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Project Sew It – June

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

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There’s something inspirational going on this year.  Celina of Petit a Petit and Family created Project Sew It.  You can read all about it here, but the basic premise is to sew one thing every month.  I’m putting my own twist on it by sewing one thing for each of my nieces and nephews for their birthdays this year.  It won’t end up being once per month, and sometimes it’ll be more than once per month, but it’s my goal!  I sew so much for my kids, that I want to share the sewing love.

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

For the next entry in Project Sew It – my version, I sewed 2 garments for a nephew and niece.  They don’t share the same birthday, it’s just that Aunt Audrey is a little behind…again!

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

Since my first entry in Project Sew It was for siblings, and this month it’s the same, I thought it would be fun to again make some garments that are matching, but not too much!

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

I started with a Parachute Polo for my nephew, O.  I could hardly believe he is wearing such a big size when his Mom sent me his measurements!  And just like the first time, I decided to save time and sew 2 shirts at one time.  So when I was making David his polar bear Parachute Polo, I also sewed one for O.

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

Now I have to pause for a moment of honesty here.  When I chose this fabric to make this shirt, I decided to use it up because I wasn’t too fond of the color.  It’s fantastic fabric, Birch Organic knit fabric from Fabric Worm.  But the color just wasn’t doing anything for me.  Then I went hunting in my stash for a coordinating color for the collar.  There just wasn’t anything in the brown or green or even colors that was floating my boat.  But when I grabbed the blue (leftover from Aria’s Kelly Skirt) and wham!  I was in love with this shirt!  I really, really had to force myself to mail it off to my nephew I ended up loving it that much.

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

It was that fabric guiding the gift for his sister, T.  I don’t get to see these kids as much as I’d like, but from photos I see of them, I’ve gotten the impression that T is all girl and loves to dress in a feminine way.  With that in mind, I returned to my latest favorite skirt pattern for girl’s, Thread Faction #106.  I chose this light knit fabric for 2 reasons, it coordinated with the Parachute Polo shirt I’d just made, and for the hack I was planning.

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

For this version of Thread Faction #106, I made it a double layer skirt by cutting out 2 skirts, a pair of shorts, and attaching them both into the waistband at that step.  Easy and stunning effect!

Birch Organic Polo Shirt and matching skirt sewn by Skirt Fixation for Project Sew It.

I used some of the fabric from the Parachute Polo for the waistband of this skirt to cement in the matching status of the two items.

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Here is T modeling her new skirt!

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Isn’t she such a beautiful young lady!

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And here is little O looking so dapper in his new shirt!

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His Mom says his shirt fits as if it was custom made for him! 😉

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Thread Faction’s Skirt #106 {Pattern Review}

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

Today we have the privilege of reviewing , a pattern by Thread Faction.  And not only that, we’re part of an super awesome blog tour where a bunch of Thread Faction patterns from their new SS2016 collection are being reviewed.  At the end of this post is a giveaway for 1 Thread Faction pattern, and a link to another Thread Faction giveaway you won’t want to miss, plus links to all the other bloggers on the tour.

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

Alright, back to Skirt #106.  This pattern will surely be sewn again, which is saying a lot, considering how many skirt pattern we are amassing!  The shape is awesome, which allows for super movement and flexibility.  Just check out this collage we made of Skirt #106 in action.

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

As if the movement in this skirt pattern wasn’t enough, there are shorts underneath, which is a must for any little girl.  Cartwheels, here we come!

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

Skirt #106 is a knit skirt pattern.  We used some of our hoarded Art Gallery Fabrics knit fabric from the limited edition Priory Square line.  Skirt #106 can be made in 9 sizes from 2-10.  The waistband is elastic, Annie’s preferred method.  Also, the waistband instructions teach you how to make it in a very professional, finished manner.  It’s really worth it, even though it’s a little more difficult and took us several tries and sessions with the seam ripper to get it exactly right.  We sewed a size 6 with added length beyond the size 10 lines.  This is because if this summer is anything like last summer, it will be about 6 inches shorter at the end of summer!  So, planning ahead.

Thread Faction #106 sewn by Skirt Fixation

Now it’s time for you to take a tour and see what everyone else has created using Thread Faction patterns.
26/5 Nap Time Creations Miss Castelinhos Swoodson Says Needles to say

27/5 Made By Sara Sew Not Perfect Hello Holli Whisk ’em

28/5 House of Estrela Made By Amanda Rose Max California Brave Fabrics

29/5 Create 3.5 Bless by Tone The College Seamstress

30/5 Ma Me Mi Mo Paisley Roots Skirt Fixation

31/5 Sew Very Rebel and Malice Call Ajaire

1/6 Better Dressed Child Buzzmills Handmade Frenzy

2/6 Lamb and ewe crafts All Things Beautiful Pen, Seb & Rox

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