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Romper Sewing Pattern Designing

I love, I mean, LOVE designing patterns!  In the past I have invented patterns for Halloween costumes (which usually involves a lot of poking myself or Kyle with pins,) a diaper bag and a very simple dress for myself (check out the blog tutorial on that one, bad paintdrawings and all!) These pattern inventions were all pretty quick and simple, involved a lot of making it up as I went along and...

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The early days of my fabric obsession!

There have been times since starting this business when I have been really excited about blogging about my thoughts on starting a creative business, and all the amazing things going on in my life in general. There have also been times when I have been excited to learn about accounting/marketing/pricing - all completely new to me. And then there are times, like the last few weeks, when I am...

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Rectangle Dress Sewing Tutorial

So, obviously, when you have a 3 1/2 month old baby and you are about to leave town for the weekend in 2 days to see family and attend the wedding of great friends (and former roommates,) the thing to do is decide to make yourself a new dress to wear to the wedding, without a pattern.     I blame Pinterest.     I saw a super cute dresson Pinterest, got super excited to make it, bought the...

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Scrappy Owl Teether Sewing Tutorial

There are times where I am still shocked when I come up with an idea and work out how to make it happen all on my own.  No blog inspiration.  No Pinterest picture to copy.  Just an idea in my head that becomes something I love.  That happened with this adorable little owl I made for my 6 month old niece, Addison, for Christmas. Unlike the nephews, Addison is still too little for the dress up,...

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Roarrrrrrr!!! - Dinosaur Costume Sewing Tutorial

For Christmas this year I tried to make as many presents as possible.  Last year when I was teaching full time, trying to make Christmas presents was fun, but slightly stressful trying to find time to get everything done.  This year when I have so much time to focus on sewing and to really think about all of the people I love, it was fun and fun!  And making things for the kids was extra fun!...

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