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Etage Dress Review from Hand-Me-Downs!

We had the honor of testing the Etage Top and Dress for Terri of Sew Straight and Gather.  And entirely by accident, we had to use hand-me-downs for the fabric, thus qualifying for the week 2 theme over at Project Run & Play: “The Hand-Me-Down Makeover.”  Here’s the totally by accident part…the Etage top and dressContinue reading “Etage Dress Review from Hand-Me-Downs!”

Playhouse Dress Review and KCW Day 1

A long time ago, we submitted a refashion we made to Sewabration of Womanhood, and we won some gifts!  One thing we won was 4 patterns of our choice from Fishstick Designs.  One of the patterns we immediately wanted was the Playhouse Dress.  This is our Playhouse Dress Review. We ordered some knit from GirlContinue reading “Playhouse Dress Review and KCW Day 1”

Hemming a Skirt with Bias Tape Tutorial

July was a great month for skirts!  Over at Simple Simon & Co. the Elizabeths held an event that’s probably the best skirt event of the year.  It’s called Skirting The Issue, and it’s all about making skirts…for needy girls in foster care.  What a great event!  What a great cause!  So of course weContinue reading “Hemming a Skirt with Bias Tape Tutorial”

Style That Kid ebook Review

We had the great privilege of having Alida sponsor Challenge Create: Fabric Swap Edition.  Her new ebook, Style That Kid is amazing.  We can personally attest to the success her book makes possible.  Here’s the way it usually works at Skirt Fixation.  Allegra takes the photos.  She has the eye, and the feel for whatContinue reading “Style That Kid ebook Review”

Oliver + S Croquet Dress

We just could not sit out this month’s Flip This Pattern!  We have been admiring the Oliver + S patterns from afar, and this month the pattern to “flip” over at Frances Suzanne was the Croquet Dress by Oliver + S.  Just the perfect excuse!  Now we have joined the exclusive club of seamstresses whoContinue reading “Oliver + S Croquet Dress”

Look What Escaped the Zoo! Project Run & Play Week 1 Challenge

The theme for the first week of Project Run & Play is “Put Me in the Zoo.”  They described this challenge as, “Take inspiration from your favorite (or your child’s favorite animal) and design and construct an outfit.  Remember to make it “inspired by” and not a literal costume.”  So I began by asking AnnieContinue reading “Look What Escaped the Zoo! Project Run & Play Week 1 Challenge”

Sewing with PDF Patterns, A Beginner’s Guide

Lately I’ve been using a lot of PDF patterns. One big reason is the convenience, but as I’ve used them I’ve discovered more advantages than just being able to print them out from my home! Convenience = This was the first reason I started using PDF patterns.  I live over an hour away from theContinue reading “Sewing with PDF Patterns, A Beginner’s Guide”

Spring Break Beach Outfits

The second week theme challenge for Project Run and Play Season 9 is Spring Break.  This design is to center around your favorite (or dream) vacation spot.  It’s pretty much unanimous in this house that anywhere with an ocean and beach is the winning spring vacation spot!  So we started scheming about what we couldContinue reading “Spring Break Beach Outfits”

Girl’s Rain Jacket – When It Rains, It Pours!

A while back I was at a fabric store getting buttons to go on Annie’s leather coat, when I had one of THOSE moments.  (Or am I the only one this happens to?)  I was innocently standing in the checkout line with a package of large white buttons in my hand when this bolt ofContinue reading “Girl’s Rain Jacket – When It Rains, It Pours!”