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Ladies Ayda and Molly Top + Dress Tester

Last year I got the chance to test a few secret patterns for Sew Caroline; she was collaborating with a fellow pattern maker.

Katie Skoog of Simple Life Patterns and Sew Caroline Sewing Patterns have collaborated to bring you Mommy and Me patterns! She has taken a few of Sew Caroline patterns and downsized them to fit your kiddos and we have upsized a few of hers to fit ladies!
SLPCO x SC

This is the Ladies Ayda Top + Dress.
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This is the Ladies Molly Top + Dress.
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Making these woven tops has me wanting more.  I wasn’t too sure if I’d like the collar on the Molly but it turns out that I really like it.  The button placket in the back was also really fun to make.  It was my first ever!

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Christmas 2016

I made a few gifts for Christmas 2016.  Here are some of them

This mermaid tail blanket for my niece.  I think I might’ve made it too long but hopefully as she grows she’ll still want to wear it.  I had to do a self draft based on a few photos I had screenshot from around the internet.

This is her the night she opened it up!
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For my brothers, I made these key ring chap stick holders.  They really like Natural Ice chap stick.  And for all the moms on my list, I made these first aid kits.  I included chap stick, neosporin, bandaids, advil, candy, alcohol wipes, tissues, and gauze pads.

I got this idea from seeing a bunch of quiet books and latch boards.  I thought about marrying the two and this is what I came up with.  I LOVE this!  I call it a busy mat.

These are I Spy bags.  I might have filled up that truck one a little too much but it still works.  haha!

These are blocks.  I actually learned a lot while making these and even made a few more since.  They’re super cute and the different textures of material offer more than just something to play with.

These were zipper bags I made for my new coworkers.

The left photo shows a stand mixer cover that I based on the one I had purchased for myself before I started sewing.  The right photo is a lunch bag that my brother ordered for my sil for her birthday.  I just was unable to get it to her until Christmas.

I had a great time sewing all these gifts.  I wish I had gotten to sew more in 2017 but I didn’t.  I’m hoping that I’ll be able to make more of them in 2018.

#drawstringswap

This was another swap I participated in sometime in 2016.  The swap was to use Jeni Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial.  My partner said she loved motorcycles and Tula Pink prints.  So I found some super cute prints and got to work.  I felt like making just two wouldn’t be even enough so I made three.
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This is the one that I received.  She went out of her way to include a bunch of different prints and made it two sided!  I love the colors!!

These are also some other items she included in my package.

It was super fun shopping for fabric and making a new bag.  I learned a few techniques that have helped me in my projects since.

#fabricshackminiquiltswap

This mini quilt was something that I was equally excited and dreading to make.  I’d never made something using triangles before but it was something that my swap partner had liked.  So I went for it!

I found this free pattern from Hoffman Fabrics.  I really liked the way it looked; with the tree shape and everything.  This was meant to be a large size quilt but since I was making a mini quilt I decided to do just three sets.
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This was my final product.  I really liked it and hope to make one for myself one day.
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My partner stated that she like anything Cotton & Steel so I got the newest Christmas line with a few prints from the previous years.  I matched up a color pencil with a fabric so that I could color code it when I made my paper template.
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Once I got that done I started cutting my triangles using this awesome Hex’n’More cutting ruler.
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Placement starting!!
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Got them altogether!  I took a few pictures so that I could make sure that I was sewing them in the correct order.
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I started on my first row.  I sewed these first six and it looked wrong to me so I asked on Instagram for some advice.  Thank goodness someone answered me and helped me!  I ended up using this tutorial which basically saved my life!
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Once I learned how it’s actually supposed to be done I got ‘er done!
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Got my top done!
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A few close ups!
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Well, here are the other few..lol.

And another picture of the finished product!!
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This is the mini quilt my swap partner sent me.  It’s gorgeous and it hangs on my wall.  And those HP ornaments hang on my tree!!
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This swap definitely stretched my sewing abilities and I’m so glad that I took part in it.

The Original Handmade Snuggie aka Pinspiration numero – setenta

I had pinned this a loooong time ago.  I had wanted to make something for Paul but there aren’t many Men patterns.  I used this as a jumping point to make my first snuggie.  For Paul.
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Source: All Free Sewing via Tricia on Pinterest

I followed the steps listed out in the tutorial.  The first was to set the sleeves shape.
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Then I cut sleeves.  I made them long so that they would keep him warm.
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A blurry photo that shows how I choose the sleeve length.
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Hood time!
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In the tutorial it says to curve the bottom.
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Starting the sewing!
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A photo with him wearing it! (In our Ohio home!)
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A photo of all three snuggies!!
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