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Monday, March 29, 2010

FAITH Double Layer Dress Top sewing pattern and Reversible Pleated Dress Top sewing pattern!

"Aimee - I just wanted to let you know I've made my first top and it was so much fun! Great instructions" S




Here are some awesome Mommy and GrandMommy creations using SewSensible FAITH Double Layer Dress Top and Reversible Pleated Dress Top! And as always the sweet little models are adorable!! Both patterns are available as downloadable and physical.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Boutique Easter Basket sewing pattern sale!



Make a special Easter basket...perfect for gift giving, matching outfits, and more. 25% off till Easter at YouCanMakeThis (download version)!



SewSensible Boutique Easter Baskets would look cute customized with a matching Twirl SKORT or my new pattern Happy Girl Dress!! (of course an Easter Basket customized to match any of SewSensible pattern will be just adorable..... in my definitely biased opinion! HA!!)


All of my downloadable patterns are available at You Can Make This ! However, if you would rather the physical version, the Twirl SKORT along with the Boutique Dress Top, Boutique Bottoms, FAITH Double Layer Dress Top, and Reversible Pleated Dress Top are physical and can be purchased at the Boutique/Fabric shops on the right side bar. Happy Girl is in the process of being printed. This one should be ready as a physical in the next 30-45 days.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

Reversible Pleated Dress Top Sewing Pattern and Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern!

Reversible Pleated Dress Top sewing pattern and Twirl SKORT Sewing Pattern!

How super cute is this!!? This awesome Mommy used SewSensible Reversible Pleated Dress Top and Twirl SKORT sewing patterns. The pictures show both sides of the Pleated Dress Top! Here is what this Mom said, "Your patterns are great! " B

Thanks so much, B!!!!! I just love these pictures and the fabric choices!! Thanks so much for sending these in!

Both these patterns are available as a download or a physical version sold in stores. If you are interested in a download please visit my website, my etsy shop, or You Can Make This! If you are interested in the physical version then please visit one of the online boutique shops on the right side bar!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Easter Basket Sewing Pattern and Happy Girl Dress Sewing Pattern!

Boutique Easter Basket Sewing Pattern


"I wanted to share the pics of the easter baskets I made. I made 3 of them yesterday! Whew! Easter pics were today. They are simply adorable and my kids love them! C"




Happy Girl Dress Sewing Pattern (long version gathered)

"Here's a couple with the buttons! I LOVE them! I've never made them before... it was a piece of cake. I knew it would add so much to the dress, but I didn't know I'd love it as much as I do!" S


Happy Girl Dress Sewing Pattern (short version with pleats)

"Okay, here's a couple of pictures of my daughter in her happy girl dress. Thanks again, this is a fabulous pattern." J


Here are some awesome Mommy creations! Aren't they just cute!! Oh I think so!! Thanks girls for sending them to me! Love them all!!


If you have an awesome Mommy, GrandMommy, or Aunt creation using SewSensible Boutique Sewing Patterns you would like to show please send it to me! It ALWAYS inspires others!! Happy Girl Dress is also available at You Can Make This!

I am also about to send the physical version to print. If you are a distributor/wholesaler and take pre-orders please let me know and I will send you the graphics for your site.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Beginner Sewing Patterns and Customer Creations!


Ok! I have some cute cute awesome custom creations!! Above is from Anna from Crafty Girls Workshop!! Anna was so sweet to make this Reversible Pleated Dress Top for their shop and email me the pictures of them! How cute!! The two pictures show both sides of this dress top! When you get a chance, go check out their site! It is just a click away. Just a fresh and girly feel to it. They sale SewSensible physical patterns and some great fabric so go visit them and tell'em Aimee' from SewSensible sent you! Thanks so much, Anna, for sending me these pictures!!

Look at this precious princess!! Happy Birthday, VR!! She is 3 and her Mom made her a custom outfit using SewSensible Scoop Neck Dress Top for her birthday!! Awesome, C!!

Here is an awesome Mommy creation using SewSensible Applique' Apron Skirt! Isn't she adorable?! Here is what this Mommy said,

"Aimee, Let me start by saying “thank you” for creating the cutest patterns ever for the precious little girls in our lives! Okay, now I just need to say that you are an extraordinarily, incredible woman of God! You have such an incredible family and story behind them! Your 8 children are just beautiful…what blessings! Seriously, it humbles me to even fathom all that you in a day!! Honestly…I think your name is written in Proverbs 31! I strive for that and fall short everyday! But I try again…and that’s what’s important…right? When I came across your blog last summer, I was so inspired! Thanks so much, K"

K, thanks so much for your kind words!! It not only blesses me to receive these awesome pictures of what you are making for your loved ones but to know that my family story blessed you blesses me! Now you know I fall short of His glory everyday too? I am just like you..... a busy Mom who loves my family and strives to do better everyday and thanking God for His forgiveness BECAUSE I NEED IT!! HA!!!!

And for all you Moms who need a little encouragement: did you know that in Proverbs 31 she sews!!!!! Here is what I do when I feel I fall short: I ask Him to forgive me and then I read a passage in the bible and stand strong and try again! I just reread Proverbs 31 and it brings me such joy. Remember when you read it if you think you are nowhere who she is: Proverbs 31 is what God is growing us to be. It is a process! We do not get there overnight! That was a huge revelation for me. Everyday we become more and more like Proverbs 31 as we strive for it!! I will post it and maybe it will bring some or all of you joy today!

Proverbs 31 O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my promises, do not spend your strength on women, on those who ruin kings. And it is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine. Rulers should not crave liquor. For if they drink, they may forget their duties and be unable to give justice to those who are oppressed. Liquor is for the dying, and wine for those in deep depression. Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is worth more than precious rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She will not hinder him but help him all her life. She finds wool and flax and busily spins it. She is like a merchant's ship; she brings her food from afar. She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day's work for her servant girls. She goes out to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She watches for bargains; her lights burn late into the night. Her hands are busy spinning thread, her fingers twisting fiber. She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy. She has no fear of winter for her household because all of them have warm [fn] clothes. She quilts her own bedspreads. She dresses like royalty in gowns of finest cloth. Her husband is well known, for he sits in the council meeting with the other civic leaders. She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs with no fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and kindness is the rule when she gives instructions. She carefully watches all that goes on in her household and does not have to bear the consequences of laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her: "There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!" (Oh, shout it out girls!! Dream a little larger!! HA!!) Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise."

Friday, March 12, 2010

Beginner Sewing Patterns and Customer Creations!

SewSensible Simple Sunday Dress available as download only.
Please see side bar for boutique shops that carry SewSensible Physical Sewing Patterns

"I made this dress for my friend’s daughter for her Easter dress. I loved how it came out so much that I am making my daughters their Easter dresses with this pattern too. The fabrics are all from the Nicey Jane line by Heather Bailey."


SewSensible Scoop Neck Dress Top available as download only

Please see side bar for boutique shops that carry SewSensible Physical Sewing Patterns


"Dear Aimee, Thank you so much for the beautiful pattern. I have only been sewing for a few months (ever since I discovered boutique clothing - my daughter just turned one), and am by no means experienced. However, your little details in your pattern/instructions make this dress look like it was made by a professional! I am a big fan of the pdf patterns available on etsy, and you are now my favorite! My daughter will be wearing this dress for our Easter pictures with chicks and a bunny." C


FAITH Double Layer Dress Top available both downloadable and physical

Please see side bar for boutique shops that carry SewSensible Physical Sewing Patterns

And this is beautiful K! Here Mom is a sewing bug!! Thanks, J, for sending in this pic!! so cute!

Thanks so much all of you for sending in these cute adorable pictures of your beautiful models and your awesome creations!! Love them!!


I have some more to post and will do that this weekend! Don't they always inspire you?!! I know they inspire me!


And don't forget my new pattern Happy Girl is available! It is a sweet simple dress! My daughters are in love with the long version so it looks like I'll surely be making them some!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Sewing Pattern Happy Girl Dress PDF

Happy Girl Dress is ready! Yay!!


Description: Happy Girl is a shoulder tie dress with simple subtle details to create a delicate look! You can choose between two lengths along with the option of this dress being gathered or pleated. Also included is the Simple Headband pattern. All SewSensible Boutique Sewing Patterns are designed with the BEGINNER in mind having detailed directions along with a graphic for almost every step.

This is a download version only at this time. It can be purchased on my site today and will be added to my Etsy shop tonight. It will also be available for download at YCMT this month. The physical version will be available in a couple months with a BONUS pattern added! I will keep you updated on all release times.

Fabric above is Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane! Just beautiful!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Happy Girl sewing pattern coming this weekend!



Almost here! I have finished the back cover. We have an adoption fellowship today at our city park so I will be away from the computer today but hope to continue finishing the final details of getting this pattern released tomorrow (and Grace's 5th birthday party is tomorrow!) The busy life of a work at home Mom!!!!!

To all you busy Mom's I salute you and give you today this scripture that spoke VOLUMES to me yesterday morning. God always comes at just the right time to give us encouragement! I was having one of those nights where I just was so disappointed in how I reacted to my children and thought about all the ways I could have done it differently..... you know..... "could've lowered my voice", "could've said it a different way", "could've smiled instead of been frustrated"..... all those "could haves". And when I woke up yesterday morning the daily devotional I get on my computer said, "Read through Romans 8:28-39. Thank God for loving you, regardless of how well you are doing as a parent." WOW! Did I ever need that word of encouragement! I love my family and children dearly and I believe I do a good job fulfilling that role BUT I always want to be open to be even better! So for all you Mom's reading this who wish they "could've done it differently" (whatever that is), I want to give you encouragement!!!!! He loves you regardless!


Romans 8:28-31 And we know that in all things God works
for the good of those who love him, [fn] who [fn] have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Girl sewing pattern almost here!



I am popping over on the blog just to show you what I have been working on! This is the front cover. We took some pictures today that I'll have to share. The girls were too funny. I probably was a little too intense BUT..... oh well, no excuses!


I now will be working on the back cover so off I go! See you soon......

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Girl Sewing Pattern coming soon!



Still working hard to get Happy Girl out!! Looks like it is pushed until this weekend because I have decided to add a simple headband to the pattern! You are going to love the changes from the original picture from January! It is such an easy sew and looks absolutely adorable on the girls (if I may say so myself ;)! Above is the long version or below the knee version. I have not hemmed this one yet and I need to add the green fabric covered buttons that will look cute cute! Grace is also wearing the simple headband that will be with this pattern.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Girl Sewing Pattern coming this week!

Sister Love! they love each other so much!

the look is sweet with a subtle scallop accent that just adds an adorable delicate look!

they are so sweet and cute! Love them!
they were probably telling each other "Mom needs to chill!"

this picture is SO Grace!!!!! She is my little goofer-offer! (is that how you say it and spell it!)




So yesterday I photographed the girls for the Happy Girl sewing pattern cover downloadable version. I have to say that this is not my expertise!! First, I know I did this at the wrong time of day (bright and sunny!) and second, I am still learning my camera! Yes, it can be so frustrating! I have narrowed down to one for the downloadable version cover. The physcial version will be different because I am adding a bonus pattern. The pictures above are just some fun shots of the girls. They were good sports while Mommy freaked out a couple times too many!! HA!!


These are the above the knee option with either gathered or pleated dress. Rose is wearing the gathered version and Grace is wearing the pleated version. I am working hard to get this out by Wednesday!

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