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Something New: The Pattern Exam

A group of bloggers launched something new today called The Pattern Exam! I have been furiously working behind the scenes for the last few weeks and neglecting my own blog (OK, I was doing that anyway) to get this ready. Another blogger came up with the awesome idea of testing various categories of sewing patterns out there and putting it …

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Mustache Cowl for Movember!

Last year right around this time, I felt like I really was lacking in mustaches. I mean, November is like the official mustache month, right? So I whipped up this fun mustache cowl for Movember, and I thought it would inspire you to some fleecy mustache fun!

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Tweens Love Comfort – Pattern Parcel

Wow, today is the final day to get this Pattern Parcel! I hope you grabbed it! So many great patterns for all ages of girls! And stylish without being overly fluffy and ruffly! I sewed up two pieces that were almost made to go together – the EYMM Drape Top and the Greenstyle Yoga Pant – because tweens love comfort and …

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Mimi Dress – Pattern Parcel

It’s Pattern Parcel time! Are you as excited as we are?? Since this site is called Mimi’s Mom, I made my girls the Mimi Dress by Filles à Maman. Makes sense, right?? Aw, yeah.

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Hufflepuff Knight Hoodie – Perfect Pattern Parcel

I’ve been a huge fan of the Perfect Pattern Parcel since it started, so I was very excited to get to join the tour this time around! We got the preview of the bundle, and I immediately gravitated to the Knight Hoodie. It’s been a wishlist pattern for awhile! The picky son agreed, and requested in Hufflepuff colors. A Hufflepuff …

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Bundle Up Boys

My son is almost always excited when I sew for him, so I was thrilled to join the Bundle Up Boys Blog Tour! A chance to sew for him AND to get an early look at some of the awesome patterns that are debuting this month? Totally! The boys Bundle Up from Pattern Revolution is only running August 22-29, with …

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CraftingCon Guest Post for Harry Potter Month!

Today I’m excited to be guest posting over at Friends Stitched Together! Amy and Tasha have united with Maegen and Karen of  Mae & K for a cool new series called CraftingCon, celebrating all the things we love to love! And my family LOVES Harry Potter, which just happens to be the subject of the inaugural month! CraftingCon is part sewing competition, …

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Seaside Hanami Dress

I picked up the Perfect Pattern Parcel last week during Kids Clothes Week. This is a neat project on its second “parcel” or pattern collection. They pick some neat independent pattern designers, you name your price, and proceeds from the sales go to charity. My little one immediately gravitated toward the pictures of the Hanami Dress by Straight Grain, so …

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It is Kids Clothes Week!!

I am writing a blog post again (I know, shame on me for still being bad at this!) because I am committing RIGHT NOW to participate in Kid’s Clothes Week! (Kid’s, not Kids Clothes Week? We’re only sewing for one kid? Hmm. Oh well.) Yay! Sewing! So I pretty much came to this conclusion a very short time ago. “Very …

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Back to School Arg!

August 1st. Last month of summer vacation. Actually, last three weeks! Eep! School starts for us on the 22nd, two days after my Mimi turns 9. I’m not sure I’m ready. For school or for her to be that old! I just saw this eBook promo going on that’s all about getting ready to deal with the whole starting school …