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New Halloween Tees!

I've never loved Halloween. No real reason, just never liked it. Dressing up isn't my thing. I don't care for the scary stuff. Somehow the dressing up and trick-or-treating and all the decorations just doesn't appeal to me. But... OH MY GOODNESS... I have a child who is obsessed. He loves everything Halloween. If it's scary, he likes it. If it's a pumpkin, a ghost, a skeleton, anything that could be Halloween related, he wants it. He's teaching his little brother to appreciate the holiday as well. While I was walking through Hobby Lobby the other day, Luke spotted orange flowers... he yelled about the "Halloween Flowers" until we exited the store.

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to the fabric used in this post. If you choose to make a purchase from Peek-a-boo using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional cost to you.**

Even though I don't love Halloween, when Peek-a-boo put their fall prints on…

Daniel's Inspiration Hoodie

I saw an ad for a hoodie a little while ago... I kind of liked it for Daniel, so like any normal person would do, I took a screenshot so that I could attempt to recreate it. You know... why buy it for $14 when you can make it for around $10 + 2 hours? 😜

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So... there we have it! Daniel's color blocked tee! I made this version using the Dill Pickles Tee from Pickle Toes Designs/ Meyraki!

Why An Inspired Sew?
One thing I love about sewing is making things that are different or unique. I love making things that no one else has. But sometimes, it can be a really fun challenge to find something and see if you can recreate it. It's fun to see how close you can get to the original. It's also kind of fun to say, "I could have bought that... but I made i…

The Wardrobe by My Wardrobe Builder Tee

I may have an excessive number of basic tee patterns. For some reason, I guess I just can't help myself ... I want to try them all.

But without trying one, I may miss out on something really awesome. So there's a really good reason to try all the patterns, right?
**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to this pattern throughout this post. If you choose to make a purchase from Wardrobe by Me using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional cost to you.**

Let me introduce you to the Wardrobe Builder Tee by Wardrobe by Me Patterns.
Have you ever had one of those patterns that had lots of options... you were SO excited to buy or test it because of all the variations. But then when you opened the file, it was really difficult to sort through. It was hard to figure out which pages to print, and the instructions were a bit overwhelming.  Let me start with telling you, This is NOT that pattern!

Easy To Print and Put Together:

This pattern has a pr…

The 5 out of 4 Easy Tee

Do you have any idea how many tee shirt patterns there are out there for ladies? WOW! There are a ton. You can find super fitted tees, semi fitted tees, relaxed fit tees. There are tees with different length options, different neckline options, included hoods and cowl necks. There are all kinds of different tee patterns available. Then you'll find similar patterns from different designers, but although they're almost the same, the fit will be different. You'll find that some designers fit your body with few adjustments and others may need a lot of work to fit you well. Some designers you may land all in one size, while others you have to blend two or three sizes to get your best fit.

I say all this just because there is a really good reason to own more than one tee pattern. And obviously, I believe there's a good reason to try them all!

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5 out of 4 Shenanigan's Skort and Michelle Fitted Tee

It's September in Louisiana, and the days are still HOT! The high is still around 95 degrees a lot of days. I'm kind of ready for cooler weather, but in the meantime, I'm trying to keep cool and comfortable.

→ Enters new outfit made in athletic wear! 
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This is the 5 out of 4 Shenanigan's Skort and Michelle Fitted Tee Shirt.
The Skort: 
This is a pattern you really want to add to your stash, and a skirt you really need to add to your closet, I promise. It is so comfortable. There are different lengths to choose from for the skirt, there are short leggings underneath. It's perfect for tennis, running, going to the gym, chasing kiddos... you choose. I've already worn mine to the gym, to play in the yard in the heat, and to watch my kiddo play soccer after…

My New Favorite Sweater - Waffle Knit Fabric

When Seamwork released their new patterns earlier this month, my initial thought was, "That's cute, but I would never wear that." But that's before I was holding this really pretty waffle knit trying to decide what to make with it!


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So, I had this waffle knit from Amelia Lane Designs, and I was trying to decide how to use it. It is gorgeous and I wanted to find the perfect pattern to show it off! I considered a basic tee shirt. I thought about a pattern with a cowl neckline. There was a possibility of making a cardigan, or maybe a dolman? Then I remembered seeing this pattern from Seamwork in my e-mail... you know the one that was cute but I would never wear. Well, with the help of a couple of sewing friends, I decided that this pattern would be perfect for thi…