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Doll Peasant Dress Pattern and Tutorial

Peasant dresses are a really easy beginner sewing project. When I teach my daughters to sew doll clothes, this is our first lesson. I have to help with a few of the steps, but they can handle most of it. After you learn how to make this basic dress, there are a lot of options to change it up for a totally different look. I also have tutorials for making peasant dresses in girls’ sizes.…

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How to Tuck Serger Threads into the Seam

I absolutely LOVE my serger! I have the Brother 1034D, which seems to be a very popular model. I have had it for 7 years and sewed hundreds of dresses with it (FOR REAL!) Today I thought I would share how I tuck in all of those thread ends when finishing a seam with the serger or overlock machine. Maybe it is just common sense stuff that everyone who uses a serger knows, but at…

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Easy Mermaid Tail Tutorial

I am not sure why, but most little girls seem to have a fascination with mermaids. Don’t get me wrong- I loved The Little Mermaid as much as anyone when it first came out, but I didn’t watch it over and over and over and over and over and over again like my little sister. I think fish are kinda smelly and gross, so I don’t entirely understand why mermaids are perceived as being so…

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The Unicorn Dress

If you haven’t noticed, I never made Easter dresses for the rest of my girls. They don’t really need more clothes, and I was kinda’ burnt out after Project Run and Play. I got fabric for some of them, so we’ll see what I feel like making in the future. This is my new underachiever attitude: I will sew if and when I feel like it. Isn’t that how a hobby is supposed to be?…

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The Flower Girl Dress

I actually made three of them, but I don’t feel comfortable posting other people’s kids’  pictures on my website, so I only have pictures of the one that my daughter wore. As with any sewing project, there is more to the story. My niece asked my daughter to be a flower girl and also asked if I would sew the dresses. I love sewing pretty little girl dresses- especially matching ones- so I was excited…

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Women’s Dress to Girls’ Skirt Refashion Tutorial

I love living in the country. Except for my kids, it is nice and quiet. We have a little farmette with lots of animals and the kids have plenty of space to play outside. We are pretty much in the middle of nowhere. The downside to this is that there aren’t very many places to shop for fabric, especially apparel fabrics. We do, however, have a really big thrift store nearby, so I often get creative…

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Merida Doll Dress Pattern and Tutorial

At our recent trip to the thrift store to get bunny ears, we also picked up a few other things. One of them was a Merida doll. My 3yo LOVES that movie! (Honestly, I have never even seen the whole thing. If the kids are glued to the TV, I am busy getting something done. Like sewing.) Normally, I would not buy a doll with curly hair, but it was only $1.50 and in great…

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