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Month: September 2015

Phresh Jeggings by Winter Wear Designs

Winter Wear Designs Phresh LeggingsMy gal has way too much fun – and she’s a lot of fun to sew for. I have a lot of recent makes (one thing I made for myself) to share with y’all (we had a gnarly cold run through our little house), but I’ll start with these “Phresh Jeggings” designed by Winter Wear Designs. I really love how they came out. They’re a lot of fun. I used a ponte knit for the main part of the leggings and then a regular black knit that I ran through my machine’s fancy stitches for the pockets and waistband. (I know I need to work on my band skills on getting my seams lined up perfectly on my bands. Tips? Please put them in the comments.  I’m always open to learning more about how to do what I do better!) Continue reading

My Top 10 Fall Cozy Essentials

Fall is my favorite season of all. The leaves turn color, there’s a certain smell in the air (I know, it’s weird, but there is!) And the cooler weather is a wonderful reprieve from hot summer days. It helps that Halloween, my birthday, and Thanksgiving are all in fall, and while I’m not a fan of the pumpkin spice latte (I KNOW!), I do like a good pumpkin spice chai. I’d also love a good Cabernet Sauvignon, but that’s not happening this fall! Here’s a quick list of things I like to do in order to enjoy the fall season. Continue reading

Easy Peasy Skirt and Headband by Mummykins and Me

Easy Peasy Skirt and Knotted Headband by Mummykins and Me

Easy Peasy Skirt and Knotted Headband by Mummykins and Me

I promise, I will have something I made for myself soon. And a wine post, and a post about fall coziness! But, for now, I’d really like to share this skirt and headband I made for my little gal. I have plans to make a few more (don’t I always?). I have made three of the headbands so far. They all sew up quickly. If you need a great beginner pattern, this one would do the trick. You can learn how to do French seams (which are a really nice way of hiding raw edges and ending up with a good, finished look to your project.)  Continue reading

Bella Sunshine Designs Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress & Tunic Pattern Test Results

2015-08-26 09.29.47Okay, guys, here it is. This, the Sweet Lilly Pintuck Dress & Tunic is possibly my favorite thing I made my little gal. I know I’ve thought that before, but it’s just so pretty, and I’m so thrilled with how it turned out. I made the Coffee Shop Lace Dress last week, and I felt that it was a great pattern that would translate well into a Christmas dress with some red velveteen I have…somewhere…in my fabric stash. When I had the opportunity to test this new dress from Bella Sunshine Designs (affiliate link), I was really excited. Continue reading

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