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April 18, 2017
Addie’s Easter Dress from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Addie’s Easter dress was finished just in time for her to wear it to church on Easter Sunday. I had asked Nicole to send me a picture of her in the dress and this is the picture Nicole’s mom sent me on Sunday. Trying to get that girl to e still for a picture is...

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April 6, 2017
Boxer Pattern from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

So sorry I forgot to include the pattern info. It’s Men’s Boxerwear Boxers & Briefs. Very easy to make! They say you can make them in an hour. The first time always takes longer but I think if I had them all cut out, I could make 2 or 3 pairs in an hour. One...

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Just Because You Can from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You’ve all heard that statement . . just because you can doesn’t always mean you should? I think I’ve just taken that to new levels. I figured Nicole, Addie and I will all have shirts to match. I knew Chad wouldn’t wear a shirt with hearts on it but . . what about . . ...

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April 5, 2017
A Nightgown from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I love sleeping in old, ragged, worn out T-shirts. Probably not the most glamorous of bedroom attire but at this point in my life, staying cool during the night matters more than most anything else. Woven cotton is probably cooler but I feel all bound up if I’m sleeping in a woven fabric. On one...

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Clothes for All of Us from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

A busy morning in the sewing room! The only thing left to make is Nicole’s shirt but I do that with white thread and while I have black thread on the serger, there are a few more things I want to make. That may be the first and last time my leggings are seen in...

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April 3, 2017
Matching Fox Outfits from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Nicole’s leggings and t-shirt are finished so she and Addie have matching outfits. How cute are those? Patterns: Nicole’s Leggings: Peg Legs from Patterns for Pirates Nicole’s Top: Slim Fit Raglan from Patterns for Pirates Addie’s Leggings: Bonny from Made for Mermades Addie’s Top: Jolly Roger Raglan from Patterns for Pirates Fabrics: Peach Cotton/Spandex from...

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April 2, 2017
More Sewing for Addie from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night after sending Nicole a picture of the outfit I had made for Addie, she said “I want one just like it!” I wrote her this morning to see if she was serious and she said YES! I have plenty of that fabric so I’ll make a similar outfit for Nicole. Next, Chad will...

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Another Knit Outfit for Addie from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

I want to use some of the knit fabric I got to make pajamas for Addie. I was thinking I could use the leggings pattern and a t-shirt pattern or I could just make a t-shirt a size larger than she needs and make it longer. Today I made leggings using the Bonny Leggings pattern...

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March 20, 2017
A Cricut Explore Air 2 from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It is kinda weird how things just pop into my head. I was thinking of things I could make for Addie and somehow I got to thinking about cut outs and applique pieces and cards and signs and boats and trains. Oh . . I don’t think I was thinking of boats and trains. But...

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March 19, 2017
Leggings for Nicole from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Aren’t these adorable?  From cutting out to finishing – 37 minutes, and that includes confusing myself and having to take a picture and ask a question in the Facebook group. Next pair shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.  Now I have to get a matching pair done for Addie. Pattern:  Peg Legs by Patterns 4...

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Sewing Knit Projects Info from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Not everyone here is interested in sewing clothes from knit fabrics so I’ll try to keep the posts to a minimum and in the future, I’ll try to include as much info about fabric/pattern, etc. as I can and if there’s more you want to know please ask. I’ll combine the two projects I’ve done...

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Update on Coverstitch Machine from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

It’s a bit hard to believe that this time last week, I was just thinking about ordering a coverstitch machine and had mentioned it to Vince and he was not real excited about the idea but agreed. Just to recap, I got the Brother CV 2340 from Amazon. It arrived on Wednesday. Boots was enamored...

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March 18, 2017
Where to Order Knits from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

You know I would never try to convince anyone to order fabric!  There’s so much to know about knit fabric — jersey, ponte, double brushed, cotton lycra,, poly lycra, yoga knit . . I really don’t have a clue! Right now I’m just ordering and thinking I can use it all for something! These are...

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March 17, 2017
Pink Cardi – Done! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Most of my regular readers know this but for anyone who stumbles upon this post and doesn’t know me, here are two three things you need to know: I get very excited about things and jump in with both feet before having a clue what I’m doing. I expect everyone to do the same things...

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Addie’s Cardi from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

As anxious as I was to get started sewing knit and using the cover stitch machine, I was kinda nervous about it. But, I just needed to jump in and get started. There are some amazing patterns out there and I had to smile as I was getting started. I’ve bought several from Patterns for...

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March 11, 2017
I Didn’t Know I Needed This! from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Every now and then a reader will write me and chide me, most always in a  joking way, for causing them to buy an Instant Pot or an air fryer or something else but they never get any sympathy from me. I almost always say to myself “Thank goodness there’s someone else out there who...

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March 5, 2017
Full Day of Sewing from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Friday, my friend and I started sewing about 8:45 a.m., broke for lunch, then started again and sewed til just before 4.  We each made purple skirts with pockets for our granddaughters. Then, from a silvery sparkly aqua fabric with bees, she made a skirt for her granddaughter and she cut one out for me to...

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February 20, 2017
Vince To The Rescue from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

The old Bernina 234 serger/0verlock was purchased at the same time as the Bernina 1230 and that was either in 1979 or 1980. The serger hasn’t had a lot of use but the 1230 has been worked so hard. Until a couple of weeks ago, I thought the serger was in the sewing room closet...

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February 19, 2017
Another Granddaughter Dress Pattern from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Last night while going through Pinterest, which seems to have taken the place of Ravelry for my “wasting time on the computer” favorite pastime, I came across this dress and loved it. The pattern is another Children’s Corner pattern – Virginia, and of course, I have it in sizes 3-4 and 5-6. Children’s Corner does...

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