Back to School Fall Sewing Plans

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Back to school, back to school, to prove to Dad that I’m not a fool. Now that I’m entering my 19th year of school, I’m pretty sure my dad doesn’t think that I’m a fool, but that song still gets stuck in my head every fall. It’s still hot and steamy here, but I’m starting to daydream about fall clothes, and what I want to sew this season. My time is fairly limited until October, when I take my comps, so I’m trying not to be overly ambitious. November really feels like the beginning of fall here (at least to us northerners transplanted to the south), so it’s not a big deal. Here’s what I want to make for the fall/winter: Continue reading

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McCall’s 6891 Shirtdress

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Back in March, my dad’s wife texted me out of the blue with pictures of fabric. These are my favorite kinds of texts to receive. I’m not past receiving Facetime calls from the fabric store, either. Together, we picked out this blue printed fabric. It is fairly heavy and has some stretch to it. The dark blue splotches are actually a little fuzzy and velvet-like.

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Recreating my favorite summer maxi dress

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My favorite dress to wear in the summer is a store-bought red and tan printed maxi dress by London Times. I’ve had it for quite a few years now, and don’t remember where I got it. If I had to guess, I would say either Ross’s or Nordstrom Rack. I haven’t been able to find another maxi dress that suits me as well as this one, so I decided to try to recreate it!

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