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On my Sewing Table – 1920s Evening Dress

Oh my word, how fast is this year spinning by?  I still have a pile of fabrics to use up and patterns to find, not to mention still ploughing through daughter no2’s summer wishlist.  I have done pretty well using up stashed fabric this year, I haven’t calculated any totals yet, not measured anything, but … Continue reading “On my Sewing Table – 1920s Evening Dress”

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On my Sewing Table – 1920s Evening Dress

Oh my word, how fast is this year spinning by?  I still have a pile of fabrics to use up and patterns to find, not to mention still ploughing through daughter no2’s summer wishlist.  I have done pretty well using up stashed fabric this year, I haven’t calculated any totals yet, not measured anything, but … Continue reading “On my Sewing Table – 1920s Evening Dress”

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It’s Christmas in the Sewing Cave

So until the day after Christmas, I’m primarily sewing Christmas gifts and buying fabric. Because even though I say I’m not buying another piece until 2017, somehow I manage to find one more piece I just need to have!  But that is not the topic of…

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A Girls Cardigan from FreeFleece.com

I found this free little girls cardigan somewhere on my internet travels and I decided I’d give it a try. I’m building a wardrobe for the granddaughters and wanted to add several different types of garments to it. Believe it or not, it’s hard to find a…

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Boden Kids Inspired Top

The top was totally inspired by this dress from Boden Kids ~ I’d already made a pair of black ‘n white checked leggings. So I pulled some black ponte knit scraps and Vogue 8086 which I’ve used for Miss Sammy before, to make a top to go with the black …

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BurdaStyle Little Girl Leggings

I was intrigued by the kids clothing in the August 2016 Burda Style magazine. I really wanted to make those jean leggings (Burda 8/16 #138) for my granddaughters. Seriously, I really had to want to make them because I put up with trying to find those v…

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Burda Challenge 9/2016 #113

Sometimes a plan just comes together!

So far, I have sewn from every Burda issue this year (even October!). The moment this preview was released I was thinking "must make that dress. must." And then the tech drawings came out and it was a surety. And THEN, when I broke my fabric fast, I saw this printed ITY and knew that this would be one awesome dress.

I went with my normal Burda sizing of 40

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Burda Challenge 9/2016 #113

Sometimes a plan just comes together!

So far, I have sewn from every Burda issue this year (even October!). The moment this preview was released I was thinking "must make that dress. must." And then the tech drawings came out and it was a surety. And THEN, when I broke my fabric fast, I saw this printed ITY and knew that this would be one awesome dress.

I went with my normal Burda sizing of 40

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"Unselfish Sewing" Plans

When I first started I totally wanted to title my blog "The Selfish Seamstress" but alas, that was taken by someone who was, apparently, an outstanding sewer! I still use that moniker with friends and family though because I. Do. Not. Want. To. Sew. For. Others! :-p

But, I can be swayed. My very bestest friend recently had a birthday and when she swooned over my Swoon cardigan (har, har), I

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UNSELFISH SEWING // JEDEDIAH JEANS FOR MY HONEY

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LGDresses – Butterick 6314

I made two of the dresses that I like the most from this pattern. I will admit that the pattern cover influenced my version for Miss Lena but I went with a solid color for the top of the dress. I also made my first version a little big – starting with…

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The Fashion Show…

…or I’d rather call it a dream deferred. *sigh* Yes, I was a little disappointed with the outcome of the fashion show.  Not because the fashion show was bad ~ actually it was a lot of fun with some amazing outfits modeled. I was a little disappo…

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LGD – Four Vogue 8060 Dresses

I kinda lost my mind making little girl dresses again this year. I started with three separate patterns ~ Vogue 8060 which is out-of-print, Butterick 6314, Butterick 5876 and ended up with five dresses for Lena and two for Sammy this tim…

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