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Another Pattern Remix

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Here is my version of Me Sew Crazy’s Spring Fever Dress! None too soon, the linky party opened yesterday at Project Run & Play!


Here is a picture of the original dress.



Here are some more pictures of MY version!


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The little bunny is my very first attempt at making my own iron-on. I LOVE IT!!! Get ready for some more! LOL



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This was also my first attempt at covering buttons. It was SO much easier than I thought it would be! :D



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I printed out the pattern in the largest size available and then set to making it a size 8.



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Here are my pattern pieces upped to size 8.  (Please excuse the messy writing!)

I changed the back of the original dress to the front, left off the sleeves, and changed the skirt quite a bit. Instead of having 4 ruffles for the skirt I have one over a regular skirt. ;) I didn’t mix it up a whole lot but I think I did enough to make it MY way.



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Here are my pieces all pinned and ready to sew!!!


I had thought about using some of the eyelet trim for sleeves but then thought it might be a bit too much…. Still not sure about that. LOL


So, there it is! I hope you like it!!!


In other sewing news, I am STILL waiting on my shipment from Joann’s. GRRRR! Amazon is sooooo much faster! I ordered the owl pellets, Magic School Bus Electricity kit and 2 books a few days AFTER ordering from Joann’s and the Amazon shipment got here days ago! SIGH……




Tutorial Love

OK, here’s where I admit to being a bad blogger, again… SIGH…. I haven’t actually sewn anything today. I am sooooo sore from the sunburn that I can barely move. :/ Don’t worry, though. I should be much better tomorrow and I will finish up that blouse!! LOL Then I have a couple of things floating around in my head that I will be working on. That means more tutorials for you! :) In the meantime I thought I would leave you with some tutorials that I Pinned. :) Hopefully I can get this post out before the power goes out, again! We are in the middle of a storm! Thankfully it should be bringing us MUCH cooler temps for next week! YAY!!



Petal Top Tutorial from Elegance & Elephants

Petal Top Tutorial





Spring Board Ruffle Apron from The House of Smiths

Ruffle Apron Tutorial






How to Create Elastic Shirring  from Craftstylish

Great tutorial for shirring.











Summer Shirts from  Sew in Harmony at Project Run and Play

Summer Shirt Tutorial






Placemat Clutch…with a Nautical Twist at Midwestern Girl






And don’t forget MY tutorials!! ;)

May Flowers Skirt






What a Hoot Skirt






Eyelet Tank 




I believe the rest of my tutorials can be found under the tutorials button at the top of the page. For some reason it doesn’t show them all. :( I need to add a search button to the side.

Eyelet Tank Tutorial

Here it is! The tutorial I didn’t plan on! LOL


So here we go!



If you are doing a young child’s size you will probably need less than a 1/2 yard of eyelet (or whatever) and less than a 1/2 yard of lining. C1 is a 5 in waist and chest but an 8 in length if that helps you any.

You will need a tank that fits your child to use as a template. Brown paper or wrapping paper (or whatever) to cut as a pattern.

And your basic sewing stuff. ;)

Step 1- place your child’s tank on the paper and trace around it leaving room for seam allowance.


Step 2- Cut out your pattern


Step 3- Pin your newly made pattern to your lining material on the fold.


Step 4- Cut 2


Step 5- Pin your pattern to your eyelet on the fold.


Remove cat from eyelet


Step 6- Cut 2


Step 7- Pin right sides together one eyelet and one lining


Step 8- Start at one end and sew continuously around to the other end, leaving the bottom open


Step 9- Do the other eyelet and lining.

Step 10- Turn right side out and press and trim seams (if needed)


Step 11- Pin front to back with right sides together


Step 12- Sew top of straps together

Step 13 – Sew sides together


Step 14- Pin and hem the bottom


Step 15- Turn right side out and press seams


Congratulations! You just made the eyelet tank! So simple and cool for summer! And it goes with ANYTHING!

I’ll be sure to take pics of c1 in her tank and May Flowers skirt tomorrow morning! :)

In other news… LOL I haven’t been able to sew a stitch on the Retro Butterick ’56. I’ve been WAY too busy today. BUT I did hit another fabric sale at Hancock’s!! I got some awesome deals!!!

Butch and Sundance are warming up to us! Here is Butch headbutting a carrot….


And here is c2 playing with them while j2 and d walk them!


Hope you all have a great evening! See after church tomorrow! :)

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