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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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DIY Mod Podge Shoes tutorial

Did you catch a glimpse of my sassy girl's shoes from the last post?! I wanted to do something a little unexpected with the left over pieces of fabric I had from the Wildbloom fabric collection from Art Gallery.  Inspired by some trendy floral Vans shoes...I decided to create my own version.   Supplies needed: Mod Podge...I used the one made for fabric which is a waterbase sealer, glue and finish. An expensive pair of shoes.  I bought a $5 pair from Wal-Mart. A brush to apply the Mod Podge. A sharp X-Acto knife.  One to two Fat quarters of fabric depending on how big your shoes are & scissors to cut the fabric. The whole process takes about an hour to...

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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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Lil Luxe Collection is back Online!

Lil Luxe Collection is back Online! Better late than never!  I woke up at 5am today with a determination to set the site straight and provide as much as I could from the email and Facebook comments I've received.  16 hrs later we're back in's what I accomplished:1. Your pattern purchase history is in your account.  If you purchased a pattern after the website switch to Shopify on or after May 10, 2017 you now have download access to your patterns right from your account just like it was before!  Login to your account and check it out!!  Please note that your purchase info on orders from your previous account may reflect a May 10, 2017 or May 11, 2017 date because those are the...

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