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paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

Easy Elastic Waist Pants Sewing Patterns

Elastic waist pants sewing patterns

A roundup of my favorite easy to sew elastic waist pants sewing patterns. I’ll admit, I’ve sewn and loved elastic waist pants for DECADES, not just now, with the pandemic, and post-pandemic fervor over ‘soft pants’ – and I’ll share…

No Sew Fleece Ruana Poncho

And a hemming-only EASY knit ruana poncho to go with the no-sew fleece ruana poncho. I’ve made this one many times – ruana ponchos are very easy, make excellent gifts, and are perfect in the many, many colors of fleece…

How to Snow Dye

How to snow dye - snow dyed poncho, tee, scarf

Dye using snow! It’s super easy and fun to dye garments and fabric with snow and fabric dye. I show you how to snow dye in this blog post, including instructions, photos and sources. We got 11″ of snow (not…

Beach Vacation Mini Capsule Wardrobe

Sew yourself a beach vacation mini capsule wardrobe for a getaway vacation! Add in some favorite ready-to-wear and catalog styles to round out your ideal vacation wardrobe. An ideal capsule wardrobe for the potential 71-78 degree weather includes shorts, tees,…

Tremont Jacket Sewing Pattern Review

Tremont Jacket Pattern Review

The Tremont Jacket is a surprisingly delightful sew! The Tremont Jacket Sewing Pattern Review was the January Pattern of the Month at my local fabric store. I like to support my LFS through not only purchases, but visibility – sharing…