Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Nancy's Couture Presents the Upcycled Picnic Skirt

The two things I am in love with right now are skirts and well all things Couture. So I am very happy to present you with Nancy from Nancy's Couture and her tutorial on the Picnic Skirt from a button down shirt.

Here is Nancy:

Here is the shirt that she started with:

I know you want to see what she made, but first a little more about Nancy:

#1. I signed up for Spring destash because it's time to use up some of the fabric I have had around for a few years now. I have been eyeing some new fabrics but I really don't have room to store anymore fabric until I use up some of what I have. I also like a good challenge and I believe this will make me be even more creative!
#2. My favorite upcycling projects are using t-shirts to make dress for my little girl. I love that every single dress is completely unique.  And you can whip one up in less than an hour. I also being able to take something that doesn't fit my kids any more and altering it to make it last longer.
#3 There are many wonderful upcycling patterns.  What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by wearing something you have upcycled! I hope to share some upcycled things with a few special friends on Earth Day.
#4 Why do I blog? I recently asked myself this question. I love that I can share my love of sewing with other people who love to sew. I want my blog to inspire others to share their love and talent of sewing with others. Whether it's to teach someone to sew or to sew something that someone needs. I recently was able to participate and help spread the word about to little girls who were in need of kimono style tops to wear after their heart surgeries. It was a great joy for me to particiapte!!!
#5 I find inspiration every where. Some of my inspirations are God, my kids, things out of necessity, magazines, and other blogs.
#6 I am a stay at home Mommy to a 3 year old little girl and a 5 year old boy.  I am currently teaching my son how to sew. And he is doing amazing! 
I have started a new series on my blog called "Make A Difference Monday". I post about different things you can sew to help others. I have posted about the need for  Kimono shirts for the little girls having heart surgery, an auction to raise money for a transplant for a little boy, etc.  If you know of anyone who is in need of something, anything, that can be sewn please send me an email so I can get the word out.  I really want to be able to help others through my talent.
And now....Nancy's creation:
See the complete tutorial:



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