Rylee Dress Pattern Tester Call!!!UPDATE

Pattern Testers Wanted!!!

Due to the amazing response to my pattern test call, I have now closed the call! I am both overwhelmed and extremely excited by all the wonderful people that applied. Thank you so much for your interest and please sign up form my newsletter and follow me on blogloving for an exclusive blog reader Rylee Dress Coupon Code. This pattern is scheduled to released the second week in November. Thanks again!!!

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7 Tips for Machine Sewing Knits.

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Many people are under the perception that you need a serger to create great knit wear. Well, that just is not so. Honestly, I do love my serger but there are times, when I do not want to change 4 cones of thread to make one garment or times when my serger is out of commission. Here are some simple tips that I use to get great results using my basic sewing machine. Don’t think you can’t sew knit because you totally can. Sewing knits is so much fun once you get the hang of it. It can be significantly more forgiving than woven fabric and there is a lot less seam finishing. I hope these 7 tips for machine sewing knits will help you love to sew knits, too.

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Button Size Guide Printable

If you are like me, you have bags and jars full of random buttons and no idea what size they are. I particularly like to collect and reuse vintage buttons on clothing. I needed an easy to access button size guide to use as reference to easily find out the size of the buttons I wanted to use. I made myself a handy little reference to print and decided to share it with you.

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You can print a PDF version that is to scale, by clicking HERE.

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Tips for Sewing with Young Kids

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Summer is a great time to start sewing with kids and teach them how to sew. Life is moving a little slower for most of us and it creates time for sewing moments that we may not get during the school year. I have been sewing with my kidos more and I want to share with you the tips that I have discovered for many learning to sew a great memory. (P.S. these tips work with older kids and adults,too.)

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Don’t Over Think it: 4 Tips To Just Let Go and Create.

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I have been working with some fashion design students lately, giving them feed back on their work for an upcoming competition. I found myself saying over and over don’t over think it and encouraging them to try it out. These interactions them have really made me think about the design process, specifically my own design process.

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Pin Free Fabric Cutting with Freezer Paper Patterns

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As a modern sewer with limited time, I am always looking for was to improve my sewing efficiency, without effecting my sewing quality. I have found that using freezer paper patterns allows me to reduce a set or two when cutting out fabric, making pattern cutting pin free.

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PDF Sewing Pattern Prep Made Easy!

df prepOne of the down sides of PDF sewing patterns (and the only one I think) can be the time it takes to get the pattern set up to sew. After many attempts to speed up the process, I have come up with a strategy that works great and makes the whole process go much faster.

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Introducing my new PDF sewing pattern: The Natty Top

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I am very excited to offer my first PDF pattern to my readers. The Natty Top is an easy to sew top that is great for new sewers and for more advanced sewers, who just need a comfortable and flattering top.

I designed this top during my 6 month project. I needed a comfortable basic knit top, that I could sew quickly. It has a back seam that curves in at the waist to accent and flatter you shape. It is designed to truly be a 1 hour or less top. It is great to have in basic colors, as a wardrobe staple, or to sew up in fun prints, like above.

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