Archive: Oct 2017

Bumblebee Costume for Emily

I’ve finally settled into my Halloween costume making rhythm. It was actually pretty pleasurable this year compared to years in

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Cowgirl Coven

With the move, we’ve been unable to really do anything for Halloween at the house, which is a bummer, as I adore Halloween! So I’ve been trying to squeeze in visits to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to enjoy their Halloween festivities as much as possible. Over the weekend we did just that with a […]

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New Pattern Roundup for October 2017

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re well into fall. In some places, that has meant significantly cooler temperatures, whereas in others, they’re having extended summer weather. It’s kind of fitting, then, that the month of October saw a wide variety of different pattern releases–I feel like there’s something for everyone in this batch. Blank Slate…

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M&S Suit Refashion

I may have mentioned that I was thinking of joining the Refashioners 2017 challenge in the last post.  I has all sorts of ideas running through my head, all dependent on what sort of suit I could find, and how much I wanted to spent.  And whether anyone would wear what I came up with … Continue reading “M&S Suit Refashion”

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A/W O3

Just bear with me here for a wee minute……….look at these images…….nice? Used as inspiration for colour matching, co-ordination options, pairings, etc. the Oska website displays images (mostly from nature but not always) that perfectly capture the tones, tints, looks … Continue reading

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Glitter Space Scaredy Cat costume

Five year olds are fun. Five year olds at Halloween are the most fun. My five year old requested a Glitter Space Scaredy Cat costume this year. I know, cats and Ivy? What a surprise! I was nervous. This is a kid with a clear vision of what she wants, but neither the vocabulary nor […]

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Corvo Attano Dishonored Costume

A month or so ago, the kids and I were sitting around discussing Halloween costumes. I asked the younger three what they wanted to be, and didn’t think much of the 14 year old, assuming he was too old. I assumed wrong. After the other three finished detailing their costume plans, the teenager piped up […]

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Sugar Skull Baby Quilt

Nothing screams baby quilt like sugar skulls, right? Well, ok, it isn’t everyone’s style, but I personally love to get away from pastels and teddy bears for something one-of-a-kind and full of personality. Marseille made this sugar skull baby quilt…

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Tuesday’s Tips and More

Lit my first fire of the season yesterday. Warmed my soul, and the house. Another cold, gray day, just may need another fire :)A few weeks ago, I did the first Tuesday Tips post. I don’t plan on doing this each and every week, just when I have somethin…

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Black cat pinafore dress for Halloween

Happy Halloween! I don’t always sew my children’s costumes for Halloween so when I do it deserves to be…

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Getting Rid of Stash I

For most of us, our stash gets overwhelming. Even though I stitch tons of stuff and regularly cull my stash, I still feel as if it overwhelms. Just over the weekend when I was looking for a UFO, I found four other projects I had forgotten about completely. What do you do with it all? […]

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Oui Fresh Beauty Box – November Unboxing

Hey friends!! Wow, we have seen some truly chilly fall days around here lately and it makes the…

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halloween costume linky party

Please share your costumes sewn using Oliver + S patterns by adding them to our costume linky party. It’s a fun way to let people share and see what everyone else has made.

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halloween costume linky party

Please share your costumes sewn using Oliver + S patterns by adding them to our costume linky party. It’s a fun way to let people share and see what everyone else has made.

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Velvet

 I say this every year, but I absolutely love the changing weather. Cooler temperatures = jackets, coats, scarves… All of my favorite things. Happy Halloween! *** Coat – SJSJ (here) Top – Madewell (here) Pants – Joseph (here) Shoes – Ferragamo (here) Purse – Mark Cross (here | also saw it on consignment for less in a beautiful […]

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Football Costumes – Football Player Costume, Cheerleader Costume and more

DIY Football Costumes - How to Make a Football Player Costume, How to Make a Cheerleader Costume, How to Make a Dance Squad Costume - Melly Sews Group Halloween CostumeHey y’all, Happy Halloween! I’m sharing this year’s costumes today, and this may be the last group costume this bunch agrees to do. But after a lot of negotiation, they did agree to go as a football crew – costumes a lot like real every day life in the fall for us. I appreciated this Read the Rest…

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Slow progress

I was quite busy and my head hasn’t been with writing blog posts in the past two weeks. Also not a lot was done to the coat. I intended to take it to my annual 5-day “weekend” with my sewing friends and complete it there, but changed my plans into sewing easy knit dresses for both me and my daughter and a pants sloper. The event was this past weekend and it was such good fun. Lots of sewing and knitting done by all of us, talked about all subjects you talk about between girls and just had a very good time together.

Another thing that is keeping my mind busy is that I might start giving sewing lessons/workshops next year. An opportunity came across and I’ve been thinking a lot about how to do it, what courses to offer etc. It will be something I will do next to my regular work, though it’s been on my mind for a long time to do this and share and meet with creative people. So much to think about….

Back to the coat. I’ve a few pictures to share of the inside of the front.

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Floating shoulder piece

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The facing not sewn yet, this was just to see how it would be with buttons. I will check other options as I’m not completely fond of the button closure.

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Our Fall Front Porch

Fall is one of my absolute favorite seasons, and I love to add little touches of fall around the house. Driving up to our decorated fall porch makes me so happy, and I thought I would share a look at it with you guys here. Somehow most of the decor in our house incorporates pink […]

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Cumberland

…And just before the deadline for the Brooklyn Knitfolk Hipster KAL, I finished my Cumberland.  I love it.  The end. You wish I was that brief.  No, I have to post too many photos and lots of “loves” and “reallys”.  At least I kno…

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Our Weekly Newsletter

http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/hawthorne_threads/snowy_owl "Hoo’s" that I see, perched patiently over in our Coming Soon section? It’s our new Snowy Owl , getting ready to migrate from the frozen tundra straight to your stash. Stay tuned for our release early November! Hello World from Cori Dantini Hello World… Good Day is the latest…

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Our Weekly Newsletter

http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designer/hawthorne_threads/snowy_owl "Hoo’s" that I see, perched patiently over in our Coming Soon section? It’s our new Snowy Owl , getting ready to migrate from the frozen tundra straight to your stash. Stay tuned for our release early November! Hello World from Cori Dantini Hello World… Good Day is the latest…

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A Finish: Paraffin

This quilt is Paraffin, and it was designed to look like a lava lamp. I learned about how they work while making this quilt – that carbon tetrachloride is added to the paraffin to make it denser than water, where wax would normally float. The bulb heats the wax and makes it expand, making it […]

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Annual Community Episode: It’s Your Turn to Be on the Podcast

The end of 2017 is drawing near and I’m excited to be producing the second annual While She Naps podcast Community Episode! Tune in to last year’s here. Listeners to the podcast know that at the very end of every episode I ask my guest to recommend great stuff they’re enjoying right now. I’ve found… 

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Emma’s Front Living Room Refresh

Today, we are teaming up with Living Spaces to show you a big refresh I recently completed in…

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What I Made: Rosemary

I’ve been trying something new at  workshops – actually sewing with the students. Before, I would demo a few steps and then let students sew on their own while watching over. I changed for 2 reasons. One, because if I can’t do it, how can I expect students to, and two, it allows me to…

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My Favorite Tools: Everyday Sewing Basics

I thought it’d be fun to start a little series on some of my favorite sewing tools, starting with my basic everyday sewing must haves. These are the tools I find myself using almost daily while sewing around the studio and things I’d be lost without! Clockwise from top left we have the following… Dritz […]

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Free Quilting Pattern – GO! Snowfall Quilt Pattern

Free Quilting Pattern –  GO! Snowfall Quilt Pattern

Quick Overview Designed by Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop Create your own snowfall with soft, warm, cuddly flannel. This project is so quick and easy when you use the GO! Snowflake-7″ (55450) and GO! Qube Mix & Match 12″ Block (55778). Make several to keep everyone warm this winter. Fabrics featured are from Woodland […]

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Free Project – Fall ‘Home Sweet Home’ Banner

Free Project – Fall ‘Home Sweet Home’ Banner

Create a cozy atmosphere for the fall season with this pennant banner. Hang it from your mantle or across a large mirror for that finishing touch. -Randall This project makes pennants for a fall-themed ‘home sweet home’ banner that is about 8″ x 30″. Finished size 8″ x 30″ Download now

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Free Class – No-Sew Fleece Blanket

All it takes is yards of fleece and some clever snips to make a two-sided throw. This video originally appeared on Facebook Live on October 17, 2017. Download Now

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Free Project – Erika Lauren snowflake headband

Free Project – Erika Lauren snowflake headband

PATTERN DETAILS Snowflake baby girl headband using no 10 crochet thread. The instructions are for a headband measuring 19 inches but can be adjusted to any length. It also includes instructions for a snowflake pattern. The headband can be made with or without a snowflake. A beautiful design that can compliment any outfit for any […]

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