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Bonne Nuit Mon Cheri! Men’s Pajamas using McCall’s Pattern 4244

I recently made two sets of pajamas for my husband as gifts and I am really happy with the results. These two sewing projects were very satisfying; my husband loves his new pajamas, and the fact that I made them for him, and he wears them every night. I don't know of any other garment that I've made that gets so much wear.

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Base Layer Bodysuit – Simplicity Pattern 8435

Viola!  I just finished making my third bodysuit!  I've been wanting a bodysuit for a long time, ever since I grew out of my last one when I was 10 years old!  Bodysuits are making a comeback after taking a long hiatus.  There are many patterns for bodysuits available for the home sewer and also many bodysuits ready-to-wear on-line and in brick-and-mortar stores.

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Learning to Knit Cables – Wool Cabled Hat, Scarf and Mittens

One of my goals for 2018 is to knit more and learn new techniques.  Most of my knitting  has been focused on using the stockinette stitch, a row of knit and then a row of purl.  Recently I taught myself how to knit cable patterns.  This scarf, hat and mittens were my first foray into… Continue reading Learning to Knit Cables – Wool Cabled Hat, Scarf and Mittens

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Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern

I recently finished knitting this brown wool vest.  The pattern, called Splitstone by designer Alicia Plummer. is available on Ravelry.   I used Rowan's pure worsted wool made in England that I purchased at Fibre Space - a Yarn Universe in Alexandria, Virginia.  If you haven't been to this wonderful indie store yet, you need to… Continue reading Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern

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A Tailored Shirt for the Fall from Simplicity 1538

I just finished sewing this tailored shirt using Simplicity 1538, view B. This was the first time that I've made a shirt from this pattern and I am so pleased with the results...

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Black and Pink Lace Bra and Panties – Bra from Pin-up Girls Patterns and Panties from Kwik Sew K2325

Hot off my sewing machine!  I just finished a partial-band bra and pantie set made from black stretch galloon lace and fushia powernet...

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Butterick #6446 – Blue Gingham Dress

After a summer of sewing for other people and for our new home, I decided it was time to make a dress for myself.  I love gingham and...

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Kimono Robes – Made from Cotton Fabric from San Francisco’s Fabric Outlet

Making these kimono robes was a win-win for both me and my twin - she has a new robe and I have a great pattern, in two lengths and two chest widths, that I'm sewing again and again.

Baking

Fresh Peach Cobbler with Cinnamon and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Nothing says summer like peach cobbler made from fresh peaches, warm from the oven and served with vanilla bean ice cream!

brunch

Raspberry Ricotta Cake

This cake is light and moist with raspberries and vanilla and delicious any time of day and throughout the year.   It is not too sweet and great for brunch.  The aroma as it bakes is heavenly!

Intimates, Lace lingerie, Lingerie, Sewing, Sewing Intimates

White Lace Bra – Partial Band Pin-up Girls Bra

This lace bra was a fun pieces of lingerie to make - I know there are many more lace bras in my future!

Breakfast

Yummiest and Easiest Waffles EVER! Overnight Yeast-Raised Waffles!

I love this recipe because in addition to the results, amazing waffles, you make them the night before, store the batter in the refrigerator, and in the morning, add the baking soda, stir and make waffles!  Just 15 minutes from the time you wake up until you are EATING THE BEST WAFFLES EVER!

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A Pretty Rosy Chemise and Panties from Butterick B6031 – A Pattern Review

This was my first time using a Butterick pattern by Gertie.  I followed Gertie's Butterick pattern 6031 to make a chemise and panties from sheer stretch mesh and stretch lace. They turned out really pretty, don't you think? I made the chemise, which is a modified variation of version C, and the panties, version D,… Continue reading A Pretty Rosy Chemise and Panties from Butterick B6031 – A Pattern Review

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Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228

I recently made two bralette and panty sets using Simplicity 8228.  This fabulous pattern was designed by Madalynne "Maddie" Flanigan.   I also have her other pattern, Simplicity 8229, which is an underwire bra and panty.  I am really looking forward to making these. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to make intimate apparel… Continue reading Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228