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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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Fly Girl Racing Suit

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Fly Girl Racing Suit

This summer has been quite the adventure for our family.  We've enjoyed camp fires, kickball, too many hot dogs to count, and the sanctuary of the community pool. Mack has always been our fish, and we decided to let her try out swim team this year.  She has grown a ton in confidence and ability in the last 5 weeks... and I have learned that swimmers need a TON of swimsuits, HA!  The Fly Girl Racing Suit simply came out of need.  We joined the team too late to order a team suit, and honestly Mack just doesn't fit traditional...

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