Thursday, August 25, 2016

Back to School Tour Day 5

Here we are at Day 5 of the Back to school tour. Again so much to see today, some fun back packs, and some wardrobe items that are both comfortable and stylish. Don't forget to read all the way to the end of this post for the daily giveaway.



So let's get started with some teasers...go check out the full blog posts!



Sew Starly



Sew & Tell Project



Élégantine!



Gracious Threads


Missed a stop, that's ok, go back to visit Ula at Lulu & Celeste for Day 4 and enter the daily giveaway there.



Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman * Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns * The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parret Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me * Moon Star 



Fun discounts and coupon codes from our sponsors:

To make back to school a little easier on your budget our sponsors are offering some great discounts!

Designs by Call Ajaire: Get  20% off in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
E+M Patterns: Save 50% with the code backtoschool on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid until August 27th at 11:59pm PST.
MODKID: Get 25% off  your entire purchase in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Love Notions*: Get 20% off all kids patterns with the code loveschool. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Sew Happily Ever After: Get the Nana’s totes pattern at 50% off with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016. Code good through August 31st.
Laela Jeyne Patterns30% off Any Single Pattern, No Code needed. From August 25-29th, 2016.
StitchARTWill be having a discount as well! From Aug 22nd – 28th, 2016. Info coming!
Gracious Threads: Buy 3 patterns and save 15% off the purchase price! Use code SAVE15ON3. No expiry
The Eli Monster: Save 20% with the code yayforfall. Code valid until August 29th, 2016. 
Filles à Maman*: Get 25% off with the code BTS2016. Can be used on their website* or in their Etsy shop. Code valid from August 24th through August 28th midnight EDT.
Whimsy Couture: Get 50% off, no code needed! End August 31st, 2016.
5 Out of 4 Patterns*: Save 20% with code BTS2016. Valid from August 22nd-28th midnight EDT. Cannot be used on fabric.
Snuggle My Baby PatternsWill be having a discount as well! Until August 31st, 2016. Info  coming!




DAY 5 (Friday, Aug 26): For Friday Bloggers
Prize: Friday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from Gracious Threads and 1 PDF pattern from Designs by Call Ajaire
*excludes bundles
Runs from August 26 12:00 am EDT until August 28th at 11:59pm EDT



Link Up/Sew Along Info:
The link up is open from August 22, 2016 at 8am EDT until Sept 4, 2016 at 11:55pm EDT. You may link up any back-to-school project sewn between August 1st, 2016 until the link up closes. By linking up you are eligible to win the Sew Along Prize! Be sure to enter your email address when linking up so that we have a way of contacting you in case you win. In addition, we may feature your project in a round-up post and include a link to your project.


Sew Along Prize Package Includes:
3 Yards of fabric from Mabel Madison
1 Tie Die Wire Headband, custom made to your size from 421 Myers Design Studio
1 PDF pattern of choice* from Sis Boom
Nana's insulated totes PDF pattern from Sew Happily Ever After
1 PDF pattern of choice* from E+M Patterns
15$ gift card to BLAVERRY

*excludes bundles




An InLinkz Link-up

Grand Prize Info:
As an extra thank you to everyone for following along with our tour and visiting all of our bloggers you can also enter to win the Grand Prize! The giveaway opens on August 22nd, 2016 and will close on August 28th, 2016 at 11:59 pm EDT!


Grand Prize package includes:
3 yards of fabric from Mabel Madison
5 PDF patterns of choice* from Whimsy Couture
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Pattern Emporium
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Snuggle My Baby Patterns
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Laela Jeyne Patterns

*excludes bundles




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Back to School Tour Guest post With Linda of 421 Myers

Always on the theme of back to school for this week, I have a Linda from 421 Myers Design Studio as a guest to show off her first pattern available for sale!

Its all about giving that outfit a little extra cuteness! Check out what she has to say and don't forget to visit Ula over at Lulu & Celeste for her host post for Day 4 of the Back to School Tour.



Thank you Deb for inviting 421 Myers Design Studio to participate in this Back to School Tour and for asking me to be a guest blogger on your blog, Sprouting Jube Jube.

Removable Bows for Socks 

Removable Bows for socks is the first pattern I released for sale. This cute pattern released on 8/12/16 and has proven to be a hit not only with the testers but with my pattern group members.

The pattern is available for purchase at my Etsy shop. Use code “421ABC11” to receive $2.00 off your purchase.
The following pictures are tester photos to give you some ideas about how the socks can be made to match an outfit, for a holiday or special occasion and Back To School.

The pattern includes detailed instructions as well as a printable bow maker template. The instructions recommend Kam Snaps, but you can use metal snaps as well, allowing the bows to be removed for laundering and for the bows to be changed out for season, holiday or wear a pair that matches the outfit.


For you sports fans dress up a pair of football leg warmers. This is how Erica Watt worked up the Removable Bows for Socks on leg warmers for the sports theme.


Kim Northup Wilmes made bows to match this lovely outfit. The headband is a free pattern to 421MyersDesignStudio Facebook Pattern Group Members.


Holidays and Special Occasions are a great time to make the socks. Here Erica Watt shows a Halloween theme.


Lore Brison Hill dressed up a little pair of knee high socks with adorable purple bows.


The Removable Bows for Socks pattern is a great stash buster and the bows socks are always a Great Craft Fair item as well.


Thank you Linda K Stafford,
421 Myers Design Studio


More back to school sewing on these blogs!


Call Ajaire * The Wholesome Mama * Sew and Tell Project * BLAVERRY * DIY Crush * Phat Quarters * Mahlica Designs * Handmade Boy * Kaleidothought * The Berry Bunch * Filles A Maman Sew Happily Ever After * Tales of a Tester * 5 out of 4 Patterns The Crafting Fiend * Create 3.5 * Sew Sophie Lyn * Sweeter Than Cupcakes * Wining Wife * Paisley Roots * The Eli Monster * Cindy Parret Blog * Sew Starly * Élégantine! * Gracious Threads * Sewing By Ti * Amazing Adventures with Bubba and Bug * Simple Life Pattern Co. Blog * Inspinration * Mama You Can Make it For Me Moon Star





Thanks to all our sponsors there are so many prizes to win...enter the daily giveaway below, and visit Lulu & Celeste to enter the Grand Prize and Sew Along linky party.


Today’s Daily Giveaway:

Today’s prize is 1 PDF pattern* from Modkid and 1 PDF pattern* from Audrey & Tiffany
*excludes bundles
Runs from August 25 12:00 am EDT  until August 26th at 11:59pm EDT.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back to School Tour Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Back to School tour. Hope you enjoyed Day 2 and if you missed it just go visit Ula at Lulu & Celeste, she has a great check list for wardrobe itmes your kiddos would need for back to school. 

Still to come this week...putting together a capsule wardrobe and a guest post by 421 Myers Design Studio.



Go check out these blog posts, and don't forget to enter the daily rafflecopter giveaway! 


Now enjoy today's sneak peeks with:




Tales of a Tester



Sew Happily Ever After





5 out of 4 Patterns 



The Crafting Fiend





We have an amazing line up of over 30 blogs and so you don't miss a thing just go over to Lulu & Celeste tomorrow for a bunch of new projects! 



Fun discounts and coupon codes from our sponsors:

To make back to school a little easier on your budget our sponsors are offering some great discounts!

Designs by Call Ajaire: Get  20% off in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
E+M Patterns: Save 50% with the code backtoschool on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid until August 27th at 11:59pm PST.
MODKID: Get 25% off  your entire purchase in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Love Notions*: Get 20% off all kids patterns with the code loveschool. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.
Sew Happily Ever After: Get the Nana’s totes pattern at 50% off with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016. Code good through August 31st.
Laela Jeyne Patterns30% off Any Single Pattern, No Code needed. From August 25-29th, 2016.
StitchARTWill be having a discount as well! From Aug 22nd – 28th, 2016. Info coming!
Gracious Threads: Buy 3 patterns and save 15% off the purchase price! Use code SAVE15ON3. No expiry
The Eli Monster: Save 20% with the code yayforfall. Code valid until August 29th, 2016. 
Filles à Maman*: Get 25% off with the code BTS2016. Can be used on their website* or in their Etsy shop. Code valid from August 24th through August 28th midnight EDT.
Whimsy Couture: Get 50% off, no code needed! End August 31st, 2016.
5 Out of 4 Patterns*: Save 20% with code BTS2016. Valid from August 22nd-28th midnight EDT. Cannot be used on fabric.
Snuggle My Baby PatternsWill be having a discount as well! Until August 31st, 2016. Info  coming!

Want to know about prizes up for grabs:

A huge thank you to all our sponsors for such amazing prize packages! keep on reading for all the details. 




Link Up/Sew Along Info:
The link up is open from August 22, 2016 at 8am EDT until Sept 4, 2016 at 11:55pm EDT. You may link up any back-to-school project sewn between August 1st, 2016 until the link up closes. By linking up you are eligible to win the Sew Along Prize! Be sure to enter your email address when linking up so that we have a way of contacting you in case you win. In addition, we may feature your project in a round-up post and include a link to your project.


Sew Along Prize Package Includes:
3 Yards of fabric from Mabel Madison
1 Tie Die Wire Headband, custom made to your size from 421 Myers Design Studio
1 PDF pattern of choice* from Sis Boom
Nana's insulated totes PDF pattern from Sew Happily Ever After
1 PDF pattern of choice* from E+M Patterns
15$ gift card to BLAVERRY

*excludes bundles


An InLinkz Link-up

Grand Prize Info:
As an extra thank you to everyone for following along with our tour and visiting all of our bloggers you can also enter to win the Grand Prize! The giveaway opens on August 22nd, 2016 and will close on August 28th, 2016 at 11:59 pm EDT!


Grand Prize package includes:
3 yards of fabric from Mabel Madison
5 PDF patterns of choice* from Whimsy Couture
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Pattern Emporium
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Snuggle My Baby Patterns
1 PDF pattern* of choice from Laela Jeyne Patterns

*excludes bundles


a Rafflecopter giveaway


And now for the daily giveaway: 


Prize: Wednesday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from StitchART (The Crafting Fiend) and 1 PDF pattern from 5 Out Of 4 Patterns
*excludes bundles
Runs from August 24 12:00 am EDT  until August 25th at 11:59pm EDT.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Until next time, xx.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thea by Blaverry

The must have for back to school... I say its Thea by Blaverry. The pattern has just gotten a little revamp and is back from testing.



What's new with Thea, how about 3 differnt sleeve lengths, diagram and charts to write down your model's measurements and a coloring page so you can get a few extra minutes of sewing time while your little model creates her own designs.


This little sun shower did not rain out JubeJube's parade, infact she enjoyed every moment of this.




Not just plain gathering of the skirt by actual pleats gives this dress such pretty details.


The length is just above the knee and paring it with leggings or tights for the cool fall season is the perfect way to stay warm and comfortable.



I used a 95% cotton 5% spandex blend for this dress and I do believe the weight and drape of this fabric is perfect for Thea.






Go check out the other blogs for more inspiration on Thea!

Kate and Crew * Sprouting JubeJube  * Sew Sophie Lyn  * MCB Créations BLAVERRY * Sew Famous * Ruby Rue Creations * Sew Gracefully * Captures by Chris * Élégantine

Want to see more Blaverry Patterns?

Vivie, Cruise & Star, Nina & Ollie, Yves 

Until next time, xx.