Simplicity 8338 fail

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I’m feeling very discouraged about sewing today. Why don’t I just make my life easier and give it up? It’s usually when I make one dumb mistake after another that I feel this way. Or when I don’t read the instructions and do it my way, and then I realize I should have read the […]

A Fairytale Dress For Spring

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Recently I’ve decided I really like patterns by Liesl Gibson. I also really enjoy reading the Oliver & S blog. Especially the weekend links! I know many of my sewing blogger friends were making these patterns up years ago, and singing their praises, but somehow they passed me by. I was probably busy sewing up […]

Ginger Jeggings and McCall’s 6964

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Recently I was approached by  Organic Cotton Plus to try some of their fabric.  I remembered the cute knit Ginger jeans Lauren made awhile back with their stretch knit denim  and wanted to try a similar version for myself. I had the ultimate mom jean in mind, Pull On Jeggings! I so deserve a pair of […]

Wild and Free Cheetah Girl Running Pants!

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Besides unicorns and rainbows, Gigi loves cheetahs and running. Recently she joined up with our town’s youth track and field club. She doesn’t really have any cool workout clothes, only some old sweats she sleeps in, so I thought it would be fun to make her a running outfit she could get excited about. She […]

First pair of Ginger jeans!

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Pattern: Ginger jeans. High rise version shortened to mid rise. Size made: 8 Fitting adjustments: Shortened the rise by one inch. Shortened legs three inches by cutting panels into the knee and seaming them, removing three inches. The back piece was cut from the bottom. Fabric: Light grey stretch denim bought in downtown LA for […]