Category Archives: Patterns

OAL2017: Mae PDF and a Rabbit Hole

Those are some of the designers/companies whose PDF patterns I’ve used.  Just so you know that I have an idea what PDF’s are like, which is variable.  The Blue Ginger Doll Mae is different.  If you aren’t familiar with Blue … Continue reading

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Vintage Finds: Diverse Treasures

  Antique shops and garage sales have been kind to me this week.  Thursday, on a whim I stopped by a yard sale and found 4 sets of vintage sheets.  Sunday, I probably spent a little too much for few wonderful vintage … Continue reading

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Seamwork Nantucket Shorts: Review

  Those uneven marks are why they are cattywampus. Hello, Camping! That is where these shorts went and what they will be called because I’m not feeling very namey, and because they started out like a tent.   Seriously.  My waist measurement put … Continue reading

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Vintage Turnabout Dress

   A is modeling a fall look while unpacking holiday project supplies. A girl who works this hard deserves a little something.  This time around that something is a Vintage Butterick 4731 Turnabout Dress and these rocketships, which are perfect for my wiggly … Continue reading

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Danger High Waters

How did this happen??   We went camping for the holiday weekend and we broke all the rules.  1. We left camp.  2. We didn’t cook dinner. 3. We didn’t cook breakfast. 4. We didn’t sweep up.  5. We also skipped Manhattan … Continue reading

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Pardon the Mess (free embroidery pattern)

Inspired by this Sew Mama Sew post  and a particularly messy industrious day on the part of my kids , I decided to stitch a phrase from my collection of phrases.  It was nice to finally have some hand work to … Continue reading

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KCW Summer 2015: Day 4-A’s Gargoyle Garden

Lots of walking, some yardsale-ing, one bunny, one ground hog, one marsh, two creeks, and some pattern organization happened today.  Suddenly it was bedtime without sewing a stitch.  Of course, I thought I’d just step into the sewing room for … Continue reading

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