Monday, September 18, 2017

Back to School 2017

We've all eased in to a back to school routine by now so Ula of Lulu & Celeste and I , along with some of our friends, thought it would be the perfect time to show some of our favorite back to school makes for our little ones and ourselves... yes we are all entitled to a few new pieces in our fall wardrobe, right?

Only a week left before we start posting all our makes, but I wanted to take time to thank all our pattern sponsors! They have generously donated several patterns to bloggers on this tour. So super huge thank yous going to Handmaiden's Cottage, GingerCakes Patterns, Jilly Atlanta, Mouse House Creations, Designs by Call Ajaire, Phat Quarters, Sis Boom, Sofilantjes, Gracious Threads, PetitBoo, Jalie and Filles à Maman! Go check out their pattern shops to see what they have to offer, I know you'll be more than pleased with the styles and patterns selection each designer has to offer!

Nous avons reçu plusieurs patrons PDF de différents designers pour les blogueuses qui ont participé a cette tournée.  Handmaiden's CottageGingerCakes PatternsJilly AtlantaMouse House CreationsDesigns by Call AjairePhat QuartersSis BoomSofilantjesGracious Threads, PetitBooJalie and Filles à Maman! Merci a nos commanditaires pour votre générosité! Je vous propose d'aller voir les boutiques enligne. Il y a plusieurs designer à découvrir!   

One more fun thing I need to mention about this tour! We have a special coupon code for all our readers. Club Tissus, a Québec based fabric retailer, has opened up their online shop. Tons and tons of items have been carefully photographed, merchandise is updated and added on a weekly and at times even a daily basis, and they ship to Canada and United States! Take a look at the Club Tissus website, its available in both English and French. With all orders of $75.00 get free shipping! Use the code "livraison75" at checkout and make sure you've selected the free shipping method.

Une dernière petite chose à vous annoncer! Club Tissus vous offre le shipping sans frais avec achats en-ligne de $75.00 et plus à partir d'aujourd'hui. C'est le moment d'aller leur site internet, il y a des nouveautés qui s'ajoute plusieurs fois par semaine. Au moment de payer la facture entrez le code "livraison75", sélectionnez livraison gratuit... et voila!

You'll see the Club Tissus logo says "vivez votre passion", loosely translated this means to live your passion. This is for all you fabric hoarders, and those who sew for therapy and relaxation.

Join us all next week to see sneak peeks and links to all 30+ bloggers who joined in on this fun tour!

Revenez nous voir la semaine prochaine pour découvrir les 30+ blogueuses qui ont participé a cette tournées. Tellement de belles choses a voir! 

Until next time, xx.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Jenny by SisBoom

I've made Jenny by SisBoom before...a few years ago. I remembered how easy it was to get a nice fit even with a larger bustline. This dress started off as a muslin, it was simply to see if I needed to make any additional changes to get that perfect fit.

I knew my muslin would still be a wearable dress so I looked in my fabric stash and saw Color Brigade by Jennifer Paganelli calling my name "over here, choose me!" AND I really wanted a pretty floral dress. The type of dress you can dress up with some pretty accessories or slip on a pair of flip flops, tie up your hair and go and still look put together.

I started reading and measuring, printed the right size for me and started cutting my fabric. I didn't follow the instructions to assemble exactly, but the end result was the same, a well fitted dress!

This is the inside of my dress, and yes I needed a little extra fabric for the lining, but since it doesn't show I took a little bit of "Good Company" to finish it off. My zipper tape is enclosed between the lining and the main bodice which meant a little hand sewing, and I finished off the lower edge of the bodice lining with a bias tape. Those were the little changes I made.

Making clothes for me is a little bit harder since I have a lot of adjustments to make. I'm always making a full bust adjustment (FBA), but this pattern has it all figured out for you.

So now wish me luck, I'm about to start the "real" dress. Its actually the bridesmaid dress I'll be wearing in less than 10 days at my sister's wedding!

Until next time, xx.