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Jennifer Lauren Handmade Sorrel Dress Pattern Review

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Sorrel Dress Pattern Review

I whipped up this Sorrel dress a few weeks ago as my final tester version for Jen of Jennifer Lauren Handmade. She opened a Kickstarter on November 1st to fund the process of getting the Sorrel dress available as a printed pattern (rather than just a PDF like the rest of her patterns) and her initial goal was fully funded within 24 hours!! Wow! She has since added a stretch goal of getting another of her patterns printed too.

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Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity Dress Pattern Review

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity Dress Pattern Review

I purchased the Felicity dress pattern several years ago during a Black Friday sale. I’ve sewn up one version in a solid yellow mystery fabric from my stash but it has been extremely difficult to get good pictures of it. Something about all the yellow throws off the lighting of my camera.

This past week I finally made a second version and I love it even more than the first!

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Deer and Doe Cardamome Dress WIP Progress 1

Deer and Doe Cardamome Dress WIP Progress 1

As you may have seen from this post, I’ve made one version of the Deer and Doe Cardamome dress so far. I cannot express how pleased I am with how it turned out and I immediately started digging through my stash to find fabric for a second version.

I purchased this lovely quilting cotton from a semi-local fabric shop and I originally was planning to make my bazillionth version of the Megan Nielsen Matilda dress from it. But that plan has been ditched and it is now well on its way to become Cardamome #2.

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Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity Dress WIP Progress #1

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity Dress WIP Progress #1

I am sewing up a second Jennifer Lauren Handmade Felicity dress out of some gorgeous fabric I received in the last round of Fibre Share. I haven’t blogged about the first version because it is yellow which, I have discovered, is incredibly hard to photograph! I have attempted three separate photoshoots none of which have resulted in good pictures. There were some adequate ones, but I’m too picky to want to use those.

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September 2018 Make for MCBN

September 2018 Make for MCBN

Do you have a specific independent sewing pattern company that you just cannot seem to get and use enough of their patterns? I do! I am still obsessed with Deer and Doe. I am determined to make nearly every one of their patterns.

My current favorite of their patterns is the Cardamome dress. That bib detailing is amazing! I waited for such a long time to attempt sewing my version of this dress because I was quite worried that it wouldn’t look at all right on me.

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Episode 50 || Minis Yarn Club, Lofoten, and a Petticoat

Episode 50 || Minis Yarn Club, Lofoten, and a Petticoat

I can hardly believe I've finally made it to Episode 50! What a milestone that is! 😱 The podcast has been so unpredictable throughout this year that I wasn't sure I'd ever get to this point. I want to thank each and every one of you who has watched, commented, liked, and subscribed. Your support means the world to me and I am so glad I get to talk about all of my crafty shenanigans with you. 😘

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July Make for MCBN: Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress Hack and Seamwork Weston Shorts

July Make for MCBN: Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress Hack and Seamwork Weston Shorts

I love a simple button-up blouse. Especially if it has a cute print. I think they may very well be one of my "signature" styles. They're classy, simple, and I feel quite put together when I wear one instead of a t-shirt. Which makes July's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network project particularly appropriate!

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Episode 46 | A Plethora of Shawls

Episode 46 | A Plethora of Shawls

I'm making a change to the podcast! From now on, the Emmy Couture Podcast will only be about sewing and knitting. That way I can keep them on the shorter side and make the filming/editing process less arduous. 

I am still planning to produce more shorter videos and only podcast once or twice a month. I prefer to have plenty of projects and progress to share with you!

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May Make for MCBN: Deer and Doe Reglisse Dress Review

May Make for MCBN: Deer and Doe Reglisse Dress Review

The Reglisse dress is my second time using Deer and Doe patterns and I've become a bit obsessed. Their pattern designs are gorgeous and just my style. The instructions are good, if a bit sparse at times. (Nothing a google search can't help with.) And the finished projects are just so pretty.

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Episode 44 | Short and Sweet

Episode 44 | Short and Sweet

Hello my dears,

I have been fairly busy dealing with a head cold and the urge to completely reorganize the house. Even though I don't have quite as much crafty content as normal, I am still extremely pleased with what I've gotten done. I finally finished my first pair of socks for 2018!!! Plus I've managed to finish both heels on another pair of socks which means it won't be long before they're completed too.

Keep your eye out for a look at some new yarns that will be going up in the shop tomorrow! I am thrilled with how they turned out and I think you will be too.

Enjoy!

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March Make for MCBN: Deer and Doe Bleuet Dress

March Make for MCBN: Deer and Doe Bleuet Dress

Hello my dears,

It's that time of the month again! My March project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network may just be my favorite on yet. I love everything about it and cannot wait for the weather to get warmer so I can wear it all the time! I stitched up a pink and floral, super girly version of the Deer and Doe Bleuet dress pattern.

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