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DIY Faux Leather Skinny Belt tutorial

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! Getting older and having kids does things to a person, for me it has brought out a lot of weird traits in me that “younger me” would definitely roll her eyes at. For example, “younger me” used to go get her nails...

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Marina Dress - Woven pattern hack

You asked and here it is...the ALL woven version of the Marina Dress!  With a few simple modifications to the MARINA DRESS PATTERN, you can make your knit bodice with woven fabrics too.  Please note that the Marina Dress was tested as specified in the original pattern as a knit bodice with woven skirt.  I have made the 4t for the purpose of this tutorial, all other sizes have NOT been tested with a woven bodice.  Always remember to test your fit with a muslin or inexpensive fabric.Step 1: Overlay your pattern piece onto a larger sheet of paper.  Add 3/8" (1cm) to the fold line of your bodice front. Also by this same amount, bring in the side curve toward...

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