Archive of ‘sewing’ category

~Gleanings From July & August~

| gleanings, In the Garden, In the Home, In the Kitchen, links, sewing, sourdough

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I think it’s high time I compiled another “Gleanings” post, don’t you? It’s been a couple months and we have a lot of catching up to do! I’ve been meaning to lately so yesterday I put together the whole post, wrote some witty comments as captions for the images, and was going over it before […] Read more…

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~Refashioned Jean Skirts~

| In the Home, reader questions, sewing

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Tackling a reader’s question today… I was asked about finding maternity skirts and I’m so happy to report that this is my first pregnancy where I have exclusively worn skirts!! During my last pregnancy, I shared how uncomfortable and restrictive I find maternity jeans to be. Perhaps I’m shaped funny or something, but I feel […] Read more…

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~Zippers~

| sewing

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For those of you who are new to Reformation Acres, you may not know that I purposed last summer to pace myself and concentrate on learning one new skill monthly. I have a tendency to learn and do everything I’m interested in at a particular time all at once, never doing anything really well and also […] Read more…

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~Gathering Apron Tutorial~

| Handiwork, In the Garden, sewing

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I’m incredibly excited to share this tutorial with you today!After mentioning that I was in the market for an apron that would be long enough to accommodate impromptu garden harvests, I was introduced to the concept of a gathering apron. Obviously, I immediately loved it! A gathering harvest apron is perfect and was better than […] Read more…

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~Sewing Q & A~

| In the Home, reader questions, sewing

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I thought I would address some common sewing questions that I’ve received. After all, it may be that more than one person has wondered the same thing. How do you sew and do school? My sewing table is my kitchen table and with the mess that I make creating all those different articles, I don’t […] Read more…

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~Busy Days~

| In the Home, sewing

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A springtime offering made while at my ironing board by my little picker.  I do believe that April is my new October. Maybe not. Maybe it just feels that way since I’m not much of a seamstress, but I had ever so much sewing to do this month. I find I can dress my girlies […] Read more…

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~Appreciation~

| Handiwork, In the Home, sewing

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Last spring I finished a project involving thread crocheting that had taken me quite a long time to complete. And while I knew how to crochet, I discovered that using a tiny hook and that delicate wisp of cotton is an entirely different undertaking which was quite a challenge. I came away with a fresh […] Read more…

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~Spring Sewing~

| In the Home, modesty, sewing

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Are you looking for modest girls patterns to sew this spring? I was and like last year, I thought I’d share them here. Many from last year’s selections are still available and these are some additions. Maybe my girls are particularly small, but it always seems to me that most patterns run long on them where […] Read more…

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~Sew Much Fun~

| Charlotte Mason, Handiwork, In the Schoolroom, sewing

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My oldest daughter (6) has learned to sew by hand! Thanks to My First Sewing Book: Hand Sewing, she’s creating basic stuffed toys to present to her little brothers and sister and I keep finding my mending mysteriously done! After a long, hard morning of wrangling preschoolers, I’m finding that they’re turning their torn clothes […] Read more…

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~Spring Sewing~

| In the Home, modesty, sewing

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My yearly schedule tells me that March is the month to start planning and purchasing for my spring sewing. I’ve compiled some of the more modest patterns offered for our daughters from the major pattern companies. I based the choices off of my daughter’s standard of modesty. She begins to leave her comfort zone when […] Read more…

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