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Fabric, Made For Mermaids, Pattern, Pattern Release, Sewing, Swim, Swim Fabric, Swimsuit, Swimsuit sewing -

Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to start!  Made for mermaids just released 6 new patterns and 4 of them are swim!  The other two will work perfectly for gauze!  Now, unfortunately, I only had time to test one of them so I'll explain and show you the Mama Alexandria first.  I LOVE THIS SUIT!   It's actually a one-piece suit with a faux wrap or tie wrap option.  You can also choose from an optional flounce and 3 different strap options.   It's fully lined with sewn in cup and elastic shelf bra options as well! I didn't use my Rockerbye...

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bathrobe, comfy, cozy, handmade, housecoat, robe, sew, skulls, Squish -

Ummmm I found heaven in fabric form.   It's a Squish Bathrobe/Housecoat and literally, it's heaven.   While it's not quite the season for something so warm I wear "housecoats" year round especially while nursing.   They are a quick and easy thing to take on and off to keep me warm plus they are super cozy.   I know my husband thinks I'm super attractive in mine ;)  (okay maybe not those words but he loves me and therefore loves my housecoats).   Unfortunately, I've been stuck with the boring ones you find at the store or choosing from Joann's fleece which honestly- is not...

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Oooh I'm so excited to bring you these new patterns!!  I know most of us use our precious Rockerbye Fabrics for our kiddos and while yes they deserve them- so do we!  "Selfish" sews are not really selfish at all,  it's so important to take time for yourself.  You deserve some of your creativity and some pampering.   It's so vital as mommas to make sure we give ourselves some love too.  I know for me, when I feel good and excited about something I've made for myself, it makes me better in all walks of life!  Now on to the...

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Fabric, Handmade, Rashguard, Sewing, Sun protection, Swim, Swimming, Zombies -

Hooray!!  We are so close to the official start of summer I can taste it!   My kids love to be outside and love the water.   I love when they are outside- that's less time they are bothering me inside.... kidding.... kind of.   What I don't love is the sunblock game.  We use the super natural blah blah blah kids kind and they are always really thick and sticky and trying to chase down my kids to get it on is always super fun.  Plus that's another bath or two when I'm already giving two a day from the dirt!  Insert...

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Brindille and Twig, Fabric, Featured Pattern, Handmade, Pants, Pattern, Sewing, Shorts -

This week I bring you a company feature is very special to my heart.   Brindille and Twig Pattern Company is essentially how I learned to sew clothing.  I actually started off sewing cloth diapers and then, of course, wanted to move into upcycling clothing.   Someone recommended Brindille and Twig as a great place to start and I was hooked!   The patterns are very easy to follow, have great instructions, and are of course adorable!  They even have videos for techniques that really helped me as a beginner.  Even now after sewing for years B&T is a go-to for me when sewing for my kiddos. ...

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