Archive: Apr 2015

week recap -April 25th-May 01st

Can’t believe the month of April went so fast. On the other hand, offline
life was pretty full, so this explains !

Here’s a recap of what happened since last Friday.

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My Bra Making: Your Feedback

What did I learn from your comments on Nina and Nellie Warner (thank you for posting!)? That images can be deceiving! Okay, that’s not a new concept, but one I now taken extra personally. Someone wrote that what’s most important is how I feel wearing the bra. Very true. But the thing is – how I saw myself changed the way I felt. Before seeing images of both bras on body, I loved them. After, not so much. With your and my comments, I’ve changed the front neckline and a few other details. It will be a fun and interesting experiment to compare the two! Along with this experiment, I’ve also been drafting some other bra patterns (see above). So darn excited! In other sewing news: Can you believe Me Made May 2015 starts today?! I would participate, but most of my me-mades now are lingerie pieces. I’ll spare you and myself daily Instagram uploads in a bra and undie/knicker! Cherry blossoms are synonymous with spring. Why not make a dress to go with just as Inna did? I’ve loved seeing the various versions of Southport dresses around the blogosphere lately. Why not join Kelly for her sewing along? Rochelle finished her Spring for Cotton project! 

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On Expectations, Motherhood, and Brindille and Twig Bloomers

I’ve heard it said that with your first baby you take a million photos, have a perfectly put together baby book and chart every milestone.  But by your third(ish) child, the kid’s lucky if they have their birthday photos taken. In my case, however…

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Me Made May ’15 Pledges

So it’s that time of year again, Me Made May, and just like last year, barely signing up under the wire. Kendra and I are here with our pledges, yep, I roped her in on this one! I’ll go first… … Continue reading

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me-make may?

Denim Archer shirt I made for myself (for fun!) a few months agoI know. May is the time of year when all the AWOL sewing bloggers suddenly show up in your blog reader with bathroom selfies galore for Me-Made-May. Don’t worry; I’ve definitely been AWOL …

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Do you alter your zippers?

I purchase zippers basically in two sizes – 22″ and 9″ in a multitude of colors and primarily invisible zippers. Although I do have some regular zippers left over from when I only used them.Now once upon a time in my sewing career, I owned zippers in a…

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Curvy Sewn: Your Creations for April

Hello and welcome to our Flickr parade! Another month and another outstanding array of handmade garments! I’m a dresses gal and I love to see beautiful frocks. And super comfy knit dresses! How about these lovely skirts? As always, I find the blouses that our CSC ladies make to be outstanding. And a medley of knit tops! […]

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The (SUPER MEGA) April Wrap Up and MMM’15

You guys know I sewed a crap-ton this month…wardrobe contest plus stress relief! I have a temp jo I can start on May 18 which is great. No option of it being permanent though as it would be a step backwards career-wise. But it’ll be good for the resu…

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It’s gonna be (Me Made) May!

Dear readers, it came to my attention just this morning that today is May 1st! Here I was sending my boyfriend “It’s gonna be May” memes and having a giggle thinking it was April 30th, when low and behold my lovely sewing buddies around the world …

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New Girl

I finished New Girl by Allyson Dykhuizen and I love it.   Sadly, it’s too warm here for a wool skirt, but I am seriously considering knitting another in a cotton blend that is sweat lodge- friendly. It is a fast knit for sport weight.  So fas…

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Free Project – Wine Glasses or Shot Glasses

Free Project – Wine Glasses or Shot Glasses

Easy Glass Project Learn how to use the  to create says and embellish your favorite wine glass or shot glass. Download Now

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Over 27 Medieval Activities for Kids

medieval activities for kidsThe Medieval time period is a fascinating part of history! Everything from togas,swords, and knights, to fun catapults, and adventurous books help children relive and learn all about the Ancient Rome and Greek eras. The Medieval time period is such vast unit of study. This list of over 27 Medieval Activities for Kids is sure to make […]

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Daily Scrapbooking Deal!

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Perfect Mothers Day gift for the mom that has everything!

Perfect Mothers Day gift for the mom that has everything!

Make a unique Mothers Day gift for the mother that has everything!  Make a bouquet, a corsage or just a single rose! Freestanding Lace Rose #12454-900 2 designs in this collection Brand: OESD Freestanding Lace Rose Preview Sewing Information for #12454-900 Includes design sizes, thread colors, and other stitching information At the low price of […]

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Repairing My Parka + What Would YOU Make With This Fabric?

My mountain parka (above) is one of my all-time favorite sewing projects.I made it last September and have worn it constantly through fall, winter, and now the spring.  So I was less than thrilled when, tugging on the right lower pocket with my ha…

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The VaVaVoom Affect of Rhonda’s Perfect Travel Dress

This is the second time around for Rhonda’s Perfect Travel Dress. The sewing process was the same. I used the same measurements as the first version. The difference was the slink of the knit fabric and the size of my DD. I didn’t take it into consi…

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Citrus Slice Cards – Free Printables

There is something just so pretty about citrus to me. It’s so fresh, bright and cheery… Inspired by the labels and tags I made for the citrus sugar scrubs I made earlier this week, I decided to make some cute little note cards too! So now you can make some sugar scrub and have a coordinating card to gift with it! Or…you can just use

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Thrifty Thursday/Free Pajama Pant Pattern

When I came across the free peasant dress/top pattern from Martha Stewart, I also found a free pajama pant pattern. It looked simple and easy, just as a pajama pant should be. Now many of us who have been sewing for quite some time probably have a paja…

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An Anchor Print Felicity

Well, hello there, folks! It’s been a while! I actually have been sewing, just not too into taking photos lately…. I plan to, and then another week passes me by…. yeah, a little lazy about that, I suppose! However, I have been busy with household stuff and sorting/cleaning at my grandparents’ house. I’ve found some […]

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Second Verse, Same as the First

Today I’m packing. I’m delighted to say that I won’t be typing that sentence for a little while after this weekend – this last month has left me thinking that as a species, we need to be focusing on teleportation … Continue reading

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Ottobre 02/2009-5: Vibrant Color stashbusting theme

The April theme for the Stashbusting Sewalong is Vibrant Color, and I got in right under the wire with this top!I actually hadn’t really planned to do the color theme this month, although I do love bright colors and I have plenty in my stash. I was jus…

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Free Embroidery Designs – Change Weekly

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Kids Clothes Week: I Want This One

This outfit is the one I really wish was in my size. Short-sleeve, boxy sweatshirt and a pair of bleached out overalls.  I’ve heard that if you wore a trend the first time, you shouldn’t go for it when it comes around again.  I wore overalls pretty much nonstop through the late 90s-early aughts.  But I never had a bleached out pair, and I for sure never had a sweet little floral top to

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Our Weekly Newsletter

In the spirit of all things new, here’s your first look at our upcoming collection, Fawn! We are in love with the watercolor effect, giving this one a sweet effervescent quality. Stay tuned for more peeks of the other color story over on Instagram! Now, onto what’s newly arrived in…

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The foundation

In fact, I’m pretty pleased with my progress so far, even though I haven’t constructed any part of the actual dress yet. I’m getting a pretty clear idea about how I’m going to make it and that makes a huge difference.I’ve started at the beginning:…

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This Year’s Smartest Headress

During my birthday getaway in Joshua Tree I couldn’t help popping into the handful of antique stores in Yucca Valley. At one store I came across something I have never seen before… a Visor-ette. Part snood, part visor, the Visor-ette came with a slip of paper boasting “The year’s smartest headress. Hides curlers, pins and […]

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TBT Leather DIY Dress + Pattern Review V8766

Hi Darlings, I am back home…well for 10 days at least. Today’s #TBT post is of an all time favorite. I made this dress…

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Hot Dog, It’s a Knit Dachshund

Need to find just the right gift for a dog-lover? Oh, a Dachshund you say? Even better. Certain breeds are so iconic and translate well to art and design, the Dachshund is one such breed. I knew a lovely one in…

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Electric Quilt Creative Spark

Each issue of our magazine contains a fantastic column from our friends at Electric Quilt. This features tells you about all the nifty functions of their quilt design software. So many of our quilt designers use Electric Quilt to design … Continue reading

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Pin Basting

Basting is temporarily holding the three layers of a quilt together so they don’t shift…

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