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my debut post for craftsy

I’m SO EXCITED to finally share this news! Starting today I’ll be blogging regularly for Craftsy (and here too, of course!). It’s an honor to join the team and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t the highlight of my year! craftsypost900In my first post I’m sharing some tips to consider as you plan to sew a vintage dress. Successful sewing all starts with picking the right pattern and the right fabric for you (among other things, as you’ll read). I had a few “oops” sewing projects this year because I didn’t take my own advice. So one of my resolutions for 2014 is to have a solid plan going forward with my sewing.

Hop on over to the Craftsy Blog and you’ll see what I mean!

…and let me know what you think 😉


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  • I want to learn to sew every single one of the patterns you featured in the image of this blog!!!

  • Congrats, girl! How exciting!

  • Biggest congratulations. So deserved!

  • Congratulations Rochelle! I loved your article, btw. Can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

  • This is exciting. Too bad I don’t have time to add yet another blog to my reading. I need to do more sewing than blog reading. Does this mean you’ll be writing less for your own blog? I hope not.

    • I would have never accepted the position with Craftsy if it meant neglecting my own blog. No need to worry there 😉

  • Congratulations, Rochelle! It’s very exciting to know that you’re joining the Craftsy team!

  • yeah for you! off to read up! congratulations!

  • Not reading the instructions first is my biggest downfall!

  • That is over-the-moon awesome! I’m so proud of you, dear gal, and can’t wait to learn oodles upon oodles about sewing from your posts there (just as I have with those here).

    ♥ Jessica

  • Congrats! Great post!

    • Thanks, Dear! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Fabric Mart 🙂

  • Woo hoo! Congratulations.

  • Great tips 🙂 I should listen to them more 😉

  • Juliana @ Urban Simplicity

    Congratulations! Great article, and I look forward to more great things to come! I get tons of wonderful ideas from your blog and I’m grateful for your time and attention to this endeavor. Best wishes!!

    • Thank you so much, Juliana. I really appreciate that 🙂

  • Congratulations!! I always look forward to reading more posts from you!

  • Congratulations, Rochelle! I really enjoyed your post – lots of great tips to keep in mind before getting started.

  • Great advice, I have been sewing vintage and vintage inspired over the last few years and I have now learned to read all of my instructions before buying the fabric and making my final choice.
    I love the idea of a 1940s day dress in quilting cotton , especially for summer.

    • Thanks. Jennifer. Reading through all the instructions first is also a really great tip! You can count on more 1940s cotton day dresses here as the weather gets warmer. They’re my favorite 🙂

      • Great to read this, LL. We are building a small farm and I want to incorporate day dresses into my daily wear (thus my blog journey). 🙂