3 for $2

After dropping off a donation at Goodwill, I went inside to look. I found 3 yards of this soft grew fabric for $2. (the tag says $4 but it was half price) If I had to guess I would say that it as least partially cotton.

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This feels like a very soft fabric and will work great either for a dress or lining.

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McCall’s 6920 cut out

After finally finishing the swimsuit the other day I cut out my sister’s dress.

Even though the bust matches up to the bodice pieces I used for the other dress I made for her I left extra fabric around the bust area just in case.

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Hopefully I will get this done next week and start on my daughters 2nd swimsuit.

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McCall’s 6759 finished!

All that was left was finishing the edges with a double needle, I thought I need one, bought 2 and found one I already had. and sewed the hem, armholes and neck opening.

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Of course I did the same with the bottoms, but I used thread the same color as the fabric so it is difficult to see.
And now it is done! The fit on the bottoms is great, I would not hesitate to make them again. The top is a bit snug but I would make it again also.

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And soon enough the kids will be done with school and we will get to have water fights and go swimming and test my suit out.

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Promises promises

After my daughter saw a pink and white pair of ombre pair of shorts at Goodwill she has been asking for them, that pair wasn’t her size. But I did promise to keep an eye out for another pair or one I could make into a pair like that. And today at Goodwill I found a pair that will work to refashion into a similar pair.

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And with the help of 2 coupons I picked up a couple of stretch double needles, only to find the spare I already had after I got home.

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Gone fishing?

My kids like to wear the same shirts over and over whenever we go fishing. I think they might pick different shirts to wear over and over after they see these.

I started with some blank shirts that I got awhile back at Dollar Tree.

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I used the squeeze bottle writing tips, to practice before painting their 4th of July shirts.

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Even though we probably won’t be fishing this weekend, and they will probably be wearing life jackets over their shirts when we do go fishing I can’t wait to see the kids reactions to their newly decorated shirts.

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Canvas shoes

I wanted a pair of shoes that was light, that I could wear with out socks. I got a pair of inexpensive canvas shoes in s denim color. And they just seem blah. I will still wear them until I figure out what to do, or until I step into mud and have to cover it. (lol)

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And yes I know this isn’t sewing but, I need a double needle before I can finish my swimsuit and I would like to finish it before starting any other sewing projects.

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Cutting out a pattern

I finally cut out the pattern (McCall’s 6920) for my sister’s dress. I was all set up to do a FBA (full bust adjustment) and after comparing her measurements, and a pattern that has successfully worked for her, I’m not sure that I will need to. But I will leave a bit of extra room just in case, and not serge the seams until I know it fits her properly.

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Hopefully I can finish my swimsuit tomorrow and get this started this week. The contest deadline is going to sneak up on me quick!

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