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    cybele727 @cybele727

    I am working on a bag or two. I want to do this so I don’t lose my sewjo (sewing mojo!)

    I don’t want to start my spring/summer clothes sewing until March as we won’t be needing them until June and I don’t want a growth spurt to make them unwearable. Ms Sassy Pants is so unpredictable with her growth, and she has a funny shape. Although short for her age, I have to lengthen everything because she has a very LONG torso and short legs, so everything hits really high even though she is short. As I said in an earlier post most dresses have become tunics and we have 4-5 more months of cold weather.

    Plus I am having a which pattern for which fabric type issue. I hate those. When I am sewing to make without the “vision” I find that they usually come out unsatisfactory.

    I am considering a betz bag to get me over the hump. Although b/c I got exiled to the basement with tons of light, but still, I can only sew about an hour a day when Miss Sassy Pants is “napping.”

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    Sarvi @Sarvi

    Sharon, I love that your sweet pea has her own stash!

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    She has started early in life. 🙂

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    Mama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles

    Tamara her dress sounds very lovely! I can’t wait to see this!

    Baby C is teething again, the two top. If not tonight he should have two new shiny teeth in the next two days. Poor baby has been very fussy and just wants mama to cuddle and snuggle with him. That’s alright with me too. 🙂

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Oh I remember the teething. My daughter started at 4 month on the dot and both of them wanted mummy all the time. Lots of fussing with feeding too – and them they tested them out on me!!!! We had something called Bonjella to rub on their gums to ease the pain but I don’t think it is available now. I heard it was banned but then that could just be the rumour mill. It was marvellous for helping them manage the pain without giving them panadol all the time.

    The FR dress is all the one colour so I may add some buttons on the frill to separate the block a bit. It is another stinking hot day today and time to turn the air con on! I’m going to venture in there very soon to finish the dress off and hopefully get started on the next one. They all have a white base colour so there is no need to change threads. I hope to finish all the white base things already cut out by the end of the week and then move onto another colour. N badly needs his shorts done! And I have a heap of pink things to get through. The aim is to do as much as possible of these things before going onto the school stuff. Three weeks before school goes back so I have to move a bit. And I am dreaming of Wren dresses!

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    Maggie @Maggie

    In between the girls and I getting the flu, I finished a second class picnic blouse. This one is for my 5 year-old who loves teal blue and aqua. It is quite colorful, and I hope she wears it.

    Tonight I finished a pair of mittens from LTTS. They were so easy I want to make more! I hope my 3 yo likes them. I just used scraps of fleece from a baby blanket from 6 years ago. Waste not, want not.

    Hopefully, both girls will be back at school tomorrow, and I can get some more sewing done.

    Maggie

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Poor Baby C.

    After a few days in the City,and lots of lovely fabric purchased,I am hoping to cut out a Lisette blouse this afternoon.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Did you get the sick laptop sorted then Nicole?

    The morning has been full of interruptions and I have only managed to pin one sleeve onto the dress! Back to it once I have posted this message I think.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    One Family Reunion dress finished and One enlarged Jumprope dress view b done and waiting for buttonholes.

    Once they are done it is onto a Music class blouse.

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    avashmava @avashmava

    Last night I finished both Field Trip shirts and am working on two pair of Sleepover bottoms. After that, a Valentine’s themed Ice Cream Dress.

    Maggie, thanks for letting us know how easy those mittens are–my kids need some and I hate to go buy any. I got the book a couple of weeks ago and have been waiting to get out the pattern pages as there is a problem with the book and I’m waiting for Fabric Depot to figure out what they are going to do about it–I was holding off using the patterns in case I had to return it.

    Nicole, which Lisette top are you making?

    ~Amanda

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    meleliza @meleliza

    Sorry about all the flu, Maggie! It really sounds awful for all of you to be down. Iam so really hoping to avoid it. I was sick enough in the fall to last all year! I hope I don’t get it twice.

    I made hubby take a break form the job searh to pick up the kids and I’ve been cutting out muslins for the fairy tale communion dress. I have a slew of school meetings and events this week and it’s just crazy. I need to resign from some of my commitments. I stretched entirely to thin. But I’ve got to get things ready for a fitting on Saturday. I bought a wing needle today and I’m trying it out. It’s very fun, but time consuming.

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Oh Meleliza are you planning to do some hemstitching by machine? They work particularly well on fabrics like linen.

    I did hear there was a huge case of flu going around in places where it is winter right now. I hope everyone feels better soon. It isn’t much fun to be all down together – lots of hot honey and lemon drinks, Chicken soup and leave the exhaust fan off when in the bathroom, it helps to drive the congestion away.

    Avashmava, the pattern pages are stuck with little circles of adhesive – well mine were anyway. You have to carefully peel them away to avoid any tears.

    Up early thanks to the non stop barking of this little “guest” – not used to the constant barking. So while the kids are still sleeping, I will go and do button holes on the Jumproe dress and Music class blouse and et going on the two pyjama shorts left in the whites pile.

    Next it is onto the blue things – shorts as N badly needs some.

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    DianaH158 @DianaH158

    I just finished cuting a Sunday Brunch skirt and am working on cutting out a Chickadee skirt (CC), sketchbook shirt, and book report dress. It is much more satisfying cutting out many projects at once – I am not antsy to get on to the next – I wonder why I didn’t do this before! The cutting seems much more enjoyable too for some reason.

    Lillian and I are also working on a pair of PJ’s for her Bitty Baby to match the sleepover PJ’s I just made her. I got a few 15 inch doll patterns on the 5 for $5 sale at Jo-Ann’s this weekend (not to mention a few Lisette patterns for myself). We are both really enjoying working on this project together for a few minutes each day.

    Hope those of you in Oz are handling the heat okay still – I know it gets tiring after a while. Well wishes to the flu sufferers – I had it last year and it really is so draining! They are predicting snow here tonight – which doesn’t happen often in this part of North Carolina so the kids are quite excited. I hope we get enough to stick so they won’t be dissappointed but not enough to cause too much trouble since the roads/crews aren’t equipped for much more so if we get too much everything shuts down!

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    Tamara @justsewit

    Diana, we in the west are enjoying a reprieve from the heat at the moment but I fear that I am concerned for those in the east. We have fires out of control in three states and many many homes and acres of national parks and bushland (not to mention rural properties) burned out. I haven’t heard of fatalities yet though so I am praying no one is silly and they use their plans promptly so that statistics can safely stay at 0!

    I’m onto sewing blue things, starting off with a pair of sketchbook shorts in blue drill, three pairs of pj shorts and a long sleeved sketchbook shirt. Not to be all done by today though, give me till mid next week!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    I am making the Traveller blouse Amanda. This year I am hoping to make a garment(or outfit) for each member of the family one after the other.

    We shall see how I go…..

    I finished Zara’s Fairy Tale dress and it was so easy using the muslin I cut for her Christmas dress.

    My Lisette shirt is partially cut out.

    Elsa has chosen a Gidget style bustier top with wide straps and a 2+2 skirt gathered in pastel linens for her next garment.

    ~Nicole~

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