Sunday, March 22, 2015

English Rose: Sew Along

I have a whole bunch of information for a sew along over at MandyK Designs. First, let's start with the discounts for the English Rose dress pattern and fabrics over at Allegro Fabrics. A sew along is a fun way to get involved and to ask questions regarding each step so if you need some help there will be someone to answer questions or clear up issues if you're not too sure about what to do. At the end of it all there will be prizes for actives participants! Prizes are always fun, right?!



Get started by purchasing your English Rose dress pattern for only 6.00$ (regular price 8.95$) until the end of the day (March 23rd 2015). To get the coupon code for fabrics at Allego Fabrics join the MandyK Pattern group. Its a special discount for the purchase of fabrics for the sew along. You can also join the sew along event page to be able to ask questions and see everyone's progress. Not to mention the prizes every day for active participants.

I'll be following up during the week with my progress on my English Rose Dress and on Friday I'll be showing off my finished dress. Its sure to be stunning with such a beautiful pattern.

Until next time, xx.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Catching Up March Break

My goodness! I haven't posted since February 22nd!

Its not because I have nothing to post about, I've actually been busy. Plans for a new pattern, sewing for my mother. I also have a few projects for clients that I've been working on.

My Amelia turned 4 on March 1st.



Then there was March break at my aunt's in the Mont-Tremblant. Relaxing yes because no normal day to day business, but my aunt did break her wrist. We joked about most people on vacation will visit museums or châteaux but we went on a tour of hospitals. She went on her first ambulance ride and got her first cast, she also ate her first poutine (famous in Quebec...Fries, gravy and cheese). 

Stay tuned because I will have sewing related news very soon!

Until next time, xx.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Extraordinary Girl Round Up & Winners Announced

We had a amazing week with all the Extraordinary Girls on the tour. What a joy it was to  feature this pattern by Fille a Maman. Just in case you missed something here's a round up of all posts, I certainly was inspired and I didn't get a chance to make one for myself just yet but now I'm itching to get my own done. The winners of the two PDF pattern bundles will also be announced so be sure to read to the end.


We started off the week wit Call AjaireThe Crazy TailorFrom a Box, and Sew Out of Control. I love that fun colors and fabrics were used in the little girl's versions. Here is a quick peek at what Sarah from The Crazy Tailor made. 



On Tuesday we saw a quick hack and tutorial from Sofilantjes, a mommy and me version from Keep Calm and Carrion and two cuties calling for spring with bright colors over at Lulu & Celeste and my own little one right here at Sprouting JubeJube.



Day 3 and we had Rebel & Malice with mommy and me dress tutorial out of the Extraordinary Girl pattern, a detailed tutorial by Isn't That Sew on how to combine two sizes because just about no one fits standard measurements, and both Rebekah Sews and Sew Starly created mommy (or grandma) and me versions. 




On Day 4 we had Project Destash, House of Estrela and Thread Riding Hood. All seemed to be having fun times with mommy and me looks created with this pattern. 



Day 5, the last day was a huge day! 6 blogs showed us what they made. Mabey She Made It showed off some sisterly fun times, an elegant grey and pink was made over at La Casa Cactus, and the Shaffer Sisters mixed and matched so many fun fabrics in there version of the top. Pienkel had a cute comfy version with some stripes, Sew Cool for the Tween Scene made this top look very cool for her tweens and last but not least Phat Quarters made us giggle with how practicle she found her new top which by the was looks great.




Now for the fun part...announcing the winners of the 2 prize bundles! YAY! 

The winner of Bundle #1 is Kaley R.

  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Julie pattern by Muffin Head
  • AimeLea & Finn – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • FABulous Home Sewn -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • E+M Patterns – 1 pattern winner’s choice
The winner of Bundle #2 is Roxanne K.
  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MCM Studio Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MandyK Designs -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Striped Swallow Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice

Congratualtions to our winners, and thanks for playing along!
A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors!


Until next time, xx.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My Extraordinary Girl

Day 2 of the Extraordinary Girl Blog Tour and I'm showing off my extraordinary girl.




This pattern by Filles a Maman is the perfect staple for every girls' (big or small) wardrobe. Made comfy and practicle with a cotton knit fabric for everyday play or dress it up with a rayon blend knit for women at work.



I think my favorite part of this design is the neckline. The lap tee is just perfect for ease in getting little ones dressed. 



This monkey face approves of her new top, she walked into the sewing room and started picking out fabric for her new top so that means I have a couple more of these in the works.

More details about this pattern:
  • Size range for girls is 12 months to 14 years, for women XS to XXL
  • Designed for knit fabrics
  • Slight hi-lo hem
  • Easy to follow instruction,  drawings included with every step
  • Pattern is available in English and French





You can also pick up your Extraordinary Girl (affiliate link) at a special price of 7.00$ for either all the grils' sizes or all the women's sizes or get the bundle for 13.00$ instead 19.58$. This is only for the duration of the tour.


Here are the other stops on the tour, go take a peek, you'll see some amazing inspiration.




Monday Feb. 16th

Tuesday Feb. 17th

Wednesday Feb. 18th

Thursday Feb. 19th

Friday Feb, 20th

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Two amazing prize bundles are up for grabs and its so eazy to enter...and who knows, you might discover a new favorite pattern or designer so just try your luck!

Bundle #1:
  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Julie pattern by Muffin Head
  • AimeLea & Finn – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • FABulous Home Sewn -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • E+M Patterns – 1 pattern winner’s choice
Bundle #2:
  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MCM Studio Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MandyK Designs -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Striped Swallow Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice
Thanks to our amazing sponsor we're able to offer such amazing prizes!





Until next time, xx.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Extraordinary Girl Blog Tour Day 1

This morning we're kicking off a new tour! We're celebrating the Extraordinary Girl by Fille a Maman. We have an amazing line up of blogs all ready to inspire you. All I have to say is there's an extraordinary gril in every family, be it your mother, your sister, your daughter, your better half and don't forget to include yourself, and we all should be celebrated. 

This morning go check out what Call Ajaire, The Crazy Tailor, From a Box, and Sew Out of Control have created with the Extraordinary Girl pattern.

You can also pick up your Extraordinary Girl (affiliate link) at a special price of 7.00$ for either all the grils' sizes or all the women's sizes or get the bundle for 13.00$ instead 19.58$. This is only for the duration of the tour.




Monday Feb. 16th

Tuesday Feb. 17th

Wednesday Feb. 18th

Thursday Feb. 19th

Friday Feb, 20th
 Shaffer Sisters - La Casa Cactus - Mabey She Made It


Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Two amazing prize bundles are up for grabs and its so eazy to enter...and who knows, you might discover a new favorite pattern or designer so just try your luck!

Bundle #1:
  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Julie pattern by Muffin Head
  • AimeLea & Finn – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • FABulous Home Sewn -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • E+M Patterns – 1 pattern winner’s choice
Bundle #2:
  • Filles a Maman 2 patterns winner’s choice
  • Sofilantjes – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Fancy Schmancy – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MCM Studio Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice
  • MandyK Designs -1 pattern winner’s choice
  • Striped Swallow Designs – 1 pattern winner’s choice
Thanks to our amazing sponsor we're able to offer such amazing prizes!





I'll be back tomorrow with my version of the Extraordinary Girl.
Until next time, xx.


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Sunday, February 15, 2015

One Thimble Blog Tour

Issue No.6 of One Thimble is now available and its packed with 10 fun patterns that I'm sure you'll use over and over again.


I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and try my hand at making the Gatsby Flat Cap.



If you've never sewn anything like this before this is a fantastic pattern to start off with. The instuctions are clear and easy to follow with step-by-step photos. I wouln't say its a beginner project because there is a lot of curves and seams in hard to reach places, but an advanced beginner on the way to intermediante status would have fun sewing up this pattern.




I would have usually avoided any toys during a mini shoot but I just couldn't help it. The style of this hat is screaming "hey, have fun with me" so I listened and got out the dog guitar.




Sizes on this PDF pattern rage from XXS (6-12 months)  to XXXL (adult)  or head circumfrence 19 inches to 24.25 inches.

I used a poly blend suiting but I bet a wool blend would look great, a tweed or even a bottom weight or denim would work.




Looking for more inspiration for the patterns available in One Thimble issue No.6 just follow the rest of the stops on this tour.


2/20 Stitched By Crystal, Sweeter than it Seams


Until next time, xx.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sharing Thoughts About Holly

The response to the new Holly dress pattern by Audrey & Tiffany has been heart warming to say the least. Many of the testers in the group have thier own blogs so I wanted to share with you what they have been writing about Holly.

Get your own pattern in Audrey & Tiffany's Etsy shop. Use the code "HOLLY" at check out to get 25% off (this code is also good on the pruchase of the Secret Garden dress). This code will expire February 14th, 2015 at the end of the day.


Take a looks at Sew Happy, Soraia made a beautiful soft floral dress with pintucked bodice.



Stacey from All Sewn Up used this unbelievably cute bicycle fabric with a coordinating fabric for the contrast band. 




Fatimas from Conversas de Hermanas...her version of the dress and her photography just stole my heart!



Amanda from Stitch to Stitch added perfect top stitching to the bodice of her dress. 



Dorothea from Bonnie and Lottie layered her colorful dress with a long sleeve tee and leggings in keeping with the cooler weather, but still oh so cute!




Eva who writes at Naaikriebles made a beautiful version of the dress with one of my favorite fabrics from Robert Kaufman's organic cotton collection.




Here is also a quick look at what some of the other testers made with this pattern...so much fun inspiration!

Alyssa

Karen

Kelly

Joy

Heater

Danielle

Jessica

Melissa

Aimee
Ula

Samantha

Thank you ladies for all your help with this test, you have all been amazing!

Until next time, xx.