Author Archives: amy mayen

Spin Skirt | Tween Pattern Showcase & Skirting The Issue

Spin Skirt by Elegance & Elephants, poplin from L’Ouseau Fabrics Today I’m at E&E talking about knit fabrics from L’Ouseau. Check out the post here! Aside from their amazing selection of knits; L’Ouseau also carries hard to find Euro prints. Poplin is a … Continue reading

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Betty Skirt Pattern : Pleated Skirt for 18″ Doll

The Shaffer Sisters are hard at work again; adding extended sizes to the Betty Skirt pattern! (There may also be some fun add-ons…but we’ll have to wait and see:) I can’t say too much; but I can confirm this: It will … Continue reading

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Overall Dress Refashion

Its Refashion Month at House of Estrella! Here’s my easy overall dress refashion tutorial. It takes 20 minutes or less, and very little sewing experience is needed. We started with a perfectly respectable pair of overalls. There’s nothing wrong with … Continue reading

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Stenciled T-shirt Refashion for Tweens

I’m sharing a stenciled t-shirt refashion today! (Its another mama-daughter collaboration!) The spray painting is easy enough for older kids to handle, but we did pick up some tips for you. By that, I mean that we ruined a shirt … Continue reading

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Top 10 Summer Dress Patterns (with tween sizes)

Top 10 Summer Dress Patterns, especially chosen for tweens. These patterns go up to at least size 12, and aren’t too babyish for older girls. Soleil Dress by Selvedge Designs, size 12 months-12 The Soliel dress pattern is sewn in … Continue reading

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