In be “tween” Skirt Tutorial

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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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Glitz Polka Dot Fabric Giveaway

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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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Patchwork Twirl Skirt Tutorial

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  Summer is winding down here and we are enjoying absolutely beautiful weather this August, which is almost unheard of in Kentucky.  I figured there was still time for a few fun summer sewing projects before fall.  I created this quick and easy Patchwork Twirl Skirt for my daughter and thought I’d share the tutorial… 

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Fat Quarter Skirt Tutorial

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Here’s the skirt tutorial I shared on Project Run and Play as part of the Skirting the Issue Series. I’ve added at the bottom of the post suggestions for changing the size of the skirt for an adult. When Liz told us about the Skirting the Issue project she mentioned that there was a need… 

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Fat Quarter Skirt for Skirting the Issue Series

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I don’t know if you guys have had a chance to check out the Skirting the Issue Project over at Simple and Simon & Co, and Project Run and Play, but you should. Elizabeth and Liz have come up with  a fantastic way for girls in the Foster Care system to receive a little something… 

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A Princess Skirt

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Last Fall we went to Disneyworld.  It’s my favorite Fall vacation, great weather in South Florida, lighter crowds and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.   We’ve been a few times (one of the benefits of being within driving distance) and I don’t think I’d ever go in the summer again, after seeing how nice… 

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Scrappy Skirt how-to

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Pin It If you follow the Polkadot Chair on facebook, you may remember that I shared this photo a few weeks ago of my work table… The story goes like this: I was working a pinwheel quilt out of some Denyse Schmidt fabric that I picked up at Joanns and glanced down at the pile… 

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Zig Zag Skirt at Moda Bake Shop!

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This tutorial first appeared at Moda Bake Shop. It’s a zig zag skirt made with charm squares! It features the new Sherbet Pips line!! I think it might be a new favorite of mine! For this skirt you will need: 1 Bella Solids Charm pack 2 Sherbet Pips Charm pack- I recommend getting 2 charm… 

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Tuesday Tutorial, Patchwork Skirt

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a Tuesday Tutorial here, I think it’s about time for another one! I’m excited to share with you this patchwork skirt I made for my daughter.  She had outgrown the last patchwork skirtI made her, and I thought this pattern was in need of an update for an… 

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Remember the skirt??

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Remember the twirly dolly skirt tutorial??? Well, I guess it fit’s Bitty Baby too… Quite the get up wouldn’t you agree??? But isn’t that half the fun of playing with dolls? Trying on all different combinations of clothes! Oh and of course Lilly had to come and see what was going on… We call her… 

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Past Projects week: Post #4 Twirly Beach Skirt

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For our Spring Break trip, I made this skirt & tank top for my daughter. We were not going to be home for Easter and I thought it would make a cute alternative to an Easter dress. It’s my two layer skrit tutorial made with some much searched for and found Heather Ross Fabric! I… 

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Twirly Dolly Skirt Tutorial

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So there are a million other things that I should be doing today.  My house is a wreck from having the kids home for 2 weeks and I’ve got some deadlines to meet for some sewing projects…  BUT instead of doing any of those things, I got a “bee in my bonnet” last night and… 

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Patchwork Skirt tutorial

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So a very exciting thing happened to me last month. I was asked to be a Moda Bake Shop designer! I was SOOOOOO excited! I didn’t dare say anything until I had my first post up over there, but today I have my first tutorial on the Moda Bake Shop… It’s this patchwork skirt tutorial. If… 

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Tutorial: Madras Plaid Skirt from Charm pack..

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So yesterday we get an invisible fence installed and the CUT MY CABLE line… no internet until now… So FINALLY here is the tutorial.. I hope this makes sense… If you have a question feel free to email me! *edited to add…. hi… I feel terrible that I have to add this… but this skirt… 

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