Author Archives: Amanda Carestio

Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 3: Bound Buttonhole Tutorial

Are you looking for tips and tricks on sewing a bound buttonhole; the Cadillac of buttonholes? Lucky you have the team from Deer & Doe showing you how, step-by-step to sew these beautiful bound buttonholes. Let’s get to it! Welcome … Continue reading

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Sewing Makes You Love Yourself – Lumps And All!

Happy Valentines, Galentines, chocolates and wine/fancy fabric day, friends! We’re taking today to celebrate one of our favorite kinds of love: self-love. We’ve been so inspired by the Sewing Makes You Love Yourself challenge on Instagram (#smyly2018), we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along Week 2: Trench Coat Fabric Recommendations

Welcome to week 2 of the Luzerne Trench sew along! Again today, we’re joined by the lovely team from Deer & Doe for their fabric recommendations (and a few of our top picks).  Check out last week’s post for more … Continue reading

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Take the 10×10 Wardrobe Fashion Challenge

Do you want to get more wear out of your handmade garments? Do you feel lost or bored with what hangs in your closet? The 10×10 wardrobe challenge might be just the thing to re-inspire your wardrobe. By Delphine Colbeau … Continue reading

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Luzerne Trench Sew Along, Week 1: Inspiration Behind the Design

Welcome to our first sew along of 2018, friends! We’re starting off with a bang, with the amazing Luzerne Trench by Deer & Doe. If you’re not sure you need a trench in your life, let us convince you otherwise. … Continue reading

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How to Pick the Perfect Jacket for Your Body Shape

Spring is a great time to stitch up a new jacket or two, because the fabrics are fun and they don’t need heavy linings or insulation. Consider four body types, labeled for convenience with geometric shape names, and some fashion-forward … Continue reading

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Trench-spiration: Inspiring Trench Coat Trends to Sew

We’re so excited to continue our Sew Along series in the new year. First up is the Luzerne Trench by Deer & Doe. I’m a long-time fan of Deer & Doe Patterns: I find that their patterns offer interesting details, … Continue reading

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