Some Sewing Stuff

Good day, my dear readers! πŸ˜‰


I’ve sewn a number of things recently, and thought I’dΒ show you some of them!




First I have this maxi dress that I made. I actually made it out of one of my old dresses. I used the Pixie Faire Maxi Dress pattern that I got free through a Freebie Friday! I added a couple more skirt tiers, though, than the pattern said.


I also made the tank top underneath by altering Pixie Faire’s free T-shirt pattern. (Though they have a free tank top pattern as well)

I’m thinking of doing a tutorial for Julie’s hairstyle. Would you like one?


Next up is this leotard that I made for Clara with this pattern. I made the front with two pieces of fabric, instead of one piece with appliques. I also used fabric, folded over and zig-zag stitched, instead of fold-over elastic, and it seemed to work fine. I like how it turned out!


Hmm, I think another Clara Doing Gymnastics post is coming due, don’t you? πŸ˜‰


And lastly I want to show you the Teagan Top I made using Project AG Runway’s pattern. You should really check out her blog! She blogs about sewing, mostly, and has already posted a few great (free!) patterns!


Mine seemed to turn out a little small. The straps were too short, so I sewed on some extra fabric, and now they lay a bit funny, but it was my first try at the pattern, and I had tried to alter the pattern slightly, so the mess-ups may well be my fault XD . I also used velcro instead of snaps. But it’s still a super cute top!


I hope you enjoyed!

Which clothing item that I sewed was your favorite? Do you want to see a tutorial for Julie’s hairstyle, and another post with Clara’s gymnastics?



P.S. What do you think of my Gravatar profile picture? It’s the pic of Clara that you see when I comment. I’ve had it a while, but am wondering if it looks odd or good. Honest opinions or ideas are appreciated!

P.P.S. Is anyone doing Camp Nanowrimo in July and need a cabin member? I want to participate in July, and would love to be in a cabin with some fellow bloggers.

29 thoughts on “Some Sewing Stuff

  1. Those are all so cute! You are as great sewist!
    The problem with the pattern being too small could be due to how you printed it. Make sure the square is 1 in X1 in. Hope that can help!

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    1. Thank you!
      Ok! I think it was 1×1 in, but it might have been a little off.
      Also, can the pictures I posted be my entry, or do you want me to enter them another way?


  2. So awesome!! I really want a tutorial of Julie’s hairstyle- it’s so cute!!! I am joined into a cabin with Kellyn (her blog is Reveries) not sure if she’s doing it in July but you could ask her πŸ˜‰

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  3. These are amazing! I have been sewing a lt lately too!
    I really like your profile picture, but I think it could be better.
    I’m not old enough to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo (though I am hoping to participate in the young writer’s program in November) , so I can’t help with that but I hope you find a great cabin!

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    1. Thank you! That’s neat!
      Ok, thanks for the feedback! Is there anything specific that could be better that you can think of (too dark? Odd picture?)? πŸ™‚
      Oh, ok! Thanks!


  4. My favorite clothing piece is the dress-it looks so pretty! You did a great job on it.
    And I think another gymnastics post would be fun! πŸ™‚
    I don’t mind your profile picture at all, but I think perhaps it could be better. One thing specifically that could be better is to make the doll look at the camera. If you took a photo outside, then the lighting would probably be better, too. Just some tips! πŸ™‚
    ~Christian Homeschooler

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    1. Thank you!
      Thanks! Hopefully I can make it soon!
      Thank you for the feedback! The current pic is actually one I just pulled out of some old pictures when I started blogging, so I think a new one is in order!

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  5. I loved this post! My favorite was Julie’s dress, it’s beautiful!! I’d love to see a post on her hairstyle and Clara’s gymnastics! I think your commenting photo still looks great, it’s cute!

    I’m not doing camp NaNoWriMo, but it sounds cool! Where’s it hosted and how long its it? Just curious! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! Ok, Thanks!
      To answer your question… Camp Nanowrimo is an online writing event (or “camp”). It’s basically a relaxed extension of Nanowrimo, which is an online event during the month of November where you sign up and (essentially) write a novel in a month. Camp Nano, this year, is happening in the month of April, and then again in July (for the whole month).
      Links in case you’re interested… Nanowrimo:
      and Camp Nanowrimo:
      Whew! That was a long answer! I hope it helped/interested you! πŸ˜‰


  6. These are so cool! Do you sew a lot? I have recently been sewing some clothes for my Barbie dolls though they were hand-sewn so the stitching isn’t as clean (my mom’s sewing machine is currently broken :(). I have to say I think the leotard is my favorite!

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    1. Thank you! Kind of; I enjoy it, and but tend to sew more in spurts or just sometimes. That sounds fun! What kind of clothes have you sewn? That’s neat that you are hand-sewing them, too bad about the broken sewing machine, though 😦 . Thank you, I really like it! πŸ™‚

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  7. I really like the Tegan Top! The first time I tried to make doll clothes I didn’t use a pattern and I had hand sewn it! It turned out pretty but it was to weak and small for my doll :(. You did a really good job on all the outfits!

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