sewing the FibreMood DIna in Minerva Exclusive viscose
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The Dina Dress – New Release with Fibre Mood Issue 21!

I’m going to be honest with you guys – about halfway into sewing this dress, all the way up until the moment I got dressed to grab these pictures, I had my doubts about this one! I was so excited about the bold, bright colored blossoms and the way they pop off the black background, but somewhere along the way the combination of big sleeves and bold colors started giving me 1980’s vibes and I wasn’t sure it was in a good way. I rode out the construction, hoping it would all work out in the end and knowing that sometimes, they just don’t….

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sewing the Romy Top with minerva exclusive viscose
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A Blue Floral Romy Tank

Minerva recently released a brand new line of exclusive prints, and as a Minerva Ambassador, I had the opportunity to get my hands on them a little early and start sewing them up! You guys know I love a fun print, especially a floral, so as you might guess, I was so excited. The new exclusive line of prints has something for everyone, I think – I had a hard time narrowing my own selection, and although I was very fortunate to get to work with my three favorite prints from the first release, there were many others I would’ve been thrilled to sew with! There were also some that didn’t fit my personal style palette but still featured beautiful prints and colors – so really, go check them out. You’re bound to love something!

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Fibre Mood Rosalie Top Hack in Tiger Kingdom Viscose
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A Tropical Tiger Franken-Top

I don’t know that I’ve ever tried to fully recreate a ready to wear item in my sewing room before, but this top is entirely the result of a very inspiring morning of window shopping on our downtown square. In a quest for a little fresh air and delicious coffee, my little guy and I found ourselves strolling along the square one morning in early April this year. Most of the shops were closed, but we were happy to be out of the house and I took my time rolling the stroller past each and every store front, checking out the window displays. After falling in love with a top in a window, this is the resulting me-made!

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sewing the Tammy Handmade Rhea Dress in Minerva Exclusive Fabric
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An end-of-summer Rhea Dress

As soon as I saw this fabric, it reminded me of a dress I had in college that I loved. If memory serves, that dress was a bustier-inspired bodice with a straight skirt, sewn in a sateen fabric. It had some cute details on the strap trim, which I’m realizing now I channeled into the trim I chose for this dress without even realizing it! This dress is a total departure in shape from the one I was reminded of, but it perfectly suits my current style and I am so happy with how it turned out!

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