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Straight Skirt and Kit and Kaboodle Mash

Wow, the sucess of the straight skirt has blown my mind. I’m loving that you are all loving the free pattern.  Remember to keep posting photos of the ones that you have made up because I LOVE seeing what you all sew, and the gorgeous fabrics you use ( I secretly drool over these as in NZ it is very hard to get nice knits).

The person who sews the most skirts wins a pattern of their choice.who sews the most

Here are a few that have been shared in my group so far.

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Jenny McSweeney (extra length) /Karen Radford / Rebekah Geerlings (cute pabp hack)

But, back to what I was meant to be talking about before I got distracted… Adding shorties under the skirt for added modesty for those girls that well…aren’t so good at being modest! (namly mine!)

What you will need:

  1. Skirt pattern (free with a code in my group)
  2. Kit and Kaboodle pattern (also free with a code from my group)
  3. Scissors
  4. Pencil
  5. Tracing paper (or what ever you like to use)

1modify the k&k pattern

Trace out the shorties pattern in the size you need.  then measure 2.5cm (1″) below the yoga waist line and draw another line, cut along this one when cutting the shorties out.


Sew the shorties  as per the tutorial and when you are up to the waistband, slip them inside the skirt and match up the CB and CF and side seams.  Attach the waistband as per the skirt tutorial.



So as you see, pretty straight forward, I cant wait to see your K&K/straight skirt mashes!!!

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And while you are here make sure you read the blog post on how you can win a pattern from each of the above designers.

and one more thing, last one I promise,  the below blogs are some awesome reviews and photos of the skirt.




Tales From A Southern Mom

Phat Quarters

Living in Twinado Alley



Woohoo by Davina

BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 7

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Welcome to the 7th and final day of the blog hop.  And remember that today is the last day to enter the giveaway so make sure to do that. You can see the giveaway link on most of the partiticpants blog posts, or you can enter here at the bottom of the post.

Today we get to hear from Dorothea from Bonnie and Lottie, Alison from Kiwi Crafty Chemist and Rebekah of RebekahSews.

First up is Dorothea, I really like the different way that she has mixed up the skirt.  Every one likes MLP!

Read her post here


Next we get to check out Alison, you can tell she in the same hemisphere as me by the fact that her top has long sleeves as well as the bow over layed over the plain back.I love the pink print. so cute.

Read her post here


And finally to close off the tour is Rebekah, she made 2 versions of the BBB, one which is mashed with another of my patterns, but you are going to have to read her post to find out which one it was.

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BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 6

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Day 6 has crept up on use rather quickly hasn’t it.  Today we have 3 bloggers reviewing the Bow Back Beauties.

First up we have Meriel from Create3.5 aren’t her two week girls just adorable, love sisterly moments like this when they happen.

Check out her blog post here


next to showcase is Sarah from mi casa es SEW casa, oh my gosh check out this little diva,

Run to read her blog post


And finally Erin from the Bugs Bit. Isn’t that elephant print just to die for?  I find it hard finding nice knit in New Zealand so I almost always have to purchase from overseas.  But I haven’t seen one like this yet.  Beautiful.

Check out her blog post here



BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 5

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Day 5 is upon us and you’re going to be busy reading about 4 lovely Bow Back Beauties today.

First up we have Melissa from Rebel and Malice, this little top is so feminine and I just love the flowers.

Check out her blog post here


Next is Stacey the blogger behind All Sewn up by Stacey, this top I just want to eat up, well actually the child too, isn’t she just scrumptious.  Oh those curls.

Check out Stacey’s blog post here


next to showcase is Sara from Made by Sara

More stripes,and that colour, its awesome.

Check out her blog post here


And finally the very talented Kari of That’s Sew Kari

I’m loving the neon theme going on here, this is an outfit that any little girl would love to own.

Check out her post here


BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 4

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Welcome along to day 4 ~ This blog hop is positively hopping along.  Today we have 3 bloggers to check out

Jenny from Mend and Make New,  Alyna from Thrify Gifty and Ronda from Wining wife

I always enjoy seeing what Jenny makes, her selection of fabrics is just incredible and she has a knack of putting just the right fabrics together.

Read her full blog post here


Alyna has recently started testing for me and does an incredible job, Isn’t that headband just to die for, I wish my kids would wear headbands like that!!!

Read Alyna’s post here


Now we see Ronda’s version, can I just say, I love stripes.

see her post here


BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 3

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Welcome to day 3.

Today we get to hear from Gemia from Phat Quarters and Rachel from Handcrafted by RED

I really love the colours of the top that Gemia made, the little arrows are so delicate and that contrast print just matches perfectly.

Read her post here


I’m really looking forward to seeing what Rachel from Handcrafted by RED has done with my pattern.

Check out her post here


Dont forget to enter the giveaway found on any of the bloggers posts or HERE.

and just for good measure here is the list of participants again

BBB Blog Hop ~ day 2

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Welcome to day 2 of the blog hop.  With 3 bloggers to look at today you are bound to get some more looks a the different options available in this amazing pattern.

First up is Kimberlee from Harper Creek Boutique

I love following along with the photos and things Kimberlee makes for her gorgeous daughter, and this is no exception.  Now why didn’t I think of bubbles.  Genious.

See her full blog post here


Next is Roxanne from Pensebrox

Look at this little delightful creature, that image of innocence is just beautiful and almost (please note I said almost) makes me wish for another baby.

See the full blog post here


 and finally, Essence from Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Essence has been testing for me since just about the beginning and I always love what she makes her kids, and I’m sure that this is no exception.

See her full write up here


BBB Blog Hop ~ Day 1

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Welcome along to the Bow Back Beauty Blog Hop.  You are in for a treat with all the bloggers involved and I can not wait to see what they all do with this pattern.

 And for all of you who are following along, I have a little treat.  For the duration of the blog hop the BBB is on special for $8 (thats $2 off) so head on over to craftsy to check it out.

And a rafflecoper giveaway, make sure you enter it, its at the bottom of the page.

First up we have Heather Turner from Boutique Birdie

I’m loving this fabric. those little dolls are uber cute and that pop of pink edging is gorgeous.

Check out her full blog post here

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Next we have another Heather, Heather Jones from All things Katy

I’m feeling jelous of all of you who are moving into a warmer season, to be able to make the bow back and not worry about your child getting cold would be wonderful, but we are heading into winter.  This pink is a perfect match for the flowers.  I can not wait to see the rest of this one.

Check out the full blog post here

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Be sure to pop along and check out these fabulous bloggers during the tour.

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{Blog Tour} Pimp that Pattern ~ Day 6

Rebekah from Rebekah Sews is another awesome tester of mine.  She started testing when her daughter was only little and she is now over 1.  
And finally we have DIY Crush with their embelished romper.
Now I have some exciting news regarding DIY Crush, Starting from NOW, I’m going to be listing some patterns with them and you can see them HERE.
Pretty exciting don’t you think?