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Recent Blog Posts

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

Red, White and Blue Outift

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My kids love dressing in red, white and blue for all the patriotic holidays, and since Independence Day is coming I made my daughter a special outfit for the occasion. I used McCall’s 6737 for the top and McCall’s 6735 for the shorts. Both patterns were easy to sew up. I especially liked the instructions … Continue reading

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