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 Trying to take a picture of an active baby isn’t very easy!! I made this skirt as part of One Crafty Mumma’s Sew Along!! The pattern was from Oliver + s. This was a very basic, very easy, very simple, and very FREE skirt pattern. Fun fun! Thanks Mel, for starting this Sew Along. This skirt is so simple and so cute that I know I will use this pattern again!

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This is a great idea for a Sew Along with a FREE pattern! Mel over at One Crafty Mumma posted a Sew Along for a little skirt using this adorable Oliver + S pattern for a Lazy Days Skirt. Click here to go straight to Mel’s Sew Along Post and sign up.

My plan is to make a Halloween themed skirt for Lily. The pattern looks beyond easy and it is just adorable!



I completed my PJs for the September Sew-Along on Sew, Mama, Sew! Before the Sew-Along I had never completed anything wearable or from a store bought pattern. I’m pretty darn proud of myself!! I posted here and here about the PJs.

sew along PJs

Lily and I are off to Texas for a conference for the next several days so I won’t be doing any sewing until the weekend.

I had a productive weekend sewing! I completed a cute pair of Lily jeans from Simplicity #3582 which I absolutely love.  These pants were so easy to make and are just adorable. I plan to make several pair of pants off this pattern. They would be super cute in corduroy without the ruffle on the bottom.

new jeans

Then I moved on to another pair of PJs for Lily as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew September PJ Sew-Along! I used Simplicity #4434 and did a little pair of pants and a cute kimono shirt in flannel. They turned out great, and I definitely plan to make this shirt in a different fabric as a regular shirt rather than PJs. In the future I think I will add snaps rather than the ties. The ties are super cute but not the most practical for a busy little baby like Lily Bug. The pants were extra simple (just two pieces) and different from what I had done before. It was easy but I just prefer the way the other pants I’ve done look and fit Lily. But the PJs are cute and wearable and I am quite happy with the result.

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Finally I took in the waist of a few pair of Lily’s jeans. Gosh, this new sewing skill is really coming in handy! My next project is something for Lily in this cute sweatshirt fleece I found at I was initially thinking little pants, but now I’m thinking overalls would be cute. Is that weird? Sweatshirt fleece overalls? Perhaps this pattern? What do you think?

Last night I made Lily two pair of PJ pants as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew! Pajama Party! This was my first attempt at anything actually wearable so I was a little scared. I found this cute Maggie Simpson  flannel at Hancock Fabrics over the weekend and just knew it would make the perfect pajama bottoms for Lily Bug. The PJ pants were super easy to construct and I am so  happy with the result that I am planning to make a matching pair for myself!

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My sewing class is going great. If only I could take Janet home with me! When I’m in class everything makes sense and goes well, but when I’m at home I am having a horrible time figuring out how to read patterns. Even the patterns that are specifically marked as “easy” make very little sense to me. I keep telling myself that with practice, everything becomes easier. So I’m practicing, and practicing, and practicing…

In class the past couple weeks I made pillowcases with buttons and a small throw pillow with a zipper. The buttons and buttonholes were much easier than I could have imagined, and even the zipper was easy. My next project will be little flannel pajama pants for Lily Bug as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew!  September Pajama Party. I am thrilled to be taking part in my very first Sew-Along!



Below are my beautiful pillows!


broncos pillowcase


vikings pillowcase


pillowcase buttons

A pillow for the little bug


An actual, working zipper!

pillow zipper