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McCalls M7742
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McCalls M7742 African Print Knee Length Tunic/Dress

African Print Knee Length CaftanThis is McCall’s M7742.  Here is the pattern McCalls M7742 .  Okay, so even though this is clearly a dress, it did not turn out to be a dress for me.  To me, it was too short for a dress.  But, if I were younger, it probably would be a dress.  For me, this is more …

Simplicity S8925 Wrap Dress
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Simplicity S8925 Velvet Knee Length Wrap Dress

Even though the Christmas holiday is over, there is still plenty of time and hopefully opportunities to wear velvet.  I love velvet and mentioned as much when I posted my velvet tunic a few months ago.  If you missed that post, here it is. Velvet is a fabulous fabric and just makes everything royal, including this super cute wrap …

DIY Cargo Pants
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DIY Cargo Pants with Elastic Waist and Leg

Who doesn’t love a good cargo pant?  I  have several pair of cargo pants that I have had for more than ten years. I have worn them often and they are starting to get a little worn out.  I drafted these pants from an old pattern I previously drafted for some wide leg linen pants, with some adjustments, of course. …

McCalls MP205 Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Hem
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McCalls MP205 Easy. Bohemian Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Hem

Everyone knows I love anything with a bohemian style flair, like this McCall’s MP205 pattern. McCalls MP205 I previously made this ruffled tunic about four years ago, and it was a raging failure.  This was years ago.  I made it with a white jersey knit.  I wore it once to work and never wore it again. It made it to …

Simplicity S8989 Knee Length Jacket with Drawstring Waist/
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Simplicity S8989 Knee Length Jacket with Drawstring Waist

When I put this jacket on after making it, I was like, Yesssssssssss!  This is Simplicity S8989.  Here’s the pattern  Simplicity S8989 I cut a size Large and View C with sleeves.  I used a linen blend fabric, but I can’t remember where I purchased it because I have had it for a while.  I had already made this jacket …

Simplicity S9047 Woven Jacket with Pockets and Belt
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Simplicity S9047 Woven Jacket with Front Pockets and Belt

  This Simplicity S9047 pattern was a very rewarding make for me.  I have had this pattern for a while with hopes of finally making it.  Initially, I intended to use a denim fabric like the front of the pattern, but decided to use a woven home decor fabric I purchased from our local Joann’s. I like this fabric because …

Butterick B6685 Pullover Tunic with Ruffle Sleeves/
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Butterick B6685 Off White Pullover Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Sash

This is Butterick B6685.  Here is the pattern, although I am not sure if Butterick still offers it.  Butterick B6685. I made view B with C sleeves and I cut a size large.  I used an off white cream fabric I have had in my stash for a long time.  I believe I got it from Fabric Mart. This …

Simplicity 8553 Green Full Length Kimono
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Simplicity 8553 . Full Length Lightweight Kimono

I made this kimono from Simplicity 8553 Simplicity 8553 . I bought this fabric from Hobby Lobby and got a pretty good deal on it. I had been eyeballing it for a minute, and then one day it was on clearance, so I scooped it up.  I thought it would be a dress, but it ended up being this super …

Simplicity S9012 Ruffled Dress/
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Simplicity S9012 . Knee Length Dress with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Neck

When I first purchased this fabric, I intended to use it for the lining of a coat, which I never made.  Then I decided to use it for a dress for my cousin’s wedding. Unfortunately, the wedding was postponed because of COVID.  But, clearly this dress would be perfect for a wedding. This is Simplicity S9012 by Cynthia Rowley.  Here’s …