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Make Me a Birthday Suit: McCall’s 6083 and Simplicity 1506

When I agreed to sew a jumpsuit for a friend's birthday I was excited and a little reluctant at the same time. Afterall, I'd never made anything for anyone outside of family.We chose to make McCall's 6083 View E in a black and turquoise pinstripe suiting.I made a few pattern alterations, made up a muslin, and made… Continue reading Make Me a Birthday Suit: McCall’s 6083 and Simplicity 1506

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Yes, I made this too: Simplicity 2444, Simplicty 3877, Lutterloh 87

Last week was our pastor's 6th anniversary and there was a week long celebration. Each day a different color was chosen for all to wear to the festivities. Ah, yes! the perfect excuse to make stuff. I didn't have a coral or a blue dress to wear so I decided to challenge myself to make them. All week… Continue reading Yes, I made this too: Simplicity 2444, Simplicty 3877, Lutterloh 87

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Butterick 5030 Golden Wrap dress

I just love a wrap top. For years I've wanted a wrap dress but for some reason or another I haven't owned one until now. The pattern I used is Butterick 5030. It has lots of sleeve and collar variations. I had a golden floral challis fabric in my stash from long ago that was destined… Continue reading Butterick 5030 Golden Wrap dress

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Congrats Grad, a gift for my sister.

My sister, Melanie graduated with a masters degree in education a few weeks ago. The plan was to make her something as a gift. I started sewing her a dress last month, well sort of. I cut it out and then it sat in the to-do bin. Simplicity 1417 is a really cute peplum sheath… Continue reading Congrats Grad, a gift for my sister.

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Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850

Hancock Fabrics has some special occasion fabrics on clearance. I found taffeta with a matching shimmery accent fabric on sale for less than $3 per yard! Now there was a catch. The fabric was a bright lime green. I figured I could get away with it for Easter. People really get dressed up at my church… Continue reading Post Easter Dress, Butterick 5850

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Still Nippy, Sew Here’s a Jacket

We've had a few warm days in northern Indiana but for the most part it's still Nippy. Seizing the perfect opportunity to use up some embossed faux fur that was in the stash, I decided to make a jacket using a factory remnant of Simplicity 1758 view A.   For $.97 at Walmart you can get… Continue reading Still Nippy, Sew Here’s a Jacket

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Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?

Northern Indiana has yet to receive the Spring memo. It's cold up here. Maybe if I wear flowers, the weather will get the hint. Ah yes, an excuse to make something. A friend and me went shopping a  few weeks ago and fell in love with this cool rose printed fabric. The weird thing about it is, the… Continue reading Will Spring Come if I Wear flowers?