After the Rain - Cardigan Hack

After the Rain - Cardigan Hack

February 25, 2020

Sewing zippers can be a little daunting. If you are not quite ready to jump into zippers you can easily make your After the Rain into a cardigan. This hack is simple and you can still rock those amazing ruffles!

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Unzipping Files - Desktop, iOS and Android

Unzipping Files - Desktop, iOS and Android

February 25, 2020

We are so excited to be adding projector files to all of our new patterns. With these changes there will be a slightly different way to open the files. All of the new patterns will come in a zipped folder with all of the formats available.

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Shortening a Separating Zipper

Shortening a Separating Zipper

February 25, 2020

When I started designing the After the Rain and shopping around for separating zippers I was shocked at how limited the selection was. I found a lot of zippers that were too short or way too long! Not to worry, I am going to walk you through customizing your zipper for the length you need. 

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Projector Cutting -- {the latest sewing craze}

Projector Cutting -- {the latest sewing craze}

February 10, 2020

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Nightingale Cardigan - Straight Hem Hack

Nightingale Cardigan - Straight Hem Hack

January 29, 2020

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Project Run and Play - Week 4

Project Run and Play - Week 4

September 24, 2019

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Project Run and Play - Week 3

Project Run and Play - Week 3

September 17, 2019

When I heard Week 3's theme -- Sound of Fashion -- iimmediately took me back to a memory of dancing under blue skies with my girls at a music festival. Their carefree movements that day re-inspired me to go with the flow and to live life to the fullest. Drawing on that inspiration and my family's love for indie music -- rock, reggae and folk -- it was only fitting I created a pair of flowy festival designs with a bohemian vibe for my look.

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Project Run and Play - Week 2

Project Run and Play - Week 2

September 10, 2019

I'm going to be real honest...when I heard the theme for Week 2 -- Super Hero and Heroines, I freaked out a little. It is sooo out of my realm! I immediately started brainstorming though and was so relieved within a couple hours I had a plan. And then of course didn't sleep well that night because I was working out all the details in my head. I love those full force, creative moments even if it means I don't get much sleep!

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Project Run and Play - Week 1

Project Run and Play - Week 1

September 03, 2019

Week 1 of Project Run and Play is finally here and I'm so excited!! The theme this week -- Home Sweet Home -- it's all about home and what makes your home the best. We live in Panama City Beach on Florida's gorgeous Emerald Coast. So this week was a given that we would head to our favorite place about a mile from our house and dip our toes in the sugar white sand.

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Sew Americana Blog Tour

Sew Americana Blog Tour

June 25, 2019

Independence Day is right around the corner, and so with it comes Wild + Wanderful's Sew Americana Blog Tour!  I follow this tour every year, so I'm really excited to be participating in it for the first time.

Nothing says "summer sewing" over here at SSD quite like the Emerie Romper, and wheI think Americana, I think of the peace and love, tie-dye vibe of the 70s. As it turns out, I happen to be a big lover of dying things.

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Daybreak - Swimsuit Hack

Daybreak - Swimsuit Hack

May 21, 2019

Soon after the Daybreak release there was an inspiration post made in the Striped Swallow Designs' facebook group of a tankini swimsuit that looked very similar to the Daybreak for the top. My daughter had a school field trip coming up to the waterpark the following week and I knew it would be perfect so I set out on making one the next day. (The photo on the right is from Swimfully.) I used the Into the Blue for my bottoms -- no mods, just skip adding the top of the ITB and they make super cute swimsuit bottoms. 

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Sewing for Spring - So Sew English Capsules

Sewing for Spring - So Sew English Capsules

April 30, 2019

Back in March I saw that So Sew English Fabrics was having a Spring Sewing Capsule Contest in their Facebook Group and thought "Well heck I want to sew some new clothes just for fun!"

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