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Lil, pattern hack, ultimate suit -

Hi Rockstars!I'm Lil (a.k.a. Nin Ja Moo) and I am so thrilled to be here!  When Kristie asked if I would do a blog post about adding a frill only on the back of the Boo! Ultimate Suit, I said "Yes!" because you never say "No!" to Mrs. Boo, right?!?!?! ;)Anyway, getting on to business. Are you ready?So first, cut the back of your pattern along the line for adding a frill. Now remember to add the seam allowance on both back pieces (top and bottom) to account for the frill. This is how it should look when you're done.Cut...

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owl and i, pattern hack, skater dress -

The amazing Steph from Owl & I has agreed to share the method she uses for adding a tulle overlay to the skater dress This will work for the Spandex Skater Dress or Sleeved Skater Dress patterns. Add a tulle overlay to the skirt of your Skater Dress to create extra twirl factor or just make it that little bit fancy! I find that between two to four layers of tulle works best so that you get a nice full skirt without being too bulky at the waist. Cut all your pieces out for your Skater Dress. I then use one...

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leggings, leggings sew along, panels, pattern hack, sew along -

SEW ALONG: BOO! LEGGINGS – Day 4 So now that you have made your first pair of leggings I thought I would show you how to make a few simple adjustments to get the most out of your pattern! ALTERNATE HEMMING The flip technique may not be your cup of tea, even after you have practiced it a little bit, and that is totally ok (it still rocks)!  You can use these techniques in the Swimmers rashie patterns, Baby Swimmers or with the Sleeved Skater Dress pattern too. Here are a few other options.  They are a bit more fiddly and time consuming, but...

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horris and deedle, indias closet, panels, pattern hack, swimmers -

PIMP YOUR PATTERN: SWIMMERS RUFFLES Get the India’s Closet look! The lovely Simone has shared how she adds her ruffles to the bottom of togs. 1. Cut ruffles 2.3 x width of ‘waist’ and 2.5″ (6.5cm) long for sizes 2-3 or 3″ (7.5cm) long for sizes 4-7. 2. Sew 2 rows of gathering stitches on the top of each ruffle and pull bobbin threads to gather to the width of the swimmers.  This helps to keep the ruffles flat when stitching and prevents the top rolling under. 3. On back of swimmers measure 3.5″ (9cm) / 4″ (10cm) for larger...

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bug and miss, gallery dress, pattern hack -

Get the Bug & Miss Look!  The super talented and lovely Brooke from Bug & Miss has shared how she made the gallery dress into a reversible tunic. The reversible gallery dress is great for showing off your fav fabrics – it’s like two dresses in one!! And because all the seams are hidden in a lining it’s perfect for quilted/pieced styles or applique work – so many possibilities; Loving it! So to make your gallery dress reversible, all you need are your bodice pieces – front and back (I have traced my pattern pieces on to intertrace, an interfacing...

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