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Give Piece a Chance Skirt & Top



One Thimble issue 17 is out today! I can't say enough good things about this digital sewing magazine... So many articles, tips and patterns!

I had the chance to sew one of the patterns (actually is a 2-in-1) before its release. It's the Give Peace a Chance Skirt & Crop Top, although, as you may have noticed already, I hacked the top to make it not cropped since fall has already arrived here in the upper hemisphere. (You can read all about how to make this modification below.)

A Geranium Dress





Today I am joining the Geranium Expansion Pack Fall Tour with a version of the Geranium dress made in rayon, my favorite kind of fabric (if you follow me you already know that because I keep repeating myself, haha). This pattern by the über-talented-sewing-superstar Made by Rae is really a.m.a.z.i.n.g. One pattern + an expansion pack = several hundreds of options!!! 

Today is all about Inespiration!



Today is all about Inês and the incredible makings that she shares on La Folie - Sewing Booth blog and on Instagram. A group of sewing bloggers wanted to express how much Inês is an inspiration to us and to the online sewing community. So, can you see how I was inspired by Inês on this baby outfit? Well, I used Nosh knits (they are the best!) and picked colors that Inês woud pick (blue and black). 


The Rushbrook Top




I bet you must have seen a lot of beautiful Rushbrook tops and dresses on social media by now. The Rushbroom is the latest pattern by the all.amazing.super.talented Laura of Titchy Threads. After designing several patterns mainly directed to boys she is now starting to work on girls patterns as well! I was so happy! Laura is one of the best pattern makers out there. She makes patterns of such an amazing quality (and by quality I mean well drafted pattern pieces, notches, good grading, great instructions and all the best sewing techniques, no shortcuts, no clumsy "techniques"). Well, today I am joining the Rushbrook Dress& Top pattern tour with the most plain & simple Rushbrook version you will ever see. The pattern offers several options for adding ruffles but my almost-9-year-old-acting-like-a-teenager-already girl didn't want any ruffles. No. Ruffles. She said. Not on the sleeves, not on the placket, not in the bottom of the bodice. No. Ruffles. And this mom obeyed. I think I got a bit really tired of making things for my kids only to be worn a couple of times because they weren't exactly what they liked... So, now I ask and let them choose. And my fun sewing days are over. ahaha

A Feliz Blouse


Hi! Today I am joining StraightGrain's Feliz Blog Tour. When An asked me to join this tour I was so, so happy! (Feliz means happy in Portuguese, how fun is that?) Feliz is such a great pattern, full of options! You *need* this one in your pattern stash. Besides, An knows how to make the best patterns, well drafted, so it's a perfect investment. (That's how I justify my pattern purchases with DH, "it's an investment dear, I can save all this money by buying this pattern and using it for so many years to make clothes for our kids", of course he doesn't realize I already have way more patterns than I'll be able to use in a life time... haha)