Mommy and Me Velvet Christmas Dresses

Mommy and Me Christmas Blog Tour | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

This post is a part of the Mommy and Me Christmas Blog Tour hosted by Lori Bowers from Seams Sew Lo. More details about the other great blogs on the tour, our sponsors and a GIVEAWAY are at the end of the post.   My daughter has a burgundy velvet dress that she got second-hand from […]

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Pattern Review: Laneway Dress

Pattern Review: Laneway Dress | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

I was thrilled when Jennifer of Jennifer Lauren Handmade invited me to review her pattern for the Laneway Dress. It is a classy, vintage inspired dress with three spunky collar options. So naturally, I decided to sew this dress for a friend of mine whose personality perfectly matches this dress. My dear friend Sharon is […]

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Gingham Easter Dress: My Own Design

When I was a kid, getting a new Easter dress was a major highlight of the year. The headquarters of Portland-based Daisy Kingdom were a short drive away from where I lived in Beaverton. As I remember it, Daisy Kingdom was the coolest thing around. At church, all of the girls in my Sunday School […]

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Pattern Review: Bonn Shirt(dress)

Today I have an embarrassing story, a lesson learned, and a pattern review, all in one. When I sew, I always make a mistake or two (or ten). It’s inevitable and, as far as I can tell, normal. Usually it’s only a seam or two that has to be unpicked and redone. So I fix […]

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