Children

This is a hand smocked sundress I just finished up for my daughter. It’s a refashion from the skirt of one of my old dresses, which I had appliqued the cherries onto originally. The smocking took a couple of evenings work in front of the TV and was very enjoyable to do (after the slightly [...]

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Yesterday for Mother’s Day, my sweetie pie husband gave me the day off. He cooked all of our meals and cleaned up too, and I was free to get some good sewing time in. I made a dress for the baby in a cute little retro print synthetic knit I found thrifting for a quarter. For [...]

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I finally completed a set of 30 outfits for a parade (patterns spanning 50 years) for a local Kindergarten celebrating their 75th Anniversary. I swear it is taking longer to load them all up on my blog than it was to sew them (and next time I will take someone else along who can take [...]

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Here it is! My first contribution to WeSewRetro!  I made this little shirt  for my niece and I also entered it in our county fair.  I found the pattern at a church sale for a dime and I got the cute zebra fabric at an estate sale.  The machine embroidery patterns I got free on-line.  I had [...]

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Hi Everyone! I’ve been a long-time reader and even contributed a couple posts many years ago. My sewing took a hiatus but my pattern collecting did not and now that I have a little girl I’ve been sewing more for her. My latest creation for Muffin is Patterns Pacifica 7008 from the 1970s.     [...]

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So, if you’ll recall, back in December I made skirts and blouses for both of my girls, with the idea that I could then make skirts of different material for Easter. It turns out that skirts weren’t the best idea, since neither girl has a waist to speak of, but I already had the Kaufman [...]

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This just popped up on my Facebook feed.  I was a Girl Scout for about a week so I could go to camp with my cousin Mary, but my mother was a die-hard Scout for fifteen years.  My brother considers himself a third-generation Eagle Scout because Mom was a Curved Bar (highest rank at the [...]

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Here is my little one’s outfit for Easter (if he doesn’t outgrow it before then)! He had a store-bought sailor suit just like this one last year, and I loved it so much that I decided to make another one just like it for this year, using the old one as a pattern. It’s made [...]

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The Kindergarten that my children attended is turning 75 this year and the director of the kindy has asked me to sew some clothes that the children might have worn when it opened in 1937. These will be worn by children at a street parade in our city in May.  I thought it might be [...]

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