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Thursday, December 27, 2007

My New Sewing Pattern!

!!!!! SNEAK PEAK !!!!!

Here is a sneak peak of my next sewing pattern! I want give all the details right now. I will wait until it is complete! But it is becoming one of my favorite pieces. You will know why soon! All I have left to do is complete the step-by-step instructions and a few more pictures which, hopefully, I will complete this weekend.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Custom Applique Pillow!

Here is another Christmas sewing project! This was a fun project especially since I was able to use the never ending fabric leftovers that I just can't seem to throw away!! This is a pillow pattern from You Can Make This!

Friday, December 14, 2007

My Next Sewing Pattern!

My next sewing pattern!!

I am currently working on my next sewing pattern and I am very excited about this one!! Well, I have been excited about all of them but this one I find to be unique!! This week I tested my pattern and made a few changes to the dimensions. Yesterday, I tried the new dimensions and am satisfied with the look!! I plan to make the piece this weekend with my Amy Butler fabric I specifically purchased for this sewing pattern and use my Mother-in-law's camera because mine refuses to work! Thanks, Mom Trixie, for letting me borrow your camera!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fleece Jacket

This weekend my daughter and my twin six month old granddaughters came over for our family picture. I had ordered some Cheetah print fleece fabric to make some jackets for my daughters and I knew I would have some fabric left over so Sunday while they were here I made them each a fleece jacket!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Pinafore Dress!

I have been busy sewing! I decided to use this pinafore dress pattern for all my girls' Christmas dresses and for my nieces. Here are my nieces dresses! They turned out so cute but they always look better on a model. I'll have to put a picture of all of them wearing them for their Christmas picture!

Free Sewing Pattern for Shopping Bag!

I was up at 1:45am nursing and putting our 10 month old back to bed and decided to walk to the computer for an email check! I should have known I would go to sewing links!! LOL So here I am showing you what I found! I visited the Boutique Life from Journal Modiste and she had this great tutorial on making your own shopping bags! Cute Cute!! I believe I may have found the gift I am going to give my children's teachers!! That or Starbuck's gift cards!! I'll let you know!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Twirls for Girls Toys for Tots

Tonight I was able to sew a cute little twirl skirt with the fabric extras I had for the Twirls for Girls campaign that You Can Make This is having for Toys for Tots! This was such a fun project! This was also my first time sewing a charm square project! Not only was I able to sew for such a great cause but I was able to do it with my daughters at my side!! It was an awesome Mommy/Daughter moment! And after I was finished, they thought it was for them to keep and held on to this little bear until they went to bed tonight! I guess I will have to make their dollies a twirl skirt!

It is not too late to participate in the Twirls for Girls! Click here for more information!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Free Sewing Pattern for Headbands!

I just love You Can Make This! It inspires me "sew much!! LOL This gift idea above is too cute!! They are headbands packaged in such an adorable way! Go to YCMT website here and watch the video at the bottom of the site!

You can make this!

Click the picture above, sign-up for the YCMT eNewsletter and get some free eBooks: reversible headbands are included!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Free Sewing Patterns for Twirls for Girls

Knowing that thousands of dolls are donated each year to the “Toys for Tots” foundation, the team at You Can Make This! wanted to create a place where people could freely download patterns and donate the finished projects to their local Toys for Tots units. Little girls love to receive a new doll, and being able to dress that new doll in sweet new clothes is even more fun! Click here to read more!

Free Patterns here for Twirls for Girls!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

My Next Sewing Pattern and Amy Butler Fabric

COMING SOON!! My next sewing pattern!
This is a picture of the fabric selection I will use for my next sewing pattern. I have created one but I am going to try another look before using this Amy Butler fabric! I just love Amy Butler fabric! My daughters have each picked out which color they want. I hope to have my next ePattern done before Christmas but it may not be until January!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sewing Pattern Feedback!

"I never would have believed that I could make something so cute in such a short time"

Now this is the reason I love making patterns!! I received this picture from a Mom who commented on one of my posts asking me if she thought someone with minimal sewing skills could use my patterns. I sent them to her and this is her creation she made for her beautiful daughter! WOW, just adorable!! Thanks for sending the picture, S!

She used the Dress Top Sewing Pattern along with the Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Sewing Pattern Giveaway!

Laura Williams is hosting a giveaway:
SewSensible's Boutique Bottoms!
Click here to enter!

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Monday, November 5, 2007

Two New Sewing Patterns!

My friend, Nanette from Nanoo Children's Designs, has two new Patterns on You Can Make This! Christmas Stockings and a Fun Fleece Scarf!! Check it out here for the Christmas stocking and here for the scarves!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sewing Pattern eBooks!

My next two sewing pattern eBooks are submitted to YCMT! I am happy the way it came out. The Dress Top is so cute by itself or a peasant top or tutleneck underneath. This is the bottoms pattern I use for everything: shorts, pants, gauchos/capris, pajama bottoms! It can be used for both girls and boys, too! The fabric in the pictures are Amy Butler!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Free Video and eBook Sewing Patterns

You can make this!

Click on the picture above to receive a free video and

8 free eBook sewing Patterns worth $75.oo!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dress Top Pattern and Bottoms Pattern

I have been working on my next two ePatterns this weekend! I have everything done except creating the PDF. I will be doing that today! I will be offering a Dress Top pattern or a Boutique Bottoms pattern which I use for all my children's bottoms whether for dressier outfits, lounge around pants, pajamas, shorts, or gauchos! This is my sweet daughter, Grace, modeling for me! It was her turn this time. She and Rose take turns! They do a great job! Grace looks so old in this picture!! They all are growing up so fast!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sewing Pattern Giveaway!

Laura from Laura Williams' Musings is hosting a contest to giveaway the All in One Romper Sewing Pattern! Just visit the link below, comment on her blog and you are entered!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dress top sewing pattern and Pants Bottoms

Coming Soon! My next sewing patterns. This is my dress top pattern that is so cute and these bottoms are what I make ALL my outfits with whether shorts, gauchos, or pants! I even use this bottoms pattern for pajamas for both girls and boys!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My next Sewing Pattern eBook!

I have started my next eBook!! This one will be a Dress Top with Boutique Bottoms! This is the bottoms that I make all my outfits with. The top is very similar to sew as my All in One outfit. The picture is of Rose modeling for me! We gave this outfit as a birthday present to one of my friend's daughter. The pants fabric is Amy Butler! I love her prints!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sewing Pattern All in One Romper

It's official!!!!!!!!! My All in One is on the You Can Make This! website! I probably don't have to tell you how excited I am! Praise God!!
Now I am ready to start my next one!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Sewing Pattern!

My Sewing Pattern All in One is submitted!! I am waiting for them to test the pattern and whatever else they need to do! I find myself checking my email everyday several times a day just to see if they emailed me back. (I just sent it in about 4 days ago!) I know, I know, I need some patience!!!!! haha You would think I would have some with eight children, huh!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Sewing Pattern Done!

I have finally finished putting my All in One sewing pattern eBook on PDF!! A total of 53 pages and pages and pages of pictures. I am in the process of letting someone test it right now and then I will submit it to You Can Make This!! This has been a very fun project and more time consuming than I anticipated but well worth it! After you submit your manuscript, it takes about 2 weeks for it to be on the site!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Second one done!

The second skirt is done. Tonight I plan to finish the third one. I don't have time to applique something on the shirt so I will not be doing that for these outfits.

The Ballerina Skirt!

I got Grace to try on her ballerina skirt this morning and when I told her she could take it off she looked at me and said, "No, I want to wear it!" Yay!! That's what I like to hear after I make my girls something! It is so much fun to sew for them!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Another All in One!

This is another All in One with an optional ruffle at the top and an initial applique. The applique should have been higher.

Skirt Sewing Project!

I am sewing my very first skirt! I had purchased some ballerina fabric a while back because Rose and Grace love ballerinas and tutus! I didn't really know if I was going to make a dress top with it or what. I have been wanting to make a skirt and decided that is what I was going to do! This was a harder and more time consuming project than I thought (Sorry to you, My Man! He was tending to the toddlers and baby while I sat determined at the table to finish a skirt!) but I did it and I am looking forward to making more skirts for my daughters! I now know "what not to do". I bought some white tees so that I can applique something on the front to match the skirt. I'll have to get one of the girls to try it on tomorrow so that I can take a picture!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

All in One Pattern Cover!

Slowly but surely I am accomplishing the eBook project! This morning I finished the cover to the All in One pattern. My next step is to layout the step by step directions along with the step by step pictures. I hope to have this completed in the next three weeks. I am enjoying this so much! I also ordered the fabric that I will use for my next eBooks: my Dress Top Pattern with ruffle!, my Boutique Bottoms, and my Drawstring Purse/Tote! I'll keep you posted!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Outfits Completed!

This morning I completed my neices outfits! I used Nanette's Reversible Annette Dress pattern and my pants with ruffle pattern! I can't wait to see the outfits on Mia and Annalyce'.
I have eBook on the brain. I am in the process of putting my All in One together to make an eBook to submit to You Can Make This. I am excited about this endeavor!! I will keep you posted about how it is going!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thanks, MOM!

front side view

back view

My Mom came over today to watch the toddlers while I started the eBook project on my All in One pattern I created! THANKS, MOM!! I am so excited about this new venture! This is a picture of the almost finished project. I still am going to make a head band to match the outfit and I think I am going to put a flower on the front.
Ok, so does anyone want to test my pattern. Nanette and Melodye, you're a given so you two need not respond. Anyone else out there. I am looking for one more person to try my pattern and critique it. Please leave a comment to let me know if you want to be a "tester". I should have it on a PDF file in the next two weeks!

Basic chenille baby bibs - tutorial

I saw Nanette from Nanoo Designs had a free tutorial on making a child's dress from Daddy's shirt! Great idea! As I was looking at that site I came across this tutorial for a chenille baby bib from Happy Things!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

All in One with Ruffles!

I finally made one with ruffles! Cute Cute!!! You can definitely get more creative and add a coordinating fabric for the ruffle. This is actually a 5/6 size and my 4 year old is wearing it! It's all in the gathering of the back! This is one of those patterns that they can actually grow into and wear for a couple of years! Talk about sew sensible!! ha ha

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

All in One Shorts Style!

This is a better view of the back of the All in One made in a shorts style! Zoë was not excited about taking this photo! My sweet Zoë! This is a size 5/6.

Monday, July 30, 2007

White pant All in One!

Here is my All in One pattern again! The bows are a little too big for this size and I made this one as a pant all in one instead of a short/capri all in one with no ruffles. This pattern is so easy! I just need to fine tune a couple more details with the pattern and it is finished and ready for a PDF!! How exciting!!
(And "Buzz" had to be in the pics as well!!)

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Almost There!

Almost there! In yestrday's post I said I would make my All in One outfit with a print fabric and some ruffles at the bottom of the pants leg.....I did neither! Too many children demanding too much of my time so I had to cut my sewing time short.....but that's Ok because they are the reason I sew anyway!

I really wanted to post a pic of a finished All in One with ruffles and flowers but I am so excited about this outfit that I just could not wait. I ended up using a very thin thin flannel that I had in a drawer. I was using too much of my good fabric. I am not quite done though, I have to perfect some more details with the pattern but I am happy the way it is turning out.

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