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Buzzing Buzzer

My daughter was given a challenge to complete during Thanksgiving break.  She needed to make something to hide a buzzer/alarm.  Where should she hide an alarm a Teddy Bear!

So this became a mommy and daughter project. We worked together tracing and cutting out pieces.  It was a great way to catch up with my daughter and I love spending quality time with my babies.

(Sorry for the dark pictures...horrible lighting.)
How Joyful Bear
Find pattern here

Pattern Description:

Adorable teddy bear

Pattern Sizing: 


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes thank goodness!  When  I saw the pattern pieces I was a little worried.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Kind of.  Some of the names did not match.  The pattern directions states "Forehead" but the pattern piece says Front.  It was frustrating because we were not sure if we were using the right piece and we did not want to make any mistakes.

What did you particularly lik…

Bib Simplicity 8110 View E

I was in Wal-mart shopping for bibs.  Out of NOWHERE something hit me...I should make my own bibs.  Shoot how hard could it be.  I strolled over to the Pattern drawer and found Simplicity 8110.  I didn't see the bib at first because it is hidden on the bottom left hand side of the pattern envelope. 

This pattern is a bib.  It has a pocket in the front which makes it great for my little girl.

  Picture on the bottom left. 

There was still one problem, where will I find fabric that's easy to clean?  Fabric that is water resistant or wipe off clean.  I wanted something that I could just wipe off.  The next day I went to Joann's and found "Babyville Boutique Waterproof PUL Fabric".  It's designed for bibs, diaper covers, and etc.  There's three in a pack so I started with this one.

Isn't is adorable!!!!

Half way through I stopped to admire my work.  I'm getting better.  WOOHOO!

Finish product!!!
My baby rocking her new bib!!! What's my next proje…

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy gobble gobble day!

Simplicity 1165--Sha Sha Shorts

I made these a few months ago but I wanted to share it with you.

My daughter is 10 years old 2 weeks shy of being 11.  I purchased a children sewing pattern for shorts and the largest size (16) was too small.  So I purchased Simplicity 1165 and she's a size 8!!!  I was shocked.  Kids grow so fast.

It's okay because I knew that she would love her shorts.. She is obsessed with the color pink.  While shopping I asked her to find fabric that would look good as a pair of shorts.  Everything she showed me was pink.  The majority of her closet is pink.  So I challenged her to pick a fabric with absolutely no pink.  She needs to broaden her horizons.  Finally I selected the fabric below  and she was not happy.  .

She wasn't happy until she saw her brand new shorts

Pattern Description: Misses' pull-on bottoms with pockets include slim pants cut lengthwise or crosswise, shorts that are just above the knee, and short shorts with trim. Pattern Sizing: Size 6 to 22 Did it look like th…


I can't believe I'm saying this (typing this) but, I'm afraid.  I have made so many mistakes that I'm not sure if I should try another project. 
I envisioned a closet full of custom made garments.  I am far from that.  After messing up the Vogue 8898 dress I don't want to make anything for me.  I've made a few items for my girls but nothing to call home about.  I am going to take a break and rethink this.

Grandmomma Mode

HAPPY MONDAY!!!! My mom is an awesome grandmother.  My kids call her "Grandmomma".  Isn't that so proper.  My mom drives me crazy sometimes but, she has a good heart.

This past Friday my mother calls me
and says have you checked your text
 messages.I look at my messages
and see she made a house dress
for my newborn.I made so much
noise from sheer joy.My coworkers
thought I had lost my
marbles.  Look how adorable
my Babette looks.

Progress Report
Sew Much Ado Infant Peasant Dress ---Done. Done. Done.! Woohoo!!! New Look 6449B: I need to reinstall the facing.  I did a horrible job the first time McCall 7441C:  Need to install the sleeves (I'm really scared of sleeves) Simplicity 8124: Pattern cut but I'm not sure if I like the fabric I choose.  Back to the drawing board Vogue 1520: Working on Part 2 Baby Leggings: Muslim Done Vogue 8898 : need to resolve issue with bust arm hole amd finsh neckline
Hopefully if I keep up with my Progress Report I will not end up with U…

Sew Much Ado Peasant Dress

Some of you already know that I have  a newborn.  She's 4 months old and adorable.  I love her to pieces.  I was browsing online and found an awesome pattern for an infant peasant dress.  Check out this pattern here.

I found this beautiful fabric at Walmart in the Remnant Bin.  Sometimes you can find some good stuff at Walmart.  Always keep your eyes open.

Pattern Review
Pattern Description:
Infant peasant dress with elastic neckline and sleeves.

Pattern Sizing:
I cut the size 3 to 6 month.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked everything about the pattern.

Fabric Used:
Quilting Cotton purchased at Wal-Mart. 

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I follow the patterns and no alterations needed.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I am working on one now with so…

Bam Simplicity 8202B

Ladies and gentlemen it is done and ready to mingle.  8202B took forever to make.  Or maybe it felt like forever because I was ready to see the final product or because I didn't have a lot of time to work on it daily. It has been pretty crazy at work recently and when  I get home  I rarely have time to sew. Se Lavi!

What I Learned:

Buttonholes and Buttons:

I couldn't find the manual for the sewing machine so I kind of winged  it.  The buttonhole foot was tricky.  either way its done.  Woo woo!!!  I couldn't figure out the button foot so the buttons were hand sewn on.

I made this dress for my little Babouska (nickname).  She's slim but tall for a six year old.

I cut a size 7 in length but a size 4 waist.  In the end I still had to cut 3 inches from the waist. My skinny Minnie!   I love her so much.

She's definitely going to be a model. ~ENJOY!~

Blue but not feeling blue

Finally!  This blouse was hanging in my closet begging for attention.  I already reviewed this top Vogue 8898 here
Featuring my Hurricane Bag (McCall ) !!!

Holiday Party Dress-Vogue 1520 Part 1

Do you remember my potential company Holiday Party Dress?  Well a few ladies on Facebook decided to form a Sew-a-long Group on Facebook.  everyone's welcome to join.  That's awesome because I was afraid to make this dress, especially without guidance.

The designer Badgley Mischka sells this evening gown for $800 and its currently on sale for $550. This does not include tax or shipping.

Thankfully I  am going to sew this a beautiful gown.  I'm super excited.

So I begin this adventure with the fabric, a beautiful stretch velvet from Vogue Fabric
I am still ify about the lining and the beaded cuff.  
If I don't do the beaded cuff I will probably modify the dress.  instead of a long sleeve it will be a 3/4 sleeve.  I am also going to shorten the train.  
So is there any tips for working with Velvet?