Category Archives: Cotton + Steel

Today I’m popping in to show off my latest Cleo for the Cleo skirt showcase at Made by Rae. I couldn’t resist using some giant gingham from Cotton + Steel! A classic skirt silhouette paired with what is arguably one of the most classic fabric designs in modern history is a match made in heaven….

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Sometimes I come across a print and just have to have it. When I saw Rashida Coleman Hale’s Nanners lawn I knew straight away Wallace needed a Sketchbook shirt in the fabric. It’s just too good.  I’ve been saving up some fabrics to update his wardrobe with more Sketchbook Shirts, and this one needed to…

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Hemming is that step that’s always such a drag for me. I guess its the equivalent of binding a quilt for some, but I love that step in quilting and always do it by hand. But there’s something about hemming garments, especially with curved seams that is just loathsome. Well, it used to be that…

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I hit up my Seamwork library again for the Veronica pattern, and she did not disappoint. I have so many good things to say about this pattern! First of all, the silhouette of this dress is just perfect. Its flattering and modest, and so very classic. I want to compare it to the Staple Dress,…

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I thought today would be as good as any to showcase my Ogden cami’s. I have been making them almost daily, and most days I have made two or three. I’ve already show you a couple here and here, and today I’ll show some more. Its just such a good pattern that yields a great…

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