Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bohemian Babydoll tunic - a pattern by Elegance & Elephants

I was thrilled when Heidi (the brain behind the fabulous Elegance & Elephants) asked me to try out her latest pattern, The Bohemian Babydoll dress and top. I adore her patterns, and am super pleased with each one I have made

I made a few minor changes, but pretty much kept it as is. I lengthened the top slightly to make a tunic version and added a button placket to the back. The pattern is originally designed to be made without any closures so it can easily slip on and off....GENIUS...and I will be making another version like that for my squirmy toddler!

I used a really soft and light cotton voile that I bough ages ago....just waiting for the perfect summer project.
I LOVE how light and airy this top is 

What better to pair with a Bohemian top then a super light pair of wide leg pants! I used a self drafted pattern for the pants, made with a really light chambray grey cotton.

The pants were also perfect to play in, a nice change from all the 'skinny' / tight pants in her wardrobe. I added some back darts and front pleats to give a fitted look to the hips and made the waistband from stretchy knit....easy on and off. Perfect for a little yoga!

I  made a matching sun hat....didn't really come out as what I had planned in my head...but it does the job

I really think this is the perfect 3 season pattern, and I see many more to come.....

Now , go get your copy and start sewing!


Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer of Soleil - a Selvage designs pattern

Summer is FINALLY here, and after the winter we had, sewing a fun summery dress was exactly what I needed :) Thanks to Lauren of Selvage designs, I was given the opportunity to try out her debut pattern The Soleil Dress.......and IT IS GOOD....

It is a fun, Fast, easy and FAST to sew! I made mine is less then an hour (printing and cutting included)

I lengthened this one to maxi dress length with a slight hi-low hem, because I love this fabric, and my girl loves maxi dresses (and I don't have to worry about her showing her underwear when she sits down at school :) )

The open back is a really great detail (optional too). I did forget that since I made the dress maxi length, the added weight of the skirt would pull on the bottom panel of the bodice. Because of that, the open back was waaaaay too open, so I added a couple of buttons to hold it in place and keep the gapping in check :) Worked like a charm AND looks cute

Seriously a great pattern, cute details with pockets to boot (and good sized pockets....perfect for holding treasures) and FAST (did I mention that?) I love how easy it goes on (pull over the head) and how comfy it is for my daughter

So go and get yourself a copy and make 1 (or 10) it really is a perfect summer dress


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Last Day for Sew Fab Bundle - Get it before it's gone - Frozen project wrap up

It's THAT time...the last day of the Sew Fab Bundle Sale....don't miss out on a great deal!
Just to remind you...

For one week only, you can have nineteen patterns (plus a fun bonus pattern), chosen specifically for this sale, for only $29.95!  That's over 80% off the retail value of the bundle!  Plus you can enter to win one of two amazing sewing themed giveaways!

For less than $30 you get a library of sewing resources that you can use over and over again.


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 I thought I would post a wrap up of all the fun Frozen themed items I made with only SOME of the patterns you will be getting in the bundle...

I started off the week making a really fun and versatile pinafore from the too sweets tulip pinafore pattern. I also included a Free elsa template to make your own

Next up was this awesome fold over clutch/bag made with LBG studio's pattern

Then I made a shirt that EVERY Frozen fan MUST OWN! and it was really easy, using the cupcake top pattern by Sewing Mama Raeanna

Next was the perfect on to go activity or ready to give gift , a frozen crayon wallet make with the gingercakes pattern

Finally, I made an extra special "Let it go" dress with the Norah Dress pattern by Mouse House creations. I also included a tutorial for a matching snowflake headband

It was a Frozen whirlwind of projects last week, but I think my girls were the happiest they have ever been with my sewing :)

So what are you waiting for...You can make all these, plus much much more with all the patterns in this seasons Sew Fab Bundle...Remember today is the LAST day to get this deal! 

Sew Fab Spring 2014 collage

This Sew Fab Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from May 5th at 8 a.m. EST through May 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds. The pattern bundle expires six months from the end of the sale, so please download and save your patterns upon receiving them.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 20 PDF sewing patterns from 19 of the best designers out there!

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