Category: Girls

Pattern Review: Love Notions Moto Max/Maxxine Pants

Originally posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 I’ve put off doing this review for a long time because I really wanted to like this pattern, and figure out how to fit these pants.  But I guess I just need to document where I am since I’m forgetting details. I bought the Maxxine Pants pattern in the 2015 Black Friday Sale and then didn’t sew them up until Fall 2016.  I was hoping to be able to make pants for my very ‘particular’ Nut#2, who has never been a kid to pick anything out of the drawer and wear it, but...

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Pattern Test: Maggie Knit Top and Dress

Originally Posted Friday, November 25th, 2016 Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope everyone has enjoyed time with family and friends and been able to do a bit of reflecting on the good things in your lives.  Top in my list are my husband, my kids, my faith, and my sewing machine. That last one was a bit tongue in cheek, but I am grateful to be able to sew-for the challenge and satisfaction I get from tackling and completing a project.  And seeing those projects be used and loved! Anyways…time for another pattern test!  A slim fit knit top, tunic, and dress. I decided...

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Pokemon Halloween Costumes

Two years ago my family had epic Halloween costumes.  Everyone had a costume, they were all themed (pokemon), and some of us even sprayed our hair different colors. It was awesome. And I didn’t take a single picture.  Even though we won a prize for best costumes at a party.  Lame. Nut#1 still loves Pokemon and is wearing his Ash costume for the third year in a row.  (Sweet! His costume was already done.)  Pigg#3 has followed his brother’s lead and wore the same Pikachu costume two years in a row.  But this year he decided to branch out...

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Winter Sunday Dress

Nut #2 needed a new Sunday dress-the one I made at Easter time was too short and the lace was ripping. (I never took nice pictures of it) But with craziness going on I just keep putting off sewing a new dress since it wasn’t essential. And then two things happened to push it to the front of my list. We had a cold snap and she needed a warmer dress. She got sidewalk chalk on her dress and it was the cheap stuff from Wal-Mart so the chalk wouldn’t wash out. Really, it was the sidewalk chalk that...

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Pattern Review: Gabriella’s Winter Coat

2 months ago I tested a pattern for Bella Sunshine Designs called Gabriella’s Winter Coat.  (Click here to see that post.) I shared a bubblegum pink jean jacket I sewed up during testing.  Unfortunately, my machine broke in the middle of sewing up a second version of the coat.  (Apparently, I use my machine more than it was intended to be used for.) Now my machine is back and I finally got to finish this coat.  My material is a wool blend of some sort and has metallic threads woven through.  I’m really not very good at paying attention...

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