Winter Wear: The Halifax Hoodie

Halifax Hoodie | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

I live in the Midwest in a 70-year-old condo that lacks insulation in the exterior walls. When the temperature drops, the walls become cold to the touch, like the inside of a refrigerator. By late Fall, it starts to get downright chilly inside, even with the heat on. Since I know cranking up the thermostat […]

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Diane Joggers by 5 out of 4 Patterns

Diane Joggers by 5oo4 | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Remember the¬†bamboo fleece sweatpants I made for my husband? He is no longer the only one in the house with an awesome pair of lounge pants. Meet the Diane Joggers from 5 out of 4 Patterns (5oo4). I tested these pants before their debut and I am in love. They are the super cozy and […]

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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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