How I Organize PDF Patterns

I feel like a post on how I organize PDF patterns is a bit like a blog tour of my bedroom.  For some reason, it’s very personal, and everyone always wants to see in case there’s a good idea they haven’t thought of yet!  I’ve had a few systems in the past, but I’ve been

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I celebrated one year of doing things that scare me by tackling the project that scared me the most: jeans! Head over to the blog today to check out not one, not two, but THREE pairs of jeans, with materials sourced entirely from my local JOANN store! #sponsored #handmadewithjoann >> MaddieMadeThis.com

The Ash Jeans

It’s crazy to think that I’ve been in living in St. Louis for almost a year now, isn’t it?  A year ago right around now I was frantically packing up my life in Chicago, getting ready to make an enormous change in my life.  In the past year, I’ve done so many things that have

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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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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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