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Another nursing-dress muslin

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in babies, Clothes, Dresses, fabric, muslin, process, Robert Kaufman, sewing, zippers | 1 comment

Another nursing-dress muslin

I had the sick 6 y/o take these pics, so my apologies for the quality (but yay him for being my photographer!) I made this dress up last night, based sorta on the schoolhouse tunic I wore yesterday. it’s another wearable muslin (this fabric is by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman, and is a 1930′s floral ditsy print. tiny red flowers on white. LOVE it), while I try to figure out a flattering and functional fit. It felt really shapeless (despite bust darts). I think the back is still too big, but adding a “belt” (aka a strip of batik selvage tied in the back)...

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Double -ended zippered bag

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in bag, fabric, Fall Market 2012, Finished Projects, Robert Kaufman, sewing, zippers | 0 comments

D needed a pencil bag, and was told to put pencils, erasers, and markers in them. I had this idea to make a bag that’s double ended, but searching on the internet for “double-ended bag” or pouch or anything double-ended only produces boxing results…. I’m not sure if I just don’t know the right search terms, or what, but I couldn’t find any tutorials or patterns or images of what I wanted, so I took a deep breath, grabbed some scrap fabric, and tried out my idea….   it worked! (this is the second one, of nice fabrics. the proportions were...

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Hooray!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in bag, Featured, Finished Projects, sewing, zippers | 0 comments

Hooray!

Tada! Here’s my new bag!!! (Fancy setting, right? garage door handles make great bag backgrounds) somehow in the last 2 days I lost my rose fabric. Luckily last week I bought 1/2 a yard of this gorgeous Pezzy print at Sew Modern, and it was just enough for the lining, and it matches PERFECTLY. LOVE. I put a zippered pocket on one side of the lining (I had to use some plain kona snow for the inside of that pocket) and this side of the bag has a really simple cell phone, etc pocket. (I made 3 channels, 1 for my new cell, 1 for a pen, and 1 for keys or headphones…) I took the...

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Beach School Sewing, finale.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in bag, boys, fabric, Finished Projects, gifts, girls, kids, Quilting, Robert Kaufman, sewing, zippers | 0 comments

Beach School Sewing, finale.

a set of pencil bags for all the kids in one family (1 boy, 2 girls, all coordinating so they can’t fight over them!) beachy pot-holders vintage-y potholders and then just a little playing around… I was thinking of making a little bag for my new phone, but it might need to be turned into a hot-pad or something.  I really like looking at this...

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Tada!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2010 in boys, kids, sewing, sweatshirt, tada, zippers | 0 comments

Ok, so the other day, (gosh, was that just yesterday? yikes!) I showed you this sneak peak… Here’s the finished product! It’s a zip-up hoodie for D. He doesn’t fit anything store bought right now, so why buy and alter when I can just make myself (out of superior materials, tailored to my boy!) He wanted a tow truck, so I decided to make it a working truck, and put the appliques on the pockets, I free-motion stitched “D’s Towing” on it… lettering is hard! I hand-embroidered the cream/grey chain (using a chain stitch, of course) after...

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