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Frances Wentworth
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A creative old soul
A creative old soul

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Goal Achieved: (Almost) 30 Days of Me-Made Clothes
I set a Sewing Goa l to participate in Me Made May this year. I’ve
never done it before and honestly, until I started my own sewing blog last
fall, I’d never even heard of it. I’ll be honest, usually when I participate in
any kind of 30 day challenge, I los...
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Green Polka Dot Dress
I have been wanting this dress for so long. For probably about a year now I've been thinking about the green fabric with it's lovely white polka dots. I've been thinking about how I would wear it as much as I wear the mac and cheese dress and how much I cou...
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How Sewing has Changed my Shopping Habits
Me Made top and RTW capris I love shopping. Love it! I love shoes, clothes, home goods, food...I’ll shop for anything. In the past year though, the number of clothing items I've purchased has dropped dramatically. I shop differently than I did before sewing...
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Pretty Bird Dress
The Monthly Stitch challenge for April was “Put a Bird On It”. I picked up this fabric from JoAnn’s on clearance, but I liked it when it first came out and was debating paying full price for it, but just got luck. It’s a cotton knit fabric that I just adore...
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Mac and Cheese Dress
This is what I call the Mac and Cheese dress because the color reminds me of that crazy cheese powder from the old kid-food favorite. And while I think it’s been years since I’ve had anything resembling the blue-box staple in my diet, this dress is one of m...
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Kitties on Bicycles Skirt
This fabric. Take it in. I saw it first on Pinterest in blue. Once I found it on Spoonflower , I immediately wanted the pink version. The kitties were calling my name, saying “Frances...we’re kitties...on bicycles...with polka dots...and PINK!!!” The kittie...
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Sew Finished February
Like many sewists, I have a to-do list a mile long and a heap of UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) taking up valuable space in my sewing room. Seriously, it's a bit out of control. So for the dreariest and shortest month of the year, I’m taking control of the Unfi...
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Celestial Beauty Dress
I signed up for The Monthly Stitch’s December G33k Out Challenge at the 11th hour. (Seriously, I got my approval on January 1st.) Being queen of my own little nerd-herd, I knew I had to meet this challenge. I created this dress as a Christmas gift for my 16...
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The Christmas Pajama Tradition
It was just days before Christmas, and do you think I was ready? Nope. Don't get me wrong, the shopping was done. We finished that up. But we have a Christmas tradition that was just a little behind schedule right now. My husband and I celebrated our 5th Ch...
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Brocade Corset Dress
Anyone who sews knows that sometimes sewing projects crash and burn. Sometimes your grand ideas lie in a rumpled pile of fabric in the corner of the sewing room in spite of the best laid plans. But once in a while something truly wonderful happens. The sewi...
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