Just a minute ago I submitted my final exam for my very last class for my Master’s Degree! YAAAAY!!! (to be exclaimed with flailing arms all Kermit-the-Frog-style). I’m FREE! Well at least academically speaking. So let’s start tackling that “list,” shall we?
Here is the long-awaited Pleated Pocket Tutorial. Now you too can make your very own and add it to everything: skirts, shirts, purses, baby dresses and more. This really is so simple. Enjoy!
P O C K E T
T U T O R I A L
made by Rae
please do not take images from this tutorial without permission. thanks!
For EACH POCKET cut:
- 1 rectangle for
I’m pretty sure that last post set some kind of record on my blog for most comments received in the shortest period of time. I’m going to go ahead and say that was an ENTHUSIASTIC response to the Lickety Split Bag. And for those of you who have been sending me emails like “how much is it” and “when can I buy it?”, the current status report on the Lickety Split Bag is: has been scanned, will be available for sale as soon as is reasonably possible (given my current state and situation), with an option for commercial licensing for those wanting to make/sell them. I’m excited about this. But then I’m also kicking myself for making more work in these last…
Yesterday I decided it was high time to cut into my Anna Maria Horner Good Folks before another year goes by and we’re all still looking at the Good Folks projects. Case in point: have you noticed alot of Mendocino around here lately? Yeah, I acquired that last August. I didn’t want to think too hard about what to make so I pulled out my favorite quickie pattern, formerly known as the “stroller bag,” now known as Lickety Split, due to the fact that I can literally make one in 15 minutes (without the pockets) to 30 minutes (with pockets).
Like the Oceana Tote, this one is reversible although it’s bigger and not interfaced so it’s super lightweight and folds up…
Just popping in between school project deadlines to show off another FO. Remember this? Well that little pleated pocket turned into this:
It’s a reversible tote which started as an attempt to make the Taxi Tote from Seams to Me. But I didn’t have enough of the fuschia Mendocino for the outside, so I had to change the pattern around a bit (I maintained the overall look but I had to heavily modify the pattern piece to get two sides cut from the fabric I had). Then on the other side (made with Legacy Studio cotton from JoAnn), I decided to go for a seam in the middle to add interest, basically the same design as this bag, but…
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Today Elli (my knitting-superstar seester) posted a new stuffed monster knitting pattern which when I saw I almost died of cute. Now I know that she suspects that I’m merely gushing over this latest creation in the hopes that I’ll procure at least one of these for my future progeny (specifically one expected in approx 9 weeks), and while that may be partially true, seriously, is this not one of the cutest softies you’ve ever seen? As our mum would say: “oh. em. gee. ” (She says this mostly to make fun of blog commenters, by the way. Please don’t feel self-conscious. I use it on…
One of the things on the top of my list to finish last week was another little toddler backpack:
I had had a request from a non-sewing mom to make one awhile back; she liked the pattern but it’s not exactly a learn-to-sew project. She wanted a dark denim and liked the idea of piping with red (I had red and brown on hand), so I went for a truck applique with some newly-acquired Michael Miller Polka Dots (more projects with that soon!).
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