Author Archives: Amy Mayen

Jalie Tank | My Fabric Designs

If you find yourself sewing the same basic wardrobe pieces over and over, it’s fun to mix it up with fabric. Here’s a Jalie tank made with modern jersey from My Fabric Designs. My Fabric Designs is a custom printed fabric … Continue reading

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Farm Report: Fall 2015

Time for a quarterly farm report! Let’s see what’s new, what we’ve learned and if any plans have changed. Remember in my summer farm post that we irresponsibly let our dog get pregnant? Well, 4 of the largest puppies went … Continue reading

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How To Stiffen Hair Bows

This is really a gratuitous post, where I show you a few hair bows I’ve been making for my little cousin’s baby. Mackenzie is still in the oven, but when she enters this world we are prepared to decorate her head. … Continue reading

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Make a Flowy Top From A Fitted Pattern

I have an awesome sewing cheat for you: how to make a flowy top from a fitted pattern. You’ll love this hack because it’s a real simple adjustment that really changes the look of your same ole’ patterns. This technique … Continue reading

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Free Dolman Tee Pattern For Dolls

Have you seen the free dolman tee pattern from Doll It Up? I sewed one up recently and thought you’d like it too. Free Dolman Tee Pattern for 18″ Dolls I used scraps from Sofia’s Banyan Tee to make this … Continue reading

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