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September / October 2019 Recap

Another Recap – and another super late post! I’m excited to look back over my September / October makes today, halfway through December. I think next year, I’ll be switching to quarterly instead of bi-monthly recaps, because I just can’t seem to keep up!! Over the two months I’m recapping today, I made 12 new garments – my three favorites were the matching outfits I made for our family for our tiny girl’s first birthday! I did more “selfless” sewing over this period than usual, and also did a little scrap busting by sewing up a headband out of some leftover leggings fabric. I didn’t include any photos here, but that has probably been my most worn item from this period!

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sewing the Men's Basic Tee
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Sew for the One you Love – Ellie & Mac Men’s Basic Tee

I’m a pretty selfish sewist. My time is limited, and I prefer to spend the vast majority of my sewing time making garments for myself! In the past, I’ve sewn an item or two for my husband and a couple of things for my sister and my sister-in-law. However, since our tiny girl arrived, I’ve really enjoyed sewing a little something up for her every now and then, especially when it means that we can twin. My husband recently lamented that while I’ve taken advantage of mama / mini twinning, he has yet to have the pleasure of matching with her. I’d already planned out matching dresses for Monkey and I to wear for her birthday, so I decided I’d do something nice and add a daddy piece into the mix.

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sewing the Tres Belle Dress
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Wacky Wednesday – Tres Belle Dress

There are few things more satisfying as a sewist than finally turning a fabric you’ve been holding onto for years into a garment that you know that you’re going to wear all the time. This is one of those garments! I’m here today to convince you (though it won’t take much convincing) that you need this pattern. And it is only $1, so I think we’re gonna be on the same page here. 🙂

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