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McCall’s 6553

She’s here! :::said in the style of Liz Lemon impersonating Oprah::: My dress form is here! I have christened her Lady Sybil, but I’ll save proper introductions for a later post. I’ve got a good 12 months worth of garment sewing to share with you that has never been shared because: a. my personal photographer spends all his time flying…

kelly skirt in nani iro

A few months ago I got pretty frustrated with this post-baby body of mine. {pretty sure every female who has had a child or 3 has been there} Still loosing rapid weight, but hadn’t plateaued yet. Definitely a good problem to have except that the wardrobe that I ♥ so much was all too big. This meant that eventually I…

wiksten tova maternity style

See! I told you was sewing a maternity wardrobe! This is the Wiksten Tova dress pattern that I put the simplest of maternity alterations into. It actually doesn’t look like the pattern has been altered at all which I love! I cut my normal size but before I cut the front piece I added 1.5″ to middle fold. {yeesh, how…

wiksten tank dress

So there is this wicked virus traveling around this wee rock we live on. It comes complete with awful congestion and a cough that keeps you up all night. Bonus: we’ve had it for 2 weeks and there is no end in sight! So now that I can kind of breath, {emphasis on kind of} I finally got around to…

my wee hipster

My Helper is a wee bit dramatic. My full-time job till she says ‘I do’ will be helping her keep her emotions under control. The craziest things cause this child to weep. Heck, maybe she’ll become an actress and get paid for all the waterworks. I’m in a stripes mood and it’s becoming crazy hard to NOT sew her an…

tova

Happy Friday! I was going to say TGIF but it always brings to mind early 90’s TV. {anyone? full house, step-by-step, urkle!} At long last I have finally finished my Wiksten Tova tunic! That means I can cross it off of my Make, Do & Mend list! {yay!} I have had the pattern for over a year and on a…

2 new dresses

Crazy sewing this weekend. I’m on a clothing kick at the moment. I think it was the big evaluation of my pattern collection that had me itchin’ to make clothes for me and My Helper. Although it also very well could have been a combination of Pinterest {follow me!} and Elise Marley’s Kid’s Clothing Week Challenge that kicked it all…

i had 10 minutes and a pillow case

Seemingly random things but to My Helper it meant a new dress. I kid you not, it took me 10 minutes. I know this because My Soldier said, “We have to go in 1o minutes or we’ll be late!” So naturally I sat down to start a new project. {yes, i am like that} (I apologize for the poor picture…

friday confession

I know I have hinted at my love for blogs in general, but specifically I have an addiction to sewing blogs. Let’s define addiction for you: I subscribe to no less than 50 sewing-related blogs. {this is where i attempt to justify if only to myself why-oh-why so many sewing blogs} Unlike lifestyle bloggers, sewing bloggers don’t update daily. Most…

my 1st & highly embarassing sewing projects

I have been sewing just shy of 5 years. The beginning of the sewing adventure will forever be etched in my mind because it is directly associated with the beginning of motherhood. Both pregnancies I have ended up on a modified bed rest. An elder’s wife from our church in Texas once wisely told me that, “Pregnancy is like a…