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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 […]

McCall's M7577 romper. Fabric from JOANN. #handmadewithjoann

McCall’s M7577 Summer Romper with JOANN

This post was created in partnership with JOANN.  All opinions, dance moves, and ideas are my own. I’ve had McCall’s m7577 in my pattern stash for MONTHS! I was so excited when I came across this pretty floral knit fabric from JOANN because I knew it would pair well with […]

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 […]

The SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float is amazing for taking small babies in water. #SwimWays, #BabySpringFloat, #SpringFloat #FloatwithSwimWays, #MC

Swimming with the little man and SwimWays

This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I’ve been sewing tons of swimsuits lately, so I’ve had some fun trying them out*.  But I’ve quickly learned that taking 3 kids swimming is […]

Floral and succulent wreath made with supplies from JOANN. Made in partnership with JOANN. #handmadewithJOANN #ad

Floral + Succulent Wreath with JOANN

This post was made in partnership with JOANN.  All opinions are my own. I recently shared the photo above on my Instagram.  I had a few questions about it, so I decided I would whip up a quick tutorial so if anyone else wants to give it a try, they […]

Refashion Series. Look what she did with that trench coat!

Refashion Series Episode 4: The Metta Trench

I am so excited to finally share the refashion of my grandmother’s trench coat. Some of you may remember that I inherited my grandma Metta’s clothes when she passed away last year. I already refashioned one of her dresses and one of her sweaters. This coat is extra special to […]

Super cute Personal Progress booklet from Etsy. Every page is gorgeous!

Free Personal Progress Tracking Printable!

Wahoo for freebies! This printable was designed my my awesome friend Rebekah. Not only did she create the printable above, but she has some sweet new products out as well. Rebekah is a master graphic designer.  Seriously.  She learned how to create beautiful images using Paint.  Yes, I’m talking about […]

Simplicity D0767 Review

Today is my first official pattern review.  I chose Simplicity D0767–Because sometimes, you just want to feel like a princess, and this skirt does just that. Since I’m not a professionally trained seamstress, my pattern reviews are going to be pretty straightforward and share my general experience with the pattern I’m […]

DIY Bathroom signs with your cricut machine. #handmadewithjoann

DIY Bathroom Art with your Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN. The opinions and text are all mine. I’ve seen a ton of cute bathroom wall art on Pinterest lately, and I decided it was time to make some of my own. Most of my Cricut projects in the […]

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