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    DIY,  Sewing Pattern Review

    DIY Overalls: Tilly and the Buttons Mila Dungarees Review

    The Mila Dungarees from Tilly and the Buttons is one of my favorite sewing projects to date. I love working with Tilly and the Button patterns.  I took my time making these overalls. I find sewing more enjoyable when I break projects up into small daily tasks. With that said, I can’t offer any valuable insight on how long it takes to complete the dungarees. Anyone who follows me on Instagram knows that it took me months. But during that time, I was also focused on other hobbies, like circus aerial arts and shoemaking. I used size 6 of the pattern without any adjustments. I prefer a higher waist. They…

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    Learning Home Shoemaking with My First Pair of Pumps!

    I made shoes! Shoemaking has been on my mind all year.  I begrudgingly searched for a digital workshop after learning that the closest in-person option was in New York. Finding a program that would provide enough information for me to confidently make different types of wearable, cute and comfortable shoes was my main goal.  I decided to try the I Can Make Shoes Online Footwear Masterclass because: they offer lifetime access to the class content they send a component kit and tool kit that has almost everything that you need to make at least one pair of shoes  and they walk through making eight different shoe types (and numerous variations).   The…

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    Sewing Pattern Review: McCalls 7789 Easy Jumpsuit

    Sewing is one of those hobbies that I dabble in once or twice every year. So while I’m not a complete novice, I’m definitely still a beginner. To get back into sewing, I decided to try a beginner-friendly pattern last month. Cue McCall’s M7789. I needed something that I would want to wear but also be simple enough to make. My goal was just to complete the project by making a wearable toile, which is essentially a full version of the garment made with inexpensive fabric that I wouldn’t mind rocking around the house.  I bought the pattern and fabric last year, intending to make the jumpsuit for my birthday.…

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    How to Make Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

    Working on the random ideas that pop into my head is one of the ways that I’m staying sane during these stressful times. So when the idea to do an Alice in Wonderland theme photoshoot in place of my canceled bday trip to Punta Cana crossed my mind, I headed to Pinterest in search of a tissue paper flower tutorial that I had saved. It was a rainy week so instead of an outdoor shoot, I stayed inside and decided to do a dark forest take on the theme.  This tissue paper flower tutorial is inspired by the Giant Paper Flowers from Ruche on┬áDesign Sponge. That site is shuttering soon,…