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Dutch Label Shop Fall Fashion Contest

Fashion Contest Is Here!   Fall is well underway, and there are some many reasons for it to be one of your favorite times of the year. Fall is amazing for its crisp weather, food, pumpkin spice lattes, and especially…

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KNOWING THE FALL COLOR PALETTE

The Fall Color Palette

FALL COLOR PALETTE Start building your color palette! Are you laying out squares for your next afghan or quilt? Trying to piece together a color scheme for your fall outfit? From classic fall foliage colors to food related themes, there…

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PUMPKIN DECORATING SEASON

PUMPKIN DECORATING

IT’S THE SEASON TO DECORATE! It’s another season of decorating experience again. When the weather gets chilly and the scarves and sweaters come out, my thoughts go pumpkin. Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin decorations are the…

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Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Do-it-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes for All! Again, it’s the season for great costumes! It’s the spooktacular time of the year again – no don’t worry, not tax season – Halloween! I love to repurpose and recycle, and there’s no better occasion than…

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The Sewer’s Secret Guide to Fall

Sewer Secret Guide to Fall

Sewer in Fall As a sewer, my favorite season of autumn is finally here! There is nothing better than getting out into the crisp air for a day of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking. I love spending Friday…

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Sewer’s Quick Guide: A Beginner’s Glossary

Sewer Quick Guide: A Beginner’s Glossary

When I was a first time sewer, there was nothing more frustrating than encountering a direction in a pattern that I did not understand. Sewing has specific tools and a terminology all its own, and sometimes this can be discouraging…

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The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabric

The Difference Between Knit and Woven Fabric

Knit or woven, does it matter? You’ve picked out your pattern and you have a print that you love. Well, now you’re ready to get sewing! If you’re confused in many patterns, the directions will specify the type of fabric…

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Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

Modern Retro Inspiration From Great Stars

THE STARS’ RETRO Blonde Bombshell Retro platinum hair and red lips are a staple of retro pinup girls. Among others, Gwen Stefani is the queen of the look. As talented musical artist, Gwen also has a great fashion sense, and…

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Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

Staying Cool With Warm Weather Fabrics

COOL FABRICS It’s September and the heat could still be unbearable. The last thing I want to do is go anywhere outside, but when I have to leave the air conditioning, I stay cool with the fabrics I wear. During…

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Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

Maintaining Proper Fabric Care

FABRIC CARE Caring for fabric can be tricky. Unless you know the proper washing instructions for your items, you can run the risk of damaging your items. There is nothing worse than starting a project by washing your fabric, only…

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VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

VINTAGE INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN

INSPIRATION: AUDREY HEPBURN I’ve been holed up watching classic movies in the air conditioning and getting some style inspiration in trying to beat the heat this week. One of my favorite fashion stars to imitate is Audrey Hepburn. The queen of…

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UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING: SEWER’S EDITION

UPCYCLING Cleaning out your closet for fall? Give old favorites a make-over by upcycling them! Everyone has those favorite items of clothing that they struggle giving up. Sure, they take up space in your closet, but they’re filled with memories!…

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