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Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

I have had lots of fun exploring the “cottagecore” trend through my sewing! (Check out some of my videos below!) But, it turns out this aesthetic is nothing new! There have been many times in history when romantic/rustic/peasant/farm/old-fashioned-y styles have been popular! That got me […]

Cottage Style Dress… or Nightgown?

Cottage Style Dress… or Nightgown?

Winter calls for cozy DIY projects! For inspiration, I searched the archives until my Prairie Dress/Cottage Style project from the fall caught my eye! I would love to make another dress like that, but it’s winter… That means that all I want to wear are […]

Plaid-vember Flannel Scarf

Plaid-vember Flannel Scarf

It’s that time of year again, Crafters! Time for warm fabrics in peppy plaids! We may as well agree to refer to November as “Plaid-vember” from now on! In preparation for said Plaid-vember, I have been squirreling away flannel remnants for projects! Today’s project is […]

Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!

Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!

The holidays are going to be a little weird this year, but that won’t keep me from sewing up some holiday goodness! Especially if that goodness includes plaids and flannel! Mmmm, cozy! 🙂 Plaid flannel was a major inspiration for today’s project- a “prairie” style” […]

Plaidvember Plaid Earrings

Plaidvember Plaid Earrings

Plaid shirts? Check. Plaid skirts? Check. Plaid scarves? Check, check. Plaid jewelry? Uh… well… How do you take that adorable plaid fabric and turn it into some bling? Enter the fabric-covered button kit- a set of tools both harder and easier to use than expected! […]

Plaidvember PJ Project

Plaidvember PJ Project

Early Bird Crafters, this is YOUR season to shine! Come mid-November, all those Christmas craft and shopping projects are fair game, although you may want to wait a bit on baking and decorating… (At least wait until after Thanksgiving?) Also, don’t let on if you […]

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Happy “Plaid-vember,” a month of (mostly) plaid-themed fashion and diy’s! We start things off with a project from the archives! I completed this project a while ago, but saved it for plaid month! Here is the plaid 1990’s dress I started with… Based on the […]

Bleached Plaid Shirt

Bleached Plaid Shirt

I have seen some really cool bleaching experiments out there on Pinterest! People are dipping garments in bleach to create ombre effects, splattering bleach in random patterns, and even bleaching out flannel shirts! I love all these ideas, but I wanted to give it my own […]