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Recent Blog Posts

Mini Wardrobe Contest

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At PatternReview.com I entered the Mini Wardrobe Contest. For the contest I had to make 5 wardrobe items to make 6 different looks. So I made Vogue 2948, Vogue 8877, New Look 6271, Simplicity 2365 and Butterick 5997. Here are the pictures. I will also post more detailed posts on each item.

Mermaids

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My niece wanted a mermaid costume so I planned to make her one. When I was fabric shopping my daughter asked if I could make her one too. So I bought enough fabric to make two mermaid costumes using McCall’s 5498. I didn’t like the pattern one bit! It had so many darts than were … Continue reading

Elsa Dress

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Back in May my daughter had a Frozen birthday party. She wanted me to make her an Elsa dress. I looked online for a costume pattern and found some on Etsy. But then I decided I wanted to make something she could wear all the time and not just for dress up. So I decided … Continue reading

Pattern Catalog

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I like to keep a catalog of all the sewing patterns I own and some information about them, including a way to sort them to specific categories. I used to used Springpad but they closed there site today. The recommended Evernote for my use and other people have also recommended it for pattern cataloging. But … Continue reading

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Challenges

Mini Wardrobe Contest 2014

Mini Wardrobe Contest 2014

Jean Contest 2013

2013 Jeans Contest

Jean Contest 2013

2013 Jeans Contest

Sewing for Children 2013

2013 Sewing for Children Contest

UFO Contest 2013

UFO (UnFinished Object)

Fabric Stash Contest 2013

Fabric Stash Contest 2013

Costume Contest 2012

Costume Contest

Costume Contest 2012

Costume Contest

One Pattern Many Looks Contest 2012

One Pattern, Many Looks

One Yard Contest 2012

One Yard Challenge