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Cali & Co Sewing Blog Launches August 1 - with a Giveaway!

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A bunch of talented sewists/seamstresses/ladies from all over the world (including myself) will be blogging for Califabrics.com at Cali & Co  - A Sewing Blog for the Fabric Obsessed.  The official launch is August 1, with new posts added every few days all month.  There is also a $100 giveaway ending August 31.  $100 goes a long way at Califabrics, so check it out!!

Sew Over It Pussybow Blouse

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The next stop on my pattern tour of pussybow blouses is the Sew Over It Pussybow Blouse. 
I decided to do Version 2, which is the attached v-neck (on the right, as opposed to the open v-neck), since Version 1 is almost exactly like the Style Arc Holly I had just made
This was going to be another trial version or wearable muslin, so I used an inexpensive polyester woven from Mood fabrics. 
I cut the size 10 based on the finished garment measurements.  This sewed up very quickly. It's not a complicated pattern and I had basically just done the same thing with the StyleArc version, and most of the major construction components are pretty similar.  I did not put the little buttons on my sleeve cuffs, not because they are tiny and fiddly but because I don't like button cuffs and I was happy just sliding my wrists through.  No other deviations from the instructions.  The results:

This fabric makes me look like I escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. But I like the bl…

Modified Colette Patterns Myrtle Dress

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Over the past couple of years I've made several versions of the Colette Patters Myrtle dress, in both knits and wovens.  For some reason, I find myself not wearing them as often as I intend to, even though they are easy to make and easy to wear.So what’s the problem?I realized there are a few fitting/design issues that keep me from really loving this pattern that I really want to love!