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Free Sporty Skirt Pattern with Skirting the Issue

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Free Sporty Skirt Pattern with Skirting the Issue

It is time for another round of Skirting the Issue - the month long extravaganza of using your gifts and creativity to give back.  Skirts are made across the country and given to those in the foster care system and other charitable organizations.  Huge shout out and thanks to Simple Simon and Skirt Fixation for organizing this awesome event.  For all the information about how to get involved, go HERE! This year, I decided to go with a simple skirt that is easy for girls to wear and play in, and that is simple to make and not a fabric...

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Straight Leg Jeans Tutorial: Phresh Jegging & Sk8 Skinnies

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Straight Leg Jeans Tutorial: Phresh Jegging & Sk8 Skinnies

Hello!!!!!!!!  How are those Back to School wardrobes turning out.  Are you having fun sewing, feeling stressed, done?  I'm pretty close to being done for Beckett, and he is the one who really needed new clothes, so my other two I'll work on more once the kids are in school and I have more time for sitting on the couch and eating bon bons - I mean.....SEWING ;o) But today, I want to share with you a simple tutorial for transforming your Phresh Jeggings or Sk8 Skinnies into straight leg jeans.  Both of these patterns were designed to reflect the...

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Take Measurements - thank me later!

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Take Measurements - thank me later!

As you are sewing for back to school, don't forget this very important step in the process - TAKE MEASUREMENTS!!! It seams so basic, but this one step will save you tears and frustration down the road. Beckett just keeps growing  - everywhere.  Last year I was making him a size 7 with 5 length, this year I am making a 10 width with 8 length.  Yep - that is the size for my 5 year old!  But I wouldn't have realized without taking his measurements.  Mack on the other hand was up to a full 7 by last Christmas,...

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Back to School - What you need!

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Back to School - What you need!

Hey, Hey, Hey, how excited are you about school starting back!?!??!  Ok, I realize that some of you are half way through your school year, or that you are one of the lucky few with year round school.  But here in the North Eastern part of the good ol' USA I am counting down the days until all three of my babies go to school - and 2 of those are starting full day Kindergarten - WOOOHOOOOO!!!!  But that count down also means, that my count down to back to school clothing is ON! We had a thread in the...

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