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My Handmade Wardrobe : Relaxed Raglan

after reading Overdressed by Elizabeth L. Cline, i wanted a mostly handmade wardrobe. first off i can't stand most ready to wear (RTW) clothing, it is so cheaply made, and never seems to fit my post two kids body very well.

after preparing myself, mostly mentally that i could sew my own clothes. i started giving it a serious go this year. i began with woven garments, since as a quilter i am most comfortable working with them. well woven garments are nice, but nothing compares to the versatility of knits. after a different attempts that were okay. i discovered Patterns for Pirates and my knit sewing game has certainly stepped up.


as a mom with little kiddos, having clothing that lets me be comfortable is key! i never know how the day is going to shape up. so while i love sewing up woven garments, right now those are perfect for church or the occasional date night with the hubby. but my knit garments are perfect for day to day wear and i can dress them up too.

i picked up the Relaxe…

Simply Love : A Finished Quilt

coffee and quilts go hand in hand. my hubby and i are big coffee drinkers. all of the baristas at our local Biggby know us and our girls pretty well. during the week, the girls and i spend a bit of time in the morning hanging out at BB (as Nora tends to call it). well the manager of our store is getting married this coming weekend. and since my girls love her and she loves on my girls, i decided to search through my stash and make her a quilt.

i had a couple Simply Colorful II charm packs that i knew would be perfect for her since she loves blue and purple. so i had my charm packs, now what to make as I was trying to keep to what i had in my stash. as i'm trying to keep to a pretty light fabric budget as of late. finally after searching for a few days i landed on a disappearing nine patch after watching the video tutorial from Missouri Star.

i love a quilt pattern that takes time, but i'll tell you what, when i can make a quilt top in just one afternoon of the girls napping a…