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I was super excited about this weeks challenge, and for once already had my fabrics in mind. I ended up doing two sews for this week, one for my husband and one for myself. We both had tees we were wanting to show off but needed to give them some love so I up-cycled them into garments we would wear.  Lets start with my husbands sew because well it was super basic. Last year we made some lifestyle changes to get fit and ended up shrinking out of our clothing. That included one of my husbands favorite shirts, an out...

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Week 7 : Something with hearts. This challenge is perfectly timed for valentines day and my daughter could still use an outfit to wear to her brothers valentines day party at school.  My very stubborn 2 year old loves purple so this is the perfect opportunity to make her a cute purple top. For this project I decided to use CKC's Aleya's high-low top and dress as my base pattern and just hack the back. This is a pretty simple pattern and my daughter already has one so I know she likes the fit.  And I already knew I wanted...

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Its week 6 of the 52 week sewing challenge. Valentines day is just around the corner, so the theme this week is sew something red or pink. I don't use a lot of pink and so I was leaning towards red and had a different fabric picked out to use. However, that plan changed when I opened my last fabric package from the shop. There was this amazing Freedom print on pink athletic brushed poly inside. Just in case you were unaware you are able to customize any black and white print in the shop to be printed on a...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge Week 5: Something using a recently purchased pattern. This week was an easy pick, and a difficult project for me. I just purchased the Evolution Hoodie by New Horizons (which I have had my eye on for a while) and was super excited to make it.  And my black scuba came in just in time for this project too! I had been looking for something different in a hoodie pattern and this one fit the bill perfectly. The fit was different from the others I have and so was the overall style. I love the pockets...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge, blog, double brushed poly, Fabric panel, flannel, free, in-stock, pattern, sewing -

Wow, we are already 4 weeks into the year where did time go!? This week’s challenge was to sew something for a boy. I have two boys and a husband, how was I to choose who to sew for? I looked at my stash and saw this adorable panel: https://www.auroradesignfabrics.com/collections/in-house-panels/products/little-rascal-panel The panel was a small child’s panel and its message fit my youngest to a tee. My stash had picked the who, now I needed the what! Why not let my scrap pile decide?! I had just cut out a pair of plank walkers the night before and I was wishing I...

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