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I Like My Skirts Fast and Cheap, 2.0

Whether you are motivated by frugality, by the desire to live in an eco-friendly way, or by an abundance of fun and funky vintage sheets in your linen closet, this simple tutorial should appeal to you.

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Another wrap and a wardrobe question

I am beginning to think that wrap skirts are going to be for the Summer of 2011 what elastic-waist skirts were for the Summer of 2007.  Time will tell, but I’m already off to a pretty good start. Here is the latest, made a few weeks ago to wear to Eamonn’s First Communion. Pattern: Spring […]

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Wrapped up

Thank you, if you commented on my last post, emailed me, or posted on Facebook.  It meant a lot to me. In flipping through the (many) skirts hanging in my closet this weekend, I realized that they were all in happy floral quilting cottons, funky thrifted bedsheets, or silly novelty fabrics.  Nothing really struck me […]

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Scratching that itch

The sewing machine has been liberated from it’s basement prison, and I am scratching that itch.  What did I choose to make?  Something that wasn’t even on my list… I’m making a nice little pile of skirts in vintage fabrics.  They’re (mostly) not for me, though.  They’re destined for the shop, in fact.  I’ve been […]

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Joy in the daydream

Skirt weather has arrived, and oh, how I have missed it!  I didn’t realize quite how much until I spent yesterday twirling around in my favorite a-line.  Skirt-wearing brings a sort of effervescence with it that I find hard to capture in other ways.  I suppose it’s just that it makes me feel “girly,” which […]

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