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Project Run & Play - Flights of Fancy Challenge

update: First place & halfway there! Here's what Abby of While She Naps, our celebrity guest judge, had to say: I love all the elements and especially enjoyed the satin jacked and the winged backpack (every little girl would enjoy that backpack!) Week 2!! This weeks challenge, Flights of Fancy, was definitely a challenge but fun once I figured out the direction I wanted to go and where I wanted to shoot my photos. My grandfather passed away a few weeks ago so I chose to use a Quetzal bird, the country’s bird from where my grandparents immigrated from, Guatemala, in his honor and serve as my inspiration. I love the long tail feathers and the beautiful shiny colors of...

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Sonora Dress - Straight skirt pattern hack and alternate inside seam methods

Ask and you shall receive! The Sonora dress has become one of our most popular patterns since it’s release earlier this year. With so many requests for bigger sizes, I’m happy to announce the release of the Women’s Sonora Dress with sizes picking up after the girls sizes at 00 going all the way up to 20! Be on the look out for our wonderful tester’s versions. sonora for girls & women Girl's sizes 18m-10y ADD TO CART Women's Sizes 00-20 ADD TO CART Sewing for girls is one thing but sewing for women is quite another. However much I love the twirl factor of the Sonora, I’m not too thrilled with the amount of fabric it takes to get...

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Lune Top & Dress - Sleeveless pattern hack & FREE angel wing download!

My eldest daughter is receiving her first communion this weekend so it's been pretty crazy around here getting everything prepared. The dress I made her is sublime! I'll share some photos after the event :) But...I couldn't forget my little one so I whipped up a Lune dress today. It's finally nearing 80 degree weather here which calls for a sleeveless dress!! My little angel has enjoyed reading the bible with her big sister and requested an angel dress for the event. I'd seen this idea on Pinterest where the angel wings attach to the buttons on the back of the dress...genius...and perfect for what I was looking for. Unfortunatley, all the links I clicked led to no where, spam...

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Canterbury Knickers - Shorts pattern hack

This post has been on my to do list forever!! It's so simple, I don't know why I kept putting it off. So here it is! Aren't these little shorties the cutest?! I made these last year for Bonnie Christine's fall quilt market booth and I just love how they came out. All you need is the Canterbury Knickers pattern. The pattern is tapered for a slim fit as it gets past the knees so the first thing you'll want to do is decide how much of an inseam you want on the shorts (I did 1.5" on these) and don't forget to add seam allowance. Then draw straight across to the edge of the pattern, straightening out the tapered...

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