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MP205 Ruffled Tunic www.sewzaizay.com
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McCalls MP205. Boho Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves 2023

Everyone knows I love anything with a bohemian flair, like this McCall’s MP205 pattern. McCalls MP205.  I made it a few years ago before this posting and failed miserably.  Then tried it again and was successful.  Here is the post where I made it previously.  Boho Ruffled Tunic.  Now, I am back at it again. 

Simplicity 8124 Modified
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African Fabric No. 1. Ruffled Midi Dress from Simplicity 8124 (Modified)

Hello everyone.  This is a modified version of Simplicity 8124.  My husband traveled abroad this year to Liberia, a country in West Africa.  He had not been there for many many years and stayed for several weeks.  He promised to bring me back some African fabric, and he stayed true to his promise.  When he was shopping in the market …

Vogue 9112 Marcy Tilton Dress
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Vogue V9112 Marcy Tilton Pullover Asymmetric Dress/Tunic

This cute dress is Vogue 9112 This is a Marcy Tilton pattern, a designer whom I like.  I have had this pattern for a long time and decided to go ahead and take the plunge and make it.  I have tried Vogue patterns many times over the years, and honestly they are not my favorite.  Vogue can be too extra …

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 …

Crochet bag with lining and leather handles www.sewzaizay.com
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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