costume, dress, halloween, handmade wardrobe, harts fabric, ms. frizzle, sewing, skeleton

Ms. Frizzle dress!

So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester,  I'm slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects.  First up; my Halloween costume!  Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven't been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids.  Until this year :)In case you're… Continue reading Ms. Frizzle dress!

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A dress to match a necklace

Yep, it's been a while!  After returning from Alaska (and purchasing even more land!), school started for the boys, then it started for me (for the classes I take) and a month later school started again (for the classes I teach).  Somewhere in there, we did a major remodel in our house and then painted… Continue reading A dress to match a necklace

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Adelaide #2 in double gauze

For Mother's Day, we set out to Santa Cruz for a lovely brunch at Gabriella Cafe (wonderfully adorable place, and worth the drive!).  We got to SC early and I could request anything I wanted on my special day, so I made my family take me to Hart's Fabric for a 20 minute, whirlwind shopping… Continue reading Adelaide #2 in double gauze

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Undocumented Garments of 2015

I don't need to review my year to recognize that I didn't blog a lot this year!   I sewed a lot less and had a lot less time to take photos and write posts, just in general.  But I sewed more than I reported, so instead of reviewing my "hits and misses" of 2015,… Continue reading Undocumented Garments of 2015

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Dress bloomers: Betty High Waist Panties (and hipster hack)

It has taken me ages to get up the nerve to write this post.  The undies I'm about to talk about and show pictures of are big.  BIG.  That's the point, really, since I was looking for "bloomers" that could keep me fully covered, and without panty lines, under a knit dress.  I found the… Continue reading Dress bloomers: Betty High Waist Panties (and hipster hack)