Holiday Blog Tour: Christmas Jammies

5oo4 Holiday Blog Tour: Christmas Jammies | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

  This post is a part of the Holiday Blog Tour sponsored by 5 out of 4 Patterns. More details about the other great blogs on the tour and a GIVEAWAY are at the end of the post.   Christmas Traditions I can still remember petitioning my mother. My older sister and I were much too […]

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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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Pattern Review: Angelica Pattern by Jilly Atlanta

Pattern Review: Angelica by Jilly Atlanta | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Meet the new Angelica Pattern from Jilly Atlanta. Designer Jill Coppock said that when she was conceiving the Angelica, she wanted a top to help her daughters feel like they have wings. What resulted is a precious top or dress that looks great in many fabrics. The Pattern Details The Angelica pattern uses pleats and gathers […]

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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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Monster Mash Blog Tour: Pumpkin Costume

Today I’m sharing the pumpkin costume I designed for my three-year-old. This post is a part of the Monster Mash Blog Tour hosted by Tibeca Yao of Sewing by Ti and Simply by Ti. At age three, my daughter is old enough to have a clear opinion about her Halloween costume. The first time (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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FREE Pattern & Photo Tutorial for Toddler Underwear

Free Pattern & Underwear Tutorial | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Today I am very excited to share a FREE pattern & photo tutorial for the toddler underwear I posted about earlier this week (link here). It’s the perfect scrap-busting pattern–use it to turn all your favorite knit fabric scraps into something useful! Make your undies with or without an accident-friendly absorbent layer. This underwear pattern is designed […]

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