Pattern Swap: Lazy Days Lounge Pants

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We received this pattern at no cost to us.  The opinions are strictly our own. Today we are happy to be a part of the Aspiring Designer Pattern swap.   Rachel has been eyeing the Lazy Days Lounge Pants by Gracious Threads for sometime.  This is a style that O really enjoys wearing so I […]

Thumbs Up Tee Release!

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It’s finally here and we are so excited to be able to offer you this unique pattern especially designed for little boys (but the girls like it too!)  The Thumbs Up Tee!  It is available for the sale price of $5.00 through Sunday,  January 18.  Use the code THUMBSUP.   This shirt,  with thumb holes in […]

Top 5 Posts of 2014

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This is the time of year we like to reflect on the past year and set goals for the upcoming year.  So in that spirit we would like to share the 5 posts that were visited the most often in 2014 and by expressing some of our goals for 2015 in hopes of holding ourselves more accountable. The […]

Wild Giraffe on the Loose!

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When my grandson requested to be a giraffe at Halloween, he could not be dissuaded.  Rachel has made costumes for her kids for years, so I was excited that this little guy wanted me to make his costume. Off to the drawing board I went.  In the midwest, Halloween can be a miserable weather day.  We could […]

What is Your Skill Level?

The longer I sew it seems the less confident I am in my skills.  That is silly I know, but…..How do you evaluate your sewing skills?  When my daughters were in 4-H and exhibited their clothing in the county fair, we had to evaluate each item.  Was it a beginner or intermediate level or was […]

Small Fry Skinny Jeans: Pattern Parcel Tour #4

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We broke out the denim and a pattern we’ve heard a ton about to make up an amazing pair of shorts this week. The Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads is part of the the Perfect Pattern Parcel #4, which is now available.  Are you as excited as we are these are BOY patterns?  As […]

I see London, I see France, I see the Boy’s Bundle!

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The Bundle Up sale is officially live and this one is all for the boys. I’m happy to be able to show off one of the patterns include in this week’s boy bundle, the Jocole Tank and boxer set. This was a fun departure from what I’ve had on my sewing table as of late, […]

Some times things don’t go as planned, and other truths about this sewing project

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Not long ago I blogged about a shirt my son really loved. So when the chance to join in a pattern tour cropped up it was a happy circumstance. I was going to make more shirts anyway! The truth is my son is a bit more temperamental about having his picture taken, and I’m not […]

Classic Chinos- a zipper fly pant

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In our search for the ever perfect pair of pants for O we tried the Classic Chinos (affiliate).  We had picked up some good bottom weight fabric at the warehouse during our last trip, we’re talking drive a truck over it tough stuff. I have tried several pant patterns lately and for some reason, the […]

Big Boy Duds. The Ethan Shirt

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Donna sewed up a big boy shirt for O! The Ethan shirt is included in the Sew Fab deal (just a couple more days!) Sewing for boys often gets the short end of the stick, but we were really happy to see lots of options for both kids in the pattern bundle. This shirt fabric […]