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Monday, March 31, 2008

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern!

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Custom Creation!!

Here is another awesome Mommy custom creation using SewSensible's FAITH sewing pattern! I love this fabric combination! Absolutely spectacular!! This is Tiffany from bLaSk DeSigNS. She is a Mom to five children and has started a Custom Clothing Boutique for Little girls, Little Boys and Mommies! Go check out her new website bLaSk DeSigNS and sign her guestbook and purchase an outfit for your little princess or prince! She is super sweet and just a joy to receive pictures from! And here is what Tiffany said, "Hey Aimee, I just finished your new pattern! You have done it AGAIN!!! I LOVE this pattern, you make it "SEW" Easy! I finished this top in less than an hour!!! Amazing!!! Back to the Sewing Room to create some more!!! Thanks Again, Tiffany :D"

Thanks, Tiffany, first for the awesome pictures and your daughter is so beautiful!! And, second, thank you so much for saying such kind kind words!! I am so blessed and all of you are part of that blessing! :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

Here is an awesome creation that I enjoyed so much today!! Thank you, H, for this awesome picture!! And I agree with you..... it is priceless!! Too Cute! Here is what H said, "Aimee, after much prodding, I have agreed to sew my creations ON A VERY SMALL SCALE, so I needed to have photos of them on real live humans. Since I have a captive audience of 80 Suzuki families, I asked them to take some clothes home and have fun playing dress up! I thought you'd enjoy this photo of my friends. I used your boutique top and bottoms, although I used one of my grandmother's chenille bedspreads for the bottoms, so they don't have a ruffle. The tie pattern is also from the "You Can Make It website." I think this photo is just priceless."

Wow!! Wouldn't you like to have been one of those families to receive clothes to let your children play dress up!! What fun!! H is a woman with multiple talents. One of those talents is playing a musical instrument!! I am sure I do no justice by saying it so nonchallantly!! Sorry, H:) You are a blessing to me and thank you for sending in this picture! Oh, and I was given a chenille bedspread not too long ago by my Mother-in-law. I am still trying to figure out which pattern I want to use. I can't wait to see the results! Yours is adorable!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

Wow!! Again, do you want to know what blesses me? Emails and pictures from you!! I cannot stress enough how the emails and pictures I get of your Mommy and GrandMommy and Aunt creations tremendously bless me!! Here is an awesome Mommy creation all the way from across the world from where I live! She used SewSensible's Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing pattern. Here is what this Mommy said, "Aimee, I love your patterns! The Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms are so easy to make I've been suggesting them to all new or wannabe sewers who comment on her outfits. Thursday at MOPS all the moms wanted to know where I got her Oz outfit. They couldn't believe I made it. After hearing one to many times how they can't sew I started telling them how easy your patterns are not only because of detailed instructions, but pictures too. I told them I've tried and failed at store bought patterns, but these were so easy I've gone back for more."

"Here is my first Dress Top that started my passion to make more. Thank you for making your outfits so easy to sew that even I can put them together."

Ok, now WOW!! Thank you, J, for not only the pictures of your Mommy creations but for all the super kind words you wrote! Your outfits are beautiful and your daughter is adorable! Isn't it so much fun to watch your child wear something that you made!!? I find myself having to stop staring at my daughters so much when we go places! Mommies are so funny!! And what an awesome gift God has given us.....our children!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern!

Today I made two changes to FAITH. I decreased the width of the loops to 3"x9" instead of the 4"x9" and I added to the length of the straps. I changed the 6"x13" on fold to 6"x18" on fold or 6"x36". This was the original dimensions I had and changed them at the last minute but after looking at it again, my personal preference is a thinner loop and longer straps.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

Look at this little princess!! Here are two Mommy Creations that are SEW cute!! She used the FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern and the Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern. Here is what this Mommy said, "I love your patterns! They were both soooo easy! I got so inspired and made them both in like 3 hours total. Here are some pics of them. Thanks so much for the patterns."

Thanks, K, for these adorable pictures of your daughter and such awesome creations by You! I am always blessed by them!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

I pray all of you had a blessed Easter! Ours was terrific! We celebrated His rising at my inlaws home. It was very windy off the Mississippi so it required some jackets! We enjoyed Jambalaya, White Beans, Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Fresh Corn on the Cob, Mac/Cheese, Chocolate Cake, German Chocolate Cake, and Egg Nests! All of our children were together which made it extra special along with my two beautiful Grandbabies! What a blessing of a day! And then I was blessed by some of you with these Custom Mommy Creations I opened in my email this morning!! And I have to say that one of these Mommies is a BEGINNER!!!!! Hats off to the two of you and what an awesome job the two of you did!!!!!

Here is what this Mommy said, "Aimee~ Thanks so much for your easy to follow instructions! I have never successfully made anything using a pattern before. I am rather pattern illiterate and all those tissue paper pieces tend to make me break out in a sweat so I make all of A's clothes from designs I draft myself. Yours were amazingly easy and a lot of fun to sew!! Here is a picture of my princess(and her handsome brother) in her last minute Easter ensemble made using your patterns. This is a great design and I anticipate it fitting her through a couple of summers at least. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful God-given gift of design with others! May grace and joy in Christ Jesus abound to you!"

Thank you SO MUCH, C, for sending me this picture and for the super kind words!! I love the Amy Butler fabric you chose and your children SHINE!!!!!

And here is the other one, "Hi Aimee, Just wanted to send you a picture of the outfit I created for Easter. I received lots of ooohs and aaahs over this one, I told everyone about your site and that if I could make this anyone could (beginner sewer) . Anyway, thank you for your super cute patterns and how easy you designed them for us to make."

Thank you SO MUCH, M, for sending me this picture! I am truly blessed with both pictures. I love your fabric and your daughter is beautiful!

Please, if any of you have pictures of your Custom Creations, I would love to receive them! And thanks to all of you who send them in. I get SEW :) excited to see Mommies sew their princess an outfit!! I know, from my own experience, the awesome feeling to have your daughter or daughters wear "Mommy's creation" !!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!!

Matthew 28:6
He is not here; He has risen, just as He said.
I pray all of you are having a very abundantly blessed Easter!!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

Here is an adorable Mommy Creation using SewSensible's Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns!! Now ladies, this was a true beginner sewer and now she is a sewing queen!!!!! :) Thanks, S, for blessing me with this picture! The outfit is awesome and your daughter is just beautiful!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Boutique Easter Basket Sewing Pattern!

Here are two CUTE CUTE Boutique Easter Baskets from a beginner sewer who is a Mommy and an Aunt! This Mommy / Aunt made a Boutique Easter Basket for her daughter and her 5 month old niece! Thanks, P, for blessing me with this picture!! They are both adorable!

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top Sewing Pattern!

It looks like a FAITH kind of Easter!! I am almost finished with Easter outfits and gifts! Three do not have elastic yet and I am sure I will wait to the VERY last minute to do this! Why do we do that!! :) The two green polka dot dresses are going to be gifts. I am going to try and see if I have time to drop them off and get a hot pink monogram Initial for the front of the dress! How cute is that going to look?! I had already made a pair of Boutique Bottoms for each of my girls last year so I will just pair that up with their FAITH Easter Dress.

Just a side note about FAITH: When you go to gather the top band, for a normal size toddler or child, you will not have bunches of gathering space. FAITH is designed to have that slightly gathered look at the top. I didn't like the way it looked with a heavy gathering space. However, if you want more gathering space then just make a one size bigger for your princess!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

FAITH Sewing Pattern!

Today I started on Zoë's Easter Dress. I am using the bunny elephant owl ladybug fabric I had in another post! Anyway, while I was sewing this one, which is the FAITH Double Layer Dress Top, I decided to fold the loops differently and I believe it makes a much cleaner look to the back. Here are a couple of pictures. I have not added the elastic yet. I tried it on Rose and although it looks like a cleaner look on the hanger it seems it wouldn't make a difference which way you decided to fold the loop. It's up to you! I basically just folded them over where the two ends were on top of each other instead of side by side.

Sewing Pattern Giveaway from Nanoo Designs!

My friend, Nanoo Designs, is having an Epattern Giveaway!!!!! Who doesn't like giveaways?? :) She is giving away patterns to 3 people who comment on her giveaway post. You will have your choice of one of the patterns shown on her blog, just mention the one you would prefer in the comment. The contest will be open until Friday afternoon at 5PM.

All of the patterns are easy to make and great for a beginner. They have detailed instructions and lots of pictures. I have used her patterns and they come out adorable!! So why are you still here?!! Get on over to Nanoos!! :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

All in One Romper, Boutique Easter Basket, and Twirl SKORT Twirl Skirt Sewing Patterns!

Ok, now how cute are these Mommy creations!! Thanks, A, SEW much for sending these to me!! What a blessing I got when I went to read my email tonight! This Mommy has been busy!! Here is a beautiful Boutique Easter Basket! WOW! You did an awesome job!

And then she made a Twirl SKORT!! This is probably my favorite pattern that I have created! Beautifully done!

And here is an absolutely precious "Boutique" looking "Diva" All in One Romper!! I love the fabric and the monogram!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern and Boutique Easter Basket!

I received this cute cute Mommy creation using SewSensible Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns! I love the fabric combination!! Thank you, A, for blessing me with this picture and your daughter is just precious!!

And then I received this awesome Mommy creation using SewSensible Boutique Easter Basket sewing pattern! Thanks, H, for sending this in!! I love the fabric and what a cute cute button!! I am always blessed by all of your pictures!

And here is an "Auntie" Custom Creation using SewSensible All in One! I have this same fabric that I used for Dress Tops for my three younger daughters!! Cute Cute! Thanks, M, for letting me use this picture!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Sewing Pattern Giveaway Winners!!

Ok!!!!! Here is the bowl of 22 numbers.

First winner, picked by Grace, is number 6: blueflowertreasures Rebecka!!

Second winner, picked by Asa, is number 18: Laura

(that picture does no justice for my precious son!!)

And the Third winner, picked by Rose, is number 7: libbysmom

If your name is above, please email me the two patterns you would like for me to forward to you!! And please consider sending me some pictures when you are finished!!!!! :)

And now to the rest of you who just blessed me SEW much by commenting!! If you were one of the 22 that left a comment on the Giveaway post then I would gladly like to tell you that for commenting you may buy one pattern and get one free! This is what you need to do: Email me at and let me know that you are interested in buy one get one free. I will email you back with how to do this! Again, thank each one of you for commenting!! This was a fun Giveaway!!

Giveaway is over!

Ok, the giveaway is officially over!! Wow!! you surpassed my expectations in comments!!!!! That was fun!! I will now go and write all the numbers down and let three of my children pick 3 random numbers. I will let you know as soon as I do it! Thanks again for all your comments!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sewing Pattern Giveaway!!

Ok, I am ready to give away some patterns!! I am going to try something different this time. I am going to pick a random number from the comments of this post which should be interesting since my comment per post is very very small!! LOL I will leave this post up until tomorrow at 5p. I will then get one of my children to draw several random numbers. The commentors numbers that are picked will get to receive two of my patterns for free!! I believe I will do this for 3 commentors (is commentors with an "o" or an "e"??) Anyway, the winners will be able to choose two of the following patterns:

Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern
Boutique Easter Basket Sewing Pattern

If this is your first time here and you have never sewn more than a pillow or a curtain then I believe you will enjoy my patterns! I design them with the beginner in mind. Be Blessed!! starts now!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

FAITH Sewing Pattern Creation!

Ok, I am so excited to get my first FAITH Custom Creation!! Thank you so much, H, for sending this to me!! I love the color combination and this is what H said, "the pattern was very easy to create, and the directions crystal clear. It's a very versatile pattern that could be adapted in a hundred ways!"

If any of you have already made a creation with FAITH, I would love to post a picture of your custom creation! Please send it to It would be a blessing! jAlso, there are two ways to tie the back: you can go straight over the shoulders and put through loops and tie a bow or you can criss cross the back and put straps in opposite loops. Both make a cute look!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Blog Party!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Hello, girls!! This is my first blog party and how exciting!!!!! Welcome to my sewing blog! My name is Aimee'. I am first God's child. Second, I am Tommy's wife. Third, I am Mom to our 8 precious children God blessed us with through adoption and birth and a Grand Mommy to two sweet little girls. And last I am a daughter, daughter in law, sister, sister in law, cousin, aunt, and friend!! I have three blogs which gives away my passions in life: My Family Blog, Our Orphan Adoption Blog, and my Sewing Blog which you are here! Feel free to visit the other two if you have time! I hope you enjoy your visit and I look forward to visiting you!! Please feel free to leave a comment!

If any of you want to join the Blog Party, visit here! And look for some of these cool prizes:
20 — $50 gift certificate to PaperliciousProvided by:
24 — Blog DesignProvided by: Sweet ‘n Simple Design (which I would love to win for our orphan adoption blog!!)
45 — Custom Blog DesignProvided by: Summer
59 — $25 CashProvided by: Lori
67 — Blog MakeoverProvided by: Shauna
71 — $40 credits for 2 winners - toward their new website or blog designProvided by: Revka & Linda of RS Designs

Any one of these would be great to win but I guess the one I would want the most would be a blog design for our orphan adoption blog: His Heart for Orphans!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

New Sewing Pattern!

FAITH is here!!!!! I am so happy to say that FAITH is now available on my website and will be available on You Can Make This in two weeks. This one is size 6 months - 6 years. I will be adding sizes 7 years - 10 or 12 years this month and I will also be adding the jean ruffle this month. If you purchase FAITH on my site then I will send you the Jean Ruffle ebook for free as soon as it is available!

I have to give a HUGE thank you to John from Merchant Moms who goes beyond the call of duty to help his customers!! If you are interested in starting your own website and looking for a host, Merchant Moms is awesome!

FAITH's Description is below:

!!!!! NEW !!!!! FAITH Double Layer Dress Top
Designed with the beginner in mind! I believe you will love this sewing pattern! I know I do! I have designed FAITH to be very easy to sew but still give it that “Boutique” look. You will be amazed at how simple it is!! Easy and quick enough to sew for a cute custom look for your daughter, neice, or Granddaughter. FAITH is a Double Layer Dress Top that your little Princess will be excited to wear! This Dress Top would make a great Easter Present for your little Angel. Add a Bunny appliqué to give it that personal touch!

All of my sewing patterns are digital. They are eBooks that come with step-by-step instructions and many pictures to guide you along as you sew your boutique outfit! You will need free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and view your purchase. Get Free Adobe Reader here:

BUT, if for any reason you have problems with the instant download after purchase then let me know. It's technology so you never know what can happen!!

Boutique Easter Basket Sewing Pattern!

Ok, in one of my last posts I talked about the Boutique Easter Basket that was on the move! Well, she made it! You can view her in the hands of an adorable little "bunny" here on YouCanMakeThis! Check it out!!

Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms Sewing Pattern!

Here is a precious Mommy creation using some Dick and Jane fabric and SewSensible's Dress Top and Boutique Bottoms sewing patterns! Cute cute!! And the model is just as cute! Here is what this Mommy said, "It turned out so cute, and very easy to make. Thank you so much!"

Thanks, M, for sending in these pictures! What a blessing! I never get tired of seeing all the awesome custom creations all of you make! Keep them coming!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

FAITH Sewing Pattern!

Well, FAITH is almost here! I thought I would have her ready tonight but I am making a few small changes. Size 6 months - 6 years will be ready this week. I will have sizes 7 years - 10 or 12 years sometime this month!

I really love this dress! I believe it is simpler to sew than my Dress Top sewing pattern and that one is pretty simple! So, again, this one will be great for a beginner sewer who has minimal sewing skills!

Why the name FAITH? If any of you know me or know about my testimony then you can easily guess why I chose FAITH as the name of this dress. If you do not know my testimony and you would like to read it then feel free to visit my family blog and click on our adoption testimony in the right side bar. The scripture behind the name is Hebrews 11:1

"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see."

This is the scripture that I stood on during my years of infertility! This is the scripture I stand on now. I love it and I know the truth behind it. Every part of my life is because of this scripture: my husband, my children, my marriage, my family's future. Now you know! :)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tutu and Tie Party!

The Tutu Tie Party was a hit!! It was such a sweet little party! The little princess' enjoyed their tutus and our little men who braved the girly Tutu party loved their ties! We had a ballerina dvd playing for the girls, they had some one on one and got their fingernails polished, they had some cherry chapstick and some lotion for their hands, rings, bracelets, tiaras, and necklaces!! What a FUN day!! Oh, and I gave the boys some GI Joe military men with parachutes to keep them busy while the girls were busy being..... girls!!

Ties by PatchworKids. This was a very easy and fast pattern to sew! I plan to make more of these for my little men!

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