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52 Week Sewing Challenge, 52WSC, blog, dbp, double brushed poly, fabric, in-stock, inspiration, pattern, pdf pattern, seamstress, sewing, Stretch velvet, team -

Another week brings another challenge from the 52 Week Sewing Challenge. This week we were tasked with sewing something with a collar. Lucky for me Goober Pea Designs recently released the Danica Dress (formerly the girls' Drama Dress by George + Ginger).  This simple and sweet dress has a lot to offer. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to make some adorable sister dresses. The pattern includes two different skirt options, a slim and a full. Little one was adamant that hers be perfect for "spinning" so she got the full skirt made with some of the shop's royal...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge, blog, fabric, pattern, sewing -

Week 18, where has the time gone! This week’s challenge is to make a purse or wallet. I already have an amazing purse and wallet made by Ruth of Toby Bean custom bags.  I didn’t really have a need for another. What I did need was a big bag. My husband and I got a wild hair to take an overnight trip on the motorcycle and we had yet to outfit the bike with saddle bags. I needed a bag we could take, that would keep my clothing dry and could be strapped too the bike. Knowing that this challenge...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge, blog, fabric, in-stock, sewing -

Oh boy this holiday week got us all behind on the 52 week blog post! Well just like they have a catch up thread we are having a catch up post. There are lots of exciting things happening in the challenge this week. They are currently doing quarterly giveaways and so far our very own  Sewing Menagerie queen Wendy Pratt managed to win one, Congratulations! Last week was week 13 and the theme was Sew Something From a Pattern You Have But Have Never Used. Well even though it is a new pattern I had been dying to sew up...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge, blog, cotton lycra, fabric, pattern, sewing -

I was super excited about this weeks challenge, and for once already had my fabrics in mind. I ended up doing two sews for this week, one for my husband and one for myself. We both had tees we were wanting to show off but needed to give them some love so I up-cycled them into garments we would wear.  Lets start with my husbands sew because well it was super basic. Last year we made some lifestyle changes to get fit and ended up shrinking out of our clothing. That included one of my husbands favorite shirts, an out...

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52 Week Sewing Challenge, blog, fabric, pattern, sewing -

Its week 6 of the 52 week sewing challenge. Valentines day is just around the corner, so the theme this week is sew something red or pink. I don't use a lot of pink and so I was leaning towards red and had a different fabric picked out to use. However, that plan changed when I opened my last fabric package from the shop. There was this amazing Freedom print on pink athletic brushed poly inside. Just in case you were unaware you are able to customize any black and white print in the shop to be printed on a...

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