Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dotty Flared Wrap Skirt

IMG_8667Boy do I have some outfit posts to catch up on. We’ll start with this fun knit wrap skirt.

Yep, I made a wrap skirt…with huge dots on it…and I LOVE it! I’m sure some of you will think both me and the skirt are dotty, and you’d be right! I’m a crazier person than some people believe. I just do a good job of hiding it most of the time.

Now that I’m looking at these pictures it almost looks like something Mrs. Frizzle would wear. Haha! Frankly, that realization changes nothing; if anything, it adds more appeal to the skirt. 😉 Side Question: What type of Magic School Bus adventure/occasion would Mrs. Frizzle wear giant polka dots for?

Anyway, some days I like to wear things that are a bit out of my comfort zone, and this certainly fits that description.

I used a knit fabric that I found at a thrift store for less than $1 a while back. There was some serious yardage of this stuff. I’ve barely made a dent in it, and I made a flared wrap skirt. Continue reading

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Assemble PDF Patterns with Contact Paper

IMG_9087Today I’d like to share a trick for making PDF pattern assembly easier. Two words: contact paper. Instead of laying out pages and taping them together, worrying that you’ve made the pieces crooked, try lining up and sticking your pieces to contact paper.

I’m sure there are some of you out there who already use this method, but I thought I’d share it anyway.

Something I really like about this method is that you can peel and re-stick if you make a mistake. An added bonus to the use of contact paper is that your patterns are more durable. I would advise using pattern weights when cutting fabric out, as putting pins through the contact paper will cause them to be sticky.

Here are some ways that you can go about assembling a PDF pattern with contact paper. Continue reading

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Verity Knit Dress and Shirt Pattern Now Available

IMG_8940(2)The day is finally here! It’s time to introduce the Verity dress and shirt pattern to the world. I guess I was off by about a week for the estimated release, but better late than never.

Everything had to be just right. So, I had to add more details, double and triple (and quadruple ;)) check measurements and instructions, and work out a few more kinks than I originally anticipated.

The pattern and instructions come in PDF form. You will receive a tiled version (Letter &A4 format) and copy shop version of the pattern (36×80 for large format printers).

The instruction document provides cutting layouts, detailed assembly instructions with photos, short and sweet versions of instructions for experienced sewers, sewing tips and suggestions, a detailed pattern measurement breakdown and metric conversions of the measurement chart. Continue reading

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