Current Obsession // Hot summer freebie

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I have been searching for the perfect silhouette for my first attempt at dress making and I’ve found it!

The best part? This is a FREE pattern but only for the month of August!

This dress is so me! I adore simple, modern designs. Just take a look at the details:

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Casual and elegant. It’s the perfect summer outfit!

I’m crushing on the designer, Monika Schmidt-Mader. She is a stay at home mama who lives in Bremen with her family.  Her style is my jam. I can see myself wearing Else as well. Another simple, ingenious modular dress. I’m definitely going for the hooded version.

I love her CRAZYLAZYWEAR mantra. It reminded me of COZYSQUISHYWOOL

Modern, reduced … casual, cozy – with the possibility to be synonymous times “schickimicki”. Inspired by the harsh climate of northern Germany. Reinterpreted favorite pieces in casual style. Just add jeans.”  

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She recommends lightweight woven fabrics with drape. I have a few yards of a linen + rayon blend in my stash that I can use. I’m patiently waiting for the kids to get back to school (who else is counting down the days???) so I can give this a try. I’ve made several dresses for my daughter ages ago (toddler size) that I’d love to share with you – that is – if I can find them!

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Happy sewing!

Current Obsession // NoShow Socks

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Every so often, I come across a design that I fall head over heels for and want to knit IMMEDIATELY. This is the case for La Maison Rililie’s No Show Socks.

I love these low-cut ankle socks! It’s a toe up, (bonus!) gusseted heel construction. I guess it’s time I learned a new heel right? For someone who has tiny feet (size 5’s people!), I average about 27g per sock. Even less if I use contrasting heels, toes and cuffs. That leaves me with approximately 46g of left over sock yarn to play with and I have lots. I see many no-show socks in my future!!!

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For more info, visit La Maison Rililie’s website or Ravelry page.