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Nighty Night Nightgown

In early 2015 I made my first garment. Thankfully it was for a toddler so the pieces were small. It’s Kwik Sew 3423.

I made these nightgowns for neighbor-A’s daughter, neighbor-AM. She’s now grown so much that these are too small for her.

This is a polyester one that I made for during winter. But because I hadn’t ever made anything and I like to get a larger size in clothes I made this one one size too big. And neighbor-AM couldn’t wear this one until late fall 2015. Neighbor-AM is on the shorter side and so when she starting wearing it it was just barely off the floor. Haha. When she grew out of it, it hit her about mid-calf and was short in the arms about a few inches.
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This is a quiliting cotton I found at Joann’s. This one was made in her exact size. And when she grew out of it it was too short in the arms and perfect in the body.
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For her birthday this year, 2016, I made another one for her in her favorite disney character, Minnie Mouse! This time I shortened the body by four inches and increased the arms by two inches. When she got it, it fit perfectly!
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This was a great segway into sewing something that doesn’t have straight edges. Up until now I’ve only sewn zipper bags and purses that have straight edges. It was fun seeing all the pieces come together. And now I’m addicted.

Mix the Flames

I made my father-in-law a cover for his stand mixer. He had mentioned that he likes a flame print so I went to Joann’s and found two flame prints. This was the better looking of the two. I then did some research on pinterest and used my own cover as a template. (I had purchased my cover before I started sewing.)

Based off the research from pinterest and my cover I cut the pieces.
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Close up of print.
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“Quilting” pattern for the pocket piece.
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Quilted piece.
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My first time using the overlock foot.
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This is what the overlook foot makes the thread do. It acts as a serger-ish type stitch.
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Completed cover.
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I had a fun time making this cover though it was a bit difficult at times. I wasn’t sure if it would be too short or too small but it actually fit pretty perfectly. The only thing I would change is that I would make it a little longer.

Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y tres

5 minute creamy key lime pie.
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source: www.myrecipemagic.com via Tricia on Pinterest

more like five minutes + 4 hours of refrigeration.  I almost didn’t have this ready in time because once again i’m horrible at reading recipes all the way through before starting on it.  luckily i read this one at the time of day where i still had enough time to get it done before we left for our dinner party.

the pie was super easy to make and super easy to devour.  haha.

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Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y dos

a few hours after i pinned this roasted tomato and goat cheese quiche my friend commented on it saying that when i make this she’ll have to be there to try it.  and that’s exactly what happened.  i made it and she ate it.
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source: www.savorysimple.net via Tricia on Pinterest

a problem i always have is not reading the recipe fully and completely before starting to make things.  i didn’t realize that i had to actually roast the tomatoes for about 45 minutes before putting the quiche together and so they didn’t taste quite like they should have. But it was still good.

I’ve made it once more this time roasting the tomatoes and everything as the recipe calls for and it didn’t really taste any different.  So it’s up to you.  haha.  If I do make it again I think I’ll add a bit more chives.  I’ve found that I really like the flavor of chives so adding more will only make it better.  haha.

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Pinspiration – numero cincuenta y uno

Lasagna but in soup form!
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source: www.damndelicious.net via Tricia on Pinterest

This was pretty good but a bit too much work for the flavor.  I’d rather just make regular lasagna.  And eating the ricotta open like that is a bit overpowering.  I might make it again but it’ll have to be for a really good reason.

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