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Pink Striped Tiramisu

This dress is a story about the relationship between designers and retailers.  We need each other- the retailer sells the patterns, and …
Tiramisu LBD

Tiramisu LBD

I can't believe it's taken me this long to make a Tiramisu LBD. I've made striped Tiras, spotted Tiras, color-blocked TIras, Tiras …
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Susan’s Cabarita

Cabarita Beach is my happy place. The Cabarita Top is comfy like a t-shirt, with striking design details like the bias v-back …
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Striped Cabarita

Cabarita Beach is my happy place. The Cabarita Top is comfy like a t-shirt, with striking design details like the bias v-back …
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Reversible Cabarita

Cabarita Beach is my happy place. The Cabarita Top is comfy like a t-shirt, with striking design details like the bias v-back …
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Leila’s Cabarita

The Cabarita Top is comfy like a t-shirt, with striking design details like the bias v-back and rolled front collar inspired by …
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Red Cabarita

Cabarita Beach is my happy place. The Cabarita Top is comfy like a t-shirt, with striking design details like the bias v-back …
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White Cocoa (Jersey)

Layers aren't always for warmth. Sometimes it's nice to have a little some-something to throw over a well-loved dress to spruce it …
Cocoa Step 3

Cocoa Step 3

How to make a neat front facing? Part of what I love about Cocoa's design is the way the front facing folds …
Cocoa Shrug Hem Binding

Cocoa Hem Binding

How to make a neat hem binding? This particular technique of sandwiching the binding between the exterior and front facing makes a …
Cocoa Cutting Layout

Cocoa Cutting Layout

The Cocoa Shrug is a part of Cake's RiFF range.  RiFFs are thoughtful but simple cuts that are easily adapted for fit …
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The Animal Print Cocoa

Animal print isn't my forte, but it's always fun to play. When a friend de-stashed and presented me with 3m of animal …
Foxy Little Clutch Zipper

Final Seam and Turn

This is the completion seam for the Red Velvet Clutch- time to put it all together!  We'll take it one small step …
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Zipper Stitching: Red Velvet Clutch

Learn to insert a zipper one baby step at a time, and pick up other useful tips through these video micro-lessons. The Rant about the Futility of Perfection is a bonus…

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No Tool Tie Turn

Rouleau Ties are little tubes of fabric that are useful for drawstrings, ties, dress or camisole straps or embellishment. They're perfect for …
Red Velvet Dress Surgery

Post-Construction Dress Surgery

"Dress Surgery" happens in my sewing room sometimes, so I thought I'd show you how it works.  I don't like unpicking knit …
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Points for Progress

During the Red Velvet Sewalong, I wanted to enhance the classroom experience in the Flickr group and encourage beginners to sew along …
A Little Different LBD

A Little Different LBD

The petal collar included in Red Velvet is a little swirl of frosting for your cake.  I mounted the collar on two …
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Red Velvet Sewalong

Welcome to the Red Velvet Knit Dress 30 Minutes A Day Sewalong led by me, StephC, creator of Cake Patterns. This series …
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House Points Competition

Tweet House Points Competition I'm trying something new this time to keep track of house points during the Red Velvet 30 Minutes …