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Cheesehead Bubble Skirt Tutorial



This was a lot faster to make than I thought it would be! LOL It only took a couple of hours for the whole outfit! Gotta love that!!


What I Used-

1 piece of main fabric 54″ this way——— by 26″ long (waist down)

1 piece of lining fabric 54″ this way——— by 13″ long

1″ elastic

1 t-shirt

1 piece of ribbon


Step 1-



Place your lining and main fabric right sides together with bottom ends together. Pin, sew seam and press!


Step 2-



Flip the fabric over, pinning the lining 3″ from the top of the WRONG side of the main fabric. Straight stitch together. If you have raw edges on your lining, run a finishing stitch across the edge first.  Press!


Step 3-



Finish the edges of the TOP of the main fabric. PRESS!


Step 4-


Pin the sides, right sides together. Sew up the seam. PRESS!



Step 5-


Fold over the top 1 ” and press. Fold over 1 1/2″, press, pin and sew the elastic casing. Make sure to leave an opening to put the elastic through.


Step 6-


Pin both ends of the elastic and either hold tightly or pin one end.  Insert the elastic into the elastic casing.


Step 7-


Sew the elastic casing closed!


Now the skirt is ALLLL done! On to the matching shirt! 🙂


Step 1-


Cut out the part of the fabric that you want to use as an applique. Pin it to the front of your shirt.



Step 2-

Straight stitch around the edges. You can also use a zigzag stitch if you like that better. If you straight stitch it you have some fraying after it’s washed. I happen to like the fraying…. LOL

Then I made a little bow from ribbon and stitch it on the shirt in the middle of the bow.






As always, let me know what you think. Was it easy to follow? Will you make one??? If you DO, let me know!!! 🙂


Tomorrow I will start on my first pattern for Squiggly Twigs Designs! I have the PERFECT fabric in mind!!! 🙂




Cheesehead Tutorial


This tutorial is for the shirt. The pants are done the way I always do pants. LOL Just click the link and it will show you how. The only difference is, when I hemmed the bottoms I then turned the hem to the outside and top stitched.


On to the tutorial!

What I Used:

1 1/2 yards of main

1/2 yard of contrast

1 package of bias tape

1 package of Velcro circles

1″ elastic (for the pants)

1 button-up shirt to use as a “pattern”


***Always remember to PRESS after doing any stitching***


The first thing I did was study how a button-up shirt was put together.




I paid special attention to the back yoke, back pleat and the curve of the bottom.


Here are the pieces you will need:


2 pieces for the back yoke in the contrasting color. You can draw out the back yoke on a piece of paper to use as a pattern, if you want.




2 pieces for the front out of the main fabric. You can use the button-up shirt as a guide when cutting, if you like.




1 piece for the back. This will be shorter than the front pieces because it will be attached to the back yoke.



2 sleeves out of the contrasting fabric.



Sewing It All Together


Step 1 –



Sew the back yoke pieces together, leaving the bottom open.

Fold IN the bottom by 1/4 inch and press.


Step 2-


Put the back pleat in, lining up the sides with the back yoke, pin and press. Insert the bottom of the back INSIDE the back yoke, pin and top stitch closed.  Press.


Step 3-


Part 1 0f Step 3-

Attach the back to the front at the top (shoulders). I always do a finishing stitch first and then the straight stitch.

Part 2 of Step 3-

Pin the sides together and sew up the seam.

Part 3 of Step 3-

Sew and finishing stitch along the edges of the front pieces.  Fold over 1 1/2″ and press.


Step 4-


Edge stitch and top stitch along the folded edges.


Step 5-


Part 1 of Step 5-

Hem the bottom of the sleeves by folding up 1/4″, press, fold another 1/4″ and press. Sew the hem.

Part 2 of Step 5-

Insert the sleeves into the arm holes and pin. Sew the seam.

Part 3 of Step 5-

Open the bias tape and pin into place around the neck line. Stitch the bias tape. This is not the “proper” way to do bias tape, but I have found that it is MUCH MUCH easier and works just as well, if not better. 😉

Open the bias tape and pin into place around the bottom. Stitch it on.


Step 6-


Stick your Velcro circles on the inside of one side and the outside of the other, lining them up to match the opposite side. Then you will need to put a couple of stitched into each piece.  Press.


You are all done!!!!



I apologize that this tutorial isn’t as detailed as they usually are… I wasn’t quite sure if I would be doing a tutorial for it and I kept forgetting to take the pictures. LOL

Anyway, I hope it is clear enough to help you!!!

I will be working on Cailey’s Packers skirt and t-shirt today! Hopefully I will have a tutorial for you by Saturday! Tomorrow is my busy day, grocery shopping and bill paying… such fun. :/


Wouldn’t You Like to Be a Cheesehead, Too??

YAY!!! I finished Colin’s Packers outfit! And by Wednesday! Of course, I had meant to have BOTH Packers outfits done today….. But… umm…. yeah…. Didn’t happen. That’s OK, though. There’s always tomorrow! 😉

I will be putting up a bit of a tutorial for this tomorrow. 😉 And then hopefully I will have the tutorial for Cailey’s Packers outfit for you by Friday or Saturday. 🙂

Here a couple of pictures from our week so far.

Cailey on our first day of school. All of the other kids decided to be camera shy. SIGH…….

I have to tell you all about our science experiments. So, the first day of school we put ice in a glass and measure it. Then we were supposed to wait until it melted and measure again. The Cs stared at that glass ALLLLL day long waiting for all the ice to melt. At the end of the day the went out play. That’s when I noticed that all the ice had finally melted. I was going to wait until they came back in to tell them. Well…. along comes Deanna… She DRINKS THE GLASS OF WATER!!! Good grief… So, we put more ice in, we measure that ice, too… We wait…. Guess what happened next… A little bit of the ice melted and Jacob comes in and DRINKS THE WATER!!!! GOOD GRIEF!! SIGH…. So, we get more ice, we measure it, I announce the entire household that VERY. BAD. THINGS. would happen to the next person that touched that glass! LOL Finally yesterday morning we were able to measure the water. My goodness!!! LOL

Yesterday we were supposed to put peat moss pellets into 1/2 cup of water and in 10 minutes we would be able to plant our bean and wheat seeds…. HA HA HA HA. Yeah, it didn’t happen. Those peat moss pellets we still as hard as rocks when we went to bed last night. This afternoon I was finally able to get the bean and wheat seeds into the peat moss. BUT we were missing one bean seed. Joshua says he thinks Jacob ate it. I swear, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried….

OH!! I have some exciting news!! I have just signed on to test my first pattern!! I will be testing for Squiggly Twigs Designs!! YAY!!!  Check out her site!! She has a TON of great tutorials!! 🙂

Have you all ever heard of Bzz Agents? Well, I am a member. It’s a site where you sign up to receive free or discounted products in return for spreading the word about the products you like. In return you get points for My Points. I have just recently gotten on board of 2 great campaigns! One for CoverGirl and Olay make-up and another for Glade Expressions. I haven’t used my coupons for the Glade yet but I am LOVING the CoverGirl and Olay foundation and powder. Let me tell you why. 😉 It is incredibly light on my face. It actually feels nice! It also helps to hide those teeeeeny, tiny lines that I have been noticing lately. SIGH…..  Their tag line reads, “Luminous coverage for ageless, radiant looking skin.” And I have to actually agree. I like it MUCH better than the stuff I was using…. I won’t name names, though. 😉

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Anyway, I can’t wait to try out my free Glade Expressions! I love Glade anyway. LOL I usually buy their candles when I can’t get Yankee Candles, ’cause let’s face it, those things are EXPENSIVE! But they smell soooooooooo good. SIGH… I have found that I can usually get Glade pretty cheap at Walmart or Kroger.

So, how is YOUR week going???

The Hubby Is a Cheesehead

I finished Colin’s Packer’s pants! YAY!!! The Hubby is very happy about that. LOL Now I need to do the shirt…. I have been thinking about this most of the day and sketching different ideas… I *think* I know how I want to do it but I have never done an actually button-up dressy type shirt. You know, with the back yoke and fold down collar??? Yeah…. So, I cut the front pieces. So far so good.. And then I drew out a pattern for the back yoke. Now I’m nervous. LOL I haven’t actually cut the fabric for that part yet. I bought 2 yards of the Packers so if I mess up it should still be OK, I should still have enough for Cailey’s skirt.




I did a little cuff on the ends here. I left a LOT of room for growing, both in the legs and in the elastic casing. 😉


Remember the other day how I was saying I wanted to take 10 Bags of Hope and Love to the Dept. of Social Services?? And I was a little upset because I didn’t think I would be able to make 4 more?? Well, I got a call today from a lady at church. She had 4!!!! bags made!! YES!! Exactly 4!!! LOL I really think that God is at work here, people. She dropped them off to me this evening and I am SOOOOO thrilled!!! They are the CUTEST bags and I just LOVE the way she did the drawstrings!! I am going to have to study that.



Colin decided to photo bomb…. LOL



Aren’t they just so cute????? I love them!! 🙂



I love that!!! I wish I had thought to do the ends that way!! There will be no fraying on those ends!! 🙂


SO, I will have 10 full bags to drop off Friday. Umm… TOMORROW!!!! YILES!!! Where has the week gone??? That means I only have a few more days to get everything together for the start of school!! YILES!!! I need 2 more of me!! LOL


Oh….And only a few more days to get both Packers outfits completely done… YILES!!!!!


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