School Bus Jammies

Bus Jammies | Octaves of Color, a creative blog

My nephew is obsessed with buses. He loves all vehicles, but buses were an early favorite. For a long time, he greeted every school bus that passed by with shouts of “Skoo bah!” When I discovered this school bus fabric, I immediately thought of him. He needed some school bus jammies for Christmas. The Pattern: […]

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Mommy and Me Velvet Christmas Dresses

Mommy and Me Christmas Blog Tour | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

This post is a part of the Mommy and Me Christmas Blog Tour hosted by Lori Bowers from Seams Sew Lo. More details about the other great blogs on the tour, our sponsors and a GIVEAWAY are at the end of the post.   My daughter has a burgundy velvet dress that she got second-hand from […]

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Winter Wear: The Halifax Hoodie

Halifax Hoodie | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

I live in the Midwest in a 70-year-old condo that lacks insulation in the exterior walls. When the temperature drops, the walls become cold to the touch, like the inside of a refrigerator. By late Fall, it starts to get downright chilly inside, even with the heat on. Since I know cranking up the thermostat […]

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Diane Joggers by 5 out of 4 Patterns

Diane Joggers by 5oo4 | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Remember the bamboo fleece sweatpants I made for my husband? He is no longer the only one in the house with an awesome pair of lounge pants. Meet the Diane Joggers from 5 out of 4 Patterns (5oo4). I tested these pants before their debut and I am in love. They are the super cozy and […]

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FREE Pattern & Photo Tutorial for Toddler Underwear

Free Pattern & Underwear Tutorial | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Today I am very excited to share a FREE pattern & photo tutorial for the toddler underwear I posted about earlier this week (link here). It’s the perfect scrap-busting pattern–use it to turn all your favorite knit fabric scraps into something useful! Make your undies with or without an accident-friendly absorbent layer. This underwear pattern is designed […]

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Making a Mini-T for My Mini-Me

When you have a baby, one of the first things people want to tell you is which parent your baby looks like. To me, babies look like babies, not their parents. And my own child was no exception. I had no idea who she looked like, or if she would end up looking like my […]

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