Cadie has taken to reading my Ottobre magazines and placing orders. There is a sticky note on nearly every page these days, showing me what she wants. Anyway, we love that little raglan tee that's #12 in Issue 3/2013. It has sweet details like ribbed cuffs and a piece of ribbon on the neckline. Plus the fit is spot on, like all the Ottobre patterns I've ever sewn. I sewed this one a little big on purpose so it will fit for a couple seasons. This little outfit was made with Euro knit fabrics from L'oisseau Fabrics.
My photos didn't turn out very cute until she caught a frog on the other side of the fence. Fun for a minute and then she realized...
that her little fist wouldn't fit back out between the slats. Oi! A real monkey trap! Luckily that sneaky frog slipped out of her hand and she got free too.
And you can't really see them, but her matching shorts are from the Ashland skirt/coulottes pattern by Monaluna Designs. That pattern has three really awesome variations.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
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Dress up a plain binder with an easy padded cover!
This DIY binder cover makes your binder so much better with a large outside pocket and two inside pockets for pens, pencils, or scissors.
I'm so excited to offer you my first machine embroidery design! As many of you know, I recently bought a Janome Memory Craft 14000 Sewing and Embroidery machine from SewingMachinesPlus.com and I love it (see my unboxing post here). I find myself torn between sewing and embroidery - I can't get enough of either!
Can you guess which project won the vote?
I'm so excited to share with you this new little clutch bag pattern! I've been loving a whole lot of little bags that I see on Pinterest - especially those that have a zipper compartment on the inside - so I decided to incorporate a little zipper pouch inside this little bag.
Sew a soft and cozy poncho wrap! This free sewing tutorial shows you how to make one using a lightweight throw blanket OR 2 yards of fabric.
I saw a sneak peek at the Black Friday ad for Jo-Anns Fabrics and guess what's going to be 75% off? FLEECE! Oh, I hope I don't get in trouble for telling you that. :)
So I thought I would share with you a sweet little pattern that I designed just for fleece fabric. It's a bolero jacket that folds together like fabric origami and is secured only with buttons. And since fleece doesn't fray, you can choose to finish the edges or not.
You can sew these really awesome plump tufted pillows with fringe all around the edges... and then you can pile them up (with the star I showed you how to make here) and make an adorable Christmas Tree!