Category Archives: Sewing

Baby Quilts from Daddy’s Shirts

Babies are special. Grandbabies even more so (if that is even possible!) So, what does The Destashifier do when a grandbaby (the First Grandbaby!) is due? Make a quilt, of course. Or better yet… TWO QUILTS! One  bassinet-sized, and one … Continue reading

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Appliqued Leaves Jacket

No weddings this year – but there is a graduation!  In a colder climate! Which only means one thing! Time to make a jacket! I selected  McCalls 7201.   This Nancy Zieman Swing coat has no center back seam and a … Continue reading

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Traveling MOB Wardrobe…

How many dresses are too many to take to a wedding? If one is the Mother of the Bride, there is no limit. If one sews, the limit is only established by the time available for sewing.  Using Tried and … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Mother of the Bride Dress

A tropical wedding in a beautiful island setting. The bride was breath-taking.  The groom handsome. So much planning! Bride’s dress.  Fittings. Bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen attire. Flowers.  Cake.  Dinner.  Seating.  Imitating impossible Pinterest pictures. And the logistics of transporting everything … Continue reading

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The B-C-D-A quilt!

Hours spent piecing and hand quilting a baby quilt.   Hours. Only to hold it up when finished and have the husband ask, “Why are the letters out of order?” So excited for a niece’s new baby that I just … Continue reading

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Free People-esque for $6

Love the Free People look.  Boho and comfortable! Don’t really love the prices. I came across a long ecru slub-knit top for $6.  It fit like a bag and the V-neck reached a point below my ribcage. But, it was … Continue reading

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Statuesque Shirtdress

Statuesque women deserve clothing that fits and flatters. Have Sewing Machine, will sew to fit! The Statuesque Shift Dress served as a wearable muslin.  With one minor adjustment to waist length, a shirt dress was requested. After visiting a few … Continue reading

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