Skirting the Issue – a Chevron Skirt Tutorial

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Hi there! Were you looking for this earlier? Don’t worry, it’s just Friday and of COURSE my computer decided on a different schedule! Anyway, I’m so happy to be sharing a skirt tutorial as part of Simple Simon’s Skirting the Issue event!

 This is not my tutorial, but one that I felt needed to be passed on….it’s so cute! Originally posted over on the Sewing Rabbit blog by Designs by Sessa. Also, this is not a skirt tutorial as much as it is a way to “fancy up” your skirts – any skirt!

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A summertime catch-up!

Wow. Summertime blogging is for the birds! We’ve been watching our garden grow, playing in the pool, camping – a little sewing? Things are definitely slow around here, and I’m enjoying it! Don’t you worry, there are some fun things coming up in the next couple of months, and then once winter hits, well….since I don’t really like being outside in -30 cold, I’ll be sewing up a storm again. 

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Frolic with Fabric Spot Challenge!

So a while back I was selected to be a part of Thread Riding Hood’s Frolic with Fabric Spot challenge and received a lovely package of fat quarters to make anything with! My daughter is always wrapping her baby dolls in anything she can find for a blanket, so I decided to make a little quilt – a hexagon quilt – for the dolls :) 

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Matinee Dress Pattern Tour

I’m so excited to show you my version of the Matinee Dress from Jennuine Design (*affiliate link)! One of the things I love about being on a pattern tour is seeing all of the amazing variations everyone takes on a single pattern! Your options really are unlimited with a little creativity! While this pattern can stand on it’s own, there were a few changes I made and you’ll see them below! First of all, here’s the finished dress:

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Sunday Girl Designs – The Odette Dress

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I had the chance to test a newly digitized pattern, the Odette, by Sunday Girl Designs (you can find more of her patterns here*). What a cute little pattern! This is a dress version of the top, but also included in the pattern are shorts and capris, and a sleeveless version of the top/dress. 

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Skylark Tee and Tank {review}

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Hey there! I was privileged to test the Skylark Tee by Gracious Threads last week, and what a great little pattern! From the front, it’s a nice, slim-fitting tee, but the back has a little surprise for you! A little inset triangle lets you add some contrast using knit or woven….

Isn’t that adorable?? I upcycled an old t-shirt for the light turquoise, and used some Waves and Whales from l’oiseau Fabric (*affiliate links) for the contrast inset and neckline. J calls this her whale shirt

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It’s Board Short Time!!

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If you want to grab your copy of this pattern at 15% off, hurry over to Peekaboo Patterns (affiliate link) – you’ve got until the end of today (CST) for the discount!

I was able to test a brand new board shorts pattern last week – how cute are these??

I love the options you have with the color-blocking and piping trim! I upcycled a larger pair of board shorts (microfiber board short fabric is scarce in these parts!) and my hubby’s old pants – turned out great! Here’s a close-up of the detail:

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Memorial Day Sale!

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*this post contains affiliate links, but the pattern love and opinions are all my own!

For the Americans Well, who am I kidding? This sale is for EVERYONE! We had our long weekend this past Monday though – time to get the garden in! 

Amy over at Peekaboo Patterns just gave her pattern shop a facelift (check it out here) and so she’s having a sale! 

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