High Low Midi Skirt


During the hot summer mouths here in Texas, my usual go-to outfit are shorts and a shirt.  So easy to wear and keeps me cool, right?  Well at the beginning of the summer I told myself I would try to incorporate more dresses and skirts. Hopefully I would feel just as comfortable and cool as I did in shorts.  And maybe look a little cuter too??

Easy To Sew: Shorts & Skirt


A few words that I am always keeping my eyes peeled when looking for patterns: easy to sew.  Yasss!  Especially when it comes to bottoms, like skirts and shorts.  Now skirts in general can be fairly easy to sew, especially when using an elastic waist.  This is what drew me to Simplicity 2258.  I also loved the details for each of the views - like cuffs for shorts, waist bows for the skirts and ties for the capri pants.  Too cute!

Fall Pattern Haul


I finally caught one of Joann's pattern sales last weekend and picked up these Butterick patterns for $1.99 each. These are all from their new Fall catalog.  I was looking for easy, casual tops for the fall. Tops that I can wears with jeans or leggings. I also bought a cargo vest and also a pair of mustard color jeans that I'd love to pair with a handmade top.  I still have a couple more summer tops to finish up before these. I gotta keep my summer wardrobe going through at least October here in Texas.

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