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Project Runway sew-along!

Project Runway season 15 is finally on and it is time to get back to sewing. Since last year I ran out of time to actually send a good casting portfolio for Project Runway, this year I am thinking to follow all Project Runway challenges and create garments accordingly in order to find my strong designer voice and maybe discover something new about myself! 213 more words


Burda / McCall's shirtdress mashup

Hi, y’all! This is my first post on The Monthly Stitch and I’m happy to be part of such a rad online sewing community. I sew a  157 more words


Burda / McCall's 6696 shirt dress hack: on slopers vs blocks

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Any sewing aficionado not living under a rock will be aware of McCall’s 6696, their famous shirtdress pattern. Gorgeous variations abound online, and for good reason – it seems to be one of those unicorn patterns that looks good on… 1,297 more words


A Creative Framework


A few days ago we shared an article with you on our Facebook page containing tips and tricks to help you begin to overcome creative overwhelm and stay on track with your projects (you can check out that post… 2,137 more words

Making a Sybil Inspired Edwardian Ensemble, Part Two

This week I have the second (and final) post to share about making my embellished edwardian ensemble! Part one can be read here, and talks about making the bodice and starting the sleeves. 1,690 more words

The Making Of

Sewing debacle 

After my attempt at the Simplicity pant pattern (1040) I got so discouraged that I haven’t picked my sewing machine up in two weeks. Those pants was and still is the death of me. 45 more words


Last Shirt of Summer

This is a pattern with a surprise in the back! When will they learn to use the front of the envelope to show us all the features of a pattern? 165 more words