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Fancy Sweatshirt & Woven Runway Skirt

Have you seen the fancy sweatshirt trend?  Or maybe you’ve heard it called the dressed up sweatshirt?  Well, I’m official on that train.  Today I’m over at CaliFabrics sharing all about the fabrics used in this post, and why I’m loving the fancy sweatshirt trend. The pattern I used to make my fancy sweatshirt isContinue reading “Fancy Sweatshirt & Woven Runway Skirt”

Chocolate & Free Beanie Reminder

Did you catch our post over at Cali Fabrics where we’re talking about the softest chocolate colored french terry fabric? I sewed myself a Tallinn Sweater (affiliate link of course, it’s a Hey June Pattern, and awesome as usual!!!) from this amazing fabric, and it’s perfect for feeding the baby too!   Also, I share a littleContinue reading “Chocolate & Free Beanie Reminder”

Reversible Beanie Pattern Release ~ Free until 2018!

I’m so excited to share with you my newest pattern for Savvy Patterns!  It’s the Reversible Beanie, and just perfect as a scrap buster plus it sews up in no time at all!  It can be made in 7 sizes from newborn to adult.  The pattern has layers (which means you can print only theContinue reading “Reversible Beanie Pattern Release ~ Free until 2018!”

View B Ruched Tankini Sew Along

Today we’re going to sew the ruched tankini front panel on View B of the Grace Tankini.  This is the part that gets the most questions, so we thought a photo tutorial would be helpful.  It’s worth it to make the ruched panel on View B…it’s many people’s favorite part about this view! Step 1:Continue reading “View B Ruched Tankini Sew Along”

Sewing the Circle Cut Out in the Grace Tankini

We’ve got a tutorial for you about sewing a circle cut out in the back of the Grace Tankini for View A.  This part is not hard at all and adds such fun to the back! You could actually use the back pattern piece to add a circle cut out to the back of ViewContinue reading “Sewing the Circle Cut Out in the Grace Tankini”

Modifying the Grace Tankini for Removable Bra Cups

Today we’ve got a special tutorial for you on how to modify the Grace Tankini pattern to allow for removable bra cups.  This is useful for breast cancer survivors who may have mastectomy prosthesis to insert into different bras or swimwear, or to allow for any other inserts. Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here.Continue reading “Modifying the Grace Tankini for Removable Bra Cups”

Grace Tankini Tester Hacks!

Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini during the sale at Savvy Patterns. Some of the fabulous testers of the Grace Tankini went on to sew additional suits and make some really genius hacks to the pattern.  Today I’m sharing some of them with you for inspiration. Rebecca changed the top of her Grace TankiniContinue reading “Grace Tankini Tester Hacks!”

Grace Tankini – now available!

The Grace Tankini pattern is finally available for purchase!   Grab your copy over at Savvy Patterns…on sale for 25% off this week. The Grace Tankini is a vintage inspired swimsuit with lots of options.  On top, you have 2 choices, both fun and classy!  Choose from a circle skirt, a sporty bottom with orContinue reading “Grace Tankini – now available!”

Swimwear Notions & 2 Ways to Sew Elastic into Swimwear

This post is all about the notions you need when sewing swimwear.  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. First let’s talk about elastic. You want to be sure to use elastic specifically made for swimwear when sewing the Grace Tankini.  Cotton swimwear elastic is stretchier than other elastic, and holds up better toContinue reading “Swimwear Notions & 2 Ways to Sew Elastic into Swimwear”

Grace Tankini Tester Call

The Grace Tankini is now available!  Grab your copy of the Grace Tankini here. For almost 1 year I’ve been working on my next pattern, and today I’m finally calling for testers to help get the Grace Tankini ready for sale!  It’s a really exciting day, and I’m so glad for everyone’s help. The GraceContinue reading “Grace Tankini Tester Call”