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#2018MakeNine | A Sewing Challege

Hi Guys! Happy New Year!  Only 16 days in to the new year.  Today I want to share with you my #2018MakeNine.  What is #2018MakeNine? Well, this a sewing challenge that has made it’s rounds on Instagram where you post what you will decide to sew up in 2018.  Seems pretty harmless, right?  I’m very excited for this challenge because it will help me narrow down the clothes that I want to make during the year and help keep me accountable.  I kind of need this in my life because  ...

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#2017BestNine – A Little Reflection

Happy New Year’s Eve! I felt that I needed to do just one last blog post before 2017 ended.  I believe that whatever you are doing at the end of the year is what you will spend doing in the in coming year.  So, here’s to more blog posts in 2018!  I wanted to share with you all my #2017BestNine.  These are my top nine most liked posts on Instagram.  If you aren’t following me on Instagram click here.  Alright, let’s get to it.

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Pre-Thanksgiving Pattern Haul

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! (if you celebrate)  I hope you had a great time with your family and friends during the holiday.  Recently, JoAnn had an amazing pattern sale and I might have gone a little nuts. Hobby Lobby also has a sale that I took advantage of.  I’m lucky that I live close enough to several Joann’s and Hobby Lobby’s and I might have paid them all a visit in search of some goodies.  Simplicity, McCall’s and I think Vogue were all on sale. There  ...

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That Time I Won 3rd Place in the Mimi G Style Conference Fashion Show

Did I ever tell you about that time I won 3rd place in a fashion show?  Not just any fashion show.  First of all, this was my VERY 1st fashion show ever.  Second of all, this wasn’t just any fashion show.  It was the fashion show at Mimi G’s 6th Annual Fashion, Sewing and Style Conference!  Can you believe that?  I still can’t.  You can read all about the conference by reading Mimi’s recap here.

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My Anitra Jumpsuit from Style Sew Me

Hello!  Happy 4th Of July!  I hope you got to enjoy the day celebrating America with your family and friends.  Today I am bringing you my version of the Anitra Jumpsuit from Style Sew Me Patterns.  I’ve been following this sew sister for years now and have learned so much from her.  Her Youtube channel is the bomb.com.  To this day I use her zipper install, gathering with cooking twine method and her box pleated skirt tutorials.  You can find her YouTube channel here.  You’re  ...

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8216

  Hi! Sew way back when, before the So Very Jo blog was born, I got an opportunity to collaborate with LA Finch Fabrics.  I jumped at the opportunity to review their fabulous fabrics!  I received two different cuts of fabric and one of them was this Arcadia Rayon Challis which is still available for purchase HERE. The description on their site reads: Description: Look chic with this gorgeous abstract rayon challis! Overstock from a high end LA designer.  Drapes nicely, soft hand!  ...

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Sewing 4 Haiti

Hello! Sew, I wanted to tell you about that one time I was part of the Sewing 4 Haiti initiative.  One of my sew sisters sent out an S.O.S to all of her sewing friends that might want to participate in making dresses for little girls in Haiti.  Shun D. from www.shundavis.com hooked up with a non-profit agency called 4 Haiti NYC – 4HNYC Inc. from New York.   4HNYC is a registered NYC nonprofit consisting of a group of concerned young professionals in the NYC area who are raising money  ...

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My #BestNine for 2016

Happy New Year!!! I know what you might be thinking, “how does So Very Jo have a Best Nine already”?  Well, before I started the blog, I had an Instagram account where I would post photos of my makes.  So without further ado, here is So Very Jo’s #BestNine!   1. This one comes to no surprise.  I joined Mimi G Style Sew It! Academy as soon as it opened last year.  If you want to learn how to sew, this is the place to be.  Even if you already know how to sew, this is  ...

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