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Liz E.
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{Dyed} Drop Cloth Slip Cover
Remember that slip covered chair from forever ago?  It was all fine and good until I discovered, much to my chagrin, that not all drop cloths are family friendly fabrics. Great texture.  Horrible stain resistance.  Horrible. That thick cotton thread gathers...

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Maternity Dresses
A friend handed-me-down a couple of maternity dresses.  Cute ones!  Same style, too different fabrics. They were two letter sizes too big and skimmed the floor. (She knows I "fix things.") Inside out to show the new stitch lines.  I trimmed off the extra. A...

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Summer Salvage of Worn Winter Clothes
If you're family is like ours, come spring, you have a whole bunch of winter clothes that won't be serviceable for the next season.  The old wardrobes are riddled with ruined sleeves and holey knees, along with the usual assortment of items that'll be outgr...

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Maternity Jean Hack: Over-belly panel into under-belly waistband
I sew next to nothing for myself for years on end, and then that dang second trimester comes around and I'm all scissors and seam rippers! The first victim of this pregnancy was a pair of stretchy over-the-belly panel maternity jeans.  I picked them up at G...

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An Update of Everything.
  Where have the last five months gone????   Don't ask me, I couldn't tell ya!  Or maybe I could?   Would anyone care for a general update?  A little sewing?  A little everything else?  I don't post personal stuff here usually, but when the sewing blogging ...

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Triceratops Cape
My four-year-old son is in a dinosaur-loving phase and requested a triceratops costume for Halloween.  Luckily for him, I had just seen a great triceratops costume in a Young Explorers catalog and was game to grant his request!     As you can see from the p...

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Quilted Coasters
Last week I put together a set of quilted coasters as a housewarming/going away present for a friend.  I've made these same coasters for myself and they always get compliments. I used quilting cottons and two layers of cotton batting ("warm and natural").  ...

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Lace Chatter
I sent off another bride with her newly-altered dress this week and now I'm not quite sure what to do with myself! Truth be told, I had a chance to pick up another wedding dress alteration gig for November but the bride called me on a particularly trying da...

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The Couch Slipcover
Hello good friends!  My apologies for the lack -- Oh shameful lack! -- of content here at the Chipper.  Forgive me?  Today I have something really exciting to share.     My couch!  I finally slipcovered it.  It may or may not have taken four months from sta...

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A Wedding Dress Transformation
Last fall a sweet young bride brought me a "princess" strapless wedding gown that she bought online.  Lace, tulle (three layers), beads, semi-cathedral train...you name it, this dress had it!  What it didn't have, however, was the lace bodice she was lookin...
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