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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Sueded Rayon Kalle Shirtdress

Hi friends, and welcome to the end of another month of Project #SewMyStyle2018! This month we worked on one of my all-time favorite patterns, the Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirtdress.  I’ve made a lot of these in the past, but I was so excited to make some more.  I find myself reaching for them often,

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Curious about height adjustments for the Kalle Shirtdress? I got you covered! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Lengthened Kalle Shirtdress

By now it’s not a shocker that I luuuuuurve the Kalle shirtdress.  Like, totally love.  The fact that I had two separate Kalles in my blog backlog that I could post this month is evidence enough!  I really feel like today’s Kalles return to their roots, though.  It’s because they’re directly inspired by the OG

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A Simple LBD Lou Box Dress

I feel like a broken record, y’all, but life is crazy right now.  In case you missed it: the archives I work at moved from a teeny tiny building in November to a gorgeous new one.  We were bursting at the seams there, and our new place has soooo much room to work and grow. 

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In the market for an easy DIY black tie dress? McCalls 7683 is the winner and I'll tell you why! >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Blue-Tie Dress McCalls 7683

I think I would really struggle if I worked from home.  On the weekends, the only thing that gets me out of sweats is a grocery trip.  How do you work from home folks ever get the motivation to put on something even resembling real pants?  The irony here is that I like feeling put together,

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The Sunny Dress >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Sunny Dress

Wait, January has come to an end already?!  This month just flew by, you guys.  I say that so much, though, are you tired of it?  Excitingly, the end of the month also means the unveiling of my Project #SewMyStyle2018 make!  January’s garment was the Sunny Dress from Friday Pattern Co., and it’s actually a

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The Lou Box Dress 2 is the perfect afternoon project for a beginner sewer! I have all the details on my blog >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Lou Box Dress 2

I’m in kind of a funky place right now.  I have a million projects going on (Project #SewMyStyle2018! Sewing Blog 101!  Pattern testing!).  I’m super busy at work — just a few months until we reopen to researchers after our big move!  And I’m also finally starting to really settle into life in St. Louis.  I’m

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This DIY Cocoon dress is such a simple make, and the perfect addition to a winter work wardrobe! Check out my review >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Lou Box Dress One

Maybe my first post of the new year will always be an amazing new dress!  Last year, it was the Orla Dress.  This year, I’m so excited to tell you a little about one of the two new SewDIY patterns: the Lou Box Dress One!  My love for the Lou Box Top is well-documented —

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