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I'm so excited to be featuring Halla Patterns Knotty Pants for this week's blog! Halla is full of amazing patterns so I could talk forever but they just released the children's Knotty Pants to go with the women's version released a few weeks ago!   Hooray!! All the mommy and me!   The Knotty Pants are not only adorable but loaded with a TON of options.  Let's start here with the women's version. The best part of about the Knotty Pants is they can be dressed up for a gorgeous out on the town/business look, or completely dressed down for the comfiest...

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Cotton and Grain, Crafting against the grain, Fabric, Free Pattern, Free'kin Sewing Challenge, Hacks, Misusu, Patterns, Rockerbye, sewing -

*Welcome Our Guest Blogger- Alexis Neil of Cotton and Grain Sewing Company!*   Woo Hoo!  I’m so excited to share the first ever Misusu Patterns FREE’kin Sewing Challenge and blog tour with you all today!  I’ll share more on how to enter to win a free pattern of your choice, a coupon,  as well as contest details below but first I wanted to share my blog tour contribution, complete with a pattern modification I made from Elles’ amazing patterns.   The best part…two of the patterns I’ve used are free!   If you haven’t checked out Misusu yet, you are seriously missing...

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bases, custom fabric, Fabric, fabric bases, Fabric types, Gauze, Gauze Blanket, Minky, Rockerbye Destash, roundup, Squish, Swim -

We get a lot of questions about the different fabric bases here at Rockerbye so I figured it was time for a blog roundup!  Not all bases are ran every time but they change throughout the year depending on the season.  While this is obviously not as good as touching them yourself hopefully it helps :)  Let's start with the main most widely used base.    Cotton lycra - It is a super soft fabric with great recovery.   It's 95% cotton with 5% lycra making it really breathable and perfect for all types of weather. Rockerbye Cotton Lycra is printed at...

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custom fabric, Fabric, Featured Pattern, Free Pattern, Halloween, Handmade, Pattern, Patterns, Pre-order, Raglan, Rockerbye Destash, sew, sewing, Squish -

Eeee I'm so excited about this!!  Of course, we are coming to the end of the Halloween Pre-order round so this pattern feature is absolutely perfect!  I mean it's perfect for every day too but extra fun for Halloween!  I bring you the Max and Meena Mega Max Raglan! It can be your standard raglan or it gives you over 40 different "creatures" you can make with wings, tails, ears, and more!! Look at this giant list! You can also mix and match to create your own animal.  I went with the standard bat wings and ears for mine adorable bat...

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Bamboo, blogging, custom fabric, Fabric, Featured Pattern, Handmade, Pattern, Pre order, Rad Patterns, Rockerbye Destash, sew, sewing -

Who else is excited about this amazing Bamboo Amber is offering this time!?   Let me gush about it for a second and then I'll take you to the pattern.   Bamboo is LIFE for warm months!  It's like the summer equivalent of squish! It's crazy soft, breathable, gorgeous drape, and so vibrant!  It's perfect for flowy pants, cardigans, dresses, tops, skirts, and really anything you want some pretty drape on.   Bamboo is kind of "heavy" but light meaning it definitely has weight to it but doesn't feel like it when you are wearing.   It also doesn't have the best recovery so...

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