My new favorite dress!

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The Rose City Halter Dress pattern by Sew House Seven is the quintessential summer dress: easy and breezy. The design beautifully shows off whatever fabric you choose and can be made dressy or casual.

Rose City Halter Dress in progress

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Victory Chloe

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Here it is, the Victory Chloe Dress! If you shop in our store, you may have seen this on display for quite a while. It took me probably as long to blog about this dress as it did to make it, which is  a long time! This dress was finished about three weeks ago, in […]

Floral and Flannel Wrap Scarf for Fall

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Ah, fall. I hope you all are enjoying your various fall activities. Last weekend I canned tomatoes and went apple picking. Actually, I picked up a bag of pre-picked apples, because both orchards we tried were picked out. Can’t win ‘em all. And I have started wearing scarves. Look at this one I just made! […]

Deer and Doe Centauree

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If you haven’t seen the Deer & Doe Centauree Dress yet, check out these style lines! It’s s pretty simple summer dress, and very easy to construct, but it has interesting front seaming. As soon as I saw this design, I thought, “this would be a very cool dress for playing with stripes!” Instead I […]

How to Look Good with a Date

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Or, how to look cheesy with a date? Nah. A couple weeks ago I went to my friend’s wedding, and I made a Deer & Doe Sureau dress out of a Liberty print (which I still need to blog about!). And I thought it would be hilarious to make my boyfriend a matching necktie, “so […]

Datura Blouse to Dress : A Tutorial

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Remember when I said I would make another dress from the Deer & Doe Datura Blouse? Well I did that, almost immediately after I committed myself to it. Unfortunately, making something and blogging about it are two completely different kettles of fish. Why can’t projects just blog about themselves? Anyway, we’re still out of stock […]

Datura – Blouse to Dress

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For a very long time, I’ve had this image in my head of a woven dress, one that’s pretty casual and easy to wear–like, no zippers or buttons. Something sort of blouse-y and loose, but that didn’t look like a pillow case, and I also wanted it to kind of fit. And I finally had […]

Deer and Doe Datura Blouse

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I’m totally digging our Deer and Doe patterns. They’re very pretty designs, and their simplicity lends well to embellishment and material play. The patterns are originally in French and translated into English, so you don’t have to pull out your old high school French textbooks to make these! The Datura Blouse is semi-fitted, with side […]

Funghi Capelet

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These patterns have been tempting me ever since Nan brought them back from her trip to Barcelona last year. They are so elegant and simple, very European. I just love the way Paco Peralta creates these patterns, too. He traces everything by hand, and handwrites all the little pattern notes in Spanish and English. So […]

What’s new?

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Hey there! We’ve been pretty busy here at the shop, which is great! Last week FOX8 stopped by to interview Nan about Bolt & Spool for a special about University Circle. She made an adorable skirt, and also wrote up a tutorial on how to make it. It’s super easy! She mentioned I made a […]

Sunday Gift Guide: Lollipop Bag

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I am very selfish when it comes to sewing. I don’t think I’ve made a single thing for someone else. Although I once made a dress for my sister, but it was identical to the one I had already made for myself. But her birthday is next week, and I still need to get her […]