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Popover Sundress

How is it that Curly Cutie has pretty much taken over the blog?

How could I not jump on the oliver + s Popover Sundress train?  I just had to!  The Popover Sundress is a free pattern released by oliver + s.

It seemed like it would be an easy sew, and it was.  For Curly Cutie, I cut a size 4 with the length of a size 8.  I used a little bit of piping to accent the front of the dress.  The length hit above the knee, so we threw on leggings underneath.

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This freebie also comes with a doll-sized dress pattern.  So, we had to make one for Curly Cutie’s baby too.

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DSC00209Ha!  The pattern is sized for an 18″ doll, and this doll is about 14″ or 15″.  I chopped off about an inch from the pattern, which wasn’t really enough.  But hey, we have more like a popover maxi.  That’s just fine with CC.  She was pretty excited about her mini-me.

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I should also mention that I thought it would be cool to share about the summer clothes I’ve made for CC using other free and self-drafted patterns.  So, I’ll be sharing some of those items here soon.  It has been a pretty fun journey.  I am enjoying the learning process as  well as the final products.  Maybe I’ll get serious about making some items for myself.

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Denim Quilt

I think it is high time that I try my hand at a denim quilt.

We were given a surplus of girl jeans from a dear friend.  We set aside a few pair for Curly Cutie to wear, and decided the remainder would be used to construct a denim quilt.

Right now we are still in the planning phase, but I’m a little excited about it so I thought I would share the progress.

I spent some time one evening salvaging every piece of denim I could from the jeans.

 

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I mean, I showed them no mercy.  Lol.  Confession:  I even have plans to use the elastic from the jeans used to adjust the waist size.

Here is the pile of scraps.

 

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After that I started playing around with different layouts with the denim.  I did not take pictures of all the arrangements, but I did happen to snap one.

 

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I thought it would be cool to have the denim colors increase in value.  Don’t know that I’ll settle on this layout, but I do like it a lot.

 

Have you done anything with denim before?