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The Wardrobe by Me Akinori Dress

I sew knits a LOT. I love just serging everything together. It's faster, and I've gotten pretty good with knits. However, occasionally, I choose a woven item to push myself. It forces me to take my time, to try new things, and to work with a different fabric type. There is always something to learn. When I signed up for testing the revamped version of the Wardrobe by Me Akinori Dress, I knew it would force me to do something new, but I also knew, that in the end, I would have something new that I love!

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So... here's my Akinori Dress

This pattern is very unique! I haven't seen another even similar to it! It is drafted for woven fabrics. You can optionally use a knit without much stretch (you might need to size down a bit). It has a kimono type t…
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The Sinclair Zoe

Back when Oxana decided to retire the Zoe, I didn't get it. I procrastinated, and thought, "Do I REALLY need ANOTHER dolman pattern?" And, I missed the retirement sale. And, it's true, I have many dolman patterns. I was counting them the other day... maybe my dolman pattern collection could rival my wrap dress pattern collection! 🤣 But I love them all, for different reasons. And, I'm just here trying to try all the patterns apparently, but it is really fun to try new and different things.

So... when Oxana decided to revamp the Zoe, I immediately applied to test it. After all, clearly, I NEED another dolman pattern! 😜 I was immediately drawn to the dress version in the line drawing. However, that's not what I made. I fell in love with the top version after seeing one or two testers tops! And, y'all I love this top!

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Sinclair Ivy Top

I always have small random scraps left from projects... you know the ones... they're not really big enough for much, but they're way too big to throw out! So I save them, and save them, and wait for a good project to come along. 
Are you like me?
This new top is the PERFECT pattern for using some of your scrap pieces! 

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I got EXCITED when I saw the testing call for the Sinclair Ivy top! And not just a little excited. Like it was love at first line drawing! 😍 Have you ever had this reaction to a pattern? Then I sewed it, and I loved it even more!  Let me tell you about the Pattern!
This pattern is drafted for knit fabrics. It's fitted at the shoulders, semi-fitted at the bust, and flares out towards the waist and hips. It has a color-blocked yoke piece and is t…

Ready for the 4th!

I always make the boys something for the holidays! So with the 4th of July coming, I started planning early what I might sew! I planned these shirts from the second I saw the fabric for the first time! 😁 They turned out just like I planned!

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When Peek-a-boo ran a sale back for Memorial Day, I purchased a few of their fabrics for the boys. I LOVED this one. I'm loving shopping there for them right now, because it can be hard to find cute printed fabrics, and even harder finding prints that my boys like. My 4 year old is super picky, but he has loved everything in her shop! It's hard to limit ourselves to just a few! 😉

When I saw this fabric, I immediately thought I might do something color blocked. I like color-blocking with prints for a few reasons. It is a different style than just a basic te…

My Sinclair Betty/ Dakota Mash Up!

The Betty Dress was the first Sinclair Pattern I EVER tried. I had always heard great things, so when I saw the tester call for this dress, I excitedly applied. That was about a year ago I guess! It's hard to believe!
Did you know that, for some reason, the one I made for testing was the only Betty Dress I've ever made, until recently! It was not, however the only Sinclair Pattern I've made, by far! 
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I had intended to make another, but wanted to change the skirt up a bit. I LOVE the look of the original skirt that comes with the pattern, but it felt less practical for everyday wear with toddlers. My Betty became a favorite dress for church when I wasn't constantly chasing little kiddos. 😉 So when I decided to sew this Betty, I immediately remembered my Dakota and how…

Summer Staples with Winter Wear Designs

I'm so excited to share my newest Winter Wear Designs make! I always enjoy making Suzanne's patterns. They are really classic styles, they're easy to put together, and her instructions are great. I find myself using many of them multiple times... like the top I'm sharing today! 😉


This sew was a part of the "Summer Staples" Blog Tour! I'll tell you all about the new top I made and what I'm paring it with! 
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This is my newest TIDEWATER TEE

The name of the blog tour this time was "Summer Staples." This pattern immediately came to my mind when I saw the word "Staple." This pattern is just that for me -- a staple! I've used it a few times to get different looks, and I've loved it every single time. I made my first one last summer for another blog tour. T…