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2019 first sews- Bree/Lexi/Stella, Mario JRR, and new coverstich

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Bree from Made for Mermaids in leftover lace from Surge and stash cotton/Lycra. For some reason I had a few hiccups with this project, probably due to sloppiness or misremembering instructions, lol. Hemmed with my brand new coverstich machine! (Juki 1500)
I need to decide whether to understitch the lining to get it to sit a little better around the neck and arms.


Lexi Loungers from Made for Mermaids in black baby French Terry from Sly Fox. These are the most comfortable pants ever. I graded out for the calves and the pattern pieces looked ridiculous, but it worked out great.

V back Stella from Made for Mermaids in pink baby French Terry from Sly Fox.
The back view in the photo looks kind of wonky but it looks great in person. I think it will look even better in a drapier sweater knit.


Patterns for Pirates Jolly Roger Raglan in Yoshi's Island panel and coordinate from MK Designs. I have a bunch of their fabric in my stash but I think this is my first time using it (other then the …

Holiday gifts/crafts part 3

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Snow globe card from Artsy Fartsy Mama. So fun!



Boxes from Design Space



Holiday knitwear cookies


Drawstring pouches, one of the 2018 Made for Mermaids holiday freebie patterns. They are the kind that are a flat circle when you open them up. The small ones are popular for makeup/travel and the big ones would be great for small toys.


Zipper pocket infinity scarves, one of the Patterns for Pirates 2018 holiday freebies.

Cute felt ornaments from Design Space

Pajamas

Holiday crafts/gifts part 2

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Baby Bear Joggers in JoAnn Doodles, decorated onesie and bib, and decorated ornment. Glitter ornaments are made by swirling Polycrylic inside ornament, waiting a few minutes, then shaking glitter around the inside.

Stitch Upon a Time Muse Playsuit. I was one of the winners in the SUAT undies sew-along, and I chose this pattern as my free prize. JoAnn Doodles, CL bands, and a thick felt as "interfacing" for the snaps.

Paper stars from Design Space

Happy Pawlidays card from Design Space

Warm wishes card from Design Space


Fabric-covered ornaments and another glitter-filled one with adhesive vinyl on the outside. I'm getting much better at the fabric ones. My first one looked awful.

Photo ornament. This is a "photo ball" that hinges open and you just pop a photo inside. Cheaper than buying a pack of inkjet transparencies to try the "floating image" trend.

Photo card from Design Space

Lights card from Design Space

Reverse canvas

Holiday crafts part 1

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The kid noticed this snuggle mat kit at JoAnn. It was pretty fun, except working with the minky and thick batting was kind of annoying. The instructions didn't have anything about finishing the edges of the blanket overlay, so I used fold over elastic instead of trying to hem minky. He loves this and wants to take it to parents night out for when they watch a movie.


Super cute window cling set from Cricut Design Space.

Advent calendar tree, design download from Jennifer Maker. Holiday themed paper pad from Michael's.

Glitter tree pillow. There's a similar project in Design Space, but it's an exclusive I don't have access to, so I hacked another tree image up.



Fall sews...underthings and sweaters

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M4M Bridgette bralette and Victoria cheekies in double galoon stretch lace from Surge fabrics online. M4M off shoulder Stella in baby French Terry from Sly Fox.




Stitch Upon a Time Calista curvy bra and Scrundies in cotton Lycra from JoAnn.

Halloween sews

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Finally bought some RockerBye cotton/Lycra after admiring it for a while. Most of the prints they run have a very distinctive style...black and white cartoony creatures on vibrant backgrounds.
 I got a panty panel set that was a fat third of each of 2 panels and one coordinate (in this case the coordinate repeated 3 times). I made 3 panties and had enough for a pair of kid boxers with the scraps.  The 2 panels from the set are on the backs and not pictured here as they are naughty, lol.
I got another set with kid panels and coordinate to make the "Boo" shirt.
I also purchased a kid bat panel and yard of coordinate separately and I made a hoodie. I saw a lot of Max & Meena Mega Max raglans with ears and wings in the RockerBye group, but I didn't feel like buying a new pattern just for that, so these wings are self-drafted.
I have a yard of zombies and a yard of brains I haven't cut into yet. But those are for me, and I'm willing to wear them year round, lol.


Knitting FOs: Liguria Hat, Dahlia Cardigan, Solstice Hoodie

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Liguria...finally my first brioche project! I did a cowl version first but had enough yarn left over to do a hat. Yarn Love DK weight






No-pattern socks in Western Sky Knits MCN



Dahlia Cardigan in Silky Wool


Solstice Hoodie in Sweet Georgia DK and Neighborhood Fiber Studio DK