Tag Archives: Sewing

pillowcase pajama shorts tutorial

The boys desperately needed some pajama shorts, especially for days when pajama wear turns into daytime wear. I had my little one try to pick fabric he liked, but I don’t have much boyish stuff.  Then I came across my … Continue reading

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simple boat neck top

I made Jennifer’s boat neck top and LOVE it.  I saw it and just knew I had to make it asap. First I had to go through some sewing machine difficulties, before getting into a good sewing place. I’ve finally … Continue reading

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the 333 dress

We are going to Oregon to see my sister in almost 10 days and I wanted to take a little something for my little niece Ruby.  Fortunately, my friend Amy had an awesome pdf sewing pattern that I bought on … Continue reading

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finished skirt

Here is my finished skirt. It’s very girly-twirly and fun. Like I said before, I used the Sew Mama Sew Tutorial, which was great.  I just couldn’t get the shirring to work on the waist band so I made a … Continue reading

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smashing

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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urgh!!

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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Sewing on my mind

I think I have made amends with my sewing machine.  I’ve had a huge stack of patterns that have been calling  my name, keeping me up at night, so I finally sat down to make something. See my Stitch magazine … Continue reading

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