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    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

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Category Archives: clothing

flannel sprout

I made this cute hooded flannel Sprout dress for my goddaughter.  I can’t wait to see her rocking it with some tights next year!

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two more outfits from the retreat

I’m late blogging these–I took these pictures right before we all came down with Super Virus 2012. I love the way this one came together.  It’s still a bit big on her, but should fit well late this summer. And another sandpiper top from the remaining fabric–I love that pattern!!!!

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another retro dress

Here’s another of the dresses I made for Ellie at our guild retreat in February.  A pattern from the 60s.  This one was a bit of a disaster–when I cut it out I was like “why are there two pieces for the back?  That’s dumb–I’ll just cut one and save myself sewing the seam.”   Speaking […]

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a new spring skirt

I made this about a month ago but the weather this weekend finally warranted busting it out of the closet!  It uses my twirly skirt tutorial and the pattern from Heather Ross’s Weekend Sewing book.  It’s made from one of the Denyse Schmidt Joann Fabric lines that leaves a lot to be desired in the quality […]

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another sandpiper top

I really am enamored with this top.  It’s just so fast–I made two at the retreat and am trying to resist making more, because at this point her summer wardrobe just doesn’t need anything else.  But they are so cute and so easy!  This one got made up in some pacman fabric.  It was a […]

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a nightgown

I made this Sweet Little Dress intending it to be a dress, but it’s pretty obviously a nightgown once it’s on!  I could shorten it and it would make an adorable peasant top, but I think I’ll leave it as a nightgown, since Ellie is in need one one when the summer days come round […]

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