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Neck tie tutorial-I really liked this one. Easy, fast, and looks great. I have made some different ties before and definitely like the way this one is tied the best. It looks great and keeps its shape. I used cotton fabric, and I'm sure silk would work well too (better with this one than my other tie tute). Lengthened it 3 inches for my older boy, and cut it down 1/4 in on each side (1/2 for smaller boy) to make a skinny tie.

``Sweater Embellishments: Take an old sweater. Cut a slit in along the shoulder down about 7". Fold over raw edge and sew in place. Sew a piece of ribbon about 15" long to one side of neckline and another ribbon to the other side of the neckline. Tie together!``

With the Mem Rose Skirt I really wanted to experiment with a different way to do the elastic at the back.  During testing I found that some people loved the way I did it in the pattern but some people preferred to have a regular elastic back on their Mem Rose Skirt.  I decided the…