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Sewing with Purpose and Repurpose
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Sewing with Purpose and Re-purpose -This is a mother-daughter sewing blog that chronicles our sewing projects and documents experiments with re-purposing past-loved garments, and sewing with purpose!
Sewing with Purpose and Re-purpose -This is a mother-daughter sewing blog that chronicles our sewing projects and documents experiments with re-purposing past-loved garments, and sewing with purpose!

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Spring-time Blair Shirt
I took an accidental hiatus from documenting my makes, so long I forgot the password to the account! I haven't stopped sewing though, and have been mostly making work appropriate shirts (read: soooo many Archers ) I ordered a bunch of linen from Miss Matata...

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Tropical One-Piece
I've been absolutely head over heels for the one piece swimsuits I've seen around this summer! I totally fell in love with one I saw on James St N (Hamilton) when visiting my family, but they were sold out in my size :( This swim suit literally had my name ...

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Cool and Fun
Over the last year I have been experimenting with this Butterick B6101 Katherine Tilton pattern. I haven't posted the results of my experimentation because I needed a willing photographer to take a few shots.  After a relatively short canoe trip with my dau...

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Archer
I recently did a pattern swap with a friend of mine! She has been on a collared shirt making kick recently and it inspired me to get moving on one for myself. She is a big fan of the Archer shirt , so I bought the pull-over pack and we did a swapsies Behold...

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Alder Shirt Dress, the Perfect Piece (for me)
I'd always really liked the Alder shirt dress from Grainline Studios , the idea of having something loose fitting and comfortable but still having a defined waistline appealed to me. When I saw this version, posted by Jen on the Grainline blog , it gave me ...

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Met Gala Sequin Chic
Last week was the Met Gala! One of my favourite things is looking at all the dresses post gala/award show even though the actual event never interests me. One thing that jumped out at my this year, was all the silver sequins!! Met Gala AKA Silver Sequin Par...

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Rash-Sun Guard
Sensible Sun-wear When my two daughters Alex and Emma were young we lived for a short while in Australia and spent countless hours on the beach, where most children are fully clad in front zip sun suits to protect them from the relentless sunshine. In contr...

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Urban farmer chic
When I first saw the Turia Dungarees from Pauline Alice pop up on my blog feed, I thought they were kinda silly. Overalls?? For adults? I haven't worn overalls since I was 10 around the farmhouse. But as I saw more and more of them, something in me changed....

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Morris Blazer 2.0
I recently finished a second Morris blazer ! (My first one is blogged here ) My summer sewing fell by the wayside as I mentioned in an earlier post, so I planned a sewing-saturday with a friend so we could finish up some things on our list! It was just the ...

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Mother Daughter Bombshell Bathing suit
Jill: Alexandra and I made both made the bombshell bathing suit last summer but finally got around to posting the pictures. It was an easy and not so easy project to complete. As I was making it I kept thinking it was going to be way too small, the ruching ...
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