Category Archives: Sewing

Little Sewists

After having them learn to hand sew for almost a year, I finally let my oldest two girls onto the sewing machine. Would you believe they are as addicted as I am? Especially Jireh.  I don’t have a photo of it, … Continue reading

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Modest maxi dress with nursing access

I love the look of maxi dresses, but the problem is usually either they show too much skin for my preference, or you can’t nurse in them, or both. So I have been drifting off into my head (and probably … Continue reading

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This is the way we sew, we sew so early in the morning

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Man’s shirt to girl’s skirt tutorial

I loved one of Dave’s shirts (actually I think I got it for him) and he didn’t love it as much. So when he put it in my “reuse or give away” pile I just knew I had to make … Continue reading

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Sewing Lessons

I began learning to sew after I was married.  My mother in law is a professional level seamstress (though she did not generally sew for money and now will not on principle- though with 20 grandkids to sew for who could … Continue reading

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She Gives Them Scraps


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quick fix

My nightstand always looks messy because there are always a pair of shoes or a purse or something under it. I got sick of looking at it so I made a super quick skirt for it. I took a thrifted … Continue reading

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I started with this dress that my sister loaned me in NY (notice I still have it, that’s what loan means to us): I loved it – the wrap style top made it possible to nurse while wearing a dress, … Continue reading

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Just need one quick thing from the fabric store…

…or, why I will never make any money as a sewist:

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I added a ruffle sleeve treatment to these (basic t shirt pattern) and used KS 3411 for the skirt.

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