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Truly a Classic -- The Winter Wear Designs Classic Shell

Don't you just love the feeling you get when you finish sewing something, and it's absolutely love? That's exactly how I felt when I finished my new Classic Shell by Winter Wear Designs
This really is an amazing pattern!

As a part of the Winter Wear Designs Bring on the Blouse Blog Tour, I'm going to share with you a little about this blouse and why I love this pattern (and reasons you might need to own it, if you don't already)!

A Little About This Pattern

The Classic Shell is a woven pattern packed full of options. It includes bust darts for a beautiful, flattering shape, four sleeve lengths (long, short, 3/4 length, or tulip sleeves), cutting options for both a top and a tunic, options to finish the neckline with a facing or with bias tape, and an optional keyhole in the back.

All of this for the always amazing price of $5.00! That's a STEAL if you ask me! You probably spent more than that on Starbucks, and it didn't make you look this good! 😉

I was v…

Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper

Calling all babies!! Calling all babies! Or really, just those of you who sew for babies! You're going to definitely want to check out this new cute little romper pattern. The new Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper is drafted for comfy knit fabrics. It features an envelope neckline, short or long sleeves, short length or pant length, optional snap inseam, and even an optional kangaroo pocket. It is sure to be a favorite in your little's closet, and in your pattern stash!

The Peek-a-boo Doodlebug Romper!

When you get this kind of smile, you know it HAS to be comfortable, right? Look at how cute my little nephew is in his!! 
Size I Made and Changes I Made:
He measured perfectly into the size 3 month, but was at the end of the range for length through his torso. We decided that instead of sizing up the entire romper, to add a little length to the top part of the pattern.  The size 3 month, unchanged, probably would have fit perfectly right now, but would have left no growing room. Like he…

A Staple in Your Closet -- The MCDI Ladies Full Skirt Dress

This week, Mamma Can Do It is running the last week of the "Winter Tour."  Her "Winter Tour" was a group of patterns she was promoting and selling at half price for one week. This week, part of the tour included this beautiful Ladies Full Skirt Dress. I really liked the look of the dress on the website, but was pretty reluctant to make one for myself because I'm still nursing my baby, and plan to for a while longer. And dresses are not the most practical thing while breastfeeding! So, I decided to come up with a nursing hack, and I shared it on the MCDI blog. You can find my hack here. 😉

But, let me tell you why I like this dress... It's certain to be a staple for you! I have two now, one that I won't get a lot of wear out of for a little while, because I made it before I made my nursing hack, and a second that I will probably wear ALL THE TIME, especially once it warms up. And I'm fairly certain, that I will be adding a few more of these to my clo…

A New Little Car Romper -- Recreating a Romper

Recreating the Original
When I was pregnant with Daniel, my now big 3-year-old, I was at a little local baby boutique with my mama and fell in love with this little romper! I just thought it was super cute, and really loved it.  My great aunt, my Aunt Faye, knew I loved it and had my mama go back and get it for me. It was so special to me, and we used it for pictures of Daniel. Daniel was born in December, and the romper was made with corduroy fabric, so it was made for cooler weather.
Well, Luke was born in April, and a size 3 month was fitting him in like May or June, so it didn't even occur to me to get the romper out. When my sister's baby was born, we started pulling out all of Daniel's clothes, because he was going to fit into Daniel's seasonal things that Luke couldn't wear. I was really kicking myself for not using a few of those outfits, at least for pictures only. Why didn't it occur to us to use them for pictures only?
Then, when I saw the picture of my…