Sewing

Hoodies for the kids

The green hoodie is a roomy, oversized fit (though next time I’ll make it longer). It’s the Oversized Tee pattern by Ellie and Mac. The pink hoodie is a modified Kids Simple Patch Hoodie, also by Ellie and Mac. I used the body and sleeves from the Simple Patch Hoodie, but left off the keyhole …

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Baby gift

A good friend of mine is expecting a baby boy, and I wanted to make a special gift for this precious little one. I ordered fabric from Knitfabric.com (I LOVE their selection!!!). I had such a hard time deciding on which fabric to get, but was so pleased with the quality once it arrived. I …

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Christmas Dresses

All of our girls received handmade dresses for Christmas. These were the two that were finished; I let Anna pick out her own fabric and pattern for hers, so didn’t have that fabric here yet for this picture. Joy’s dress (left) was the Breezy Dress from Ellie and Mac. I also made her matching Sunshine …

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Thrifted refashion

Last summer I found some t-shirts at the thrift store, thinking they’d fit me well. They were slightly too big, so I put them away. One day I was cleaning out my closet and found the t-shirts again. Instead of donating them, I decided to remake them using the Ellie and Mac Fall in Love …

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Esther’s New Top

Esther liked the fabric from my Fall in Love Sweater so much that she wanted one too. I didn’t have enough for a whole sweater for her, but did have enough coordinating fabrics to make her this. This is the Kids Everywhere Dress by Ellie and Mac Patterns. I shortened the dress to be a …

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Fall in Love Sweater

This is another make of the Fall in Love Sweater by Ellie and Mac Patterns. This time it’s for me. The waffle knit was from a mystery bundle from Olga’s Closet. It’s not a fabric I ever would have ordered normally, but I love how soft and comfortable this top is. I made a few …

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A new top for Anna

Anna needed a new top for an event we were going to tonight. The pattern here is the Ellie and Mac Fall in Love Sweater. The bodice here is a double knit jersey I picked up at Walmart. The sleeves and bands are double brushed poly that I had ordered to make Anna a dress …

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Esther’s Apron

Esther asked for an apron for her birthday. We went to Mardens and she picked out fabric. I didn’t use a pattern for this; I used a child’s apron we already had to gauge size and just made it up from there.