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DIY Skinny Belt tutorial

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We are so excited about the Swansea Top & Dress! During the testing process one of our testers WOWed us with her DIY skinny belt.  Without too much convincing from us and the rest of our testers, our guest blogger today and long time tester Kate Lindhorst agreed to write up a quick tutorial on how to create your own leather skinny belt!

Have fun making your one of a kind custom belt!  And special thanks to Kate!

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Lil Luxe Dress Pattern | Embroidery Tutorial with guest blogger Dorothea Cain

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Today is the final day of the blog tour but the fun isn’t over yet! I hope you are all feeling the inspiration from the wonderful bloggers we have had and are planning on joining us for the Sew Along which starts Sunday, February 21st! I am so excited to get started on that and see all of the lovely dresses you make from the pattern. <3 Here with us today to further feed your sewing mojo is Dorothea Cain. We love everything Dorothea makes and are so happy to have her joining us for the tour!!! Make sure you check out her blog to see all of the adorable outfits she makes for her sweet girls and for a special sneak peak of what is currently in testing!

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Lil Luxe Dress Pattern | Pleated bodice & high-low skirt tutorial with guest blogger Misia Mould

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Can you believe it is already Day 4 of the Blog Tour!? I love watching everyone come up with their own variations of the Lil Luxe Dress and Misia Mould’s tutorial has my mind reeling with even more possibilities! If you haven’t came across Misia’s work yet, you are in for a treat. I have followed her on Instagram for a while now and I just love seeing her garments come across my feed. She has such an eye for picking out fabrics and creating clothing with a soft ethereal feel to them!!!
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Sequin beading tutorial with special guest blogger Maria

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Woohoo! We’ve made it to Wednesday of the Blog Tour!  We hope you’ve enjoyed all the amazing Lil Luxe Dresses you’ve seen and have been inspired by our tutorials to make your dress extra unique!  Today we have special guest blogger Maria of Creative Needle and Threads showing you how to add sequins or beads to your dress for that little bit of sparkle.  Maria is amazingly talented in so many ways from her photography to her sewing skills…she just amazes me every time. Maria’s garments are to die for so if you don’t already follow her blog or her Instagram – you should!! We know you’ll be inspired!  We’re lucky to have her guest blogging with us today…
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Ombre Dip Dye Tutorial

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Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade” and is often used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark. You can choose to do a monochromatic color scheme for a sophisticated look or you can combine different complimentary colors.  The technique is quite simple, today I’ll be showing you two ombre styles for a knee length tulle skirt on the Lil Luxe Dress.
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Lil Luxe Dress Tutorial | How to modify your pattern for longer sleeves!

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Hello everyone!!!!

After we released the Lil Luxe Dress, we had several requests for a long sleeve option. Ask and you shall receive!!!  What we love about the Lil Luxe Dress is you have two dresses in one pattern…a fancy version and an everyday version.  We couldn’t wait until next week when our blog tour is set to begin to start showing you all the different ways you can wear, accessorize and modify your pattern.  So today we have a fun little tutorial for you on how to create a 3/4 sleeve from the cap sleeve included in the pattern :)
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Hand sewn hems – A tutorial for blind hem stitches

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Hand sewn hems can be nearly invisible from the outside and lend themselves to a look that is discreet and will not distract from the beauty of your garment.  Don’t get me wrong…I love to topstitch!! But sometimes traditional hemming just doesn’t cut it when you need a polished hem.  You may even enjoy sitting back and relaxing with your needle and thread in hand :)
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Fur Collar Vest Free pattern and tutorial

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Did you love this Fur Collared vest from my Bacon Ice Cream, Over the Top look?!  I know you did, so I’m here today with the free pattern and tutorial so you can wrap you little one in a Lil Luxe too 😉  Remember to pin, post your creations on Facebook and tag #lilluxecollection and #luxefurcollarvest  ENJOY!
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