Happy Halloween from a Darling Little Duck!

Happy day before Halloween everyone! It’s my daughter’s second Halloween, and I just had to make her another costume. While she was the cutest little black kitten last year and I’d happily have her be a cat every year (because cats and sewing go hand in hand!), I decided to make her into a darling little duck this year. Why a duck? Well, because she really likes ducks and all things water related right now. She figured out how to say “duh duh” pretty early on, but it wasn’t her way of saying Daddy – it was her way of saying duck. (She used […]

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1920’s Ladies Pajamas and Kimono

I am continuously inspired by the gorgeous shirting-weight cottons (prints and solids) available at Mood Fabrics.  Last month I used one for a men’s shirt.  This month I decided to try something different.  I was delighted to find, at the Chelsea Flea Market earlier this summer, an original 1920’s ladies pajamas pattern, Butterick 4639. I so loved the coffee brown cotton I used for my shirt in August that I decided to use what remained of it, along with a mauve cotton of a similar quality, to make the vintage pajamas.  The muted colors suit the period, I think. Editor’s note: […]

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