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Refashion Series Ep. 9 // top to skirt

Refashion Series Ep. 9 The Metta Polka Dot Top to Skirt

This refashion is another one that began when I inherited my grandmother’s clothes after she passed over a year ago.  I loved the print and the soft blue color.  However, I felt it wasn’t something I would really wear, so it made for a perfect refashion.  That, and it was […]

How to read a sewing pattern. Wish I would have paid more attention to this when I first started sewing.

How to read a Sewing Pattern

When I first starting sewing, I thought patterns were for pansies. Whenever I did use one, I figured I knew what I was doing, and didn’t bother with the directions or envelope information.  I was a dress size 6, but when I cut the pattern size 6 out, it was […]

Refashion Series Ep. 8 the 80's prom dress refashion. The beautiful beaded fabric is from JOANN.

Refashion Series Ep. 8 // 80’s Prom Dress Refashion

This post is a paid collaboration with JOANN.  All opinions are my own.  It does contain affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. The moment I saw this dress it was love.  I looked at it the way I look at a sausage Mcmuffins during any of my pregnancies–I […]

Refashion Series // Ep. 7 by Kara Metta . Love all her refashion tutorials and videos.

Refashion Series Ep. 7 The Convertible Bow Top

I wore this dress at Snap conference last year for the ’80s prom party.  I had actually forgotten to bring the dress I wanted to wear, so I ran to Deseret Industries and bought this dress between sessions.  I knew I’d never wear it again, so it made sense to […]

Refashion Series // Kara Metta . Love all her refashion tutorials and videos.

Refashion Series Episode 6 // The Pom Dress

I’ve had this dress in my refashion stash for so long, I can’t even remember where I got it. It was either a local thrift store or a swap meet. I do remember being excited about it’s potential. The fabric is a lovely neutral that can beautifully pair with a […]

DIY Flannel Receiving Blankets 3 Easy Ways

This post is a collaboration between JOANN and I.  All opinions are my own. I spent over an hour just grazing the selection of flannels at JOANN before I could finally decide what to get. It was actually very enjoyable. I felt like a kid in a candy store.  I […]

DIY faux fur wrap. Takes less than an hour and looks beautiful for winter weddings of vintage ensembles. #diyfashion

DIY Faux Fur Stole

This post is a collaboration between JOANN and me.  All opinions are my own. JOANN recently sent me some of their new faux fur fabric to try out.  I had never worked with faux fur before, but it was so soft and beautiful I figured it would be fun to […]

McCall's M7717 pattern review. The sleeves!!!

McCall’s M7177 Pattern Review

I picked up this mustard floral fabric last year at the Golden West Swap Meet in Huntington Beach.  It’s one of my favorite places to get fabric for exceptionally low prices.  I think this ran me about $2 a yard.  Everytime we vacation in Huntington Beach, which is about once […]

The Ultimate 1920s Dress for the Best Price

Today is an exciting day because I’m officially announcing that WhileCamdenSleeps.com has become KaraMetta.com.  I began this blog over 6 years ago when my first son, Camden, would take his many newborn naps.  Now, as a mother of three, including Camden that NEVER naps anymore, I felt the name just […]

DIY pom pom shorts with @JOANN and kwiksew k4181. #handmadewithJOANN

4th of July Pom Pom shorts with JOANN and Kwik Sew K4181

This post is a paid partnership with JOANN. All opinions are my own. I’ve keep finding myself admiring the projects my friends have done using pom pom trims. I decided it was finally time for me to jump onboard with the trend! With the 4th of July in mind, I […]

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