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My Favorite Oliver + S Pattern

Months ago, I received an email asking me if I’d be interested in writing about my favorite Oliver + S pattern for their blog. I accepted (duh). This was before Project Run & Play! I chose the Building Block Dress.

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The Tailor of Gloucester

Warning: Picture overload coming your way. This week’s theme for Project Run & Play was to use your favorite children’s storybook as an inspiration. Since this was going to be for V, my first thought was to do something Princess

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Christmas Dresses

These dresses took me so much time! I think it’s because of the renovations. During PRP, I was super productive despite the work but afterwards, I just didn’t have the drive to work fast. The lack of decent space to

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Buffalo Lace and Frills

When I see buffalo plaid, the first thing I think of is flannel lumberjack shirts. Come on, I can’t be the only one! So my first idea was to go super girly with a ruffled coat and full gathered skirt

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Project Run & Play – All Buttoned Up

I think this week was the most difficult for me. The brief being “use buttons to highlight your look”. I just wasn’t sure where to go with that. But when I think buttons, I think classic collared shirt. So that’s

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Liberty Garden Party

Remember the green top I made for V during PRP? When I looking for a pattern, I happened onto the Oliver + S Garden Party Dress. I’ve always loved that pattern and V loved it as soon as she saw

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Project Run & Play – Signature Style

As the girls have gotten older, I’ve had to let go of my own design ideas and allow them to give me their input. It doesn’t always work (see skinny pull on jeans made in E’s choice of fabric and

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