Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Tour


Laundry is inevitable.  With a family of 7 it’s quite the chore.  Most days I’d much rather use my precious time sitting at my sewing machine so when the ‘Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Tour’ came about I jumped on board in a heartbeat!


This is such a fun tour with amazing sponsors and bloggers combining for an awesome week-long party!  Prizes and giveaways galore!


For my stop I’m sharing the quickest sew EVER!  We’re big fans of pencil skirts and I love, love, love how quick and cute they are.  I used Jocole’s Girls Knit Pencil Skirt and Ladies Knit Pencil Skirt for our looks.  There are lots of pencil skirt options out there though- Love Notions Sybil Illusion Skirt (affl. link) and the Patterns for Pirates Pirate Pencil Skirt  (free to Facebook group followers) are other great options.  You can also easily draft your own.


I picked the Jocole pattern since it had a girls version and I love the simplicity of it.  It’s one piece front and back which works fine for me and my girls and adds to the quickness of it all.  Less pages to print, easy peasy cutting, and cute end result!


I did the mid-calf natural waist option in a gorgeous ponte (ponte and pencil skirts are a match made in heaven!).  The women’s version comes in sizes XS-XXXL and features 8 different length options and multiple waistband options too.  I love that it takes the guess work out of it all.

The girl’s version comes in sizes nb-14 and includes an 18″ doll version too.  It only has one length option but it’s easy to adjust to your preference.


This version is done with a gorgeous stretch lace over a cotton lycra (from Raspberry Creek Fabrics).

My little one was in heaven with the camera remote!  Diva in the making for sure!


And this one all of a sudden looks twelve in a sweet pencil skirt!


Summer has arrived and sewing time is at a premium.  The sunshine is calling and our days are spent outside instead of at my machine. Quick projects will be a necessity. What are your favorite fast sews?  I love simple tees, quick shorts, and fun dresses.

And now for the good stuff!  There are three fun prize packages you can win.

I want to thank all of our amazing sponsors for being a part of this tour.
A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, so here’s the codes!George & Ginger use code MAKELAUNDRY25 for 25% off her patterns
Blaverry use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off her patterns
Stitch Art use code MAKELAUNDRY for 30% off patterns
Paisley Roots use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off patterns
These codes are good through June 12th!
Then Laela Jeyne’s Emily Womens T-shirt & the Deluxe Charlotte Kids Leggings are on sale through the 11th! No code needed!I know everyone loves a good giveaway so here’s the prize packages:



You can link up your own projects here to be entered in to the Link Up prize drawing.

An InLinkz Link-up

You can enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here:

Head to all the other tour stops here: