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Sew something with stars.  Another strike sew from the upcoming customs round paired with a retail non custom from the shop.  This week I chose to take a tank pattern I had never tried before and hack it to make a dress. Knowing I wanted a circle skirt I started looking at the tank patterns on my computer trying to decide on which one to use.  I landed on the Halla stardust tank.  I cut it off at the waist and added a circle skirt. This gave me exactly what I was wanting.  I used a panel from an upcoming...

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Seeing as how both of my kids are growing like crazy I used this challenge to make my children each something.. Those of you that sew for young kids know its a never ending battle to stay on top of growth and season changes. I am failing at this battle at the moment but its the thought that counts right??? I'm just going to pretend I heard someone say yes and move on to this challenge's projects.  Hunter is getting another pair of boxers because that boy is still in need and Katalynn is getting a dress.  As always I...

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As the mom of a girl who can't seem to stop growing this week is a much needed challenge for me. My little walking ball of attitude has basically out grown all her warm weather clothing and with the temperatures being in the 80's and 90's lately I'm not a fan of letting my littles out in long sleeves while I do chores.  Not only that but I also have some beautiful strikes, part of which was begging to be made into a dress! Hoping to satisfy my picky daughter I wanted to try a new pattern and decided to...

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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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