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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Furry Hoodie Vest {Aztec Hooded Vest Pattern}

I have been a pattern tester twice for See Kate Sew. I tested her hooded vest pattern a few years ago. And even though they’ve grown a lot, my boys still wear the vests I made for them. I guess vests fit forever.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crocheted Hats

I've gotten some crazy amounts of time for sewing the past few days. (At least, crazy amounts for me, anyway!) My husband has been working on a big project for our basement, so that has left several evenings free as he's been at my dad's wood shop.

However, I have very little to show for my sewing! I'm working on developing a pattern for myself and have been "Trial-and-Error" sewing. Meaning I sew up a garment, it doesn't fit, I take it apart, adjust, sew it again, rip it apart...you get the idea! Seems crazy.

The stars aligned and my little toddler slept all afternoon on Saturday, my oldest was at a friend's house, and the middle guy was with my husband working in the basement. So that meant lots of Trial-and-Error time for mommy! The project is coming along. I'm also working on putting pockets in garments.

Just a few more hats to share. I made these hats for our church to donate to the local hospital. (Other hats I've made found here, here, and here.)
blue baby boy owl hat

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Handmade Sleepwear for my Boys.

Seems like everyone who sews makes sleepwear for their kiddos at Christmas. I opted to make some, too. But I didn’t use  Christmas theme fabric since I sort of dislike seeing Christmas theme PJ’s in April.

happy airplane pjs

Friday, January 2, 2015

Handmade Running Shirt with Thumbhole Sleeves

thumb hole shirt
I love running. I also love tennis. I don’t get to play tennis much but I do get to run. It’s a quick way to get outside and exercise. (I have a treadmill, but I don’t like to use it unless the weather is really extreme.)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fleece Sweatshirt with Elbow Patches

So, it's almost Christmas! So exciting. We've just finished up our homeschool lessons for the year. These guys have kept me busy this year! There hasn't been much time for sewing...unless it is for them!

I made this super-soft fleece sweatshirt for my oldest son a few weeks ago! It is plain navy non-pill fleece (from JoAnn Fabric) and has elbow patches. The fleece was in the remnant bin. Bargain!

fleece sweatshirt with Elbow Patches