Author: Kelly Ballou

How to Add Pintucks to a Bodice
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How to Add Pintucks to a Bodice

Pintucks are a cute detail that can dress up a bodice. I’m going to show you how I added pintucks to the Willow pattern. Pintucks are usually between 1/8″ and 1/4″ and you can add as many pintucks as you would like. For this example I used three, 1/4″ pintucks on each side, with a…

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Classic Comfort
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Classic Comfort

It’s the final week of Project Run and Play! I am so excited I made it this far. This has been such a challenging and rewarding experience and I had so much fun! I’m sad that it’s coming to and end, but I’m also looking forward to some sleep! Don’t forget to vote for your…

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Tale as Old as Time
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Tale as Old as Time

It’s Fairy Tale week at Project Run and Play! My favorite week yet! Make sure you head to the Project Run and Play website to vote after you’re done reading. If you know me, you know I’m a big Disney fan, so this challenge was right up my alley. One of my favorites growing up…

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Whatever the Weather
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Whatever the Weather

I made it to week two of Project Run and Play! Make sure you head over to check out the other looks and vote after you’re done reading! This week’s theme was Transformation. For my look I made an outfit that changes with the weather, because as Mark Twain said, “If you don’t like the…

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City Sunset
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City Sunset

It’s week 1 of Project Run and Play Season 23! When you’re done reading, make sure you head over to the Project Run and Play site to vote for your favorite look this week. I’m so excited to be a part of this with such talented designers. I can’t wait to see what everyone created…

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Once Upon a Pattern
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Once Upon a Pattern

I have never had so much fun working on a pattern or been so excited for a pattern release as I was with the Once Upon a Pattern! It was such a fun process from planning all the options and sewing up test versions, to watching my daughter’s face light up when she saw them,…

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Free Movie Night Pajamas
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Free Movie Night Pajamas

The Movie Night Pajamas have been out for awhile now, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about them. They’re one of my favorite things to sew. They’re easy, cute, and perfect for all the knits you’ve been hoarding (that’s not just me, right?).  There are children’s and women’s versions with a ton…

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