Category: Girls

Skiff Tee Dress

Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. I still only recommend things I honestly like and think are quality. Thanks for supporting this blog! Back in March I sewed up my first make from Jennuine Designs. I loved how clever the pattern was! Today I’m sharing another clever pattern from Jennuine Designs-the Skiff Tee. The Skiff tee has a nautical inspiration with a boatneck, vented hems, and color blocking. But this isn’t just a boatneck tee with color blocking (there even...

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Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019

Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive a small affiliate commission. I still only recommend things I honestly like and think are quality. Thanks for supporting this blog! Welcome to the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019 hosted by mahlicadesigns. This year over 25 bloggers from around the world are joining together to break new ground by trying new pattern designers, techniques, styles, and other ways to try something new and maybe push ourselves a little. (Read on for Giveaway info) The tour includes several bloggers...

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Striped Ruffle Tunic

Nut #2 has outgrown a couple of the cute shirts I made her at the beginning of the year.  So I whipped up a tunic for her.  It was a bit risky since I never know what she’ll like.  However, she really likes it! I started with the New Horizon Designs Deer Creek Tunic bodice pieces and extended them about 5 inches.  I also extended the sleeve area a little because she seems to have inherited my wide shoulders.  I chose to put a band on the arms and a binding on the neck.  On the bottom I added...

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Colorblock Maggie Top

I’m really crushing on this shirt I made for my daughter.  Originally I was pulling these fabrics together to make a shirt for myself.  But I just couldn’t get my pieces cut out of the scraps I was working with.  So I pulled out the pattern for the BSD Maggie Top I used for the Layered Ruffle Tee at the beginning of the year and set to work! I had just enough of this plaid pink jersey to color block the top of the shirt.  Mostly.  I ended up having to widen the neckline to fit my pattern piece...

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Halloween Costumes 2018

Phew!  Another Halloween in the books!  We ended up with a black cat (hence the tutorial for a simple cat tail), a Paladin of Voltron (Lance to be specific), Rayla from Dragon Prince (see more details on that costume here), and a Ranger from the book series Ranger’s Apprentice.  Halloween 2018 ended up with very happy children which makes for a happy mom! Nut-Nut loves pretending to be a cat.  Actually, I bribe her with saucers of milk so she can drink milk like a kitty.  It’s kinda like magic.  But the true magic is watching her joy as...

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