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How to buy fabric for your me-made clothes: a flowchart

Recently I took a break from my day to day routine at the studio to reorganize my fabric stash. Although my fabric shopping strategy has improved over the years, I'm still guilty of making emotional fabric purchases that result in an ever-growing pile of unused fabric. This reflection inspired me to put together a flowchart outlining how to buy fabric...

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McCall’s M6028 – A bodycon dress with striped panels

This bodycon dress with striped panels features two different striped fabrics placed at two different angles to create visual interest...

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McCall’s M6965 – Striped summertime culottes

These striped culottes are are my absolute favorite. They are the perfect summertime pants. They are comfortable to wear in the heat, and I know you might think otherwise, but they are super flattering on everyone...

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McCall’s M6551 – A shift dress with a fun fringed hem

Summertime is here, and I’ve still got a couple more looks to share with you from the “Fashion Sewing + You” series. Today I wanted to show you how I turned a casual shift dress (McCall’s M6551) into a fun look by adding a little pre-made fringe to the hem.

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McCall’s M6359 – A racerback tank top with custom-made fringe

Fringe has been a major trend on the ready-to-wear (RTW) runways in New York, Paris, and London, and while I love the look, I know it can be hard to envision how you might incorporate the detail into your everyday wardrobe.

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McCall’s M6355 – A knit T-shirt with contrast quilted sleeves

Today, I’ve got my second quilted look to share with you. To contrast my little black dress with a quilted bodice, I made a much more casual garment for everyday wear...

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McCall’s M6464 – A dress with armor-like quilted bodice

The first garment I created for the new "Fashion Sewing + You" video about sewing with quilted fabrics is a twist on the LBD (little black dress) using McCall's M6464. I know creating your own quilted fabric requires time and some patience, but I think the impact is well worth the effort...

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McCall’s M6465, M6757, & M6968 – A lace dress layered over matching crop top and skirt

This week I'm sharing garments made with sheer fabrics as part of the "Fashion Sewing + You" video series. This is my second outfit and as you can see I went for an unexpected twist using a sheer lace dress as a layer to be worn over a crop top and matching skirt...

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