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What I’ve Been Making Lately


I think it’s high time for an update on what I’ve been working on outside the realm of Thread Theory lately!  I’ve been a bit quiet on this front for the last year because Matt and I were foster parents from August until the end of this June…this took up every ounce of energy we had and so we pared our lives down to Thread Theory and caring for the children exclusively.  Fostering also required that we keep our family life very private for the confidentiality of the children, hence why I haven’t mentioned this phase of our lives on the blog yet.

Now that the children have moved on to more permanent situations, we are delving into making things in a big way!  The biggest project I have in the works is this:

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Our baby boy, due on October 10th!

Thus, my sewing projects in the last couple of weeks have been much smaller and cuter than what you might usually see on my sewing table.

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Perhaps you recognise some of these fabrics from our shop in the past…what a great way to use up off cuts!  The patterns I’ve used for this cute little wardrobe are as follows:

Booties: Twig & Tale Animal Baby Shoes.  I highly recommend this pattern, it was so much fun to sew and the instructions were impeccably detailed.

Pants: Sew 4 Bub Grow With Me Pants. A free pattern!

Hats: How Does She? Knot Hard At All Hat.  An easy tutorial.

Scratch Mittens: 5 Little Monsters No Scratch Baby Mittens.  Another great tutorial.

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Menswear sewing will recommence shortly since Matt really needs a new pair of shorts this summer.  I also hope to finish a fresh Goldstream Peacoat for him to wear this winter.  I’ve been sewing it very slowly and photographing the steps as I go to create a Goldstream Sew-along to launch this fall.

33 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Making Lately

  1. Congratulations, you busy bees! Sounds like you’re putting a lot of love into the world. 🙂

  2. Congratulations! Patterns for Pirates have a free Baby Set you might want to check out. Made By Jacks Mum also have lovely baby patterns

  3. Congratulations! Great news! And such cute tiny things! I can also recommend Brindille and Twig, and Made By Jack’s Mum 🙂

  4. Congrats, how lovely news! And huge thanks to you for being foster parents, it is such an important contribution. Yey you!

  5. Well done – with the fostering and your own ‘creating’! You must be super excited – and what a great opportunity to make lots of lovely baby goodies!

  6. Congratulations and those shoes are so cute.

  7. Wow. Fostering is such important, selfless work. And now a pregnancy too – congratulations! Babies are such fun to sew for, and I hope you have lots of fun creating things ready for your new arrival. Plus when you have a boy, you realise just how few great boys’ patterns there are out there… any chance you might design some new ones…?! x

  8. Congratulations! You really have been busy! How wonderful 👍🙏👏😊

  9. Lovely news – wishing you all the best for the remainder of your pregnancy and hoping the delivery is straightforward!

  10. Congratulations!!!!! I”m so excited for you!

  11. Congratulations, Morgan and Matt! That’s lovely news!

    Helene x


  12. Congrats on your new “project “. How exciting for you!

  13. Hah! I wondered why we hadn’t seen any personal photos for awhile. How exciting for you guys! A new phase in your lives. Such sweet baby things. The shoes are especially adorable!

  14. Oh that’s fabulous, congratulations! I actually thought that might have been what had already happened and in a way it was. Good on you for fostering. I’ve sometimes thought about that but I’m sure my own kids would point out that I’m hardly nice enough to them most of the time. baby sewing is a delight!

  15. Big congratulations! And wonderful work on the fostering too. No doubt you have made a big difference in some small lives!

  16. Congratulations!!!!

  17. Congratulations! And how wonderful of you to open your hearts and home to your foster kids. Love the grow with me pants, it’s a great pattern.

  18. And life as you know it will change. Congratulations and enjoy pregnancy and babyhood as they are so short.
    Theresa in Tucson

  19. Those baby shoes are too cute for words! Congratulations to you & Matt on this upcoming new addition to your family 🙂

  20. Congratulations!!! =) What wonderful news!

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