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Vogue 8643 Apron

I wanted a nice apron pattern and found this vintage pattern I liked by Vogue (8643).  I have not purchased a Vogue pattern in many years and they were on sale at JoAnns for $3.99.  The regular price this pattern … Continue reading

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Lila Tueller – Funked Out Peasant Blouse

My friend had purchased this pattern while it was on sale and made two for herself.  I really liked the pattern but had missed the sale so decided to wait.  Then I found out that she purchased the pattern for … Continue reading

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Reconstructing Thrift Store Finds

It used to be that the thought of tearing apart a ready-made garment and altering it brought chills to my neck.  I would always say if I have to pay good money for something and then alter it, it was … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1793

Well yet again I decided to sew a Simplicity pattern knowing all the issues I have had.  This one was no exception to the “I don’t care for Simplicity”.  I was able to fix the one huge problem I saw … Continue reading

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Amy Butler Blossom Handbag – My Favorite Purse

I decided to make the Amy Butler Blossom handbag for my mother-in-law for Christmas.  This is my favorite purse and each time I make this pattern I seem to change a few things. I have been trying to figure out just the … Continue reading

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McCall’s Pattern 9424 – Pioneer Bonnet

I don’t have a lot of little girls to sew for so when I have a chance I usually take advantage of it.  My neighbor was telling me all about her daughter at Thanksgiving time and how she had this … Continue reading

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McCalls Pattern M6451 View E – Doll Apron Hat and Oven Mit

Patterns on sale for $.99 here I come.  I went to JoAnn’s to purchase a specific pattern, more to come on that later, but when patterns are $.99 I am always looking at the 18″ doll patterns. McCall’s 6451 was … Continue reading

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