KCW: Doli Tank + Field Study Linen

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When I ripped open this package at the bus stop last week while waiting for K to arrive, I already had plans for my new Field Study Linen. But K had plans too. With about 3 seconds of thought she demanded her own Doli Tank made out of the feather print. Given that I looooove… 

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You Can’t Judge a Pattern by Its Cover!

Well, in this case you can. I got a sweet invite from the girls over at Simple Simon & Co to participate in their “You can’t judge an ugly vintage pattern by its cover” challenge.  And man, there are some humdingers.  But this isn’t one of them.  You see, I think they might’ve messed up… 

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The Outfits of Easter Past

We’ve done quite a bit of Easter-y apparel, and it seemed fitting to round it up in one post. Susan’s going to be making Big Bow Dresses this year, even though the willingness of her six-year-old to wear a Big Bow Dress is yet to be determined. It’ll surely be captured for posterity if/when it… 

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AMH Easter Dresses

I’ve seen so many gorgeous Easter dresses this week!  It’s the best time of year to be a blog-reader sewing for little girls :)    Here’s what I came up with.  Just simple sundresses with ruffle sleeves.  I let the gorgeous AMH print do the heavy lifting. Little sister’s has bloomers (made with a slightly… 

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I Love You More Than __________

I was a frustrating child. My Mom doesn’t acknowledge that a lot now. I’ve grown up and I have two children that she gets to enjoy and I think she’s been able to breath a few generous sighs of relief that I turned out okay. So far. In most ways we “get” each other now–… 

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My Second First Quilt?

This is my very first quilt. Sort of. I started it, and then the I Spy frenzy overtook it, and it was pushed aside for a bit. My mother had planned a visit in April and I was so so so excited to give this to her in person. My very first quilt, just for… 

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Voile-ah!

Our friend Kim (the fabulous mother of Eve) approached us recently about reproducing one of her favorite tops.  Now, in case you don’t remember, Kim has the most fantastic wardrobe of anybody we know, so we were immediately excited.  Somehow she can take ordinary items from H&M and Zara and make them extraordinary.  Or maybe… 

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Spring Top Week Top Two/Too

I’m totally a copycat. Is that cool? Maybe, maybe not. But when my pile of new voile arrived on Monday night, I was inspired to do what Adrianna was doing. I had wanted to participate in Spring Top Week but my first attempt was a miiiiiiserable failure. It’s now a doll blanket or something, I’m… 

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Spring Top Week Top

Are you following Made by Rae’s Spring Top Week?  I just went through all the entries on flickr and they are pretty great.  Some super talented sewers out there.  I love the idea of Spring Top Week because it encourages us to sew for US.  Which is good, because kids are so much easier to… 

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Little Folks Celebrate One

Awwwww. I’m going to be one of those posters today. The I-can’t-believe-my-baby-is-x-years-old people. With shots of newborn scrunchiness and first-whatevers. Or… not. Nope, not going that route today. Maybe next year. Or the year after. I reserve the right to do that later.  Or even to change my mind  and do it later today. While… 

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