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Dressmaking: When the perfect fabrics marry the best dress

I like to have a plan when I make. I like to set realistic goals, and ideally, I like to cut and use my fabric before it ever reaches the shelf. Of course, that sort of goes out the window when I way overestimate my time management abilities and forget to account for the unexpected…

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Oliver + S : Voile Apple Picking Dress

So it turns out there are Oliver + S patterns that I haven’t tried. Gasp! I’m fixing this “issue” [so far as I think the pattern will actually suit Layla] beginning with the Apple Picking Dress. For this dress I chose a favorite voile print from Anna Maria’s Field Study collection. The dress is unlined, but…

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Oliver + S : Class Picnic Blouse

It’s happened again. The Oliver + S bug has bitten me, and this time I made Layla the Class Picnic Blouse with a print from Heather Ross’s Briar Rose. I think this is one of the quickest and easiest clothing patterns I’ve ever used. The Ice Cream Dress/Blouse would be a close contender. I think…

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