I've had this idea for a bow or a tie detail on a pencil skirt. I originally wanted to add a full bow but it turned out to be chunky and overpowering. I fiddled around until I found the perfect way to create the same effect with this tutorial. Instead of an actual bow, this technique adds the elegance of a bow without the bulk!
This skirt is feminine but not to girly. And it's soooo easy to achieve. You can make this in any colour you like, I do recommend a solid colour rather than a print so that the bow detail can stand out!

 
 
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Hey Everyone! 

One of my goals with the Basic Knit Bodice was to create a collection of pattern pieces that you can mix and match with each other! My first official addition is 3 styles of knit sleeves! It is available for purchase here, and it such a fantastic addition to any pattern collection. Believe me when I say that this pattern is incredibly useful and I can't wait to feature it in lots of amazing dress tutorials in the future! 

Now about this tutorial:
My new found fabric love is scuba knit! So soft and REALLY comfortable to wear. It's thick enough that it smooths over an lumps and bumps you might want to hide which is always a bonus ;) You can make this dress with any medium weight knit (stretch) fabric and it really does flatter any body type! 

Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing!!!!

Melanie
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To me linen just screams spring and summer. I love this simple layered skirt style. It is perfect for any age. You could make this skirt in any woven fabric and any length you want. I'm convinced a maxi version of this style would be amazing! 

Happy Sewing! 

Melanie oxoxox

 
 
Love the look of the this pleated makeup bag. I find projects like this to be instance gratification, you spend a few minutes are your sewing machine and suddenly you have created something beautiful.You can use really an medium weight fabric such canvas, linen, satin even. The fusible interfacing adds a professional feel to the whole bag. It's really one of my favourite projects to make and it's so perfect for Mother's Day. It is currently for sale on my Craftsy Pattern Store.  

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Sewing 

Melanie oxoxox

 
 
The paper bag waist detail is very on trend right now. This is such a easy going skirt, style it with a white tee, add a some gladiator sandals and your good to go :) 

This skirt can be made it lots of different types of fabric. Also you can make this is any size following the formula :) This would be so cute for a little girly. 

Happy Sewing 

Melanie oxoxox