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One of the struggles of having a child (or in my  case two) in cloth diapers is finding bottoms that fit well over them. One of the nice things about making clothes for my kids is that I can adjust patterns to suit my needs, including modifying them to fit over a fluffy butt. With spring in  full swing...
In this blog post, I will show you how I hacked the Mamma Can Do It Breezy Shorts. Please know that I have inserted my affiliate link throughout. The Mamma Can Do It Breezy Shorts are a new staple in our household! My son has quite a few pair now.  However, when you have a curious and adventurous toddler, you...
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Let's talk about making bloomers for boys! I love bloomers on baby boys! I live in the South, and it's a common style here. When I was trying to decide what I wanted to make my sweet little boy to wear to his first birthday party, I looked through all the patterns I have and ones I don't have trying...
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Hey lovely sewing friends I tried uploading video tutorials however they are too large for Wordpress. So in this post I will provide the link to my YouTube channel And here is the first video in the series. This one is how to do the burrito roll method.   Enjoy   Michelle Valdemar   Short and sweet sew ups     https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxLnsDjp0MokiUMG5HmGsvw      
Color blocking can seem like an overwhelming task, but can create so many looks from a single pattern! I'm going to show you how to create your own color blocking patterns to give the Baby Boy Leggings pattern a fresh appearance! First, you're going to need to grab the pattern. Purchase it here. Once you have it printed, you can either cut out...
The Mamma Can Do It Adalynn Dress is a classic and timeless A-line style. Sewing patterns are available covering babies newborn through 24 months, girls 2T through 16, women 00 through 20, and plus size 14 through 40. With such an inclusive size range, the Adalynn is a great staple piece for your or your daughter's wardrobe...or both! After you've...
I am so excited to share this hack with you all today. I used the Baby Boy Leggings (aff link) pattern from Mamma Can Do It to make my son some super cute leggings with knee patches. I have two reasons for doing this: I love the look of knee patches! I mean, come on, it's just super cute. My...
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Hi, it’s Esther again! The other week I showed how to hack your MCDI Onesie into a Onesie dress. I hope you found it helpful. You can find that post here: Dress Hack. They are one of my favorite sews and my little munchkin gets a lot of compliments in her dresses.  Today I’m going to be explaining how to...
Dress up your Joyful Jumper with a ruffle on top!
I can’t wait to show off this alternate way of putting a ruffle (or 10) at the bottom of your joyful jumper! Attention all newbies to pattern hacking and customizing. Attention to anyone who has been terrified of sewing clothing. This is a blog for you! As a mom of two boys, I had officially sworn off making clothes. Then I...
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I LOVE sewing for my boys! It makes me SO happy when I find a pattern that works for me AND my kids like it! I am loving the new Boy Fit Pants by Mamma Can Do It. Check this pattern out here. I love getting a great fit, and really love that they get to wear clothes different...

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