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City Girl Romper Ruffled Peplum Top hack

It's been a crazy year and now that it's half way through, lol...I'm finally starting to get back to our regularly scheduled program! FRIDAY FIVER IS BACK and this month's featured pattern is the City Girl Romper. It's an oldie but a goodie!! Shown above and below with... Now for the easy peasy hack! This hack was so simple, quick and completely gave this'ol pattern a new look!! All you need is a couple yards of 1" trim and 3/8" non-roll elastic. I got this minty velvet trim from Hobby Lobby which color matched perfectly with the fabric I chose for the Papillon Shorties. Cut the bodice lining and main, adding 4-3/8" extra length onto the MAIN ONLY. Measure the...

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Siena Skirt & Basic tee - Dress hack tutorial

If you loved this look from our Project Run and Play Signature Style challenge... you can now make your own version. All patterns to complete this look are in the shop! Select the image to go to the product page or click add to cart to automatically add the pattern to the cart page. Adding the Siena skirt to the basic tee for a dress version is easy peasy!   You'll want to make sure the length of the tee is appropriate for a dress once the skirt is added first. Adjust the length of the Tee as needed then complete the basic tee without hemming the bottom as stated in the tutorial. Complete the Siena skirt, hem the bottom...

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Sonora Dress - Straight skirt pattern hack and alternate inside seam methods

Ask and you shall receive! The Sonora dress has become one of our most popular patterns since it’s release earlier this year. With so many requests for bigger sizes, I’m happy to announce the release of the Women’s Sonora Dress with sizes picking up after the girls sizes at 00 going all the way up to 20! Be on the look out for our wonderful tester’s versions. sonora for girls & women Girl's sizes 18m-10y ADD TO CART Women's Sizes 00-20 ADD TO CART Sewing for girls is one thing but sewing for women is quite another. However much I love the twirl factor of the Sonora, I’m not too thrilled with the amount of fabric it takes to get...

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Lune Top & Dress - Sleeveless pattern hack & FREE angel wing download!

My eldest daughter is receiving her first communion this weekend so it's been pretty crazy around here getting everything prepared. The dress I made her is sublime! I'll share some photos after the event :) But...I couldn't forget my little one so I whipped up a Lune dress today. It's finally nearing 80 degree weather here which calls for a sleeveless dress!! My little angel has enjoyed reading the bible with her big sister and requested an angel dress for the event. I'd seen this idea on Pinterest where the angel wings attach to the buttons on the back of the dress...genius...and perfect for what I was looking for. Unfortunatley, all the links I clicked led to no where, spam...

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Canterbury Knickers - Shorts pattern hack

This post has been on my to do list forever!! It's so simple, I don't know why I kept putting it off. So here it is! Aren't these little shorties the cutest?! I made these last year for Bonnie Christine's fall quilt market booth and I just love how they came out. All you need is the Canterbury Knickers pattern. The pattern is tapered for a slim fit as it gets past the knees so the first thing you'll want to do is decide how much of an inseam you want on the shorts (I did 1.5" on these) and don't forget to add seam allowance. Then draw straight across to the edge of the pattern, straightening out the tapered...

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