In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

Tween Skirt Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com
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As my children have grown I’ve tried to adapt my sewing projects to grow with them.  This year my youngest turned 13,  when the kids were younger I used to sew for them voraciously.   I loved making little dresses and skirts for my girls for all of their special occasions, and just for every day…. 

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Polka Dot Fold Over Clutch Tutorial (with custom stenciled fabric)

Polka Dot & Leather Fold Over Clutch Sewing Tutorial on polkadotchair.com
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It was a long and horrible winter, have you heard??? I’m sure you didn’t hear me complain about the cold dark winter at all huh?!? (ha! who are we kidding?) The winter started early and lasted FOREVER, in fact we are under a freeze warning today…. AUGHH! Totally NOT normal for Kentucky… but I digress…. 

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50 Easter Dress Sewing Ideas

50 Sewing Ideas for Easter Dresses
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  There’s a running joke in my house that if it’s the night before Easter, I’m holed away in my sewing room frantically trying to finish up my girls Easter Dresses.  I have YET one year to finish early… Sewing Easter Dresses for my girls has always been one of my ALL TIME favorite sewing… 

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What I wish I knew when I started Sewing

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This post was originally shared on Simple Simon & Company as a part of a series on sewing basics. Stop by Simple Simon & Co for lots of great sewing projects & inspiration. I’ve been sewing avidly since I was 14 years old. I started takings sewing class in school every year starting in 8th… 

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Seersucker & Leather Fold Over Clutch at Tatertots & Jello

Seersucker & Leather Clutch by Melissa Mortenson of polkadotchair.com
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Hello everyone!! I’m excited to announce that you can find me over at Tatertots & Jello as one of their newest contributors! My first project goes up today,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Fold Over Seersucker & Leather clutch. It’s made from one of my favorite summertime fabrics, seersucker. Nothing quite says summer in… 

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Glitz Polka Dot Fabric Giveaway

Girls Polka Dot Skirt on polkadotchair.com
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With my youngest daughter now almost 13, finding appropriate Sunday clothes has become a challenge.  She’s stuck in that “inbetween” spot. Too small for teenager clothes, but wanting something more grown up than the kids stuff. I’ve started sewing up a bunch of things for her to wear to church this summer. This skirt is… 

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Scallop Bunting Tutorial by Family Ever After

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Hello friends! I’m so happy to be here today on Melissa’s blog to share in her polka dot series. My name is Rachel and I blog mainly about sewing, at Family Ever After. Feel free to stop by and “join the family!” blog…rss…facebook…pinterest…twitter…instagram My husband and I recently went on a trip to Paris to celebrate our… 

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DIY Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes

Polka Dot Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes
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Hello Polka Dot Chair readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am so excited to be here for Project Polkadot! This is such a fun series – I have already added a ton of projects to my to-do list! This Spring I have been all about the color combo… 

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Button Up Shirt Refashion

Button Up Shirt Refashion on polkadothchair.com
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A big thanks to Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store  for sponsoring today’s post by providing me with the supplies for the project // Okay, so a small break from the polka dots today, although you could easily make this project with some cute polka dot ribbon.   I don’t know about you but the long winter… 

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Polka Dot Pouch by Knitty Bitties

Polka Dot & Leather Zip Pouch by Knitty Bitties
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Hi, I’m Andrea from Knitty Bitties Project Polka Dot? Uhm, I’m sorry, but if that showed up in YOUR inbox would you not say, Yes please! When & Where? Well if you wouldn’t then I’m not sure we can be friends … because I LOVE polka dots that much, it *might* just be a deal… 

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Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Pom Pom Polka Dot Pillow by a Girl and a Glue Gun
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HI! I’m Kimbo! and i’m SUPER DUPER EXCITED to be here!!!!!! polka dots are one of my favorite things! really! most of my clothes have polka dots (polka dots…paint splatters same thing)…and i have a polka dot SOMETHING in every room of my house. i love them! So i was so excited to do a… 

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Ruth’s Reversible Polka Dot Pinafore

Ruth's Polka Dot Pinafore by Simple Simon & Co.
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Hello Polka Dot Chair fans! Today we are so excited to be visiting here at Melissa’s place.  We can’t say enough good about her…she is just plain classy…and we love her…and will make up any excuse we can to hang out with her… We, by the way, are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and… 

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Polka Dot Peplum Party Dress by Sew Caroline

Polka Dot Dress by Sew Caroline
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Hi Everyone! Caroline here from SewCaroline.com. My blog is full of sewing, DIYs, and all kinds of other fun things. I have a H-U-G-E passion for handmade fashion and am delighted to be over here today to share with you just that! Aren’t polka dots just about the cutest things you’ve ever seen? I love… 

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How to Sew with Laminated Fabric

Great tips and tricks to make sewing with Laminated fabric a breeze on polkadotchair.com
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I love to sew with laminated fabrics. The lamination gives the fabric a nice sheen and has the added benefit being easier to keep clean. Whenever I post a project using a laminate fabric,  I get a lot of questions about how to sew with it.  Most people seem a bit intimidated.  I’m here to… 

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