Vogue 9253 Linen Dress
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Linen Series 2021 Part 5. Linen Mid-Length Belted Caftan Dress – Vogue 9253

Welcome to Part 5 of my Linen Series 2021.  This a mid length belted caftan dress made in a beautiful natural linen.  This is Vogue 9253.  Here is the pattern.  I have made this dress before to wear to a local fashion show and it was one of my first blog posts.  If you missed that post, here it is.  …

Blue Linen Ruffled Skirt
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Linen Series 2021 Part 3. The Blue Ruffled Skirt with Side Tie. Simplicity 8637

Hello Crafty Sisters and Brothers.  I see you out there making all of those beautiful clothes and accessories for your home.  I See You and I love it.  I just hope I am inspiring someone in some way to just get out there and make your stuff.  And if I am motivating anyone in any positive way, that would make …

McCalls 7598 Drop Crotch Jumper
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Linen Series 2021 Part 2. Army Green Linen Jumper – McCalls 7598

Welcome back to SewZaizay.com.  This is the second edition of Linen Series 2021 and I am featuring a linen jumper.  This is McCalls 7598, view D, the Jumper.  Here is the pattern.  McCalls 7598.  Okay, so I have to say that I have had this pattern for a very long time.  The pattern features three dresses of various lengths and …

Red Linen Maxi Tank Dress
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Linen Series 2021 Part 1. Maxi Length Tank Dress with Matching Belt

Hello lovely people.  Let’s talk about linen.  I am obsessed with fabric, and linen fabric has always been one of my favorites.  Although linen wrinkles very easily it is a naturally breathable fabric with great versatility and many uses.  The fabric even looks good with wrinkles.  Linen comes in several weights from a very lightweight to a heavier weight.  Here …

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Oversized Crochet Bag with Leather Accent Straps and Lining

Hello Beautiful Crafty People!  So, as I was starting this post, and thinking of a title, I had to laugh at myself.  “Oversized Crochet Bag!”  And when I started thinking about my past blog posts, I had to laugh thinking about how many of my posts are “oversized” something.  I loved oversized stuff!  Or maybe I just like that word, …

Bohemian Print Tunic with Side Ties
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Bohemian Patchwork Print Tunic with Side Ties – Made with Leftover Fabric

Hello.  Last week I blogged about a bohemian patchwork print maxi skirt I made.  If you missed that post, here it is.  Boho Skirt with Patchwork Fabric.  The inspiration for that skirt came from a skirt I saw on Pinterest that I added to my “Inspired to Create” Pinterest Board.  Here is the inspiration skirt.  Boho Skirt

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Bohemian Patchwork Print Skirt with Drawstring Waist

I saw a super cute patchwork skirt  on Pinterest, and fell in love with it.  I pinned it to my Pinterest board “Inspired to Create.”  My hope was to create something similar for myself.  Here is the pin on my Pinterest page. Boho Skirt   I tried to make it using cotton, but it did not turn out as flowy as …

Oversized Cotton Tee with Drawstring Front and Sleeves
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Oversized Cotton Tunic with Drawstring Sleeves and Front

I rarely shop for clothing, although I love to go and look in the stores and boutiques to see what’s trending and to get some inspiration for my at home sewing projects and my own wardrobe.  Most of the stuff in the stores, I can make myself, although it is not always the most economical choice.   But then again, who …

DIY Aline Knit Maxi Dress
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Camouflage Knit A-Line Maxi

Hello everyone.   Before I get into this camouflage maxi, let’s talked about patterns for just a second.  I have been buying store-bought patterns for years, and I love them.  Especially when they are on sale for 99 cents or $1.99. [Big Smile] Honestly, at this point, there are not many patterns that I want, that I don’t already have.  I …

Simplicity S9268 Top and High Waisted Joggers
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Mimi G Simplicity Pattern S9268 with Modifications

This is a Mimi G pattern from Simplicity.  I love her and have been following her for years.  I remember when she started and would love to meet her one day.  I love watching her on her blog and instagram.  She is an inspiration to me. Okay, so let’s get into this pattern.  This is Simplicity Pattern S9268.  Here is …

Granny Square Crochet Blanket
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My First Crochet Blanket – It’s a Queen!

I finally finished my first crochet blanket. I have been crocheting since I was very young.  I was taught by my mother.  But I have never made anything this big.  I have started blankets like this before, but I have never finished one.  Until now.  This has been a project I have been wanting to do for years.  And now, …

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Update Your Old Couch. Refashion the Pillows for a New Look

I have had this couch for about 18 years.  Yes, you heard me.  18 years, and it has served me very well.  It has been well-loved, and is a good piece of furniture, although it is now a tad bit dated.  The only thing I really don’t like about the couch is the color, which is dark brown.  If it …

Butterick B6176 Striped Knit Kimono

Butterick B6176 Lace Kimono and Blue and White Knit Kimono

This is Butterick B6176.  Here is a link to the pattern.  Butterick B6176  I made View C and D.  D, but with C sleeves. I cut a size large. I wanted to make a sleeveless but decided to just make the sleeves. I will make the sleeveless later on this season and hopefully add the fringes or some kind of …

Simplicity S8910
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Simplicity S8910 My Beautiful Butterfly Tea Length Dress

This is Simplicity S8910. This is a pattern I bought last year from Hobby Lobby during one of their mega pattern sales.  Yayyyyy!  Anywho, the pattern has 4 dress variations with 4 sleeve/bodice variations.  The bodice slopes in the back and the skirt is pleated in the front and the back.  It has 13 pattern pieces.  I cut the bodice …

Simplicity S9101
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Simplicity S9101 African Print Tie Front Maxi Dress

This is Simplicity S9101.  The pattern is very simple.  It only has 6 pieces, and I cut all six because I planned on making both dresses, which I did.  This is View B and I cut a medium.   This would be a very good pattern for a beginner.  You have many options with the sleeves and lengths for modifications and the …

Simplicity 8641 Skirt Jumper with Tie Front
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Simplicity 8641 (Modified) Woven Maxi Jumper with Tie Front

This is Simplicity 8641.  I have had this pattern for some time and intended to make it when I did my Linen Series (this is a project I am planning for the spring) but I decided to do a test on some fabric I had sitting around my sewing room.  I used the test fabric for my jumper.  See below.  …