewing patterns to get your inspiration flowing.

Sew Over It Cocoon Coat Pattern Review
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Sew Over It Cocoon Coat Pattern Review

Sewing outwear can be a challenge, but with the Sew Over It Cocoon Coat, even a confident beginner can tackle this pattern easily. The relaxed fit and drop shoulders give the coat a chic casual appearance. The coat is designed to be worn open and has no buttonholes, perfect for someone learning how to sew a winter coat.

5 Trendy Cruise Wear Outfits You Can Sew (Or Buy) Plus One Extra Piece
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5 Trendy Cruise Wear Outfits You Can Sew (Or Buy) Plus One Extra Piece

Packing for a cruise vacation requires some cruise outfit essentials. You need several bathing suits, cover ups, a cocktail dress, and perhaps something for formal nights (if your ship has one). But you also need chic and fun cruise clothes — maxi dresses, tank dresses, cute pants, and wearable skirts in your cruise wear wardrobe.

Simplicity Pattern 9785 Review
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Simplicity Pattern 9785 Review

The trendy details you find in ready-to-wear today may not make it to the sewing pattern styles as quickly as we would like — if at all. The open leg side slit has been around for a few seasons and it is difficult to find in patterns. It is easy to be inspired by a designer detail and transfer that to a commercial pattern to create fashionable clothing.

Dress Lining Pattern Hack (Ditch The Facings)
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Dress Lining Pattern Hack (Ditch The Facings)

A beautifully lined dress looks expensive, feels expensive, and is so easy to accomplish. It should be your goto finishing technique. Adding a dress lining is an easy pattern hack — it can be accomplished with almost any pattern. The best part — you get to ditch the facings.