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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Post!

I'm so excited to be working on my first blog post. I can't wait to share some of my favorite cost-saving techniques with other like-minded people out there!  In the meantime, before I'm officially up-and-running, I'm sharing one of my newest favorite projects that I made with the help of one of Ashley's awesome Make It & Love It tutorials.

I am in love with Ashley's blog and am always looking for new ways to integrate her projects. The Double-Layer Square Circle Skirt is a really quick, fun project. I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten on the girls' matching skirts, and the materials only cost me about $10 (thanks to my Joann's coupons)!

This is a great beginner project because you can get away with little "boo boos" without anyone knowing the difference. Ashley's tutorial is also really good at breaking down each step of the process with detailed pictures, so you don't feel overwhelmed! But one caveat: this project can be addicting: I've made six of these skirts so far!!! Just one of the ways I keep my girls looking super-cute without "breaking the bank"!

4 comments:

  1. Wow, very cool. I'll have to try these. How many yards doed it take to make one skirt?

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  2. Thanks! I bought 2.5 yards of the material, just to be safe, but I had probably a half yard left when I was done... still I tend to err on the size of caution because the fabric store isn't that close, so I didn't want to run out! My girls are about sizes 5 and 4. The directions on Ashley's tutorial are really detailed!

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  3. I love those skirts. Your daughters are adorable. :)

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  4. The skirts are lovely. I'm going to have to make matching ones for my grandchildren.

    Found you on Sew Linky

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