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Dotty Jumpsuit – Vogue 1249

I have been admiring this jumpsuit pattern with the ruffle at the bust but I didn’t like the design of the pants which seem quite full at the waist and hip. Who wants a bunch of extra fabric at the … Continue reading

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Zig Zag Blue Dress – McCalls 6956

I can’t resist trying a new pattern. I had something else in mind when I bought this fabric but there was enough to try this new design. The loosely knit chevron fabric has some gold threads and some satin threads … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs – New Look 6197

My daughter asked me to make this shirt for a dog show afficionado!

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Hippie Chic! Simplicity 7083

Used some scrap fabric to turn out some 60’s style outfits for my Granddaughter’s American Girl doll! Had fun reliving my youth!

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Grandkids’ Duds!

I made the shorts and shirt in the next size up for my youngest grandson this summer. Added some fluffy skirts for the girls to wear over leotards to dance class from Simplicity 2242. The skirts are from impractical but … Continue reading

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World’s Most Frustrating Dress! Simplicity 2250

  This dress was more frustrating than anything I have ever made. The pieces didn’t seem to fit together, half the skirt had pleats, the other half had gathers, the method for attaching the lining was all wonky, the lining … Continue reading

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Froggy Bag from Lisa Lam’s Bag-Making Bible

A bag to match my son’s shirt and granddaughter’s hat.

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Sunny Day Dress – Vogue 8904

I saw this sunny yellow and white stripe knit from Mood Fabrics and wanted to try this pattern again. Couldn’t resist adding the daisy trim.

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Summery Skirt – McCalls 6706

I had some fabric left from the jumpsuit and decided to try making a skirt for myself. I used some light green lace over white for the contrasting stripes.

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