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Maxi Skirts Galore!

A few weeks ago I was on a maxi skirt sewing frenzy… Please excuse my modeling skills in the following pictures. 🙂 As you can see, one of my daughters, however, thinks she is QUITE the little model. Sometimes she overdoes it, though. For the girls’ pink and blue skirts I used THIS tutorial, but the waist needs to be an inch or so smaller than the actual measurement (these are little girls without womanly hips…

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Sweet Summer Halter Top Tutorial

Last summer I did a guest post for Fireflies and Jellybeans, so I thought it would be nice to bring it home and repost it over here on my blog, too.  Looking at these pictures of little Gracie, who just turned two the other day, makes me a little bit sappy. Oh, I am going to be a mess with this last baby, aren’t I? *sniff, sniff* OK, back to the tutorial.  Here you go……

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Strawberry Shortcake Dress

Just a quick little show-off here… I made another Strawberry Shortcake dress (original HERE) for my niece’s 3rd birthday. It turned out super cute and she immediately wanted to put it on, so she must have liked it. 🙂 Same as before, it is a semi-circle skirt (left over from my screw-up two years ago) sewn to an embellished Garanimals T-shirt from Walmart.  This time I improved and did two things differently: 1. Garanimals shirts…

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Regular to Maternity T-Shirt Refashion Tutorial

Please excuse the photographer’s finger in the top corner there. 🙂 Usually I do not sew many things for myself and I am not usually all that picky when it comes to clothing. BUT, I saw these T-shirts on sale at Target in CUTE colors and I just really, really wanted them! So I splurged. On myself.  That almost NEVER happens!  Here is how I mentally justified it: Maternity T-shirts are way more expensive (I…

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Flutter Sleeve Doll Dess

When my 5yo got her own “fake American Girl doll” for her birthday, she immediately began nagging incessantly for a doll dress to match her Flutter Sleeve Sundress (more on that HERE). It was only fair, so I whipped one up as soon as I got a chance. She loves it! Again, I took pictures this time since I didn’t have a deadline and could sew in the daylight hours, so you are getting a…

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Boutique Peasant Doll Dress Pattern

I was surprised that so many people were interested in the pattern for this dress! So, I redrew it from my scribbled up copy and copied all of the measurements onto the same paper. Here ya’ go! The downloadable pdf pattern is available HERE. (Updated 3/20/16)If you have trouble, please just e-mail me at pacountrycrafts at gmail dot com and I will send you a copy of the pattern. I hope this helps! The directions…

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Boutique Peasant (Doll) Dress Tutorial

You didn’t think I would get away with making a matching dress for just ONE of my daughter’s dolls, did you? No way! With four girls (and who knows, maybe another one on the way to crush their brother’s hopes one last time) if I am going to sew something for one of my girls, I had better be prepared to sew that something for the other ones, too. So, I made a Boutique Peasant…

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Twirly Lace Doll Dress Pattern

  I had some fabric left over from the girls’ Easter dresses, so I decided to make matching dresses for their new American Girl dolls. They loved this!   For this dress I actually made two because I am a perfectionist like that. It really took hardly any fabric, though, and I came up with some things to make it better. First of all, the bodice and straps are all one piece: For the back,…

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