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Project Run and Play - Season 19 - This is Me

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Eek I can finally share! I am so excited to be part of Project Run and Play’s Around the World Tour - Season 19 Australia & New Zealand! I thought i would share a little about myself... Im Natasha (Tash as most people know me) and I live in Sydney, Australia with my hubby Mike, 3 children Jordy, Ellie and Jack, and our cat, Harry. I’m originally from country NSW, growing up in a rural town called Wagga Wagga My love of sewing stemmed from spending a lot of time in my late grandmothers sewing room as a child. I would...

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Christmas Baking

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Sometimes starting out with a simple sewing project is only the very beginning of what fun can lay ahead. I recently bought some inexpensive tea towels from Kmart, and after looking at them, thought, these would be so cute as little Aprons. With that in mind I set out to make a brother and sister set of aprons using the Sugar Plum Apron pattern. To create the boys apron, I omitted the ruffled section of the ‘skirt’, and simply cut the width of the apron 2’’ wider than the bodice width, and did not gather it. No other changes to...

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Adding Candy Floss Tulle to a Dress Skirt

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Here is a fun way for how to apply tulle to the skirt of any dress. I have used the Little Lizard King Amsterdam Dress to create this look. It really is simple, and you can change the look dramatically by how much tulle you use and the size of the pieces.   Complete the bodice as per the tutorial and set aside. Follow the tutorial to complete the skirt.  It is much easier to start with a hemmed skirt with gathering stitches in (use two rows of gathering stitches around the top of your skirt). Cut your tulle into squares...

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How to Hem a Circle Skirt with Bias Tape

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Hemming a circle skirt can be tricky. However, Single Fold Bias Tape, can be used as a fun and easy way to finish a circle skirt.  To make it even better, it can add an interesting pop of color to the inside of the garment. Store bought bias tape works wonderfully and is the quickest method. Most Little Lizard King circle skirt patterns recommend using a 1/2’’ single fold bias tape for this purpose, such as the Sorrento Dress, Oxford Skirt, Arendelle and City Lights Skirt, but any width will do. Making your own bias tape may take a little...

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