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Sew your own lace blouse with this free pattern and tutorial.

Lace Blouse Free Pattern and Tutorial

As I brainstormed essentials for a (kind-of) minimal wardrobe, a lace blouse was at the top of the list. I love how classy and neutral, yet feminine they are! I could shop for one, but I had some eyelet lace in my stash that was just enough for this blouse, so of course I had to add it to my…
The worst dressmaking mistake I've ever made, and how you can learn from it.

The Worst Dressmaking Mistake I’ve Ever Made

A tragedy has just occurred. I made a super silly dressmaking mistake. One that I knew I should have avoided. Here's how it happened. A few years ago... I took a pattern-making class and a sewing techniques class from an experienced professor who had working in both construction and pattern drafting for upwards of thirty years. It was so exciting…