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Another week brings another challenge from the 52 Week Sewing Challenge. This week we were tasked with sewing something with a collar. Lucky for me Goober Pea Designs recently released the Danica Dress (formerly the girls' Drama Dress by George + Ginger).  This simple and sweet dress has a lot to offer. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make some adorable sister dresses. The pattern includes two different skirt options, a slim and a full. Little one was adamant that hers be perfect for "spinning" so she got the full skirt made with some of the shop's royal...

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For some, Memorial Day weekend is the official kick off for the summer. It can also be the unofficial start to swim suit season, eek! Fortunately for me I’ve got myself covered with this week’s theme for the 52 Week Sewing Challenge – swim suits. We recently finished up a sewing along in The Sewing Menagerie by Aurora Designs for the 5 out of 4 Patterns Agility Tank & Dress and the Riptides Reversible Shorties. I knew going into this sew along that I wanted to make myself a new swim suit that I would feel comfortable in all summer...

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Week 18, where has the time gone! This week’s challenge is to make a purse or wallet. I already have an amazing purse and wallet made by Ruth of Toby Bean custom bags.  I didn’t really have a need for another. What I did need was a big bag. My husband and I got a wild hair to take an overnight trip on the motorcycle and we had yet to outfit the bike with saddle bags. I needed a bag we could take, that would keep my clothing dry and could be strapped too the bike. Knowing that this challenge...

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This week’s challenge is to sew something for an Animal.  I decided I would sew something for my gentle giant beast. Meet Gander a 100 + pound lab retriever-mix who doesn’t think he is any bigger than the size of his head. One of Gander’s favorite things is a tennis ball. However, his partner in crime (a rambunctious 4-year-old boy) has quite the arm on him.  I get a bit nervous about balls being played with in the house. So, I choose to sew Gander some soft cloth balls. I decided I would try and find a free pattern and...

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Oh boy this holiday week got us all behind on the 52 week blog post! Well just like they have a catch up thread we are having a catch up post. There are lots of exciting things happening in the challenge this week. They are currently doing quarterly giveaways and so far our very own  Sewing Menagerie queen Wendy Pratt managed to win one, Congratulations! Last week was week 13 and the theme was Sew Something From a Pattern You Have But Have Never Used. Well even though it is a new pattern I had been dying to sew up...

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