Category Archives: Clothing


aren’t they pretty? We’ve been enjoying our weekend, sipping on some delicious blackberry smashes (recipe here) and watching old home videos of the kids. It’s so hard to believe that those teeny, fat babes can grow up so quickly into … Continue reading

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It’s so frustrating to work on something for so long and have it not work in the end. Well, maybe I am exaggerating a teeny, tiny bit. It is wearable. Just has some problems. Read on… 1. pink, 2. b&w, … Continue reading

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simplicity 4589, again

Boy am I on a roll with sewing clothes. I’m so proud of myself for not stopping after the first top. This is from an old pattern I pulled out of my stash- simplicity 4589. I had tried the round … Continue reading

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Simple skirt

Thanks for all the great feedback on my top. I am totally keeping that top belt free, and then I may make another solid color one that I can wear a belt with.  I think you were right about keeping … Continue reading

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with or without a belt?

In the spirit of Make it, Wear it!, I share with you my first successful sewing project of the summer.  It is from simplicity 2593 pattern, option B. I had wanted to make it with the twisty neck piece, but … Continue reading

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it’s a wrap

I am waiting, waiting, waiting for some fabric (for my origami wrap) to come in the mail~ oh the agony! So, while I’ve been so patiently waiting, I decided to play with some rust colored baby-rib knit that I’ve had … Continue reading

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Tshirt Makeover: Swimsuit cover-up

We have been trying to go to the pool twice a week to keep the kids cool and happy.  I had been wanting to make a swimsuit cover-up ever since seeing all of these, but didn’t have the time until … Continue reading

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New skirt

Another stretchy knit skirt made from thrifted fabric.  I made it six panels so that it would be kinda zig-zaggy.  Figuring that out, the zig-zag thing, was kind of a pain- but it all magically worked out. Thank goodness I … Continue reading

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summer clothes i wish i had

I just discovered Polyvore.  A time sucker I tell ya!!  Fun though. You can pick your wardrobe by thumbing through hundreds of teeny pictures of clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.  This is what I created: I love everything, but I’m especially … Continue reading

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Here’s lookin at you kid!

So, I’m looking through flickr at pages and pages of those gorgeous reverse applique skirts from the Alabama Stitch Book and I kept seeing eyes.  Yes, eyes… from the shapes.  I was tired. That night, while trying to fall asleep, … Continue reading

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