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Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour

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Welcome readers! I am so honored to be a part of the Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour. Have you seen the list of bloggers on this tour?! They are all so amazing, so I really hope you take a look at each one of their posts. Keep reading for a complete list further down. I hadn’t sewn up any Itch to Stitch patterns before this tour, but I think I may have discovered one of my favorite designers in this. As a girl with not a lot going up top, I’m especially appreciative that Kennis creates patterns for different cup sizes. All fabric in this tour was sponsored by Style Maker Fabrics and they are offering a great deal on shipping during the tour. Keep reading for more details.

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Harper Pants

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Harper Pants Hack

As most of you know by now, my family has made the cross country move from California to northern Virginia. We are taking in the east coast, enjoying the green landscape and the rain and humidity that come with it. Although it is currently crazy hot and sticky here, I know the cool weather is upon us. I haven’t experienced a true fall or winter in about 10 years now, so I am beyond excited. But, with that excitement comes a huge gap in my wardrobe I desperately need to remedy. I know if I wait until the weather cools down to start sewing clothes for cooler weather, I’ll be forced to buy an entire wardrobe of ready to wear clothes. I don’t want that to happen, so I’m getting started now. I’ve started with Megan Nielsen’s newest release, the Harper shorts. “What, shorts aren’t for cold weather!” you may be saying. Well, I took her pattern and extended it into a pair of more fitted tapered pants. I went ahead and created a tutorial with detailed graphics to explain the process I took to achieve the look I made. The tutorial is available for you on Megan’s blog, Design Diary. Let me know if you attempt to make a pair of Harper pants. 

Harper Pants Hack

I’ve got a lot of ideas brewing for fall and winter clothes, but I’m certainly open to some ideas! If you have a favorite pattern you like, especially any for those garments you wear day in and day out, I’d love to hear them! My kids start going back to school this week and I will actually have more time to sew again. I’m just a little excited.

Happy Sewing!

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Button Down Gathered Skirt Tutorial

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Button Down Gathered Skirt Tutorial

 

Button Down Gathered Skirt Tutorial

In our drive cross country, moving from the west coast to the east coast, we surprisingly misplaced very little. Amongst the losses were my daughters favorite pajamas and a simple chambray linen skirt that she wears all. the. time. I had just over a half yard of Robert Kaufman’s Yarn Dyed Essex Rayon/Linen blend in blue denim left over in my stash. I could have easily whipped up a simple elastic waist skirt for her to replace her old one, but I thought it would be fun to do something different. A button down skirt with a gathered waist attached to a set waistband. If I had more fabric, I could have made this skirt more full, but I used what I had on hand and I know I’m not the only one who has a ton of fabric in barely over a half yard increments. This skirt is quite simple, just a step up difficulty wise from a basic elastic waist gathered skirt. So let’s get started!

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