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Introducing October's Limited Edition Kits!

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Introducing October's Limited Edition Kits!

Spring is in the air here in New Zealand and this got me thinking of flower blossoms and pastel colours.  Something fresh and simple and paired back.

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Colour Inspiration ~ October 'Spring Pastels'

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Colour Inspiration ~ October 'Spring Pastels'

I'm not sure if it was the two pastel colours from last month's colour inspiration or that we finally have some springy weather where I live that has me obsessing over all the pretty pastels.

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Monthly Musing ~ Everyday Indulgence?

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Monthly Musing ~ Everyday Indulgence?

With 'Sweet Treats' and baked goods driving the monthly colour inspiration for September, I posed this question over on Instagram, 'For you, is lingerie an occasional indulgence or everyday delight?'

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Meet the Maker - 7 questions with Marissa

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Meet the Maker - 7 questions with Marissa

This is the debut in what will be a monthly series of customer profiles. 

I always find it so inspiring reading about others experience in sewing lingerie; it's amazing how broad the topic 'lingerie' is.  Don't you just love those 'Me to!' feelings where in that moment you completely connect to what another person is saying?  Alternatively, some sewists have such a different take on the topic that your mind is opened and you learn something new despite your skill level.

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My match-ups ~ Barrett bralette and Acacia underwear : The Williams kit

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My match-ups ~ Barrett bralette and Acacia underwear : The Williams kit

While this lovely, coral lace fabric would look very pretty in an underwire bra pattern, I decided instead to contrast it's prettiness with a more sporty style bralette.  This is the free Barrett bralette pattern by Madalynne.

Since the bra pattern is a free download I thought it would be fun to match it to another free pattern - the Acacia Underwear by Megan Nielsen, a pattern for hipster briefs.

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