what’s the story, morning glory? || pattern review

I got an overlocker! oooh boy was I excited to use it, but truth be told, I knew nothing about what supplies to buy, how to thread it, how to turn it on, etc. I think I’ll be learning about how to use it for the rest of 2019! My cousin got me the Brother 1034D overlocker, seen in this pic here:

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she’s beautiful

For my first overlocker experiment, I chose a quick make that I’ve been eyeing on Instagram for a few months – the Morning Glory Top from Sarah Kirsten (link here!) As this was my first time using this pattern, I didn’t want to cut into any fancy fabric in my stash quite yet. I used about 1.5 yards some quilting cotton I got from the clearance sale at Joann Fabrics at ~$3/yard.

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peppermint jumpsuit hack | it’s GAMEDAY!

Happy Gameday everyone, and Go Irish!!

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the romper in action on campus!

I spent the best 4 years ever at the University of Notre Dame and wouldn’t change a thing, and today we play Clemson in the Cotton Bowl! Sadly, I couldn’t make it up to Dallas for the game but here’s the cutest romper for all your gameday needs 🙂

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Monroe Turtleneck | a free pattern round-up

If you’re new to sewing, you’re probably looking for ways to further your skills and learn new techniques.  I’ve only been sewing garments for a little over a year, and have done my fair share of digging around Instagram and the internet for some beginner-friendly free patterns. Here’s a round-up of some patterns that I’ve tried (or can’t wait to try)!

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A Bunch of Batch Sewing Tips

As somewhat of a novice sewist, I’ve found that the easiest handmade gift during the holidays is definitely pajama pants. They are extremely forgiving when it comes to mistakes + super stretchy and comfy!

Joann Fabrics had 70% off all flannel fabrics during the week of Thanksgiving, so I decided that it was now or never! I took on the task of making 5 sets at once – for my parents, brother, boyfriend, and myself if there was extra fabric (there’s always extra fabric if you try hard enough 🙂 )

Once I got home with all my new flannel and thread, I realized how horrible it would be to sew 5 sets of the same exact pattern without tossing my sewing machine out of the window. I had heard of batch sewing in the depths of Instagram so I set out to do this for myself. To start, here’s a link to the pdf pattern I used – 5 out of 4 FREE pajama pants pattern!

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