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Are you all gearing up for Valentine's Day? I admit I haven't done much to prepare yet. And I don't really have too many decorations specifically for Valentine's Day. I wish I had one of these gorgeous Heart wreaths, maybe I'll have to make one of my own!
I am getting to the point in my pregnancy where I just feel huge. And I still have 2 months to go! I'm feeling the need to get everything ready, but I still have a lot I need to do. It is fun looking for tutorials for all kinds of baby items though, and this one looks easy and cute.
The first part of this tutorial requires a pattern, and I am not very gifted when it comes to following patterns.
So I grabbed a pre-pregnancy A-line skirt that I loved. I measured my hips to make sure I could pull the skirt on (the original skirt used a zipper so I definitely had to make it a bit bigger), and I traced the basic shape of the original skirt onto my fabric using half of my hip measurement for the top of the skirt (the skirt was made of two pieces-- the front and the back). I used a medium-weight fabric so I didn't have to line the skirt.
For the stretchy panel I actually decided to cut up some fitted t-shirts that were in my "donation pile". I just cut off the bottom half of the shirt. I did have to add elastic to the top part, but otherwise these skirts were SO easy!
OK, I know the panels don't exactly match, but I was using what I had. And the panels are covered by a shirt anyway. :) (And no, I didn't bother changing my thread either, no one will ever see it when I'm wearing them...)
We survived another holiday season! This year I took multiple loads of packages out each week during December. There were some long days and nights, but I hope you all got your orders, and hope you all like your jewelry!
One of 3 shipments going out one week in December
Our family really appreciates your business, especially with our baby boy coming in April.
Spending part of our Christmas vacation in Idaho with family
From my family to yours, Happy New Year! Hope it's a wonderful one!