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Sewing With Rayon Challis - MMF Fabric Substrate Series, Part 2

Hi there, friends!      I am going to be honest here and tell you that I was a bit nervous about writing this installment of my fabric substrate series (click here to see part 1 on Double Gauze).  I am pretty new to rayon and did not have the deep knowledge about it that I have on many other fabric types.  But I knew I wanted to research, and learn more, so this is the perfect opportunity to share that research with all of you (plus, some gorrrrrrrgeous rayons are shipping to me for the shop next week). Well, the first thing I have to tell you before I go on is, challis is pronounced sha-lee.  Who knew? Rayon...

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Nova Dress by StraightGrain Patterns - Baby, Toddler and Girls Dress and Top Sewing Pattern

     I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful pattern with all of you and I was so honored to be asked by An of StraightGrain Patterns to be a part of this blog tour.  The Nova Dress and top is a clean, classic style girls top and dress pattern with so many gorgeous options and incredibly well written and illustrated instructions.            The pattern can be made with cuffed long sleeves, cap sleeves or sleeveless.  The back closure can be made with an invisible zipper, a button or ties.  And the front can feature flat pleats, box pleats, zigzag pleats or honeycomb pleats.  And it can be made in sizes 3m - 12...

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Girls' Sun Dress Workshop - Santa Cruz, June 1st

    Hi friends,           I know a lot of you don't live close, so as much as you would love to, attending an in person workshop in Santa Cruz is just not plausible.  I wish I had a magic space-time continuum defying sort of wrinkle in time science/magic that could get you all here for the workshop and back to your beds for a good night's sleep.  But until I work that out, I am so sorry to say it, but this blog post is just not for you.  I mean, you are welcome to read it, but you probably aren't going to get a lot out of it.      For my local friends!...

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Double Gauze - The Fabric of my Dreams, MMF Fabric Substrate Series, Part 1

Hi there, friends!        When I came up with this idea to write a whole series of blog posts describing different fabric substrates in detail, and what they are best used for, I knew that double gauze would be my first installment.                                      Since the first time I touched double gauze, I have been obsessed!  It is so soft to your fingers, and when you rub it on your cheek, if rubbing fabric on your cheek is the sort of thing you are into (which I think you probably are).  I also love to describe it as cloud like, because it...

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2016 - Wow, Friends, Wow!

2016: a year that has been pretty much a disaster for the world, but surprisingly wonderful in my life!  2016 saw the end of my first business, Fun Little Things, which, while bittersweet, was freeing and absolutely the right decision.  2016 saw the creation of Maker Mountain Fabrics.  Maker Mountain Fabrics went from 1 fabric I was selling through Fun Little Things, to 41 fabrics (past and present) 5 patterns (one of which I designed myself) and 5 all inclusive sewing kits all in their own etsy shop, then independent website.  MMF went from 0 to 2,281 Instagram followers. MMF started a facebook group that now has 100 members Between Etsy and the website, MMF has made 148 sales, shipped...

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