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Sewing, take three

More sewing.

This new shirt falls right back into my comfort zone, with the elbow-length sleeves I’ve done before, and the same lightweight fabric I’ve used in the past.

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Sewing outside of the comfort zone

New gingham flannel shirt.

Part two of yesterday’s sewing adventure: aka too much gingham, too much frump.

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Sewing in the comfort zone

New floral cotton lawn shirt

I did some sewing yesterday, and I have a lot to say about it, so I am going to split it up into two posts. First up, the success story.

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The Christmas making

The Christmas Making

Christmas this year was unusual for one reason: I didn’t commit to making anything. In the end, there were only three handmades under the tree, and technically-speaking, two of them were actually on the tree, not under it.

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Book Review: Makery

Book Review: The Makery by Kate Smith, at Polka Dot Cottage

Makery is a collection of 30+ projects to sew, knit, crochet, or otherwise craft. Get a peek inside, and see what I have to say about it.

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Sew a Skirt Month!

Sew a Skirt Month, this July at Polka Dot Cottage

What’s better than a Summer skirt that fits you in all the right places? Not much! July is Sew a Skirt Month at Polka Dot Cottage. Come see what we have planned!

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Cherry weekend

Cherry weekend, at Polka Dot Cottage

Continuing the cherry theme, how about another new dress?

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My birthday dress

Birthday Dress, at Polka Dot Cottage

My birthday gift to myself today, was a few hours of uninterrupted sewing time, and now I have a new dress to wear.

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Pillow talk

I’ve had this on my to-do list for several years: re-cover some old Christmas pillows with festive Santa fabric. CHECK!

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It’s all about the scarf, baby

Patchwork and Flannel scarves: make your own, or buy one pre-made at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s the Choose Your Own Adventure of patchwork scarves: Learn to make your own, or buy one of mine. Check it out!

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