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Holly and Greta had so much fun sewing up these felt ornaments. We used this template (printed at 120%). I can imagine us sewing up these ornaments again next year too! 

This is my new favorite pattern! The Wilksten Smock Dress. Maeve is going to be on the receiving end of many of these dresses over the next 5 or so years. I love this pattern! I sewed up this one with some cute flannel. Maeve is obsessed with pockets and will sometimes get really upset if she doesn't have pockets. The big pockets on this dress are a huge win. Overall the pattern came together quickly and smoothly. The topstitching detail is a big win in my books. Love this look on my girl!

I kind of, sort of wish that it came in big enough sizes for Holly and Greta but at the same time I'm relieved it doesn't. There's just only so many hours in a day!

I recently sewed up this little rollerskate tunic for Maeve from Halloween fabric I had bought last year for costumes. I had just enough for the tunic length, I couldn't squeeze out the dress length. This fabric is so fun, I really like it and maybe I wish I had bought more? I made Maeve's little hair bow too. It's fun to sew little things for this girl. Next up, her birthday dress!

I've made at least 10 dresses for the Oliver and S Rollerskate pattern, but probably somewhere closer to 15. It's the perfect play dress. And while Maeve's tunic is a little large on her (surprise!), this pattern typically fits so nicely. 

The girls and I made art aprons together. Holly and Greta helped with a little of the sewing on these aprons. Teaching these kiddos to sew takes a lot of patience! These aprons were worth it, they are so cute! Holly and Greta both wanted to add pockets and so we did. I hope they chose to remember the good parts of my motherhood and not the impatient ones!

I don't sew nearly as much these days as I used to and therefore I try to be picky about what I make. This summer, I made myself a jumpsuit and I love how it turned out! It's the Yari Jumpsuit pattern by True Bias. I used a linen blend from JoAnn's. This jumpsuit is so incredibly comfortable and I love the way it fits my body. I lengthened the waist and leg by 1/2", but with my next one, I'm going to add a little more length to the leg. I didn't do the D-ring ties, instead I made the wrap around belt. I want to make a second one out of a fabric that's a little more basic - black or denim. If I were to make this again, I would buy the printed pattern. It was so much work to print the PDF version and cut it out and then do my little alterations. Overall, so super happy with how this turned out!

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