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This blog is my work in progress!! As well as I am work in progress!!


I created this blog because I wanted a place that I can showcase my projects, ideas, thoughts and other parts of my life that make me who I am!!


I am in no way an expert or even close to being an intermediate sewer / seamstress but I am trying my best and that's what matters to me.  Hey....I am self-teaching so there is bound to be faux pas!!  I just have to work through them and learn from them.


I am a mother of a beautiful pre-teen girl who is an amazing tri-athlete and loves to smile.  And a handsome little boy who is smart as a whip and is a comedian in the making. 


I work full-time in the medical field as well as play softball and ride my bike 12-miles every other day (weather permitting)!  I also love to develop black and white film and pictures in my pseudo darkroom which is my bathroom after hours so no one distracts me.  (Mom I need to pee)


All my work spaces whether I am sewing or in my darkroom need to be clean and organized.  I also have to have music playing in the background.  It can't be too loud or make me dance to much or I won't comprehend the pattern I am reading or remember my time limits.


I believe in smiling until your cheeks hurt and laughing until you pee!! :)


Stephanie

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DIY -- Hello Kitty Scrub Top -- OOTD

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I used Wrights Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape accent the pockets and around the top.
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I felt like I was in People Magazine on the "Who Wore It Better" page.

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I buckled down and add four more scrub tops to my work wardrobe.  I did this really for two reasons.
1) I like how easy and fast it is for me at this moment, very calming and non-stressful sewing!
2) I enjoy the compliments I get from my co-worker for having original scrub tops!
If you have not read my Fabric Haul 2 post, please check it out.  There you will find a description of all the fabric I used for these scrub tops.


Fabric Haul 2




My son decided that he wanted to draw all over my pocket template.



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It seemed easier for me to just cut all the fabric out and just sew everything at once.

The only thing that was time consuming on these scrubs was changing the thread to match the color of the bias tape being used.



The finished products!! So happy!! Can't wait to wear them.



 Check out Fabric Haul 2 for the materials used in this post!!
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I have to admit.  I was so nervous to start this project.  Everything always looks great on the pattern envelope.  When you finally get the guts to start and sometimes get to the finished product, you look at it like WTH!!  Then it either gets seam ripped apart, scraped, put on a hanger in the back of your closet or balled up on the floor in the back of your closet.



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