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I caved and signed up for Bloglovin’. All the cool kids are doing it. Since Google Reader shut down at the end of June, many have been scrambling for a new way to follow their favorite blogs. If you’d like to add me to your feed, please go here:   What blog reader are you using now? What other blogs do …

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Swim Shorts Lining Tutorial

How to customize a leggings pattern to add a lining for girls’ or women’s swim shorts. Honestly, I don’t really swim anymore. I used to swim! I used to love swimming. The water just doesn’t feel that good anymore. But my kids have finally gotten to the stage where they LOVE to swim. So I should probably have something I …

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Summer of No Pants

Well, submission time for the Summer of No Pants contest has come to a close! Seeing all the submissions has been awesome, and (once I do the wash!) I should be set to wear skirts this summer. Luckily I have a decent collection already. I’m going to try to Instagram daily with the hashtag #sonp2013. You can follow me here! …

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Upcycled Teeshirt Striped Skirt

Here’s my third and final Summer Of No Pants #SONP2013 entry! An Upcycled Teeshirt Striped Skirt. I took two ten(ish) year old tees I didn’t wear anymore because the style was too short and boxy, and turned them into one skirt I can wear all summer! This was easy, although slightly tedious to make all those seams. Here’s how I did …

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Rebecca Shift Dress Pocket Variation – Sis Boom PDF Pattern

I posted my Sis Boom Rebecca Shift Dress I entered in the Summer of No Pants recently and mentioned I’d added pockets. Here’s a really quick, iPhone quality outline of how I did that! 1. Take the dress front pattern piece and draw the outline for a pocket. My pocket is cut at about 1/3 the half waist measurement, the …

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Another SONP entry!

More dresses! More skirts! I made another entry for the Summer of No Pants. SONP 2013 has another week to go. Another week before Summer officially starts. Time to stock up on skirts to keep cool and fashionable during the hot weather. This dress started with surfing the fabric porn on Spandex World. It spoke to me. I had to …

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Ah Summer! Dress

Ah Summer is definitely here! I don’t go by the calendar when it is already reaching upper 90s. It counts. So I made myself a new summer dress. I inherited this fabric and kept it stashed for a few years. I think it came from my husband’s acting teacher’s neighbor? Who knows. People give me fabric. That’s totally fine with …

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It is Kids Clothes Week!!

I am writing a blog post again (I know, shame on me for still being bad at this!) because I am committing RIGHT NOW to participate in Kid’s Clothes Week! (Kid’s, not Kids Clothes Week? We’re only sewing for one kid? Hmm. Oh well.) Yay! Sewing! So I pretty much came to this conclusion a very short time ago. “Very …

Gluten Free Scones – Two Ways

Yeah, more baking. Gluten free scones again. I seriously love scones. They’re easy to mix up quickly, and they bake in less time than a muffin. I’m sharing two different new recipes that worked for me recently. Why two in the same post? Because I didn’t take a picture of the first kind- they went too fast! I was having …