Sewing a Summer Dress

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Sometimes I need to do a project just for fun, without over thinking it. That’s exactly what I did with this dress. The only plan I had was just to sew a dress, that’s it.

I used a ribbed tank top for the top (to make things easier) and a yard of a striped knit fabric for the bottom.

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Fabric Storage Bin

20131220068-EditI have had my craft room set up since September but I really need to make it more functional. I have 4 shelves up on the walls that I haven’t been using much at all. So I thought some fabric storage bins would fun and functional, plus I already had that cute sewing fabric.

Project: Love to sew fabric storage bin

Materials: 1/2 yard main fabric (Michael Miller Love to Sew)
1/2 yard coordinating fabric (teal chevron from Joann Fabric)
1/2 yard fusible interfacing (Pellon 809 decor bond)20131220030Time: 2 hours

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Cute Kitchen Apron

20131228035I love to cook and bake, so an apron seemed like the perfect sewing project. These are so fun to make that I’ll be making my third Apron today! I designed my own pattern after reading a few tutorials, this one and this one were my favorite.

Project: Cute Kitchen Apron

Materials: 1/2 yard focal fabric (I used Michael Miller Brown Vegetable Print)
3/4 yard main fabric (I used green and white dot fabric from Joann’s)
3/4 yard muslin or other lining fabric
1/4 yard accent fabric (I used a bright orange fabric from a local shop)
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My new etsy shop is OPEN!

CZ_FBCoverPhoto winter placemats_edited-2I just opened my etsy shop yesterday! I am selling handmade winter table runners for only $25. These would make a great Christmas gift.The modern red and aqua color scheme would be perfect to dress up your Christmas table but can also be used all winter. There is only one of each color available, so if your interested go check out my shop before they are gone.

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