I Made a Nessie Top or Three!

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Alternately titled: The devolution of the toddler photoshoot. Taking pictures of 2 year olds is really fun.  Almost on par with having a root canal or renewing your driver’s license.  Although, while you may not get any great pictures of the adorable outfit you made, you do get lots of fun expressions. You might try… 

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The Lane Raglan: A New Pattern and a Chance to Give Back

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I am very proud to introduce my first pattern for women!  It’s the Lane Raglan! There are so many options for this shirt, depending on what fabric you use.  It’s intended for jersey, sweatshirting, sweater knit, waffle knit, rib knit, and slub knit, but almost any knit will work!  You can make it nicely fitted… 

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Sewing for Kindergarten

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Today I’m up for Sewing for Kindergarten, a series run by Mie from Sewing like Mad.  When she first announced it a few months ago, I was really excited to join in even though my daughter has to wear uniforms to school.  It’s hard to get motivated to sew for kids wearing uniforms all day… 

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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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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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Copycats, That’s Us!

One of us here at Crafterhours is totally stoked about being able to judge Spring Top Week ’11. And we’re both looking forward to Skirt Week. Neither of us was expecting to be asked to judge the Copycat Challenge over at Sew Much Ado, but we’re totally happy to hop to it. We’re at the ready…. 

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Fall Wardrobe: Two Shirts

Just a couple shirts that didn’t fit into any other fall wardrobe category.  The first one is a rip-off of an H&M shirt. You know you’re cheap crafty when you won’t pay $10 for a shirt, and instead buy a $5 shirt to alter. When I went to take pictures of Z in her shirt,… 

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Plaid Product Review and Easiest Shirt Ever Tutorial

Amy of Mod Podge Rocks recently teamed with Plaid and asked if I’d like to review a product of my choice.  Before her email even made it all the way through cyberspace to my inbox, I was jumping up and down and squealing YES YES YES!!! Plaid has a ton of cool new products, so… 

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Fall Wardrobe: Appliqued T-Shirts

No fall/winter wardrobe is complete without some nice long sleeved knit shirts.  I found these for a steal at the local Walmart-ish type store.  The only problem was the fairly horrendous silver foil screen print saying “cute girl” on the fronts.  Why do manufacturers insist on defacing their clothing like that?  Well, it was easily… 

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Petal Shirt: A Tutorial

So, last time I made this shirt, I didn’t call it anything.  I’m officially naming it the “Petal Shirt”.  I know, creative, right?  I didn’t inherit my mom’s ability to come up with funny pun-y titles. You’ll need a yard of nice soft knit, coordinating thread, some fusible interfacing, and 1/4 inch elastic.  Make sure… 

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Fail turned Pajamas!

Until this shirt, I was an utter failure at making shirts.  Up until that point they all, without exception, ended up looking like pajamas.  This shirt is probably the best example of that: Ugh.  Now that I’m seeing it on the screen, it looks like pajamas AND scrubs.  I called it a “fail” and threw… 

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Another Spring Top!

Oh, spring tops.  Like M&Ms, potato chips, Mint Milano cookies, ok, really any junk food, I can’t have just one!  Or two, as the case may be. So, though the “week” is over, spring top fever continues.  Here is my latest.  I saw these pretty cascading petals on this shirt, but decided I needed to… 

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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

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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