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Catnap Dress Contest

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Lizzy House had the best idea ever to hold a dress contest for her fabric line Catnap.  Participants chose to either make an adult dress or one for little girlies.  I opted to sew myself a full skirt sleeveless dress, perfect for wearing to cat tea parties:

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The pattern is Simplicity 1873 by Cynthia Rowley, Style B.  I had to merge two sizes in order to get the perfect fit and I added an inch to the bodice length.

dress-3Nope, these aren’t my kids.  I went to a girls-only party at EmmmyLizzy’s so I could hang with these darling ladies in their Catnap dresses!

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More pictures and one tip for sewing pleats after the jump!

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Reindeer Fabric Palooza

One night last spring I was drunk and bought 4 yards of holiday Fair Isle printed jersey fabric.

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The first time I’ve ever gotten a rib-knit neck right on the first try!

That’s a lot of fabric for not having any projects in mind.

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Drafted a t-shirt pattern for my husband!
Jorna tank for me.

I decided to spread it as far as I could into as many holiday outfits as possible for several of my favorite people:

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flashback tees for my boys.

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My niece and nephew!

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Jorna Junior!

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Jorna Juniors!

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Fancy Pants Leggings by Titchy Threads

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happy holidays.

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Vroom Vroom! Another car quilt

A simple, fun commissioned quilt for a newborn boy!

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The pattern is inspired by a design from this book HERE.

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Cars are from Riley Blake’s Peak Hour and were appliqued using my sew and turn method.I’ve made two of these quilts before and they are blogged here.

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Kids Clothes Week Wrap-Up

It’s been a while!  My family has been hustlin’ and bustlin’ across the Midwest almost every weekend.  Thankfully, Kids Clothes Week launched their summer session last week and I took the opportunity to plant myself back in front of my machine.

If you joined the KCW community, you can see my profile here!

My favorite project was this Jorna Jr. made from a stretch woven blue polka-dot knit.   You can buy your own Jorna Jr. pattern here!

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I refashioned an old sweater dress I had into this little A-line Jorna Jr.:

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This one now belongs to my niece.  And I also made her these shorts from the Parsley Pants pattern:

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And I made my 3-week old nephew these baby knit pants.  They are only a fraction as cute as my actual nephew, but I think these will be super comfy.   I used this pattern.

 

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Have you done any garment sewing recently?  Which are your favorite patterns?

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Jorna Jr. – a toddler’s dress pattern

Just three weeks after the launch of my Jorna pattern, I am so happy to announce the Jorna Jr!  Same silhouette but made to fit 2T – 5T young ladies.

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Includes two length options. This is a comfortable knit outfit, perfect for those hot summer days. The tank looks adorable with leggings or pants. The dress begs to be twirled! Great for everyday wear or use as a stylish swimsuit cover!

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At just $6 for the pattern, and utilizing just 1 to 1 1/2 yards of jersey knit, this is a cost-savvy way to dress your dearest in comfort and style!

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AND since it’s so much fun to matchy match, why not look into my MOMMY-DAUGHTER option?!  For just $12 (a $3 discount) you can get BOTH the Jorna and the Jorna Jr. pattern downloaded ASAP.

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Thanks for reading, and happy sewing!

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Mornin’ Kiddo Quilt

Another kid quilt, for another friend of the family!

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I call it “Mornin’ Kiddo!”

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Very much inspired by this quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I sort of feel this quilt tells a story…

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Wake up in the morning, head to the kitchen for a cup of coffee…

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Grab the newspaper (kids like coffee and reading about Vietnam, right?)…

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Look out the window into the woods…

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And see some wildlife! Hedgehogs are on the back…

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Pieced back

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Rose and Mint Baby Quilt

Here is a sweet little baby quilt I made for a friend of the family.  A Swoon block with Kona Ivory in the background with a spearminty and light pink border.  Candy pink binding and rounded corners for an extra girly touch.

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Fabrics from the Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley line.

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Really proud of this filler quilting

I have to say, I think this is my best free-motion quilting yet.  You can see the block details better from the back…

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Climbing flower vine in the borders…

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