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The Wiksten Kimono Review

I don't know if you saw my dance on Instagram recently, but if you haven't you need to head on over and watch how the Wiksten Kimono jacket can MOVE! Ha!  I bought a fog machine you guys.  JUST FOR THIS DANCE. That is how nuts I really am;) I am head over heels in love with this jacket. I had been eyeing the pattern for awhile, especially after seeing this one.  One day I was at Joann's JUST for some twill (like you can ever leave with one thing) when I saw that fabric above and knew it was destined...

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The Salida Skirt

Oh hello beautiful lines! Hello skirt that fits like a pair of jeans but looks like a million bucks.  I was so lucky to test the Salida Skirt by True Bias a couple months ago and I have been dying to share these photos!  (But if you want to really see this thing in action head to my instagram to watch my dance video!) I made three versions of this skirt and I want to share what I learned that might be of help to you, you sewing maven you. *Paired here with my hacked Grainline Studio Morris Blazer (I changed...

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The Washi Dress

I have been wanting to make the Washi Dress Pattern ever since I had my old blog (so its been a LONG time), but for whatever reason didn't. I finally bought the pattern right before I had my 4th baby with the intention of doing a nursing hack like I'd seen Alina do.  But.... it never happened. Fast forward to last summer when I was visiting Jill on our epic cross-country trip. We loaded up our 4 kids (each) and drove to Texas to meet up and sew. Yes, we each drove around 22 hours one way just to hangout with...

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The Kendrick Overalls

I would apologize for posting 10 photos of these cute overalls, but since I was able to narrow it down from over 300 (that my super duper awesome sister Caroline took), I'm feeling pretty good about it. I just want to do a quick post about these fabulous Kendrick Overalls. First, They make you look instantly stylish and cool, just because the silhouette is so cute. But aside from that they are also so comfortable! So comfortable I could dance (see here) in them, jump in them, and run all over Skellig Micheal  in them! You should've seen the other tourists...

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HELLO!

  Hello World! I am Katie Kortman. I crave visual stimulation and when I can't find it around me, I create my own. My goal is to help others do that too. I want you to see how much fun it can be to try something new, to make something in a surprising color or pattern, or to put paint to paper even if you're not sure what's going to come off that brush or if it will even look good. What's the point if we never take risks or try something new? It can be so invigorating to let go...

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