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New WordPress…and new patterns

Whew, new version, new tools. Thought it was time for a new look. I’m still tweaking it, but it’s enough for tonight.

In my mail yesterday were these two patterns: the Elizabeth Lee Nursing Classics NC302 nursing and beyond dress and the toddler dress version NC 303, (which includes the empire with gathered skirt dress that’s so cute on toddler girls). They look super simple. Not entirely out of the question for me, is the lingerie version of view 3 of the NC302, which she suggests you make from silky fabric. Hubs will love it, and I’ll still be able to nurse in it at night. It’s the nursing popover that is very pretty too.

I plan to make this dress not in a long version, but knee length, for a casual dress. And I wore my Nursing Classics dress version of NC307, the red tropical print, to a wedding last night. Pretty, perfect. Nursling nursed only for 5 minutes total, but that was worth it, to not have to hide out in the house and disrobe to nurse her in a conventional dress.

Hubs wasn’t entirely too pleased about more patterns. But he didn’t say anything except “more new patterns?” I’ve got two things cut out that I plan to sew this week, the wrap dress and the Metropolitan Homage tote. I didn’t sew this weekend, but that’s OK.

Tonight it’s actually off to design some landscaping ideas for the new house with hubs. It won’t be too long before we’ll be spray painting the ground so they know where they can sod. A few weeks at most. I’m doing ‘companion gardening’ – veggies, herbs and flowers all mixed in together. I don’t want the big square garden plot style garden. I want my herbs and tomatoes to peacefully coexist with zinnias and marigolds. It’s not sewing, but it is creative, so I’m off.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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