Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sewing another racerback 1

Since I “unblocked” the pattern piece for this suit. (by tracing the front piece of the other suit after it was sewn) I didn’t have to sew the front pieces together, being that the fabric is ribbed (my daughter says that … Continue reading

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Second racerback

I promised my daughter 2 swimsuits if she let me make them. Together we picked the fabrics and I ordered them. I finished the first one and I am happy with how it turned out, even with the 5 sections … Continue reading

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Planted the flowers

In my topsy-turvy planter. If you remember my post from when I bought them I picked up wave petunias. And it is supposed to rain tonight so I shouldn’t have to water them again. (I did water them when I … Continue reading

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Freezer paper stencils

I had already cut out freezer paper stars and stripes for the shirts. I found there are many more to choose from but I choose to link this one because it looks like a simple picture.   First I ironed the … Continue reading

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Finishing the tankini!

With a big THANKS! to my husband/assistant. I put the almost finished tankini on and my husband pinned the straps where I wanted them and at a length that wouldn’t be digging in but also wouldn’t be too long. After … Continue reading

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Tankini part 4

The next step I did on the tankini, was to sew the strap piece around the back and up to the front sewing across the yokes. Then I folded the raw edges in and pinned the whole way across the strap. … Continue reading

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Back to the tankini (part 3)

Now that I had more elastic I could continue from where I left off. I wanted to add the elastic to the self bra before doing any other steps. I started by measuring, cutting the elastic then sewing it into … Continue reading

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I picked up the flowers for my topsy turvy planter today. I selected wave petunias because as they grow they will flow over the edges of the pots and look like they are spilling out.   Incase you have forgotten … Continue reading

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Patriotic shirts

Since I forgot to get elastic yesterday when I was running errands I can’t do much on my tankini. Instead I started prep work for patriotic shirts that my kids and I will be making soon. In fact we will … Continue reading

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Shotshell candle

I have yet to craft today, but have no motivation it is hot, humid, and I had a long weekend. Excuses aside my husband and I went to shoot sporting clays yesterday not only did I get a new high … Continue reading

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