At our house I have a girlie who just had a birthday and received her dear friend Kit, one of the American Girl dolls. And well, Kit has been played with and played with…and so we are busy at our house making some accessories for her. So, this last week, my girlie and I made Miss Kit a quilted blanket out of two fat quarters.
I shared this a couple of weeks ago at Riley Blake Designs but today I am sharing it again here. I really am still living in these skirts. And I think they will still be cute with tights and boots for fall and winter.
Hi everyone! I think this is my all-time favorite version of the knit pencil skirt for two reasons…. they are a cinch to make and they are as comfortable as wearing yoga pants or pajama pants…but are a bit more acceptable in public
Here is what you need to make one:
*Fold your fabric in half. You should have a center fold line in your fabric.
*Measure you waist and divide that number by 4. Mark that as a horizontal waistline on your FOLDED knit fabric.
* Measure your hips and divide that number by 4. Mark that as a horizontal hipline onto your FOLDED fabric.
*Measure from your waist to your knees. Put that line (measuring vertically) down from the waistline like shown below.
Now you are ready to cut out your skirt front. Cut out one more for your skirt back. You should have 2 skirt pieces—1 front and 1 back both cut on the fold.
Now put your skirt on and admire your work!
We have lots more skirt tutorials over at Simple Simon and Company that are just as easy to make! Head HERE to see more.
~Elizabeth and liZ
I’ve been trying to fight it….I really have…this ending of summer business…
I tried to pretend that it wasn’t happening…and then I was in denial…but last week as I was running down the canyon and saw the leaves beginning to change color I knew I would have to accept the facts: Summer is over…and the autumn season is upon us.
So instead of mourning the loss of late nights and sprinkler filled days with my kids I’m going to change my mind set and look forward to the holidays, crafts, and parties that I can enjoy with my family during the upcoming season.
And….to get me in the mood I’ve put together a short roundup of some of my favorite fall projects from seasons past…
The link under each picture will take you directly to the post that will give you all the directions to make each of the projects. So let’s get started!
Ok! That helped.
I really do love this time of year…the smells, colors, and feelings…and summer will always come again…so I’m ready to say goodbye to our swimsuits and hello to the holidays. Let’s get this party started!
Every year it seems I am squeezing in a last minute First-Day-of-School dress. Maybe it’s the fact that I procrastinate because somehow I am wishing that summer would stay forever…..I miss the carefree summer days already.
So, at 11 pm the night before school started I was finishing up the hem of the dress…and had it pressed and hung up just in the nick of time for the next morning.
SO….awhile ago Elizabeth and I made a few videos…..
And today we are sharing one of my favorites. It is a minute long video on how to make a really cute half apron in 3 easy steps. (Ok….I lied it’s really 72 seconds long…but that is close to only a minute long…we tried to be brief!)
I love these aprons! They are made from dishtowels and are perfect to wear and to wash.
So if you have a minute click on over and check it out…and you can see Elizabeth and I doing the nerdiest thing ever at the end (that we were promised wouldn’t be in the video!).
Here’s the link: EASY APRON TUTORIAL
First of all, please don’t laugh at my picture. liZ and I decided a long time ago that we didn’t want pictures of ourselves on the blog—mostly because we are hermits and don’t really like even the thought of taking pictures of ourselves. Well, after a while here of heads cut off and other photo techniques, we are starting to venture out and put up a few pictures of ourselves. Awkward, at best, but it’s up there….(AHHHH!)
Today we want to share one of our absolute favorite skirts with you and perhaps the easiest—a paper bag skirt. I seriously love the little ruffle detail around the top and they are perfect for wearing cute belts.
Today we have a free tank top pattern to share with you….
Here’s the deal: I’ve been making myself some tank tops to wear over my swimming suit while I’m with my kids at the pool….then I made me some more to wear as shells…and then I couldn’t stop making them.