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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How to Naturally Soften Linen (save yourself time and money!) >> MaddieMadeThis.com

How To Naturally Soften Linen

I love linen — it’s breathable, light, and so classic!  But my skin can also be sensitive to fabrics sometimes.  Even though I prewash it, linen often leaves me feeling a little itchy and uncomfortable until it’s softened up in the wash a few times.  When I lived with my parents it was easy enough

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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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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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A Striped Jeanne Tee from Ready to Sew >> MaddieMadeThis.com

My Stripey Jeanne Tee

Hello from New Orleans!  I’m down here all this week for work, getting ready to relocate an archival collection from here to St. Louis.  It’s amazing down here — I’m staying basically next door to Audubon Park and in a beautiful old house.  I’ve spent my evenings reading a book on the front porch and

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My Marigold Trousers

Another month has come and gone, and with it a #SewMyStyle2018 prompt!  It was so fun being the leader for April’s prompt, the Marigold Trousers, and I’m already looking forward to doing it again in the fall.  It’s always a little awkward talking about the patterns that maybe didn’t work for you so well —

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