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Abby Horskins
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NEW PATTERN COMING SOON!
It's been a little bit quiet around here the last few weeks, but that's because a brand new pattern has been in the works and is scheduled for release in the coming weeks, yay!  A release date will be announced soon but for the time being above is a little ...

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WINIFRED IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SIZES:4:24
The Winifred pattern is now (finally) available in a larger sizes range of: 4-24 . I've been meaning to do this for quite sometime and after numerous requests from some lovely customers and now being able to find the time to update the pattern.. its done!  ...

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Pattern hack: The Billie Jean Sun Dress
Hello Bluegingerdolls, I'm currently in a bit of a sundress making phase and keep looking for ways to hack my favorite patterns into strappy confections. At the beginning of the summer I spied a RTW dress that reminded me of the Billie Jean pattern.  It had...

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INSPIRATION: AVA
Image via Pinterest Following on from last weeks inspirational post on how to rock the   Betsy pencil skirt , today its  Ava's turn.  Ava is a classic swing jacket design that can be worn either in a contemporary styling, casual  as well as suiting the vint...

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Tutorial: How to Line Betsy (Views A & C)
As much fun as it is to quickly whip up an unlined skirt, there are times that you need a lining. Maybe the fabric is too itchy, too clingy, or just too sheer. We want your fabric options for Betsy to be wide open, so today I'm showing you how to draft your...

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Inspiration: Betsy
The Betsy & Ava blog tour and fabric inspiration post   most probably gave you an explosion of inspirational brain juices on sewing up your own rockin Betsy skirt. So i'm going to keep on, keeping on with the inspiration side of things with some cool and di...

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Betsy & Ava Fabric Inspiration
If the Ava and Betsy blog tour wasn't enough inspiration for you, then today I'll be pushing you over the edge with some choice fabric selections. Is there anything more fun than project planning through fabric shopping? I submit that there is not.  So let'...

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Tutorial: How to Sew the Betsy Pleated Kick Pleat
Hello Bluegingerdolls.  For the new pattern releases, Ava and Betsy, we're doing something a little different than we have in the past. We feel that the majority of the sewing needed for both patterns is on the easy side. So instead of hosting a full fledge...

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The Betsy & Ava blog tour round up!
For those of you who have been following along with the Betsy & Ava blog tour you would have been treated to some seriously talented gals sewing up these two patterns and rocking them in their fabulous ways. If you missed it I've rounded up them all up in t...

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Tutorial: How to Install an Invisible Zipper
In today's post I'll be detailing how to install an invisible zipper. The new pattern release The Betsy pencil skirt  has two variations ( View A & View C)   that call for an invisible zipper to be installed but this is also a great  skill to have in your s...
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