I made a dress! And I’m working on a another big project!

Holy crap, people.

*tap tap.  Tap tap tap*

Is this thing on?

It’s been quite a while since I last posted.  Might as well start where we left off:

  •  Thanks all for your comments and commiseration on this offensive situation.  I ended up doing nothing more than publicly shaming the offenders, but it was cathartic and helped me to move on.
  • We bought a new house!  And moved into it.  And I still can’t find my damn Winter coats.  It’s almost December in Wisconsin, so you’d think that’d be a really big problem except…
  • I don’t think those coats were gonna fit this year anyway ’cause we’re expecting baby #2 this Spring!  Wheeeee.  Now that I’m past the first trimester surprise pukes I can finally get on with gads of maternity and baby sewing.  Plus some things for Cheeks, of course.
  • I decided to make a Facebook page as a blog accompaniment!  For those bits and bobs that don’t deserve a whole post.  Kind of anti-climactic after that last bullet point, eh?

And with that all said…onto the belleh.


This dress is a great one:  it’s Simplicity 1469, and is great for both mamas-to-be and mamas-to-new-babies because it has both belly room AND nursing access.  Win-win!  The Simplicity version is out-of-print now, but never fear:  it was a reissue of Megan Nielsen’s Amber dress and top. Continue reading “I made a dress! And I’m working on a another big project!”


Daddy & Me and Colorful Bibs, Too!

Man, Summer is speeding by, isn’t it?  We’ve sure had a crazy busy one so far.  Today I bring you a trio of garments, two that match and one that’s louder than a marching band…

First up, Cheeks and Daddy J’s matching tops!


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The Biker Hoodie

Happy June, and wow:  this year is sure flying. Today Cheeks is back to share his latest:  a sweet Ottobre Kids biker hoodie!

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Jalie Dolman + Eleonore = <3

Still working on blogging things from the February sewing retreat!  This is the last of what I made for me, but there are a few Summery items for Cheeks left.  I’m really workin’ on stretchin’ this all out!

What we have today is Jalie 3352 and 3461, AKA Dolman Tops and Eleonore Pull-On Jeans.


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Big News!

You guys!  I have news.  I vaguely alluded to said news previously…but here it is…

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Woohoo!  So stoked.


I have been a huge Fabric Mart fan girl for years now, so this is pretty exciting.

My first post is up today
:  I made Patterns For Pirates Cpt. Comfort Jeans for Cheeks and Jalie Eleonores for myself.

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