She Persisted free embroidery pattern >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Persist.

Now, I know we all just hung out here yesterday, talking about bras, as people with breasts often do.  But I’m back here today because there’s something important that I want to share with you all!  That important thing is my first ever hand embroidery pattern, and it’s here for you to download for FREE

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What’s on my February Sewing List?

It’s already February?! Where did January go?  I feel like we were just ringing in the new year, and now it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day.  I suppose it’s time to write my February sewing list. I’m really proud of the fact that I finished everything on my list for January.  I think

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Florals Spring 2017 >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Spring 2017 Trends

Hey everyone!  I landed today in Florida for a long weekend trip with my boyfriend.  Packing warm weather clothes got me really thinking about what’s coming as spring 2017 trends.  It doesn’t really feel like spring yet in Chicago.  But if you’re like me, you’re already looking to plan out some new outfits for spring.  Well, good news:

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Simplicity 8229 Test >> MaddieMadeThis.com

Simplicity 8229: The Test Run

When I first started to sew my own clothing, I figured I’d only sew things I couldn’t find that fit me in RTW.  Sleeves that went to my wrists!  Skirts that went to my knees!  Pants that went past my ankle!  (Ironically, I have yet to really sew a pair of pants, and that’s like

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The Seamstress Tag

Hey everyone!  Last week, Jenny from Ms. Jenny Homemaker tagged me in The Seamstress Tag on Instagram.  Hollie from Hollie Sews started this, and I’ve always dreamed of being cool enough to be tagged in it.  After recovering from being flattered that Jenny thought of me, I realized it was a great way to introduce myself on this

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