Quilts By Sweet Spot® Skirts

You never know when a good idea is going to hit you!  During our first year in business, I couldn’t bear to see the scraps of material from the skirts go to waste. So we saved them, of course! I thought that if we sewed them all together we could make bright colored purses and fun items to go with the skirts. However, that was way too labor intensive to even come close to making a profit, plus my Seamers were far too busy making the skirts. 

In the summer of 2011, on my Montana/Idaho Sweet Spot® Skirts tour, I reconnected with my favorite Cousin Jean who happens to live in Deaver, WY! Let me tell you about that side of the family! They are sooooo talented, creative, special, over the top with energy and super fun to be around. Since I was a little girl they would get together as a family and do some of the most awesome and crazy creative things. Jean and I are cousins, and as the story goes I believe we're even “double cousins". I'm not certain as to genealogy rules, but somewhere way back when in the family history brothers married sisters…. which leads to Double Cousins.  

Jean used to be a school teacher and in her retirement she took up quilting.  She proclaimed to be a novice and not a professional, but the people who have received her quilts seem to LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Jean and I think it is cool that she is the “green arm” of the company - wasting not one stitch of our precious cotton! Anyway, Jean is a great addition to the Sweet Spot® Team and her quilt "works of art" are appreciated so much by many people.  

Jean and I talked about many things during my 2011 summer visit, and that including reminiscing about my mom who lost her battle with breast cancer when I was just 11 years old. My mom, Sharon Allen, was only 36 at the time. Sharon's nickname was Shenna, and partly in memory of her we stared the "Sweet Shenna" line of lap quilts and matching pillows in pink materials, in honor of breast cancer survivors. We have had the fortunate "task" of giving them to amazing women across the country who are battling breast cancer. Sweet Shenna quilts have been a dear project for me and every time I give one of our quilts to a more-than-deserving woman, it melts my heart to honor my mother this way.

Jean also made quilts for me and friends who are special to Sweet Spot® Skirts. Here are a few of our quilts and where they have gone!

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Me and Cousin Jean! She delivered this quilt to me in Red Lodge, MT.  It is called Sweet Spots Around the World!  Did I mention that each quilt is named and signed?! So special!

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The next quilt is called Steph’s Sweet Cabin! This quilt was given to my long-time friend and biking cohort David. He endures my crazy ideas every day and was there at the very moment when I said… "I am going to make a biking skirt and call it “Sweet Spot Skirts”. He is an avid biker and hiker and he keeps me on my wheels even during the crazy/busy times!

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We donated the next quilt to a silent auction and it went second highest in the bidding! The charity that we chose to give our proceeds to was the local (Deaver, WY) Crisis Center. It's a non-profit that really needed help. They were a home for (mostly) women and children who have to escape a dangerous home situation.  

We continue to have quilts in the works - some are gifts for those who have been so helpful to Sweet Spot® Skirts, some mark special milestones for our fabulous team, some go to survivors and others are used to make money for local charities.

Every quilt is made with love and special intentions, and it makes me so happy to be able to give these quilts to special people and organizations. Even though Jean proclaims to be a novice… the quilts looks top-notch! I'm so thankful to Jean for for supporting our Sweet Spot® Skirt Quilt Project! 

Thank you for reading this…. it is so important for us as a small business to STAY in the USA and to continue to “give back” as opportunities present themselves! 

Cousin Jean….. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

Hugs to you all,
Stephanie Lynn

Sharon Parker Allan                                      Jean & Sharon (Shenna)

                               

 

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Sizing Video for Classic and Technical Running Skirt

Sizing Chart  (Scroll Down for Sizing Videos)

Skirt Sizing

Compression Shorts & Tights

Inseam for Compression Shorts

SPORT fits sizes 2 -14

XS: 0    

5 inches

SUPER SWEET fits sizes 10 - 18

SM: 2 - 4

5.25 inches

E SWEET fits sizes 18 - 24

MD: 6 - 8

5.5 inches

SWEET Z fits sizes 0 - 6

LG: 10 - 12

5.75 inches

 

XL: 14-16

6 inches

Both Classic and Fast N Flirty

2X: 18 - 20

1/4 inch +/- Dif

 

Overall Look at Our Sizing:  Classic Skirts

 SPORT SIZE Classic Skirt Sizing

FAST N FLIRTY Sizing Information

 

SUPER SWEET Classic Skirt Sizing

E SWEET Classic Skirt Sizing 

 

This video will show you both the "Sport" size and the "Super" size!

Each Sweet Spot Skirt is adjustable and fits a range of sizes.  The unique snapping system gives you the freedom to adjust the size of your skirt.  Don't forget it is also 'reversible.'  One of the most important things to remember is the skirt is meant to be worn on the hips, not the waist! (Scroll to bottom of this page for visual!)  
The best fit is to fasten at least 3 rows of snaps.  We have put thousands of skirts on women, and it never fails to amaze people how flattering the wide waistband is on all types of body styles!  Feel free to call and discuss your fit questions with our "Specialist" at the shop!   
Flagship Store 360-904-9929.
Sport Size:  Fits sizes 2-14
This is our most popular size.  It is 12 inches in length (measured from the hips).  It’s long enough to cover, but short enough to stay out of the way during activities.   Don’t be afraid of it being too short.  We tell everyone to 'trust' the 12 inches and start with this skirt.   Measurements:  fits hip sizes 31"-40".
Super Sweet:  Fits sizes 10-18
This skirt is 14 inches in length and provides a bit more coverage than our “Sport” size. We have found that women who have very long legs or desire more coverage prefer this skirt.   **If you are a size 10 or 12, this skirt will fit you.  However, many of our customers who can fit in either size ("Sport" or "Super Sweet") and are quite active, find the extra length cumbersome and prefer the shorter “Sport” size. Measurements:  fits hip sizes 36"-43".
E Sweet:  Fits sizes 18-24
This skirt is 16 inches in length.  The skirt fits each body slightly differently, but provides ample coverage in a stylish and flattering way.  Each E sweet is custom made to order.  Measurements:  fits hip sizes 41"-54". 
Sweet Z:  Fits sizes 0-6
This skirt fits a true size 0 and more petite body frames.   It is 12 inches in length.  This is a great alternative if the "Sport" size is too loose and you have all the snaps fastened.  Measurements:  fits hip sizes 27"-33".

 

If you have questions on sizing, please email us at info@sweetspotskirts.com