Butterick 6415: Sparkle City

Hey hey!  Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that the turkey and pumpkin pie have been consumed, it’s time for Christmas cookies, latkes and holiday parties of all sorts!

But, what to wear?  Maybe something from the Sequins & Sparkles section at Fabric Mart?!


That’s where I found this Betsy & Adam sequinned stretch velvet, which is unfortunately now sold out, but you can find similarly adorned gorgeous textile goodies here.

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The Last of Easter: Baby Jaimesyn

Happy Summer Solstice! Why not read about my last make for Easter (exactly two months ago) whilst enjoying the longest day of the year? In Southern Wisconsin we’re looking at a lovely 15 hours and 22 minutes of daylight: well earned in the dark of Winter.


Also, this is my 250th blog post! Took almost seven years. 😂

Last but not least, here’s Peaches’ dress! Another Baby Jaimesyn by Simple Life Pattern Company. You can see what Cheeks and I wore in these previous posts. I had designs to make daddy a tie, but I ran out of time. Sorry for the short end of the stick, Mr. 5. :(

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Easter Continued: The Kielo Dress

Howdy Howdy!  I meant to write this much sooner…but you know life, it happens.  :)  I’ve been busy sewing like a mofo for the Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe contest, and have also been documenting my 100 Day Project (which is crafting for at least 15 minutes a day) and Me Made May on Instagram.  WHEW.

Here is my Easter dress:  Named Kielo!


If you read my last post, you’re probably thinking:  but what about Peaches’s dress?  I thought you were going to share hers next?  Totally was!  But then realized I need to pop her in it again to take a few more pics, as I don’t have an unobstructed view of the front.  Oy.

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Happy Super Belated Easter!

Happy Easter, almost a couple of weeks late!


I’ve been busy the last couple of weeks whipping up some Easter goodness for me and the kiddies.  I had designs to also make Mr. 5 at least a tie and hopefully a bonnet for Peaches, but time gave out on me, as you can see.  Sorry, hubby.  :(

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Throwback Thursday: Christmas Jaimesyn plus another Whistler

Howdy howdy!

Dang, I’ve been on a posting spree lately.  Don’t worry, I’ll lose my gumption soon enough again.  Ha!  The call of the sewing is always louder than the call of the blogging.  But I do love being able to look back and see all of the things I’ve made.


All outdoor photos by Irish Lane Photography

Which brings us to today’s Throwback Thursday, which is only throwing back about four months, but since these garments aren’t quite seasonal any longer:  here are Simple Life Pattern Co’s Baby Jaimesyn and another Love Notions Whistler.

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