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The Little Black Dress







I just love the simplicity of this little dress.


 


I used McCalls pattern #4450.…
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Added by Shannon on May 11, 2013 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Minty Me Extend-A-Handbag FREE Instructions





After making several of these handbags I have now perfected the 3 sizes. Small , medium and large. I had to make myself one also…
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Added by Shannon on April 13, 2013 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Primitive Hearts & Stars Rag Quilt Pattern





I love these two combination of turquoise flannel fabric match together. This one was a fun one to make. It is a twin size so that I have plenty to cuddle with on a…
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Added by Shannon on April 13, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Different styles from an A-Line dress pattern







This is the simplest and easiest dress style I have ever made and there are so many designs you can create from it. …
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Added by Shannon on August 18, 2012 at 6:02am — No Comments

Pillowcase Dress - So Many styles to make







If you want a fast and easy dress that works both in the winter and summer or even wear it with a little shirt and legging's then this is…
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Added by Shannon on August 18, 2012 at 5:51am — No Comments

Summer Sarong Wrap and Wear Instructions





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Added by Shannon on July 14, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

PAISLEY FOR ME RAG QUILT

It's been a little bit since I have posted here as I have been very BUZZZYYYY sewing several projects all at once.

I had to…

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Added by Shannon on February 26, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Expand-A-Buddy Purse

I mentioned in my previous blog post that I was working on an addition to the Expandable Bag.

 

DRUM ROLL…

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Added by Shannon on January 28, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Expandable Handbag Pattern

I was given the challenge to make an expandable zippered handbag and have to admit I was a little intimidated to attempt it. I was going to just take a shortcut and find a great pattern online and guess what THERE WAS…

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Added by Shannon on January 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — 60 Comments

DRESS IT UP





My favorite thing to do at a fabric store is to mix several types of prints together with different shades. I selected this combination of fabric with no project to create at the…
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Added by Shannon on January 16, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Country Charm Pillowcase Dress - How I Adapted the Pattern for Additional Ruffled Tiers





This pattern is one of the easiest and simplest patterns to make. It is the "SEW FLOUNCY" Pillowcase dress pattern from…
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Added by Shannon on January 11, 2012 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Last minute Gifts for Her





I made the investment into a serger. It is the one at the very lowest cost that is out there, but I wanted to be sure I liked it and I would…
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Added by Shannon on December 20, 2011 at 5:48pm — 4 Comments

La Petite Purse - Free Pattern & Tutorial

I was able to get the instructions written and copyrighted this morning. You may download and use this pattern for personal use, non commercial. If you have any questions about the pattern just contact me!…

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Added by Shannon on December 2, 2011 at 6:00am — 13 Comments

Mocha Vintage Apron Couture

 I made this beautiful apron set for a dear friend. This is going to look…
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Added by Shannon on November 14, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Vintage Apron Couture



This Apron set was created for two little sisters as Christmas gifts. I…
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Added by Shannon on November 14, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Gathered Ribbon Carnation hairband Tutorial

Start with a 15" length of…
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Added by Shannon on November 7, 2011 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Ribbon Storage

Once again "JACKPOT" at "MARDENS" I found many …
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Added by Shannon on November 7, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Pattern Tracing Tutorial

So for years I have bought several patterns of one style so that I would have all the sizes I needed cut for that pattern and saved for all the sizes.…
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Added by Shannon on October 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

FALL PEASANT DRESS

I was once again shopping at "MARDENS" yes my favorite surplus store in all of Maine. They had this Awesome book for $3.99 full of sewing…
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Added by Shannon on October 18, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

SUMMER TUBE TOP INSTRUCTIONS - MY VERSION

I still had some material left over from my denim stretch that I purchased at "MARDENS" so I wanted to make a tube top to wear with my white Capri's…
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Added by Shannon on August 17, 2011 at 6:53am — 1 Comment

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