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New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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Custom Lace Bolero

This custom bolero is for a mother of one of my clients that I have been helping with all of their wedding alterations.  As I was altering the mother of the bride’s dress she asks if I can make a custom little jacket because everything that she has tried on in stores never fits the…

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Green Peplum

Hello!  I have always been interested in peplum shirts but I never really thought that they were for me.  So to test it out I used leftovers to make this shirt.  For the fabric I used the yard I had left from my 1940’s Green Slytherin Dress. And as for the pattern, I used the…

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Blue Floral Fit and Flare

Hello again! This dress is another project that I finished a long time ago and am just now posting because I was soo excited to wear it I never took photos of it.  I made this back in April just in time for spring. Now after this dress I will not be making any more…

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1940’s Green Slytherin Dress

This dress has gone through the ringer.  So much so that I completely forgot to post this when I finished it because I kept thinking that I would alter it some more.  This dress started out as the 1940’s Vintage Simplicity pattern 8050. Now the fabric I used was a knit and a thick one…

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White Shirt Dress

Hello! I really have found a new love for certain cotton fabrics and I really wanted another dress. This was the first one. The fabric I found at Joanns again. I was not even looking for it but as I was walking by it just completely took my attention so I had to buy it.  The…

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White Slip

Hello!  Lately I have picked a lot of fabrics that at first don’t seen see-through but then once the dress is finished they are more opaque than desired.  I have wanted to make slips for a while now but I just never really had the fabric, pattern, or time to really get to it.  So…

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Red Cotton Dress

Hello!  I decided to try something new for this next project, and let me tell you that I am really glad that I did.  I usually avoid cotton fabrics like the plague, but this was cute and I figured why not give it a go. The dress you see above is completely-mega altered.  It started…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Suit Pants to Vest

I am back! I hope you all have been a little more successful in your sewing and crafting endeavors than I have been lately.  Above is the vest in regular light after a second run of pressing. The bride really wanted a vest for the groom, but the consultant that they were working with completely ignored…

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Teal Box-Pleat Skirt

These box pleat skirts are seriously my favorites.  I will be making a tutorial soon.  I just need to find another fabric perfect for one. The fabric is a brocade that I used a while ago when I made a pencil-dress.  The best part about this skirt is that, like Sam’s, IT HAS POCKETS!  You…

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Teal Tribal Print!!

This fabric took me FOREVER to figure out what is wanted to be.  I was back and forth between having a more blouse-y top like my Workin’ Knit dress, my other tribal knit dress, OR what it turned out to be.  What finally helped me make a decision was that I really wanted sleeves because…

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Box Pleat Skirt, Self Drafted

Welcome back!  I have had this fabric for about 8 years, and have gone back and forth trying to figure out what to do with it.  I know a friend back in high-school had the same fabric and made a purse out of it.  I wanted to make a dress, but every-time I sew a…

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Smaller Kennel Cover

Hello!  Like I have been saying, my puppy-sitter is amazing!  We had some fabric left over from one of her bigger kennel covers so we decided to make a smaller one as well! This one has a roll-able door flap instead of just an opening.  We left an opening for the first cover is because…

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Puppy Kennel Covers

Hello!  So I have surprisingly been able to sew more the past few weeks.  I really hope that this trend continues.  While we are gone at work for long periods of time we have an amazing puppy sitter who owns 7 or 8 grey hounds.  Which makes for a lot of huge kennels.  So she…

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Puppy Kennel Covers

Hello!  So I have surprisingly been able to sew more the past few weeks.  I really hope that this trend continues.  While we are gone at work for long periods of time we have an amazing puppy sitter who owns 7 or 8 grey hounds.  Which makes for a lot of huge kennels.  So she…

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Flower Work Shirt

Welcome back! This is the shirt that the puppies just really would not let me sew. I got the fabric a few years ago from Joanns and have just never gotten around to doing anything with it. I am in love with the tie collar!  But if I were to do it differently next time…

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Dance T-shirt Quilt

Hey everyone, this quilt was a comission for an amazing dancer who just graduated High School.  She was captain of the dance team that I did all of the costumes for! This quilt was one of the biggest quilts I have made so far.  There are shirts on here from her first dance school all…

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Leftover Fabric = New PJ Shorts!

I am still adjusting to finding a good sewing schedule while taking care of a puppy.  One day he likes chilling, while another all he wants to do is run around and play.  I did find enough time for a super small and easy project. I originally got this fabric to make some infinity scarves…

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Kylo’s Tie-Blanket

Hey everyone I am head over heels in puppy love with Kylo.  I found some extra fabric and decided to make him an embroidered tie blanket.  I think that he likes it so far 😉 He always loves to cuddle with me on the couch, because of my own obsession with always having a blanket.…

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Plaid Shirt and a Puppy :)

Hello from New Jersey everyone!! My Fiancée and I are finally out of the crazy college transition period and have moved to Mt. Laurel, New Jersey!!!  So much has been happening and I’m soo excited because that means that life is officially starting! Trey (Fiancee) is just the best ever, in our new apartment he let…

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Stylin’ Green Tail Vest

Hello everyone!  Life has been completely crazy. We moved from Macomb, Illinois to Naperville, Illinois at the beginning of January and now we are about to do a HUGE move out to New Jersey!!  In the midst of all this moving I was able to get one commission out! This tail vest was inspired by…

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Kayla’s Christmas Present

Hello! This is the last Christmas Present post!  I swear!  This shirt I made for my sister Kayla. I LOVE THIS FABRIC AND SO DOES SHE!  I again got it from Denver Fabrics.  I used two different fabrics, one for the collar and the other for the main shirt. I made this shirt about 3”…

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Marc’s Green Shirt

Hey Everyone!  I made this shirt for my brother for Christmas.  His favorite color is green so this fabric was a no brainier. This is the 3rd men’s shirt that I have made, and everyone until this one has been completely messed up.  This one I still made a couple mistakes, but they aren’t as…

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Mom’s 2/2 Christmas Gift

Hello!  Welcome to 2016!  This was the shirt that I made my mom for Christmas! I got the fabric from one of my newest and now most favorite fabric site, Denver Fabrics.  🙂  Mom loved the fabric!  I used my favorite shirt pattern as well for this (Vogue 8772). If you click you can see my…

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