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Pumpkin Patch Top

It’s my turn on the Holiday Cutout Blog Tour, and I am here to show off a top ready for Autumn 2015.  It’s a Pumpkin Patch Top stitched up from the Bella Sunshine Designs pattern.


www.from-a-box.com Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas

Christmas PJs from a Sew-Along Project Kit

Are Christmas pajamas on your to-do list?

I know how you can get these stitched up & on your kids way ahead of Christmas… get the Sleepover Pajamas Project Kit from Whimsical Fabrics.  It’s all you need for making up a set of Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas in holiday fabrics for this seasons’ bedtimes.

I stitched up the Santa’s Workshop Project Kit for my 5 year old.

www.from-a-box.com Oliver+S Sleepover Pajamas


Secret Garden Dress Blog Tour

I am here today to show off the gorgeous Secret Garden Dress pattern by E+M Patterns, and tutorial by Sprouting JubeJube.  The dress features a beautiful flounce at the back, which creates a pretty bow or a gorgeous butterfly.
My daughter loves the swirl-factor of the dress!  

This is a perfect dress for a special occasion, for the holidays (imagine it in Christmas prints!), and just for swirling around house, as my daughter did all-day-yesterday.  The dress is sized for girls 2-10, and works with light to medium weight woven fabrics. (more…)

September Showcase with Busy Lizzy Dresses

September Showcase with Busy Lizzy Dresses

For the September Showcase at Frances Suzanne, I chose to showcase the Busy Lizzy pattern by Sew Like My Mom. I stitched up 4 versions of the Busy Lizzy Dress to represent each season, and called my collection “Celebrate each Season!”

www.from-a-box.com Busy Lizzy Seasons


MORE Lazy Days Lounge Pants

I told you I could not stop making these new knit pants from Gracious Threads… here are more Lazy Days Lounge pants for my son and daughter. (see the first ones HERE) 
AND today is the last day to get the Lazy Days Lounge Pants pattern at the introductory price at Etsy or Craftsy.

Another pair for my daughter…


And, another pair for my son…


These were made from a blue sweatshirt fleece from Jo-ann’s in a size 12. The pockets are a woven Star Wars fabric, and the cuffs and waistband are a gray ribbing material. I top-stitched in gray thread with some good bar tacks added to the edges of the pockets for extra durability. The cuffs were shortened for the boy’s version – see the difference in the picture of the kids together.


For the waistband elastic, I used corded tie elastic this time. I bought a large roll on Amazon last month to use for PJ pants. It worked perfect for the boys pants too and gave some extra growing room. I think next time I will try dyeing the corded ties so its not just plain white.


He likes wearing his comfy pants… especially the soft stretchy waistband.

Obviously my daughter loves her lounger pants and loves modeling them.


I made these from Jo-ann’s Doodles Fabric in size 6. I followed the pattern exactly using grommets and made a tie from the knit fabric. And with the scrap pieces I fashioned a quick headband by sewing a tube, turning it right side out and then sewing the ends together. 


The pink sparkle shoes were her addition to the photo shoot.

The kids were happy to model for me… and I am happy to have added to their wardrobe for cooler weather.


And I am not done yet. My niece and nephew should receive their package of Lazy Days Lounge Pants later today, so more pictures next week.