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Bateau Garden Dress Knit Hack

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Bateau Garden Dress Knit Hack

Want to sew Up a Bateau in KNIT?? No problem, you can sew one in a knit of your choice and even skip that pesky zipper!!!  WOHOOO!  If you are looking for the main Bateau Sew Together, go HERE. Ok, first, let's talk fabric: You want a stable knit with good recovery.  Two or four way stretch will both work fine.  Avoid super thin knits, or knits that stretch out and grow as you work with them.  So, no slubs, no super slinky sweater knits, and no jerseys with minimal stretch and limited recovery. Here are some fabrics that are...

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Bateau Garden Dress Sew Together

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Bateau Garden Dress Sew Together

This week we have been sewing the Bateau Garden Dress for Girls together in the Winter Wear Designs Fun Group.  I wanted to make sure that the tips, tricks, and videos were all in one place for posterity, so here we go! First, here is a bit of inspiration! I've watched Mack grow up in her Bateaus, and I love that I'll be able to keep doing it for years to come! Check out this post from Pattern Revolution with three stunning versions of the Bateau!!! If you would like the tips for making a KNIT Bateau, go HERE. Day One's...

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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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