• Chambray Cabin

    I made this shirt in the spring, and have been wearing it consistently ever since. The pattern is the Cabin by Blueprints for Sewing, and it’s actually the third I’ve sewn. I love the kimono sleeves and the pleat in the back. But my favorite detail… …is the yoke detail on the…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Kids Shorts Sewing | hollymcbride.com

    summer shorts sewing!

    I’ve been sewing a ton of shorts for the bee this summer, and I’m unreasonably excited about it! The bee is nothing if not steadfast (read: stubborn) in her beliefs, but every once in a while she changes her mind, to the shock of all around her, and will proclaim…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Oh Buoy! sewing pattern | hollymcbride.com

    Oh Buoy! My first pattern!

    (You guys, this is going to be a pun that just keeps on giving, I can feel it.) BIG NEWS! I’ve released my first real, honest-to-goodness sewing pattern. Oh Buoy! is a sewing pattern for a life-size soft, stuffed lobster buoy. This pattern combines some of my most favorite things:…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | July Sewing Classes | hollymcbride.com

    Sign up now for July classes!

    Hello all! I hope you’re having a glorious June so far and have an amazing summer ahead of you. I’m hoping to add to the amazing-ness with my schedule for July classes.  Unfortunately these are the last of the classes I’ll be teaching this summer. If you’ve got your eye on one of…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Kitten Dress | hollymcbride.com

    Kitten Dress

    I’m a bit slow to share the Easter dress that I made for my daughter, but here it is! With kittens!   Pattern: Geranium Dress by Made by Rae (there’s an expansion pack now!) Fabrics: The flowers and kittens fabric is a Robert Kaufman lawn from their London Calling 7…

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  • June classes!

    I’m excited to share that I’m introducing two new classes, plus and “open studio” time in June! I hope that Open Sew will allow more students the opportunity to pursue the project that interests them, with guidance. I’m considering an evening Open Sew time as well, so please let me know if…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Transferring markings for soft toy faces | hollymcbride.com

    How to transfer markings for soft toy faces

    Hi there! Today I wanted to share with you the method that I use to transfer faces for soft toys and dolls, or other embroidery projects. First, create your pattern piece.  I traced mouse’s body and face markings from my Mouse pattern onto freezer paper. Next, I carefully used an…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Mouse Zine | hollymcbride.com

    Meet Mouse!

    This fall, I very quietly launched my very first sewing pattern – meet Mouse! Mouse is a very simple sewing pattern, great for beginning sewers and those new to sewing softies.  He can be sewn by either hand or machine.  I’ll be sharing some tips for cutting out his tiny pieces,…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | March Sewing Classes | hollymcbride.com

    March classes!

    Hi friends! I hope that you had an amazing holiday and that the first two months of 2017 have been enjoyable!  After some much needed “r + r”, March classes are now scheduled and on sale!  I’m excited to get back into the swing of things, and ready to help you…

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  • Holly McBride Workshop | Pegasus Charlie | hollymcbride.com

    First day of school dress

    I haven’t been sewing for my daughter as much as I used to, or as much as I’d like, but I did manage to make her a lovely first day of school dress! We completely forgot to take a first day of school photo (oops!), so we’ll have to use…

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