babysweetness

A blog about everything. Well, for now just sewing!

Free Pattern from Foofoo threads November 2, 2016

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FooFoo Threads is a pattern company that I test for regularly because the designer is just so sweet and her designs are so darling. Her latest release, the Garden Sprite Tutu Dress is actually a FREE pattern that is just as thorough and well-designed as all of her regular patterns. It is a great opportunity to see her style of writing and designing before you buy.all.the.rest. The company is called “Foofoo” for a reason!

It is available in sizes 6-12M to girls 8. The bodice can be made of cotton, satin, silk, any woven really; the skirt is made up of strips of 6″ wide tulle. The dress comes together so easily that it really is a lot of fun to make!

To get the pattern for free, join the Facebook group and look for the code in the pinned post!

 

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Sewing and Embroidery, my how I have missed you! October 9, 2015

Hello! So, my machines are finally out of storage and I’ve got them up and running! My new sewing room is not *quite* setup how I envisioned it…..but it works.  I’m lol-ing as I write that because I’m the only one who can see that all I have are white plastic folding tables and bins and bins and bins and bins and bins and bins and bins and bins of fabric and towels and embroidery supplies sitting around me!  But, I can find what I need and I’ve already been working away on these beauties:

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While the shop was closed, I was so delighted to receive several requests from people who had purchased (or received as a gift!) an embroidered birth announcement for their first child and now they wanted a matching one for their second child!  They were so patient; some waited a YEAR just to get that perfect nursery item!  I was happy to oblige!

Here’s hoping for a productive 2015 to make up for all of that time I was closed!  For the month of October, I have a 10% off coupon in the etsy shop; use NEWHOUSE10: http://www.babysweetness.com

Thanks for looking!

 

Sewing for Myself! February 27, 2014

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At the beginning of the month, I read about a super-easy contest over on the pattern revolution blog. Simply sew yourself something and enter your pictures. It’s meant to encourage us to sew more for ourselves (instead of our kids!).  I’ll admit I’m the worst at sewing for myself.   I don’t have an awesome setup for sewing what seems like HUGE pieces of fabric when I sew myself something. I have to get my 15-year-old cardboard cutting board out from under the couch…

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Then find floor space. The whole thing is just ridiculous.   But, I did come up with a few things for myself that didn’t take up much space…

After living in Maine for 7 years, I finally realized this year that I hate scarves.   They are too tight and I hate them in the car.  I recently discovered infinity scarves and decided those looked ideal – no tightness.   So in December, I made a super-easy one, but it was too wide.  So just this month, I decided that I could take the scarves my mother-in-law has knitted for me over the years and sew the ends together.   Voila,  super-easy infinity scarf!

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I did this to two scarves and feel so smart every time I wear them.

Now, this winter has been ridiculously cold, and my feet are the worst. I’ve worn through 4 pairs of slippers THIS WINTER alone.    So I decided to make my own.   The first attempt,  I up-sized this pattern for me.  ( I had made a pair for my daughter, so I knew how easily they went together. I wouldn’t normally recommend sizing up from a 12-18M to a size 6.5 womens….).  I only made one at first to check for fit.  I didn’t have slipper bottom fabric, so I used that stuff that stops your rugs from slipping….This is the result after wearing it for less than one week:

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Needless to say, Joann’s ‘anti-pill fleece’ is NOT ‘anti-pill!’  And the stuff on the bottom – leaves remnants everywhere!  So I do not recommend either!

So I found this free pattern and tried again.  The end result:

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Just Beautiful. And I’m warm and happy.   And now I can enter the contest! Next project – finally make that simple bag I’ve been dreaming about to replace this bag that I take to work two days/week:

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Yup, it was a free bag from the hospital when my son was born! Classy.

 

Exciting things are coming… July 25, 2013

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So I’m going to actually start using this as a blog, starting in January 2014! I can hardly wait!

In the meantime, check out the etsy shop here!

I’ve got a new cute little model for my trellis/lattice print towels in grey….

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Find out more here!