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Week 3 Sewing Challenge: Sew a Pattern you Own, but Haven’t Sewn

The biggest challenge this week was choosing one of the many MANY patterns I have purchased that I haven’t made yet.

What helped narrow down the large list?

Necessity. LOL!

We are currently remodeling our laundry/mud room and for most of the week our washer and dryer were disconnected.

Guess what I ran out of…..

So, thankfully, I had this underwear pattern in my arsenal. Chastity’s from CKC to the rescue this week!

And…..since I have plenty of MILLION BABY CHICKS fabric (double brushed poly) scraps….I used those to make myself a few more!

I wasn’t expecting all the excitement I received when I posted about these….but since many of you asked, I did make a listing for you to purchase a 5 pack of your very own. (or you can just click on the SHOP button up top)

Comfy bums for all!

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A is for Aylah: CKC Sew the Alphabet

Remember when I said I don’t do resolutions?

Well, this is where I find myself at the beginning of a new year… Signing up for yet another challenge.

I attempted this one last year with CKC’s ABC character sew-a-long. and you saw I made it all the way to letter C! Super impressive, no?

Well, since I did so well last year in following through with my Hexie temperature quilt… I am going to try another challenge as well.

One of my favorite pattern companies is having an alphabet sew-a-long … They have a schedule where every two weeks a letter is posted & participants sew a pattern that begins with that letter.

My personal goal is to sew one of their patterns that I own, but have not sewn up yet. Yes, that means I have probably every letter of the alphabet in patterns of things I have yet to try and sew. Don’t judge me.

For A I chose Aylah’s Knit Twirly Skirt because it is an awesome stash buster for me, and after last weeks 52 weeks sewing challenge, I found a lot of scraps I need to bust.

I had some help with this: I asked Georgia if she wanted to help me make her a new skirt… This girl. If you are a personal friend of ours or you have followed LadyBeez business, our children have been modeling for me their whole lives…

This one, however, certainly has the posing thing down. On top of that she is quite the little designer. So apart from me actually sewing this together, she picked out and arranged all the fabrics.

Oh this mama’s heart. It’s so bittersweet watching your little girl grew up before your eyes. I wish I could freeze time……

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Million Baby Chicks Hoodie

Have you heard me reference the “Million Baby Chicks” Hoodie before?

It’s a design that has evolved into one of my most requested custom orders…but that’s not why I love it so much….

I love it so much because it allows me to mix and match different fabrics and make something completely unique.

I love it SO much because it is a product of multiple different patterns that I have mashed together.

I LOVE IT SO MUCH because it was born out of a custom request from a friend…and now NAMED by another one of my friends!

How fun, right?

It all started by a friend asking if I could make her a hoodie like a certain one she saw online.  I don’t even remember if it was from Pinterest or Facebook.  Either way, I was able to create one fairly similar.

Soon after that, I began getting more and more requests.

The “Million Baby Chicks” name came after I began using Double Brushed Poly for my main fabric choice…. well, I’ll just let my friend’s words speak for themselves:

“Yup! I’m never taking it off!  It feels like I’m wrapped in 1 million baby chicks.  SO SOFT!  If LadyBeez Designs hasn’t brought your dream into a reality, what are you waiting for?  Love it!!! Creative Genius!”

There are just so many options and combos with this hoodie.

I don’t know what I love more:  Designing them out of the scraps I have on hand, mixing and matching from a limited selection  OR  Designing them right along side my customers–letting them choose between different combos I put together virtually for them to see what’s possible.

At any rate, they sure are fun to create!  I will be posting a few Ready to Ship MBC Hoodie’s I made yesterday in my VIP group later this morning.  But, as always, I am open to custom orders!  Let me know if You would like me to design one for you!