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Siren Swim Top/Hello Sailor bottoms

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Swimsuit patterns from Patterns for Pirates...Siren Swim Top and Hello Sailor bottoms. Both using blue solid swim knit and lining from JoAnn, and inner lining of power net from Phee Fabrics in the fronts only. Flounce on top is a leotard-type knit from JoAnn. I'll update when I know how it holds up in the pool.
I chose the drawstring-sided skirt option for the bottoms and the front (pointed) and back flounce option for the top (with straight straps). I didn't use boning or cups in the top. It is very supportive with the power net and custom length straps. (Not enough for running/jumping, but plenty for the pool.) I want to make some no-flounce tops for sleep bras.
This is one of the 2 or 3 more advanced projects I've done lately. There is lots of basting of layers and inner elastic before it comes together. I wasn't sure how my sewing machine was going to handle the slippery fabric. I don't have a walking foot and I can't adjust the presser foot tension. I als…

Moxi Shorts

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I've had my eye on the Greenstyle Moxi Shorts for a long time. There was a sew along in the Fabric Fairy group a couple of weeks ago, so I went for it! I used Fabric Fairy stretch woven for the shorts and bias binding, a thin athletic knit from JoAnn for the compression shorts, and the thick Superflex knit from JoAnn for the waistband. The only modification I made was to make the waistband pieces 1" taller to make them more like the Super G waistband. This is the size 14 with a size 16 waistband. I need to take them apart and make the waistband a little smaller. The SAL videos are at https://www.sewingwithsarah.com
They were incredibly helpful! I'm always nervous about any kind of binding attachment/topstitching/anything that can't be done on a serger. I did have a bit of a hard time hemming the compression shorts. The fabric is a less stable knit than what I usually use.

Kid sews- Joggers, Shorts, and Sequin Pouch

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Another sequin shaker pouch, this one with a party hat corgi. Gabriel's reversible shorts (CKC) with Everest/Skye on one side and Stitch on the other. Baby Bear Joggers (P4P) in anchor Doodles and Paw Patrol fabric left over from tank backs. From 1 yard, I got 2 tank backs, 1 full length joggers front, 1 shorts length jogger front, and 1 pair of boxers (all 4T size).

Cricut Crafts- Odd Squad Party Decorations

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My son turned 4 and wanted an Odd Squad Party (his favorite show right now, on PBS). There's not a lot of decorations/merch readily available, so I made all the decorations myself with my Cricut.

Banner- holographic cardstock attached to pre-cut banner flags

Large insignia signs- cardstock

3D jackalope head- cardstock. This is a free project in Design Space and I found an assembly instructions video on YouTube.

Spiral decorations and confetti- party foil. This is non adhesive and fairly inexpensive. Making custom confetti is so much fun! The spiral shapes are in Design Space.

Scientist T-shirt- Siser Easyweed HTV. Badge made from print-and-cut gold smooth cardstock (decorated with metallic silver and bronze markers) and a backing piece of cardstock and pin back.

Goodie bags- adhesive foil decorations on bag containing print-and-cut sticker sheets and print-and-cut mathroom fortune teller (used heavy copy paper because the scoring stylus was tearing regular paper).

Cupcake toppers…

Spoxxy Tank, more Super Gs

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The SUAT (designer of Bunzies) gathered back athletic tank (Spoxxy) was retired right when I found out about it. I was super bummed because the Bella Flowy Tank is my favorite RTW option that a lot of screen printing companies offer, and Spoxxy was the closest pattern I'd seen.  Well, the Spoxxy was just rereleased! I thought I'd leave off the band to make it just like the flowy tank, but I decided to do one with the band and try it. I'm super pleased with it. I used clear elastic to do the gathering of the back. It was a little tricky because the clips have a tendency to pop off, but it was less frustrating than gathering with thread and having it break. There's another method where you zigzag stitch over dental floss. I might try that for another project.  Another pair of Greenstyle Super G capris. These are mostly the multi supplex with heavy supplex accents, finishing off the last of my bundle fabric from Zenith & Quasar.
Shirt decorated with metallic and holo…

Diamondback Socks, Paw Patrol Tanks, and more

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DiamondbackSocks in Manos Alegria. I tried this pattern in the color way I ended up using for Posey, but it didn't quite work. I went back and bought this one (Locura Fluo) so I could use the pattern.


Fabric scrap Bunzies and Pirate Booty boxer briefs. We made matching kid and Dad Rubick's cube t-shirts with heat transfer vinyl cut on the Cricut Maker.


 5K tank from Elliedactyl in special Paw Patrol panel and coordinating print from Embotts. There's a code to get the pattern free in the Elliedactyl group on Facebook. The fabric is sold out, FYI.

Zigzagular and Posey Socks

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ZigzagularSocks (added one extra twisted stitch column to motif) in White Birch Fiber Arts "Nothing Says 'Screw You' Like a Rainbow" I bought this same yarn at Stitches 2017 but Sean claimed it for a hat. I got it again this year and finally have my rainbow socks.



Sort ofPosey, but stockinette stitch instead of garter and one colorway instead of two and seaming instead of joining the sole. Also ribbing instead of picot edge. Manos Alegria in Carnaval.