Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dress Pattern No.15 Designed by E+M Patterns

There's a new release for E+M Patterns! Dress Pattern No.15! Get it now while its at a special price for a very limited time at only $6.00 instead of $8.00. This is one of those projects that I knew I wanted to make because the dress was just so cute...once I had finished sewing it up I couldn't stop looking at it, I just love it!



So many fun but simple elements to this pattern...There's an option to have an asymmetrical hem, shirring at the waist, and ties at the shoulders.




This is also a good dress to shorten to tunic length and also easy to layer with a long sleeve tee or cardegan. If you've noticed the leaves are changing color here and it is getting cooler. 


Stay tuned because as usual I will have a fun little pattern hack for this E+M Pattern too! 

Until next time, xx.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #5: Everyday Yoga Pants

I just had to post about these yoga pants. I assure you they will become your little girl's favorite staple!

These pants can be so stylish, they're not just for yoga!

I paired the Greenstyle  Everyday Yoga Pants with the Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo (I posted about the blazer here) its also part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 for girls from toddler to pre-teen. I think it makes for a cute little outfit, but also comfortable for kids to move around and play.



I found that these pants were a great fit even for slim kiddos like JubeJube, and the fold over waistband was just at the perfect level, not too low...

The pants were also very easy and fast to make, about 30 minutes give or take.


There's just a few more days before the Pattern Parcel #5 deal will be gone for good, want more info just click here!


Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win



Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win!

Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara

Until next time, xx.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Secret Garden Tour Round Up


The tour is over but I'm not done ouuuhhhhing and aaawwwwing over everyone's creations! Just in case you missed some of it here's a recap...and just to let you know,  there's  still time to enter the rafflecopter giveaway to win some PDF patterns by some amazing designers!

Do click on the links to read full posts by these wonderful ladies! 


Sofilantjes

From a Box

Golden Rippy

Friends Stitched Together

Project Destash

Call Ajaire




The Adventures of Captain X and the Gingerbear Princess

Once Upon a Sewing Machine


Pienkel



Rebel & Malice

Shaffer Sisters


Lulu & Celeste

Climbing the Willow

Again thanks to all the ladies on the tout for their lovely creations, and also thanks to our sponsors for the giveaway!


Don't forget to enter!
Until next time, xx.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Blog Hop Pattern Mashup

Tired of sewing up the same pattern...mix it up a little! For fun try mixing it up with two or more of your favorite patterns...Join us on this blog hop to get some mashup inspiration!


Pattern mash up blog hop
  1. Knight Hoodie + Bimaa Sweater by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
  2. Alleycat Daydream Dress by Call Ajaire
  3. Rainbow Princess Dress by Rae Gun Ramblings
  4. Ash Jumpsuit + Vintage Style Flutter Sleeve by Amanda Rose
  5. Burda Harem Pants + McCalls Dress by Lil Bit and Nan
  6. Sugar Plum Princess Dress + Poppy  Dress by Bee Quilted Beauties
  7. Dress #13 + Pants #2 by Sprouting Jube Jube
  8. Katie Fancy Pant + Field Research Pant by Scientific Seamstress
  9. Jumpsuit Mashup by Sew Like My Mom
  10. Lullaby Line Body Suit + Grand Slam Tee by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop
  11. Cherry Pie Skirt + Socialite Peplum by Sewing Sober
Thanks to Andrea from Andrea's Note Book for getting this blog hop together!

Until next time, xx.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Cowl Neck Dress and Top by Heidi and Finn

The update for the Heidi & Finn Cowl Neck dress and top is now available, get it now in their Etsy shop! This comfy little dress can now be enjoyed by girls ranging from size 12 months to 12 years. Some adjustments have been made to the fit and as you can see the fit is just perfect.



The knee length dress can be made with a meduim of heavy knit fabric. I used a heavier knit with a mini hounds tooth print. This is the perfect fall look!



This pattern also has an option for a top, and different sleeve lengths. And as usual the instructions are clear and this garment is so easy to put together!



Off to go sew up one of these pretty dresses for JubeJube now that Amelia has one.
Until next time, xx.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #5, Inspiration Tour

The Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 has been out for a few days now, and if you haven't heard about it yet you can get more info here. The parcel features atotal of 6 patterns,  all for girls from toddler to pre-teen.

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

I hope to post about all 6 amazing patterns before time runs out on this fantastic deal to get patterns at a great price, suppport indie designers and donate to a good cause.


Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win


The first pattern I've used out of the parcel in the Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns.



Love that this little blazer has all the details of a tailored garment, but also has all the comfort of a knit. I made a little modification to mine. I made an inverted pleat at the back instead of gathering the fabric of the lower back panel.




I also did a lot of top stitching including using the blanket stitch that I have on my sewing machine to outline the princess seams and collar. 


I have used up a couple of other patterns in the parcel and I can't wait to show you what I've done. Enjoy the other stops on the inspiration tour and don't forget to pick up your parcel today...its only going to be around for a limited time!


Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara
Until next time, xx.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Emerson Blog Tour

I love when I get to meet a new designer and even better when I get to be a part of their very first blog tour of their very first pattern! Darcy of Ginger House Designs has desinged a dress and tunic that just suits my style and I fell in love with the pattern from the get go! You can pick up your copy of the pattern in their Etsy shop.



I made the tunic so that JubeJube could wear it layered all through fall. I also made mine without sleeve, but there is a lovely flutter sleeve options in the pattern.



The ruffles down the front bodice are just so sweet. I used a pre-ruffled cotton eyelet that matched perfectly the cotton print I had on hand.



JubeJube was so pleased there was still pretty flowers left in the garden this time of year...its getting cold here!



The bodice features button closures down the back for easy dressing.




I thought you should know that I got this pattern for free for the purpose of sewing up something pretty for the tour, but all opinions are my own!

There are other stops on the tour, so go check them out.


Until next time, xx.