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Sew with Me: Look Back At It

Hey Loves!

This time off work with my children has been great!  The little guy and I are really enjoying each other.  The bigger guys are trying to make my hair gray and I think they are succeeding. BUT, I love them and wouldn't have it any other way.

When the middle guy and the little guy are napping, I slip in my craft room to spend time with my Brother.  That's my special place.  Together, we make things I love.

My latest creations are all about back details.  I have a little junk in the trunk.  LOL  I had it before it was popular. So, I actually like clothing that accents by junk.  LOL  Check out these inspiration pieces:
ASOS TALL Swing Dress With Off Shoulder Gypsy Detail - $37.00

Express Mixed Fabric Tulip Back Tee - $19.99

Here are my creations:

The Shirt
I love this shirt because it's really simple in the front but the back is a little racy.  The tulip cut in the back can be cut higher to make it sexier or lower to make it more conservative.  I made this shirt by modifying NewLook A6217 - I did a pattern review including my modification on Click here to view it. The fabric used was a soft white light weight jersey knit.  I know this post is about the shirt but I made the skirt she's wearing too (it was one of the first things I made). You can't go wrong with a maxi.

The Dress:  
Drafted using my circle skirt pattern, my modifications, and some modifications suggested by some of my Facebook sew sisters.   I used this polyester fabric I've had in my stash for months. I loved the fabric when I saw it.  I bought the last 3 yards at $2/yard at Wal-Mart.

These turned out really cute.  If you'd like a custom version of either one of these, contact me at

Until next time, smooches!

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