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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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Portia Flutter Sleeve Raglan - Long Sleeve Hack

Portia Flutter Raglan I don't know about your girls but my oldest daughter is Unicorn obsessed! I had just enough of this fabric to make her a Portia Tunic ...very luckily... because my other daughter wouldn't let her wear the other Portia Tunic I made. She's a sassy one... Both of these fabric are from Jumping June Textiles and are available in both French Terry and Jersey. JJT is one of my favorite places to order unique fabric from. :) Unicorn White by WCollection (Shown in Jersey) Uni Sleep Nude by Ehta (Shown in Stretch French Terry) Long Sleeve Pattern Hack This might be the easiest pattern hack I've ever done! All you need is the Portia Flutter Raglan and...

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Metropolitan Blouse & Dress - EASY Paperbag skirt hack

We're going to jump right into it!!  This skirt modification is so easy and such a cute addition to the many possibilities of what you can sew with the Metropolitan Blouse & Dress pattern. All you need is the Metropolitan Blouse & Dress pattern, 1/2" non roll elastic and enough fabric to make just the skirt portion of the pattern.  Cut the length of the elastic to 1" shorter than the circumference of your model's waist. Measure the length of the skirt pattern piece you plan on using based on your model's height.  Subtract 3.5" from the length measurement...this will be the approximate finished length of the skirt after hemming.  Before cutting, determine if this is an appropriate skirt length for your model...

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