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Ballard Pattern Tour Day 4

This morning our pattern tour is headed to my lovely friend Abby over at Sew Much Ado.  Abby and I both live in Seattle so we had our first ‘date’ at a park this summer with our kids and hit it off instantly.  I was so excited when she agreed to join us for the blog tour.


I love Abby’s choice of the houndstooth and the shorter top looks so great on her.  Jump over to her blog to read all about her top and see more great pictures.


Last Minute Easter Sewing

For every holiday I have these grand plans to make the kiddos clothes.  I usually go as far as to pick the patterns and buy the fabric and then all the sudden it is a couple days before and I haven’t started and I just abandon the idea all together.  For Easter it wasn’t much different, I purchased the fabric a few months ago and never really settled on a pattern.  Last week was spring break for the kiddos so I got even less sewing done than I normally would.  Somehow I arrived at Saturday morning with a pattern for Ben picked and still no final decision for Sophie.  Normally I would have scrapped the idea at this point but I was determined to make something, plus my in-laws were in town so I knew they would keep the littles occupied so I could get some sewing done.

Is this print too big? Schoolboy Vest Test

When it comes to picking the right fabric for a pattern sometimes the process is easy and other times you begin to question whether your vision is going to work in reality.  My recent test of the Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado in Sophie’s size was exactly one of those times where I started to doubt the awesomeness that I had envisioned.

Sophie has pretty clear wishes when it comes to the fabric for clothes I will be making her.  No surprise that has resulted in most of her clothes being either pink or with pink in them.  Because I can only sew so many pink things I decided to try and branch out and incorporate at least one of her other loves, flowers.

Shirt to Dress Refashion

I am linking up with Sew Much Ado again this week for her We did it Wednesday post.  If you get a chance to pop over there you will not be disappointed there are loads of really talented people linking of their fun projects they have completed.  You can click on the We did it Wednesday button on my sidebar.

For this weeks Refashion Wednesday I decided to take a waffle knit shirt I found for Sophie at Value Village and turn it into a dress.


Dress to Skirt Refashion

I am linking up today with Sew Much Ado and her We did it Wednesday post.  Check out all the other fun things people made today.  There is loads of inspiration to be had on her blog today.

When looking through my closet recently I came across a dress that was never in a million years getting worn again.  I would imagine that I am not the only person that has clothes like that.  At some point you bought it and liked it but then things change like your style or body shape and it no longer works.  You can always donate that clothing item but if it is a fabric that you like why not try to refashion it into something new for your wardrobe.