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happy homemade sew-along: hoodies!

happy homemade sew-along: hoodie round up

1. polka dot parka 2. knit hoodies 3. chambray pull over 4. green hoodie  

Are you guys excited for the Happy Homemade sew-along?! Do you have the book? If not, Cherie has a great post about where to get it. If you do (or if it’s on the way) then you are ready to start dreaming about what you are going to make. The pull-over parka (I just call it a hoodie) is a great pattern to play around with. Cherie did a post today about the changes you can make to the pattern, but you don’t have to make any changes to make a great hoodie.

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Happy Homemade sew-along

happy homemade sew-along: June 16-20, 2014

I’ve been saying I was going to do it forever and finally it’s here–a Happy Homemade vol. 2 sew-along! I’m super excited to partner with Cherie from You & Mie to bring you this sew-along. Happy Homemade vol.2 has long been my favorite pattern book. Recently it’s been translated into English and renamed Sew Chic Kids. If you’ve ever wanted to sew with Japanese patterns, but were too nervous to start this is the sew-along for you. You can jump in the deep end with the Japanese version of the book (and we’ll help you the whole way) or you can just get your toes wet using the English version. Either way, it’s going to be great!

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fawn lily dress

the fawn lily dress by elsie marley

If you are interested in sewing kid’s clothes you have certainly by now heard of Willow & Co. It is a group of 8 amazing designers who have banded together to create seasonal children’s clothing pattern collections.  Their first collection is called Wanderlust: Glamping Edition and it has been praised up and down the internet.

the fawn lily dress by elsie marley

Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House invited me along on the Glamping Tour (thanks, Hayley!). I said yes right away and then took forever to decided what to make. There are dresses and tunics and ponchos and jumpsuits and oh! it was so hard to decide. In the end, (more…)

rayon raglan

rayon raglan on elsie marley

There are a bunch of sewing-for-yourself sew-alongs going on at the moment. It’s hard not to get swept up in all the bloggy excitement.

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alt: part #2

alt: part #1

alt part 2 on elsie marley

Okay, so it’s been 2 months since ALT and everyone has forgotten about it by now. Still, I wanted to show you what I made for it, mostly because it was ridiculous. Thursday night at the conference, Cricut hosted a big party and everyone was instructed to wear green. This involved waaaay more shopping than I am comfortable with and lots of unnecessary clothes stress. I never did find a green dress, but I did find a nice black one at the thrift store and an amazing beaded belt at Anthropologie.

mint green capelet by elsie marley

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