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hard days, great outfit

It’s been one of those days. One of those weeks, really. The kind where mothering has been constant and draining. The kind where I don’t get to use the bathroom until my husband gets home at night because there has been no break.  We were at All Children’s all day Tuesday for Wallace to have…

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Purl Bee City Gym Shorts in Liberty

Last Thursday, I was finishing up trimming the bazillion half square triangles for my Field Day Churn Dash quilt, really focusing on completing the task at hand. But as it often does, Instagram stole my attention. Purl Soho posted a brand new project on their blog, the City Gym Shorts for young girls and women,…

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Movies in the Park Shorts

I’m so excited to show you my new shorts!!   These awesome shorts were made using the Movies in the Park shorts pattern from Indiesew. I used Robert Kaufman’s Chambray Dot in Black for the main fabric, and for the facing and pocket I used a voile Kokka print with Boston Terriers all over. I…

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Puppet Show Shorts and a Liberty Tank

As much as it stinks to watch Layla grow up, it does present a perfect opportunity to sew her new clothes. Yep. Glass half full. I really didn’t love sewing separates for her when she was smaller, simply because I thought dresses were cuter on her. Now that she’s bigger (4T-ish), I think shorts and…

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Pleasant Pathways Shorts : my mild obsession

I told you after finishing my first modified pair of Pleasant Pathways Shorts, that I already had three more in the works. And today I get to share them with you! First up, I used this amazing Robert Kaufman stretch Railroad Denim to make this pair of shorts. With all three of these, I shortened…

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