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A dress to beckon spring

Today is the final day of my impromptu Dress Week! Spoiler alert: still using the Building Block Dress book as my pattern. I just love this dress, and Layla feels like it’s extra special. It’s made with a beautiful cotton eyelet, lined with Free Spirit solid voile (what I line everything with), and the skirt…

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The Bubble Dress

Last weekend we attended the first birthday party for a daughter of a friend. I suggested I make her a dress and Justin quickly agreed, but said he would like to choose the fabric so he could say he had some involvement. I think he has great taste, so I was thrilled he offered his…

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The Tresco Dress

You know the awesome thing about reprints? They give this sudden urge and freedom to stop hoarding the original. Such was the case with my one yard cut of Liberty’s Tresco, now that the print has been added to the Contemporary Classics collection. I tossed around a few ideas at the beginning of the month…

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The Loominous Library Dress

I’ve continued to add to Layla’s wardrobe in the past couple of weeks. Her latest dress is the Oliver + S Library Dress made with Anna Maria Horner’s Loominous and a Dowry print.  Layla was so excited about this one. Its a new dress to us- not just a bigger size of an old favorite-…

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Sketchbook Shirt

I was recently asked by the Oliver + S team to write about my favorite pattern from them- the Sketchbook Shirt! That post will be up on their blog later this week, but I can’t resist showing you the two newest versions I made for Wallace for this special blogging occasion. I picked up some favorite…

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