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Most of my refashions will have a tutorial or a how-to explanation.
Refashioned 1970s Thrift Store Find
Scarf Refashion From a Shirt
Another Scarf Refashion
Cowl Neck T-Shirt Dress
Turn any Skirt into a Maternity Skirt
Texas, United States
Welcome! I am a homeschooling mother of six, Mimi of one. I enjoy vintage, classic and elegant looks, and some trendy fashions. Join me as I blog about my passion for sewing, fashion and family. Enjoy! And thanks so much for stopping by.
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I Am Having a Baby at 46
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An Inspiring Interview With Carolyn of Handmade By Carolyn
Refashion: From Shirt to Neck Scarf, With Tutorial
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"The Holes" syndrom
[image: _MG_7308]Many of my tee shirts have three little tiny holes right around my bellybutton area. Does anyone else have this problem? This dark blue t...
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The Maisie Dresses are Here! And That’s a Wrap!
Reposted from Kickstarter Updates: Hi everyone! I’m very excited to let you know that I have received the Maisie dresses, and they look fabulous! This is t...
Boas and Napkin Rings
Diana Gabriel always wears the most interesting accessories. She made her necklace out of napkin rings and wrapped a boa around her hat! Check out more of...
Weekend Reading: Pearls, cheap travel, and evil evil glitter
[image: flowers-table] Maybe it’s the unusually dry, sunny weather we’re having. Maybe it’s that our office is full of flowers at the moment. Maybe it’s ...
Sew Not My Day!
Sewing UFFDA style
Oh! The care package I sent off to Maddy this week was a red t-shirt that said UFFDA. A little nudge to her Norwegian heritage, hoping to blend with her ...
Now Available: Robson Coat PDF Pattern
The Robson Coat is now available as a downloadable PDF pattern! source – Lauren from Lladybird’s beautiful lace Robson Trench To be honest, I wasn’t sure a...
Free Varsity Shirt from Nordic Patterns
Let's hear it for free patterns with Scandinavian style! Download your free Varsity Shirt pattern from Nordic Patterns...
Color Cat Studios
Professional Profile Picture
Hello, Wonderful People. My name is Cindy Johnson. This is a picture of me. It's the one I use on all my professional advertising, fliers, brochures, etc...
Two On Two Off
So I’ve gotten a few questions lately about Ottobre and how it compares with other companies when it comes to kids’ clothing. Here’s my two cents and I’m...
DIY: Deer Head Silhouette Sweater
I have a love/hate relationship with deer. When twenty of them are milling around the field in front of my picture windows with the snow covered Eagle Cap ...
Edelweiss Patterns Blog
Vote for My Pink Ballgown in the Threads Sewing Competition!
Hi Ladies! If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you probably remember the hand sewn Regency ballgown that I made to wear to the Grand Regency ball ...
The World Lied. Millions Died
600 bodies were found when the Soviet soldiers arrived on January 27, 1945. If only they had been the only ones. The 7500 survivors that remained on the...
Tany et La Mode
Casual and leopard print: yes we can! – Look casual com estampado leopardo: sim, podemos consegui-lo!
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~Ruffles And Stuff~
Yay, exciting things! I love exciting things. So, yesterday was a really good day. And do you know whyyyy? Ace's case was officially moved to *adoptions!!...
Dressed to a "Tee"
Well I've already broken one of my sewing resolutions! I purchased a pattern, Simplicity 1463-View A. I saw a review on Pattern Review and had to have on...
Colette Laurel in Ponte Floral
Long time, no see! For those of you who missed the first story, or want an update... I've been scarce lately because I'm in graduate school to become a nur...
Having Fun With Peanuts
I’m still having too much fun with the Charlie Brown characters. The little ones here are choosing the order that these are being made. The patterns are...
Asymmetric Knit Jacket
Way back when Abbey was Penny’s age and I had just started blogging all of the things I was making, I shared a knit jacket I made Abbey. Recently I was ...
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Lilacs & Lace
Exclusive Buttons to the Rescue
This past weekend was a very productive one. Saturday morning I headed over to the East Bayfor a get together with a lovely group of Bay Area Sewists fo...
Quick tip // Using a mens tshirt as fabric
If you’ve been reading Design Diary for a while, you know i loving taking something old and making it new again. I love reimagining and i love fabric from ...
New challenge on my sewing table
There is a new challenge on my sewing table, there are few things motivate me as much as a challenge. I can't tell you much (for now), just that I h...
Handmade by Carolyn
... new dress! I feel like I've been wearing the same little summer dresses over and over and over. Not that there's anything wrong with that! because I l...
Ten Thousand Hours of Sewing
Exciting First Quarter Sewing Goals......
The month's already gotten off to a hurried pace and I've got tons to do this first quarter. I ALWAYS like to start the year off with a bang so there is lo...
The Lepidoptera Top with Jalie 2804
Aloha Sewing Friends, I finally pulled a knit off my shelf that has been calling to me for many months. I cannot tell you how many times I've planned to ...
Stitches and Seams
Kwik Sew 3764 Done
It's done. I really hope whatever my next project is turns out to be something I like better than the last few. I don't dislike this jacket but the fabric ...
Tea Rose Home
Two Tone Modern Baby Quilt
I posted this quilt I made for a family friend for Christmas a few weeks ago... I had some left over blocks and I was playing with them the other day. I f...
A Fashionable Stitch
Fabric Friday: Wool Melton
Whoosh! And my life is off to a running start this week. I just need to take a moment, stop down and say, Thanks. The Sewing Room is officially open and we...
Amanda's Adventures in Sewing
Vogue 8933 - Hot pink wool coat
I am not fond of winter. Having lived my entire life in south Texas, I am a winter wimp. The only thing I do like about cold weather is the reason to wear ...
The Mahogany Stylist
Palmer/Pletsch Knit Drape Neck Dress - McCall 6282
Hello Friends! Today's review is on McCall 6282 dress, View D with 3/4 sleeves, finished a few weeks ago. This is an easy dress to sew. It is a no fuss ...
Faye's Sewing Adventure
WORK WEAR MONDAY...
...oh, it's not Monday is it (felt like it though). I love wearing a new garment to work even if it's only a top. Vogue 8152 is such a nifty top, equippe...
Erica B.'s - D.I.Y. Style!
B-Metro and SalonSuitesAL Invites You!
*What:* New Year, New You, New Salon in 2015 *When:* Thursday, January 22nd *What Time:* 5:30 - 7:30 pm *Where: * Salon Suites - Bazaar - 280 Locatio...
Tilly and the Buttons
Cutting Table Hack
Since sharing a tour of the T&TB studio, I’ve had a few questions about my cutting table – so I thought I’d tell you a bit more about it. Calling it a "...
Daily-ish Art Journaling: Still At It . . .
*"There have been setbacks, illnesses and other obstacles, so inevitably I've had disappointments. * *But once you realize that things can't always go you...
Molly's Sewing and Garage Sale Adventures
Maternity Skirts- Simplicity 1359
I made these skirts in early December and have been wearing them fairly regularly with tights or with fleece-lined leggings. You make the pattern in your p...
Just Keep Sewing
DH and I are going to a dinner dance fundraiser for Valentine's and I'm so excited to make myself something fancy for once! The Fashionary sketchbook was...
Sew I Thought...
2015 Goals – YOHO
Late as per usual but I wanted to get the year started with a little blogging and an update on what I plan to be up to the next three months. You may recal...
What I learned (and am still learning) about sewing with knits!
*Before I get to that, I must confess, when I first learned sewing (or somewhere along the way), I was taught or heard that beginners should stay away from...
New Year & New York
"Have you ever been to New York City?" As someone who's pursuing a degree in Fashion Design, I get asked that question a lot. It's a question that has ...
The Slapdash Sewist
New Look 6648, Butterfly Wing Knit Top
[image: NL6648 Thumbnail] New Look 6648 has been a perennial favorite at PR, but for some reason very few people have made this butterfly wing view, perhap...
eight is enough
Getting Paint On My Hands Again
2015. Last year was a really horrible year. I lost my beautiful mum on the 1st July. I miss her every day. I wish she was still here. The pain is excruciat...
Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing
Introducing My New Fabric Line, With Sewing Contest!
I'm so happy I finally get to share this with you, readers! I've been working with Fabric Traditions on a line of retro-inspired apparel fabrics that wil...
The Artistic Life
Would you go?
Ruth 1:16b "Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God." *Our alchemy* I told you already,...
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Soft bra set – Merckwaerdigh BHS10
My first sewing in 2015! Actually I didn’t really plan to make this set. I was tidying up my lingerie supply stash to see what I have when I found some lef...
Feliz Navidad is the holiday greeting used here in Puerto Rico, where my family and my sister's family are for our holidays. The latest garment out of...
Baby's month-by-month photos
When my oldest was a baby we used to send a photo of him to grandparents every month and I would also add a copy to his journal (I started a journal the d...
Cat Fur Studio
I've made this top, the "Mighty Aphrodite" from Hot Patterns five times now, and I still am not tired of it. In fact, tops I made several years ago are fin...
Pins and Needles
I was surprised as the number of responses to my most recent post! I am thankful to have you as readers, and would like you to know how special each one o...
Never Growing Old
My good friend Emily from Emily in Wonderland pointed out to me that in my 15 month update I failed to post about myself! I always think of my kids and hu...
Couture et Tricot
Burda Vintage (the 50’s): did you get yours already? – Burda Vintage (Anos 50): Já têm a vossa?
*The Portuguese edition is out today! There are eleven vintage style multi-size patterns featured in this magazine (see the full preview here) and my fav...
Pattern Parcel #6 - The Julia Cardigan ... and a bump!
[image: Julia Bobbin - Pattern Parcel #6: The Julia Cardigan] [image: Julia Bobbin - Pattern Parcel #6: The Julia Cardigan] Ladies and Gents it's pattern pa...
Unselfish Sewing: Mom’s Pajama Set(s)
My poor mom… Let it be known that I can’t be trusted to turn over sewing gifts in any timely way. :| I know… I’m bad. I don’t mean to be, but it just ha...
My happy sewing place...
The Fashion Show
I've finally got some pictures of the Weaving Destination fashion show we had during the Edinburgh Festival! The fashion show was held in the amazing St...
Uptown Downtown Dress
Has it really been 4-plus months since I last posted here?! Well, there you go. Such is life. When I saw the call for pattern testers for a simple child'...
my favourite room.
As usual, it has been ages since I posted. Strangely, in my last post, there were these funny colour "patches" which I cannot remove nor replace. I even t...
Sew country chick: DIY and couture sewing
Draping The Basic Bodice: Drafting Front Bodice Sloper
Hello readers! I have been wanting to do a tutorial series on basic pattern draping and drafting for some time now. There is a lot of information involve...
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The Selfish Seamstress
Free pattern: Make your own Kate Spade-inspired faux fur pullover!
Well, Selfish readers, you’re in for a treat today because Selfish has a prezzie for you! That’s right, it’s another freebie pattern to download, and all I...
Julia's Sew Sweet And Special Occasion Clothing For Children
Not really blogging, but had to show you my new baby!
If you followed my blog back in the fall, you know that my machine first got dropped, then fixed, then went up in smoke due to a power surge!!! That is on...
Eugenia's (fabulous) world of fashion
Butterick 5602 - the shapely shift!
As my last two makes were useful wardrobe basics I gave myself permission to indulge myself with another dress – I just love to make dresses! Since finishi...
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