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Big Mooo'd: Halloween Cow Costume (Simplicity 4178 and New Look 6035 Review)

This week's post has been a long time coming! This cow print look was my Halloween costume in 2018, and I'm finally getting around to writing this blog post. I used Simplicity 4178 for the hat and New Look 3065 for the skirt. This project was a bit more rushed than most of my projects, and I finished both pieces in one day. Let's get right into it!

Pink Heart Valentine's Coatigan: Schnittchen Coatigan Silvia Review

Happy Valentine's Day! This week's post is about my experience using Schnittchen's Coatigan Silvia pattern. Although I encountered a few problems while working on this coat, it was a fairly simple and quick project. Read on to find out more! 

Christine Haynes Emery Dress Review (Feline Frames Dress)

Hello everyone! This week's post will be about my experience using the Emery Dress sewing pattern by Christine Haynes. I realize that I'm extremely late to the party for this pattern, as it came out in 2013. However, the Emery dress features a timeless silhouette that is appropriate for many occasions. 

Butterick 6643: Retro Underbust Corset Review

This past December I decided to join Bluprint's streaming service. I had previously purchased a few Craftsy classes, and the end of the year deals were tempting enough for me to subscribe for a year. As a result, I stumbled upon Alison Smith's corset making class. The techniques shown were practical and valuable, and I considered purchasing the pattern used in the class. However, I couldn't see myself ever wearing it, as I never really wear shapewear. So, in summation, I wanted to challenge myself and make a corset, but I didn't want to invest hours of time and effort into a typical corset. 

The release of Butterick 6643 coincided perfectly with this dilemma. It was a less "serious" corset that I could potentially see myself wearing. So, today's post will be about my experience trying out this pattern. Be forewarned, however, because this project is a little bit of a fail. 

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