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Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Am a stay at home mom to 3 little darlings, one incredible man for a husband, love to make clothing for my little ones and every other blue moon some retro clothing for me, I love to collect vintage patterns anything from the 20's till 90's will do!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

It's been crazy

Well it is been so crazy in my house since February, my baby girl of just 5 months had open heart surgery, her recovery was pretty fast, and she was ready to come home way before the doctors were planing, that along with my hashimotos disease did not leave too much time for sewing.

But now I have been able to snick some sewing here and there, I manage to make Easter dresses for my 3 little girls, and started on one for me, but still is some where in my sewing room waiting,, maybe next Easter!

I made some Hawaiian shirts for my girls for their school, Hawaiian party, the sewing pattern I used was a butterick vintage # 4732 that am guessing is from the mid 70's can't find a date on the pattern, the fabric was a thrift find I had in my stash since 04? 03? yes! am a fabric hoarder, and it is a very light but sturdy cotton with blue and white just love it! and the good part we paid for it $2.95 and there were like 4 yards so I made the 2 shirts ans still have plenty left for a dress for my baby girl and a shirt for me!!

The Easter dresses for my girls i made using the McCall's # 6312 fabric from the hobby lobby, I used a self drafted pattern for my 6 month old

I have sew a lot for my little girls and this is the first time that I can say " this is pretty bad sewing"..  I completely made a horrible disaster of Easter dresses for my girls, they were really nice and just said "mommy i kind of like it",,, my older daughter said " well u can probably re-make it to something else mommy" i took the seam riper to it, but can't make myself get near that fabric, I keep getting flash backs of the horrible dresses that pile of pretty fabric used to be.

I had to start on something else so I made another 2 dresses for my girls I used McCall  6067   and the fabric is a vintage percale that I bought from ebay 6 yards for $ 4.68 shipping included!! jackpot!! any way I finish with those, I yet to finish my 6 month old dress and baby booties.

 For my I used vintage Vogue 7823   I cut it to the size of the pattern size 40 bust 44  but, to my surprise was way to BIG!!! yes, my thyroid is taking me to my slender cycle ha ha ha!! and I had to use the seam riper to adjust the darts and to take about 11/2 on the sides, will make and effort to finish it this weekend.

Am also making little bloomers for my little 6month old, using the simplicity # 3508 a retro vintage original from the 50's

Till next time, have fabric dreams and pattern wishes!!!!