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Cara Rides Again

Gonna be pretty short and sweet today, since there’s not a whole lot to say about these.  Made a couple more Cara Maternity Tees for this gestational go.

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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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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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Easter Best

Momentum is a funny thing; sometimes you’re on a roll and then…BAM!  Stopped.  Stuck in the mud.  Or your head.  Or whatever.  I swear I posted a week or two ago last, but it has been almost THREE!  Such a lollygagger.  I haven’t gotten a ton of sewing done in that time, but I still have many garments to photograph and blog from February and March plus some oldies for Throwback Thursday.

That said, life has been a little busy, and I’ll use that as my excuse.  We’re currently looking for a bigger home and readying our own house for sale.  The real estate market here (and many places, per the many nationwide articles I’ve read) is pretty much insane at the moment:  so little inventory, such high prices, very much a seller’s market.  It’ll bode well when it comes time for us to sell our sweet little starter home, but this end is just a tad frustrating.  We’ve been looking since late February and we are persisting because quickly selling our home is very attractive with a toddler around.

Speaking of a toddlers, I managed to make Cheeks some stuff for Easter.  :D  All three pieces are part of McCall’s 6873.

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Disappointment in Tunic form (plus leggings)

I’ve been gravitating in a different direction style-wise for a while now.  I can’t put my finger on the impetus, baby is certainly a factor, but I have begun to go bonkers over the Tilton Sisters and what I think of as art-teacher-chic.  My birthday dress was one of theirs, and when I saw Vogue 8817 I had to have it.

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