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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.

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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!”

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Throwback Thursday: Simplicity 2369

Been a few weeks, but here we are with more THROWBACK THURSDAY!  Today is a pattern I love and have made twice (but haven’t blogged until now).  I always think about making more, but then get distracted by another new pretty pattern.

Anywho, here it is:  Simplicity 2369

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This purty dress got lots of wear at weddings last year.

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LuLaRoe Copycats: My Pattern Picks

LuLaRoe has become a giant phenomenon, and I have friends and family that are huge fans, but for the most part I’ve looked at what they offer and thought “Man, I’m glad I can sew.”  Mostly because I often score RAD deals on knits and can actually save money sewing my own.

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That said, I’ll admit I do own some pieces.  I’m definitely not begrudging the consultants that sell LLR; sewing is not for everyone.  Even as someone who does make her own clothes, sometimes there’s only time to buy ready to wear instead of DIYing.

That said, the beauty of sewing is you can make exactly what you want exactly how you want.  You can get the exact fit, fabrication, and colors or prints that YOU love (well, the latter if you can find ’em). And prints really are LLR’s shtick; the garments themselves are all quite simple.

Basically, I keep seeing sewing patterns and repeatedly thinking “That’s LLR *insert name here*!” so I thought it would be fun to share my pattern and fabric suggestions for some popular garments they offer.  Imitation is the purest form of flattery, amirite?

These are by no means the only options, but just the first or best (IMO) ones that have come to my mind.  In no particular order… Continue reading “LuLaRoe Copycats: My Pattern Picks”

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April Ruminations, May Plans

Been a bit of a quiet blogging month, but since I actually set some goals for once, thought it would be nice to follow up!  To recap, here’s what I was hoping to accomplish in April:

  • Sewaholic Minoru
  • 2 Oliver + S Bucket Hats for Cheeks
  • Jalie Cora running tights
  • McCall’s 6873 for Cheeks
  • Simplicity 8291
  • Unblogged plan:  Blue Calla Iris for my mom’s birthday gift

While writing that post, these didn’t seem like THAT much work, but looking at it now:  bahaha…like I was going to get all of that done.

So, how many did I finish?

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Throwback Thursday: Wedding Wrap Bliss

Welcome to a very special Throwback Thursday!

Today we are celebrating the 6 month anniversary of my sis in law, Liz, and her beloved J.

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Last Autumn they were married before their closest loved ones in an idyllic outdoor ceremony, followed by a lively and lovely winery reception the next day.

Big thanks to Dahli of Dahli.Durley Photography for permission to use her beautiful images of the wedding day.  All photos except those with an asterisk (*) are Dahli’s talented handiwork.

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