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Easy Doll Maxi Skirt Tutorial

Well, this tutorial has been a long time coming!  I made these when I went on the crazy, maxi skirt sewing marathon session a few months ago.   I tell you what- since I am conquering this whole “fear of knit” thing, these were just the easiest things to sew.  The hard part… sewing shirts to match, finding a spray bottle and the “official” sparkly hair pick (at the same time), and untangling that awful…

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Sweet Summer Halter Top Tutorial

Last summer I did a guest post for Fireflies and Jellybeans, so I thought it would be nice to bring it home and repost it over here on my blog, too.  Looking at these pictures of little Gracie, who just turned two the other day, makes me a little bit sappy. Oh, I am going to be a mess with this last baby, aren’t I? *sniff, sniff* OK, back to the tutorial.  Here you go……

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Regular to Maternity T-Shirt Refashion Tutorial

Please excuse the photographer’s finger in the top corner there. 🙂 Usually I do not sew many things for myself and I am not usually all that picky when it comes to clothing. BUT, I saw these T-shirts on sale at Target in CUTE colors and I just really, really wanted them! So I splurged. On myself.  That almost NEVER happens!  Here is how I mentally justified it: Maternity T-shirts are way more expensive (I…

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Flutter Sleeve Doll Dess

When my 5yo got her own “fake American Girl doll” for her birthday, she immediately began nagging incessantly for a doll dress to match her Flutter Sleeve Sundress (more on that HERE). It was only fair, so I whipped one up as soon as I got a chance. She loves it! Again, I took pictures this time since I didn’t have a deadline and could sew in the daylight hours, so you are getting a…

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Boutique Peasant (Doll) Dress Tutorial

You didn’t think I would get away with making a matching dress for just ONE of my daughter’s dolls, did you? No way! With four girls (and who knows, maybe another one on the way to crush their brother’s hopes one last time) if I am going to sew something for one of my girls, I had better be prepared to sew that something for the other ones, too. So, I made a Boutique Peasant…

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Twirly Lace Doll Dress Pattern

I had some fabric left over from the girls’ Easter dresses, so I decided to make matching dresses for their new American Girl dolls. They loved this!   For this dress I actually made two because I am a perfectionist like that. It really took hardly any fabric, though, and I came up with some things to make it better. First of all, the bodice and straps are all one piece: For the back, first…

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T-Shirt Nightgown Tutorial

Last summer, I did a guest post over for CraftyTammie‘s Sew Full of Summer series, so I thought I would share it over here on my blog, too.  Girls nightgowns are awfully pricey in the stores, for what they are, but my girls were in need of some.  I have made a few here and there, but as I was gradually attempting to conquer my fear of knits last summer, I converted some old Tshirts into nightgowns for the girls. I…

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Crochet Bear Hat Pattern

  About a month ago, I whipped up a little something for my cousin’s baby shower. The gender is a surprise, but the nursery theme is bears. So, I decided to make a crocheted bear hat. It was super easy and I worked on it during my prep and lunch periods while substitute teaching- it did not take long at all!   I used Charisma yarn that I had on hand from the flowers on…

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Twirly Lace Dress Tutorial

This dress was deceptively simple to create and since it was the first one I made for Easter, I was able to take (some) decent pictures of the process because I had daylight. 🙂  It has a cross-front bodice, lace overlaid waistband, corset back, and circle skirt. (Say that five times fast!) I think she looks so mature and grown-up in this dress, but it would be so cute on a smaller girl, too. OK,…

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Football Beanie Pattern

For Christmas gifts, I made four of these crocheted football beanies.  They were gifts, and my only boy isn’t so little, so I don’t have any great pics of cute little boys modeling them.  They were pretty easy and I thought that I would share the pattern since I made it up as I went along.  I made it in several different sizes so I will give the directions for 0-6, 6-12, and 12-24 months.…

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