Polka Dot Cottage Category Archive for : show and tell

Archive for show and tell

Because I needed a 5th green sweater

Everyday Cardigan variation, at Polka Dot Cottage

This is what you get when you take a long-sleeved cardigan pattern and change it into a cap-sleeved pullover.

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Neil’s feet

Neil's socks, Polka Dot Cottage

I knit something for my man. Finally.

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September Sweater 2013

September Sweater at Polka Dot Cottage

The September Sweater is complete! Come see!! I’ll even share my pattern with you :-)

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Apron update

Tea Towel Apron Adjustments, at Polka Dot Cottage

My tea towel apron had a bib that was too wide, and straps that were too far apart. This is how I fixed the problem.

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Fun with tea towels

Tea Towel Apron at Polka Dot Cottage

The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.

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I made a dress, and it fits!

Go Anywhere Dress @lclarke522

I’m excited that I’ve made a dress I can wear out in public (unlike all of my previous failed attempts over the years). Let me tell you a little bit about it…

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Wicker makeover

Wicker Makeover @lclarke522

With a can of spray paint and some fabric, a discarded wicker stool got a little makeover. And now, if i can just get rid of the spray paint fumes, I can enjoy having a new piece of furniture in my family room.

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Coral polka dots at the sea

Polka Dot Sorbetto Tank @lclarke522

I sewed a polka dot tank, which turned out to be the perfect layering piece for Ocean City in May. (And now I want to go back down the shore.)

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Vintage sheet extravaganza

11 shirts 02

What do you get when you take three vintage sheet remnants, and two free sewing patterns? Six nearly free Summer shirts!

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Distance

06 shirt 02

A little distance between me and my failed sewing project was just what I needed. And now I have a pattern that works, and a prototype that is totally wearable.

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