DIY Denim Overalls – Burda 6599

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Aaaahhhh!  I sewed something!  I sewed something!  This is the first time I’ve sewn anything since July.  I can tell you right now that THIS is what I need while caring for my husband.  Sewing takes me away to another place. It allows me to explore, to learn, to experiment, and to do something just for me. I set up my two new Baby Lock machines on the kitchen table so that I can be next to my husband while I sew. It took a lot longer to complete this project because I have to tend to Cecil’s needs during the day, when I sew. No night sewing for me right now, because I need to get my rest, as I’m pretty exhausted by 9:00 pm.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599Now that I have my new (temporary) sewing space, I’m ready to sew everyday (unfortunately, I haven’t been able to sew everyday yet). I had so much fun making my overalls.  I’ve had this pattern for the longest time and now that the weather has turned cold, I’m in need of warm, comfortable clothing, I thought it was the perfect time to pull this one out and get to work on it.  Also, I wanted to take my Baby Locks for their first drive using a denim fabric. The machines are a dream and I’m so excited to learn more about the features so that I can share with you. What I love most about my Soprano so far is the perfect stitching. Oh gosh, I haven’t had a machine that puts out more beautiful stitches. My topstitching came out so great with this machine. Oh brother, I think my sewing game is about to rise up a few notches. The threading mechanism of the Evolution is giving me all kinds of excitement. Changing thread colors is no longer a dreaded task. WooHoo!

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

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DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

While CEMO is resting and being healed, I have to learn to take my own photos. On photo shoot day, I set up the camera near our front door and just played around with the settings until I got something that looked fairly decent.  So bear with me while I experiment.  I’ll be hitting up YouTube to learn how to use the camera. I have a couple of friends who have offered to help me with photos since CEMO isn’t available. I’ll take them up on their offers eventually, but I wanted to get these done right away so that I could share them in today’s post. I really want to learn how to use the camera anyway. I’ll have to start recording my own videos soon, so I’ll need to learn that too.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

This Burda Young pattern isn’t difficult to sew, however, there are techniques that require experience. Therefore, I would rate Burda 6599 as Intermediate. Advanced Beginners may be able to complete it with careful attention to details.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

Project Details

  • View = A
  • Size Cut = 12
  • Fabric = Stretch Denim HERE & HERE
  • Yardage = 2 1/2 yards (58″ wide)
  • Thread = Blue All Purpose & Gold Top Stitching
  • No. of Pieces = 14
  • Sizing = Runs large
  • Rating = Intermediate
  • Skills = Topstitching, Darts, Buttonholes & Buttons, Pockets, Mock Fly Front
  • Needles Used = Jeans
  • Seam Finish = Serged

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

I’m happy with the fit. I originally wanted a baggy look, then changed my mind and went for fitted. According to the finished measurements printed on the pattern tissue, my cutting size for this pattern is 16. Well, I knew that would be too big, just from experience, so I went down two sizes.

 

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!

Anita

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99 Comments

  1. Anitra Sanchez

    Amazing job! I’m so inspired by your projects. I recently discovered your videos on YouTube and really enjoy your teaching style. You are very patient, enthusiastic and explain all of the steps so thoroughly. Your videos have helped me become better at sewing. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Tracy Griffin

    I have never been happier to see someone in overalls! So, so, Sooooo glad for you, my sister, to find a way to take some care of YOU! And really…only you could make overalls look that good! I’d look like I’d need a straw hat with the price tag hanging off of it. 😂 Continued love and prayers for you and Cecil. You are my life goal, Anita. God Bless you both.

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  3. Carolyn English

    Great job!! this is just beautiful. Also I like that smile on your face. keep trusting God and everything be work out. I often think of you, and continue to pray for your husband’s healing. God bless.

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  4. Angie

    OMG, simply Beautiful cant wait to try it. Praying for you always

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  5. Myra

    You definitely make the term “#sewingissexy” for sure! Love this pair of goregous overalls on you! Will continue praying for your hubby and you too!

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  6. Jean Murray

    Anita, I truly miss seeing your beautiful creations but I am glad that you are able to take care of your husband as he heals. This jumpsuit really fits you well. Another beautiful creation Anita. Hope that your husband continues to get better. God Bless you and your family.

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  7. Danette Hutchenson

    Anita so glad to see you enjoying what you love to do…the overalls are so cute…thanks for sharing….may God continue to strenghten your husband during his healing process…God bless you.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Danette!

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  8. Denise

    Great job on the overalls! So glad that you have been able to sew again. Best wishes and prayers for healing for Cecil’s recovery.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Denise!

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  9. Cordelia

    As always, you did a beautiful job! Can hardly wait for your next tutorial…patience is a virtue. Love your attention to detail. Still keeping you all in prayer. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Cordelia!

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  10. Gwen Styles

    Good for you! Im happy to see that your able to sew again, and I’m still praying for your husband and you!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Gwen!

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  11. Shontell

    It’s great to see you had an opportunity to sew again. As always you did a magnificent job with the garment, as well as, your do it yourself photo shoot! You look great as always and I’ll continue to pray for CEMO, you and your family.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Shontell!

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  12. Demetrius Howard

    Glad to see you doing some sewing.That jumper is giving me life this morning.I have to try that one.Praying for your husband.And the jumper is a good fit!!! I Love it!!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Demetrius!

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  13. Sandra

    Love the overalls. Maybe one day I will be able to purchase a BabyLoc but for now I will enjoy your review if them. You and Cemo and family are in my prayers.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sandra!

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  14. Pam

    So good to see you back. The jeans are gorgeous, as are you! I was caregiver for both my parents in 2015, and sewing was what kept me sane and calm. Even if I could only stitch one seam in a day – it was still my mental retreat. I will continue to pray for your hubby’s healing and for your strength.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Pam, and yes, it will help to keep me sane and calm too.

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  15. Florence

    You look fabulous as always and you did a wonderful job on your photo shoot. I had the opportunity to use the Triumph at a local shop and it is something! It was my first time using a serger and that air threading definitely spoiled me. My husband just gifted me with a Juki serger(manual threading) and said when I put in more sewing mileage, upgrading may be an option, lol! I’m am still grateful for the gift. Remember to take care of Anita also and know that we are keeping you and your family in prayer.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Florence. Congratulations on your new Juki! Yes, I’m taking care of me now and my friends are making sure of it.

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  16. Sandra Mays

    Anita. Your project turned out absolutely amazing!! You look stunning. I’ll put your husband on my prayer list.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sandra!

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  17. Stephanie Miller

    I love, love love this sis! I’m glad that you got your sewjo back! 🙂

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Heeey Stephanie! Thanks sister!

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  18. Tawanna Craig

    Anita, I love this outfit. You did an amazing job. I’m still praying for you, Cecil and the family. Great job!!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Tawanna! Love you girl!

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  19. Sandra Burrel.

    Perfect, you continue to evolve in your craft (-: (-:

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sandra! Yes, learning all the time.

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  20. Cynthia Brewer

    Anita, those look great. You are so inspiring and have really helped me take my sewing to a whole other level. Prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Oooh, thank you so much Cynthia!

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  21. Lawana

    You did a great job!! Photos and sewing!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Lawana!

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  22. Roz D

    Hi Anita, make sure that you share your photos with CEMO, I think photography is going to be your side business. Keeping you all in my prayers. Roz

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Awww, thanks Roz!

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  23. Linda L

    Great to see you Anita. Glad to hear your husband is healing. Love your overall u did a great job. The stitching is perfect. Love that baby loc. You and your family are still in my prayers. God Bless

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Linda!

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  24. Sandra

    Hi Anita,

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Those overalls fit you perfectly. I’m so glad to see you back to sewing. It will be good therapy to soothe your soul. CEMO and the entire family are still in my prayers. God Bless!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you so much Sandra! Yes, it is good therapy!

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  25. Sherry

    Hi Anita. Sew glad to see you posting on your blog. Your sewing project is adorable. It looks like an overall set that could be brought from Macy’s. It is perfect.

    Continued prayers for Cemo. Much love to you and your family.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Awww, thanks Sherry!

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  26. Peggy Johnson

    🙋 Hi Anita. It’s so wonderful to have you back. Just seeing that beautiful smile is enough. Love the overalls and it looks great on you. I’m wanting to sew it as a dress. I love when you talked about your new sewing space and stated “as CEMO is being healed.” That’s crazy faith and I’m crazy enough to stand with you. Much love in Jesus name.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Yeeees, Peggy! You get it! CRAZY faith! Hallelujah! Thank you for being crazy enough in the Lord, to STAND with me sister. YES!

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  27. Toni N Reed

    Sis Anita!!

    I am SEW filled with joy to see that smile on your face and that you were able to sew a little something something. Your overalls are super cute. sending big hugs to you and the family. You are still in my prayers.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Heeey Toni! Thank you so much. Love you!

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  28. Donna

    So inspiring, makes me want to take out my sewing machines and see if I can still make something lol all my love and prayers for you and your family Anita.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Do it, Donna! Come on and sew with me. Thank you so much!

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  29. Tekera S.

    Wow you did another awesome and amazing job. I really need to find the time to at least make something for beginners. It’s great to hear you’re able to provide the care your husband needs. Continuing to pray for you all.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Tekera! I decided I would devote at least 30 minutes each day until I completed a project. It feels amazing!

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  30. Tori W.

    You look beautiful and glad to hear that you are back sewing! Sewing is such good therapy! May God continue to keep and bless you and your family. Your photos came out great!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Tori! It is the absolute BEST therapy!

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  31. Vanessa M.

    It sure is good seeing you and knowing that you and CEMO are in His care. Anita you did an amazing job on the overalls.
    Sewing makes for a great outlet for expressing best self moves!
    God bless and keep you and yours.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks so much Vanessa!

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  32. Bridget brazley

    As usual girl you did your thing. I am happy to see you have an outlet May GOD bless you and the family and I’m praying for you all.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Bridget!

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  33. Paulette dowdie

    CUTE!!!!! Love it!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Paulette!

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  34. Carrie Cooper

    At first when I saw “overalls” I was a little skeptical of what this would look like. But oh so cute! Fitted was the way to go. And THANK YOU for the sizing info. I’m getting back into sewing and I wear a 12 but by the measurement charts, I need a 22 pattern. I’ve historically bought a pattern 2 sizes up from what I wear but until I test a few patterns I’ve no idea what will work. Your comments make me feel that I’ll probably end up in the 16 range.

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  35. Sheila

    So glad to see you back sewing again. You did an awesome job my sister. I still have you and your husband in my prayers.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sheila!

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  36. Deirdre aka MonaRae

    Beautiful work! Your top stitching game is on POINT!

    Glad to hear you are going to post how you did your own pictures. I am lacking in that area and need all the help I can get.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Deirdre! Actually I said I’m going to learn how to take my own photos. But hey, maybe I will share how I did it once I learn, because if you and I need to learn, I’m pretty sure there are others out there too needing the knowledge.

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  37. Beverly

    I am so happy and appreciative of all your blog post. As always your sewing technique is excellent. Your such an inspiration to the sewing community. Very humbled and thankful at the progress of your husband and immediate family. Your confidence is radiated by your smile and commitment to God, family and yourself. Blessing everyone.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thank you so much Beverly! I really appreciate the encouragement! Blessing to you also, my sew sister.

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  38. Cynthia willis

    These overalls are stunning, as is the beautiful lady wearing them! You continue to impress me, and you and Cemo are in my prayers! Sunday in our Bible class, we were studying some of the Psalms; what an inspiration they are to me in my daily walk and I know you take great delight in the scriptures, too.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Ooooh Cynthia, I have a list of Psalms that I read to CEMO everyday. They breathe life into him. Thank you so much!

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  39. Anecia

    Very nice Anita and they fit you well. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the machines.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Anecia!

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  40. Joanie

    So very happy that you’re allowing yourself creative time. That will help you be stronger all over!

    Love the overalls

    Joanie

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      You are so right Joanie! It’s such a great feeling to create.

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  41. Emma Weatherington

    Very nice, I’m very your Husband is being healed, praise God!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Emma!

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  42. Brenda

    You look great! I share in your excitement to be sewing again. Prayers for CEMO and your family.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Brenda!

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  43. Carmen Salome

    Beautiful job! The overalls, the pictures everything! Just beautiful.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Hey Carmen! Thanks sister!

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  44. Cici

    You look great!!
    My prayers continue for your family.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Cici!

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  45. Pat

    Very nice!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Pat!

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  46. Erica Bunker

    So cute! I’ll be making overalls this month too! Sewing is indeed the greatest escapism and part of your self-care. I take a lot of my own pictures when my husband is at work. A tripod, a camera remote (set the camera to the 10 second timer), and shoot in AUTO (point and shoot mode). And I just take pics on my deck because I like natural light. You can do it!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Ericaaaaaaa!!! Thank you so much sister! Yes, I used the tripod and timer. I was in manual mode though. I’m gonna try some outdoor photos because I like natural light too. Yes, I can DO THIS! I really appreciate your advice Erica.

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  47. Jc

    Love this sis! You did well with your pictures. Glad to hear that your husband is resting and healing.
    Very nice pattern and becoming on you. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks so much JC!

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  48. Brittany Jones

    You are simply amazing!!! So happy you were able to test out your machines and get some creative time you! And wow! These are fabulous!!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Heeeey Brittany! Thank you so much sister!

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  49. Linda

    Great job! So glad to see you’re sewing again! It’s such a great stress -reliever. Still praying for your strength and CEMO’s healing. ❤️

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Linda! Yes, it is!

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  50. Sherry

    Love the look. I am happy that you are able to get some sewing in. I will continue to keep you and CEMO in prayer.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Sherry!

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  51. pam

    so glad you got back to sewing -that smile says it all. nice work.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Thanks Pam!

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  52. Angie Jackson

    So great to see you at work again and your pictures look good and would have never known someone wasn’t taking them. Love the jumpsuit and I can’t wait to see you on YouTube again. Still praying for Cemo and you all. Stay encouraged and watch God work

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Yeeees, God is at work and I’m watching! Thank so much Angie!

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  53. Ray

    Nothing hold you back my sew sister Anita…you are God’s child and I respect you…keep slaying..

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Absolutely NOTHING will hold me back. God’s in control. Thank you Ray!

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