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Layer Me Up- P4P

Like may others I have obsessed with sewing a Capsule Wardrobe.  Poured over patterns, raided my stash and nothing.  Over and over again I reach for solids and layering pieces for both work or play.  So what better way to start than with Patterns for Pirates‘ (P4P hereafter) Layer Me Up shirt pattern.  I started… Read more »

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Xfactor Tankini and Ultimate Bikini Bottoms: 5oo4 patterns

As my friend comes around the corner to meet me for a photo session highlighting my new tankini, the first words out of her mouth were “ooh that is CUTE!”  A big smile on my face and mental happy dance, we head off for the indoor pool.  Skip forward a couple of hours and I… Read more »

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K2 Pullover: 5oo4 Patterns

This little guy is my favorite fabric shopping companion for the pure joy and entertainment that he provides.   He is always picking out his own fabrics and telling me what I need to make him, loudly exclaiming his exacerbation when he can no longer ride in the cart because it is overflowing with bolts… Read more »

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Girls Weekender Tunic: A 5oo4 Pattern

I have been doing some selfish sewing recently and both my kids have been asking when and what I am making them!   My daughter seems to go through Mommy sewing “withdrawals” the most since I am most often sewing for her.  She was very excited when I began sewing up something that looked pink (and… Read more »

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Weekender Tunic

Who doesn’t love the fashion trend over the past year of longer shirts, tunics, sweater dresses, OH MY?!  I have a couple RTW sweater tunics that I love to wear with skinny jeans, leggings or with dress pants for work.  So when I was asked by Jessica over at 5 Out Of 4 Patterns to… Read more »

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Resolution Tank and Bra: 5 out of 4 Pattern Group

Happy New Years (yes,yes, I know that we are almost into February)!  I love the New Year, winter and the urge for new beginnings and habits.  Like everyone else I have my own resolutions and sad to say some are the same from last year.  This year I am celebrating my 35th birthday, yikes!!  This… Read more »

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Rough and Tumble Pants

This mama loves when I am in the fabric store with Mr. E and he either says 1) very dramatically, “not the fabric store again” or 2) he is making requests for clothes as he points out fabric “I need Lightening McQueen footy pajamas”.   It is gratifying (and what keeps me up until the wee… Read more »

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Ascent Fleece Pullover Review

The fall has been gorgeous with great weather and vivid fall colors.  The mornings have been crisp enough to want a lightweight jacket, but not to pull out my wool peacoat.   Luckily, 5 out of 4 Patterns just released their women’s Ascent Fleece Pullover jacket. The lines of this jacket are fantastic with the contrast… Read more »

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5 Out of 4 Patterns: Men’s Sierra Pullover

My husband benefited this week from my time spent sewing…just in time for our first cold and dreary Missouri fall day! I jumped at the chance to test this fantastic Men’s Sierra Pullover pattern from 5 out of 4 patterns as this jacket is just what I was looking for!  It can be made in… Read more »