Easy Summer Dress

I’m trying to remember, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve made a pillowcase dress.  It’s the perfect beginner project, but somehow I skipped over it.  Better late than never, I guess! This one has an extra wide sash at the top and a fun ruffle at the bottom. And I made… 

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It IS a thing!

Wow, I had no idea there were such strong opinions about the exposed zipper!  I couldn’t believe how many people spoke up against it.  It seems there’s a pretty even divide between the people who love it and those who hated it.  Good thing I didn’t bring up my anti-breastfeeding agenda (KIDDING!!!) Anyway, I realize… 

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A Matching Skirt

If you read my guest post over at Craftiness is not Optional, you saw that I promised to show you a matching skirt for this shirt: Well, here it is! A fun twirly skirt for a twirly girl. It’s a full circle with a simple waistband. But instead of putting elastic in the back, I… 

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Easter Birthday Dresses

Last year I made my girls coordinating dresses at about this time. M’s birthday seems like a good time to make some spring/summer dresses that’ll be multi-purpose. This year M’s birthday fell the day before Easter, which I thought was even more cool because her dad was born on Easter Sunday. Thus her celebration for… 

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AMH Easter Dresses

I’ve seen so many gorgeous Easter dresses this week!  It’s the best time of year to be a blog-reader sewing for little girls :)    Here’s what I came up with.  Just simple sundresses with ruffle sleeves.  I let the gorgeous AMH print do the heavy lifting. Little sister’s has bloomers (made with a slightly… 

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What Would You Make with Lil Blue Boo

Hi Lil Blue Boo fans!!  If you’re new here, welcome!  I was super giddy and very honored when Ashley invited me to participate in What Would You Make.   So, after a bit of jumping up and down and cheering, I waited somewhat patiently for my mystery fabric to arrive.  When I finally received it,… 

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Big Girls’ Romper: A Tutorial

So, I had this dilemma.  I’ve seen lots of cute rompers for grown up girls lately, like these two from Urban Outfitters (click the pictures to go to the site). But I just don’t think I could pull them off in real life, unless sitting at the beach wearing a bathingsuit underneath.  What do you… 

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ANOTHER Guest Post for The Sincerest Form of Flattery!

Since there are two bloggers that make crafterhours happen, and Jess of Craftiness is not Optional asked crafterhours to participate in her Knock-Off event with Kojo Designs appropriately called “The Sincerest Form of Flattery”– she got two knock-offs for the price of one. A double bonus for you, too, right? If you head on over, you’ll see how… 

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Guest Posting at Craftiness Is Not Optional!

Hi everyone! I am very excited to announce that you can find me over at Craftiness is not Optional today! I’m participating in Jess’ Knock-Off event appropriately called “The Sincerest Form of Flattery”. Make sure you check out all the great knock offs that she and KoJoDesigns will have over the next several days for… 

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Welcome Spring Dress

You’d think that any dress I made at this time of year would be for Easter.  But no, this isn’t her Easter dress.  It’s an “I just felt like it” dress. I found this great thin shirting cotton at the €1/meter store.  You can’t tell in the pictures, but it is actually a soft grey… 

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Polygamy is Underrated

You know how some snarky people think they’re so funny when they say, “well, if you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?” Well, I’m taking those words to heart.  Because I am in love.  Yeah, I’m already married.  But I couldn’t help it, you guys.  Sometimes love just finds you and you… 

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Fresh Ideas: A Tutorial Roundup

There’s an occasional tutorial roundup here on crafterhours. You may remember this one? Every once in a while we have to share some awesome. For example, we’ve often wondered what to do with the flamingo we’ve brought home from the hunt. Beverly can help us out with that. Jess has the most overwhelmingly fantastic idea… 

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