The Garden Veggies Skirt: A Tutorial from Ruffles and Stuff

Our guest blogger today needs no introduction.  It’s Disney from Ruffles and Stuff!! Gosh, what could we say about Disney that you guys don’t already know?  She’s incredibly encouraging and warm and genuine and the girl can craft and sew her pants off!  I’m always amazed how she takes everyday objects and thrift store finds… 

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Skirt Week Spoonflower Style: A Union Jacked Tutorial

I posted yesterday about Spoonflower’s skirts – Kim showed us a number of skirts made by Spoonflower employees and some favorite prints. I think I’ve well established my love of Spoonflower – I’ve hosted swaps which lead to curating sets which lead to printing alphabet labels. When a spot in our Skirt Week tutorial schedule opened… 

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A Note on Sewing Skirts for Girls

As Skirt Week fun rolls on, I thought this was worth sharing. Often kids tutorial writers default to “grab a skirt that fits your kid and trace it” or “go measure your kid’s waist”. But if you’re sewing for someone else’s kid, that’s not so helpful. If I’m making something in a size where one… 

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Colorblock Skirt Refashion: A Tutorial by Michael Ann Made

Today’s guest post comes from Michael Ann of Michael Ann Made!  You may remember Michael Ann from last year’s skirt week win with this lovely skirt. In addition to the general loveliness of her blog and her current Confident Crafter series that’s well worth some reading time, she’s sharing how to refashion a jersey skirt. Hmm…… 

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Skirt Week(ish) 2012 Kick Off!!!

Today is the official first day of Skirt Week 2012!  As we mentioned in the intro post, this year’s skirt week is actually a whole month chock full of skirty awesomeness. Tomorrow begins 2 full weeks of skirt tutorials brought to you by bloggers that you know and love.  Here’s the line up of familiar… 

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2 Cents

I rarely pop in here on a Saturday, and especially not to spout off on sensitive topics that will get me lots of hate mail, but here goes. This week I was really encouraged by two things I heard that deal with two of the biggest sources of strife in my sheltered little rich first-world… 

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Related Stuff

So, Adrianna and I are getting close to 500 posts! We’ll cross the 500 post threshold some time in the middle of skirt week. (Are you working on your skirts? How about your dresses? Still time for both!) At least 5 or 10 of those posts have been downright awesome. Here’s something that happens to… 

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Sewing Machine 911

Let me preface this by saying: four letter words and sewing, in my mind, go hand in hand. There’s the idea of what you want to create, the materials at hand and the technical skill required to make it happen. And these three do not always meet in happy ways, particularly since the skill component… 

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Make Little Dresses

You may have seen yesterday’s post about the dresses I’m making to send along with some fabric and supplies to my new friend Margaret, who is putting them together to send to little girls in Africa.  She’s collecting them through the end of May. Plenty of time to make some simple dresses. Or if you… 

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Unselfish Sewing: Join Us!

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Have you already read about Skirt Week? If not, read more here. Entries are already rolling in, and later this month the tutorial fun begins. We’ll follow that with info about sponsors and prizes, and then a really fun week of voting for our favorites. It’s a fun time all around. But today, I’d like… 

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Dead Ant, Dead Ant…

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You know that Pink Panther joke, right? “What does Pink Panther say when he steps on an ant?” (Answer: please refer to post title.) I don’t remember ants being a problem in our houses when I was growing up. I don’t know whether that’s because we never had them or because it wasn’t my problem… 

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Announcing: Skirt Week 2012!

It’s tiiiiiiiiiiiiime! We’re rolling! The pools are open and you have between now and midnight EST on June 8 to get your skirt entered! Wait, what are we talking about? If you weren’t reading last year, it’s time for SKIRT WEEK! This year that means that on May 21 we’ll start a two-week-long parade of beautiful… 

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A Few Fun Things

One of my funnest* e-mails ever arrived in our inbox this week. It was a message from Kim at Spoonflower. This would be the Kim that inspired Spoonflower by saying to her husband “geez honey, wouldn’t it be crazy awesome if you could print fabric for me?” (or something like that.) The Spoonflower blog featured… 

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Bathe At Your Own Risk

I’m a sensory-loving girl. As a kid I had to touch and squeeze everything, so while it’s frustrating now that my kids have to touch eeeeeverything, I get it. It works in my girls’ favor, sometimes, that I remember how much I loved squishy gooey stuff. And still do– as long as it’s not a… 

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