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Take Measurements - thank me later!

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Take Measurements - thank me later!

As you are sewing for back to school, don't forget this very important step in the process - TAKE MEASUREMENTS!!! It seams so basic, but this one step will save you tears and frustration down the road. Beckett just keeps growing  - everywhere.  Last year I was making him a size 7 with 5 length, this year I am making a 10 width with 8 length.  Yep - that is the size for my 5 year old!  But I wouldn't have realized without taking his measurements.  Mack on the other hand was up to a full 7 by last Christmas,...

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Back to School - What you need!

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Back to School - What you need!

Hey, Hey, Hey, how excited are you about school starting back!?!??!  Ok, I realize that some of you are half way through your school year, or that you are one of the lucky few with year round school.  But here in the North Eastern part of the good ol' USA I am counting down the days until all three of my babies go to school - and 2 of those are starting full day Kindergarten - WOOOHOOOOO!!!!  But that count down also means, that my count down to back to school clothing is ON! We had a thread in the...

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Upcycling a Magical, Multisize, Wrap Skirt

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Upcycling a Magical, Multisize, Wrap Skirt

I'm so excited to be a part of Skirting the Issue with Project Run And Play this year!  Head on over to learn all aobut this month long sewing for a great cause - there is still time to sew up a skirt and donate to a local charity or the collaboration through PR&P.  My daughter is starting to LOVE to play dress up.  She loves costumes and props and anything that she can use to create and act out all the fantasies of her imagination.   The problem is that while my imaginative girl is only 4 years old, she is already...

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I Squid You Not - Octopus Are So Much Fun

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I Squid You Not - Octopus Are So Much Fun

I am so super duper excited to be joining in with the Summer Fun Blog Series at Naptime Creations.  WOHOOOO! I have really gotten into embellishment in the last year of my sewing.  It all started with my love of top stitching, which grew into a passion for free motion applique and rounded out with a squeal-worthy obsession with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).  So as I thought of fun summer sewing projects, my brain instantly went to HTV. So HERE is a fun Freebie for those of you with cutting machines ;o)  But if you don't have a cutting machine, don't...

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Real Deal Jean Sew Along: Making A Muslin

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Real Deal Jean Sew Along: Making A Muslin

Hey Hey!!!!  So yesterday you got to meet Jackie, and we talked a bit about how to choose your size.  If you are playing catch up, you need some fabric and your pattern printed, taped and cut.  If you aren't already in the RDJ Event group - you really want to head on over there.  Jackie has been posting videos, photo tips for how to measure, and there is great insight from group members for getting a perfect fit!  And of course, I'm in there as well answering any questions you have... I have also started a thread for Maternity...

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