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The Easy A-Line and the Robot Overlords

Yes, it’s another eBook! What can I say, it’s been a prolific kind of summer so far. This time I show you how to make your own skirt pattern, and then sew an elastic-waist A-line from it. If you’ve been waiting to hear how to make the Robot Overlord Skirt, this is the pattern you need.

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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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And the winner is…

It’s time to choose a winner for the skirt contest!  Between comments, subscriptions and retweets, there were 34 entries. so kindly chose #8 for me, which works out to be… [drumroll, please] Melissa E! Congratulations, Melissa!  I’ll be emailing you later today and asking a couple of nosy questions that will help me get […]

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Show off those pasty white legs: a giveaway

Well, ladies, it looks like winter is finally releasing it’s grip, ever so slowly.  It won’t be long before we’re shedding those jeans and opting for lighter wardrobe choices…  You probably know I am all about the Summer Skirt, and (weather permitting) the Spring Skirt as well. My pasty white Winter legs are ready to […]

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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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