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Spin Around with Short Sleeves

I finished up the second Spin Around Dress with short sleeves.

Actually, I have two options now.

I totally made up this cute pdf and I totally had plans to release it tonight, but I totally stayed up too late and finished way after Molly’s bedtime, AGAIN! 🙂

Sooo… you’ll totally just have to wait until tomorrow until she tries it on, and then I promise I’ll totally share.

I really need to break this habit of late night sewing.


Come on, you were waiting for it!

psst… Here it is.

You guessed it!

With all that talk yesterday about updating my cover art on the Little Starter Cloth Diaper pattern, I couldn’t help but sew up a…
…spin around dress with

Ha! Got you, didn’t I. I’m so sneaky like that. I really wanted to sew up a diaper, but today was a crazy day and when I finally sat down to start I realized that I didn’t have the fabric I really wanted, and since this will be my new cover I didn’t want to settle.

Molly was so excited that I decided to sew her another dress instead that she waited patiently in my bed as I sewed. Poor girl didn’t even get to see it finished, as she finally passed out for the night about 5 mins before I was done.

It will make a nice surprise in the morning, right?

Spin Around Dress Revisited

As I was updating fixing my website links yesterday, I got to thinking about how the Spin Around Dress is one of my favorite patterns, and from the looks of it, it’s one of yours too. Which lead to more thinking and I arrived at the sad fact: Molly could no longer fit in to the 2T pattern that I designed for her back in 2009. So, what else could I do?

I started out this morning with this:
Here's what today's "sew what?" looks like right now.

But now I’m…


Introducing, the updated Molly size Spin Around Dress:

Instructions are the same as the old spin around dress, but this one comes in XS(4/6). I decided to mix Molly’s dress up a bit and instead of hemming the bottom I finished it with bias tape as well as using the remaining bias tape to make a waist tie.

Happy Sewing and Enjoy! {and don’t forget to spin!}

What Are You Doing New Year’s?


Me? Oh I don’t think I’m headed anywhere but home… But NOW since Thursdays in 2012 will be sewing days {insert happy dance here}, I can be all dressed up with nowhere to go.

Sew What?

Well, I started out with Simplicity 2180…
Simplicity 2180

…and modded it for knits…
Skirt Portion

…oh yeah! I was toying around the idea of adding rosettes to the neckline, but ended up putting them in my hair instead.

Pondering Rosettes Ended up in my hair ;)


Oh, that’s right… the skirt was pink in that picture up there, isn’t it?

It’s reversible too.
Look, Molly! It's reversible!
(please ignore the dorky pose on this one, well, I guess ignore the dorky poses on all of them, but this one especially as Molly jumped in front of me at the last second.)

So, I’ll ask my question again. What are you doing new year’s eve? Or more importantly, what are you wearing??