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Handmade makes, Diy’s, & Creative Crafts.

Thankful Sewing Blog Tour

Hey everyone! Happy Thanksgiving!!! Today I’m participating in the Thankful Sewing Blog Tour & I’m pretty excited for my turn to share because I have so much to be thankful for this year! If you’re new to my blog, I started sewing in 2012 with the goal of making my 1st baby girl her 1st Birthday dress and I haven’t stopped since. I started blogging about my handmade journey this year. To kick off my thankful blog post, I’d like to share about my most recent handmade dresses. My oldest girlie just turned 6 years old this month and I’ve continued the tradition of making her birthday dresses almost every year. This time, I also made one for her little sister as well… because if one of them sees the other with a new PINK dress, I’d have to make one for the another one too. Past events have confirmed this… you can read about that here… I’m so thankful I get to create special dresses for my little girls. I’ve always dreamed of doing this! And I&#8217…

A Pattern Test: The Julianne by DIBY Club

Hello there! I wanted to share my latest make with you all. I recently pattern tested the much anticipated & newly released Julianne Shirt and Dress PDF Sewing Pattern by DIBY CLUB. “The Julianne*” is a women’s shirt & dress sewing pattern that will come in very handy when looking to create a handmade wardrobe. It has endless design options to choose from. You can make a shirt with a straight or curved hem… or a tunic… or a knee length dress. You could add a drawstring at the waist if you’d like too. Oh and you could choose to do full button down or a half placket. You can size up and make yourself a jacket… and can even add patch pockets – who doesn’t love pockets? Crazy about hoodies? This pattern also has you covered! *This post may contain affiliate links. I earn a small commission with each sale that comes from the product links I’ve shared. I only link to products I have personally tried, used, & love. Wanna know what I loved about this pattern? I had heart eyes when I saw the…

A Pattern Test: Danielle Batwing Knit Top by Sinclair Patterns

Hello everyone! Today, I would like to share about my experience pattern-testing a new design by Sinclair Patterns. Say hello to the Danielle Top – a relaxed fit, batwing knit top, that is beyond comfortable. When I first saw it, I knew I had to have it since I’m in the middle of building my handmade wardrobe and I’m in desperate need of some separates! Even though I like drafting up my own patterns, I also like saving myself some time by using whatever great patterns are already available in the style I want. This pattern is totally my style and I’m so glad I was chosen to be a pattern-tester for it. When I really like something, I go straight to LOVING IT… and that is absolutely true with his top – I am really LOVING it!  If I wanted one in every color of the rainbow, I could have it… and that makes me SO HAPPY! Another perk to add to my long list of why I absolutely love making my own clothes. This top features a stylish crisscross detail along the back neck and center seam that…

I made another Handmade Nursing Dress!

I am so excited to share my newest make with you all. It’s another nursing-friendly dress… and this time, it has an invisible zip down the center front. This dress is a variation of the previous dress I made for myself. I just altered the button placket to accommodate the invisible zip instead. Oh and I changed the sleeve a bit… On my sleeve pattern, I shortened the sleeve & then increased the width of the hem using the slash and spread method. I actually love how it turned out! Nursing Dress with a Zipper Alterations: I added a 5/8” seam allowance to my bodice’s center front and my skirt’s center front. After sewing up the darts on my bodices’ front and back pieces…and then pressing them, I attached each of my bodice front pieces to the corresponding waist seams of the skirt front pieces. I finished the seam allowances of both CF edges and proceeded with inserting the invisible zipper – making sure I matched the zipper up at the waist seams. I eliminated the center back seams for both my back bodice and skirt…

My First Pattern Testing Experience – featuring The Alivia Dress

When I launched this blog earlier this year, I longed to share about all the major milestones in my Lovemade & Handmade life whenever I could.  I feel like I have been doing that, but the milestones are happening quickly and sometimes simultaneously so sharing about it ALL is proving to be a bit of a challenge. Life isn’t pausing for me to blog about it, you know? But that’s all good, no? Life shouldn’t be so predictable anyways… that’s what makes it fun! So, here I am, a few days late in telling you about this amazing opportunity I recently got to be a part of. I got to be a pattern-tester for Handmaiden’s Cottage for their new Alivia Dress! Yay! My first pattern-testing experience… talk about a MAJOR milestone! For me, at least… I loved it! It was so interesting seeing some of the hard work that releasing a new sewing pattern entails. It sure isn’t easy! There’s so much as a pattern-maker to keep in mind and double check… and that’s where us pattern…