The Ali Sweatshirt >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Ali Sweatshirt

It seems a little crazy to be posting a sweatshirt right now.  Even though we’re over halfway through September (oh my god, how are we halfway through September), it’s still 95° F/35° C here in St. Louis.  Admittedly, that’s out of character for this time of the year, but even last year at this time

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Even grownups deserve a new backpack during back-to-school season, right? I’m so proud of my brand new #desmondrolltopbackpack with materials from @joann_stores! Now gimme all your favorite patch and pin links! #sponsored #handmadewithjoann

The Desmond Roll-Top Backpack

It’s August, and don’t shoot me for saying this so early — but it’s back to school season!  Yep, Target had those notebooks and pencils out basically as soon as the 4th of July was over.  I always loved picking up all those fresh school supplies, making sure everything was color coordinated just the way

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Lander Shorts >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Lander Shorts

Hello from California!  I’m out on the West Coast for a quick work trip, and hitting up Tampa on my way home to drop something off at one of our schools.  Everything’s on your way home when you’re in an airport, isn’t it?  I did finish my Lander Shorts for #SewMyStyle just in the nick

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The Suki Kimono >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Suki Kimono

Hey friends!  I’ve been home from Italy for almost a week, and I’m finally feeling back in the swing of things — nearly!  Sharing my Suki Kimono from June’s #SewMyStyle2018 is long overdue, though.  I wish I had brought my Suki to Italy with me.  It would have been the perfect layer in the mornings,

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Chalk and Notch Pixie Tee Pattern >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Chalk and Notch Pixie Tee

Today is an exciting day for two reasons!  First: after work today, I’m headed up to Chicago so that I can FLY TO ITALY TOMORROW!  My bags are packed, I’ve got my passport, and I’m ready to go.  Second: today is the release of the new Chalk and Notch Pixie Tee pattern!  I was lucky

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McCalls 7740 is the perfect dress for a night in Tuscany -- head over to the blog to see how I made it fit me perfectly! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

McCalls 7740 Goes to Italy

Hey friends!  The dog days of summer are here — and they’re in Italy too!  I cannot wait to head to Italy in EIGHT DAYS!  I’m tagging along with some family friends to babysit for the grandkids, and it’s going to be ah-mazing.  We’re spending two or three days in Rome, and then heading into

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I can’t believe I’m headed to Italy in a week and a half! Of course, I needed the perfect wardrobe, and it was JOANN to the rescue. #sponsored Head over to the blog today to read all about my capsule wardrobe for beautiful Tuscany! #handmadewithjoann

A Capsule Wardrobe for Italy

For a year and a half in grad school, I cataloged my university’s art collection.  The school was one of the first colleges to have a study abroad experience, and for years had a program in Florence, Italy.  Seeing all the beautiful pieces of art in the university’s collection that showed Florence or the area

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Styling the Suki Kimono

Hi friends!  Amazingly, it is a new month, and so of course — a new Project #SewMyStyle prompt!  We’ve seen so many gorgeous garments this year, and I can’t wait to see what you guys do with this month’s pattern.  June is all about the Suki Kimono from Helen’s Closet!  There are so many ways

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My Myosotis Dress Hack >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Myosotis Dress Hack

It feels very appropriate to close out Me-Made May 2018 with my project for this month’s #SewMyStyle2018!  There was lots of mystery surrounding May’s pattern, since it’s a brand new release from Deer and Doe.  Although we got off to a later-than-usual start, you guys made so many gorgeous Myosotis dresses this month!  Today I’m

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