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Christmas Gift Time: Kwik Sew 3935 x 3

It looks like my orna-mints (mints, haha, get it?) got me in the Christmas mood after all. Last year I made dresses for each of my cousins, all girls, all under the age of 10. They really liked them, although I think one of the dresses might have been a tad tight. I’m not sure how much wear they got out of them ’cause kids grow so fast but whatevs. I’d rather make clothes than…

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A Monster Quilt in more ways than one, McCall 6411

Let me preface this post: Greta, if you or your children or husband are reading this – look away! And to make sure you get the chance to leave here is a cute photo of my cat, Peanut. Ok, now that that’s over we can move on to business – this Monster quilt. It is both a “monster” because it features cute fuzzy monsters but also because of the monster amount of time and energy…

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Sewing For Boys Book Review

I don’t really sew for children. Ok, I’ve made like four things and a couple quilts. But I liked this new book so much that I thought I’d review it. I know not every reader here has kids or sews for kids but if you’re interested please continue reading! There aren’t many good clothes sewing patterns out there for little one, especially boys (not counting Oliver+S, which have super cute designs). Now, I know there…

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Finally Finished – McCall’s 5613

Alright, so it’s not even December yet but I already feel a overwhelmed with my challenge of handmaking most of my Christmas presents this year. Luckily I finished my last of three little girl’s dresses, one for each of my cousins. You can see the other two here and here. This dress was made from McCall’s 5613, version D. I liked that it can be worn in the hot Texas weather or with a sweater…

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Little Girl’s Dress #2 – McCall’s 6388

Little Girl’s Christmas Present Dress numero dos is completed! There’s nothing like finishing a project to ease some stress. In fact, I’m nearly done with my third dress for my little cousins and after that all I have to finish making is my monster quilt and handmade Christmas can be wrapped up for this year. I often find it difficult imagining what a pattern could be rather than what it looks like on the pattern…

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Little Girl’s Dress – BurdaStyle Magazine Oct 2011 Issue

Whoa, sorry for the unexpected absence from me! Sometimes I don’t realize how long I’ve been away from the blog. But I have been working on both my upcoming pattern and some Christmas presents like this cute little dress! I have three cousins under the age of 8 and they are all girly girls who love pink and playing dress up. I like to think of them as little Charlie’s Angels because the oldest is…

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