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The Franklin Top & Onstage Tutu Skirt

The Franklin Dress by Brooklyn Pattern Company was chosen as the pattern to sew during the Flip This Pattern series over at Frances Suzanne.  Now we love this pattern just as is, and plan to make it someday, but the challenge was to flip, or change the pattern.We decided to make the Franklin dress intoContinue reading “The Franklin Top & Onstage Tutu Skirt”

Fancy Free Patterns

Free patterns.  We love them!  We’ve used them many times, and today our goal is to show you how you can take free patterns and make them fancy.  Fancy free patterns. When Frances Suzanne invited us to be a part of their Flip This Pattern series, we were floored!  These are some talented sewing ladies,Continue reading “Fancy Free Patterns”

Black Denim Jacket Ethan Flip

We accepted Frances Suzanne’s challenge to flip the Ethan Shirt by Sis Boom.  Of course, first of all we had to sew an unflipped version of the Ethan Shirt, but we’ll get to that another time.  When we can get the boy convinced to show his face on a SKIRT blog! I knew I wantedContinue reading “Black Denim Jacket Ethan Flip”

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”

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 Josephine Blouse and Dress Modified Outfit

We are so pleased to present you our version of the Josephine blouse pattern by Violet Fields Threads. We started with the Josephine blouse and dress pattern because we were inspired by Frances & Suzanne’s Flip this Pattern contest.  The contestants are sewing some amazing creations, and we wanted to sew along.  The things weContinue reading “Girl’s Josephine Blouse and Dress Modified Outfit”