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Monday, September 1, 2014

Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Tour

Today I'm sharing the Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Short from GYCT Designs.  I am happy to be a part of a fun tour like this one:

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The Love Me Knot Short pattern runs from size 6M to 12 Years and has a cute keyhole cutout connected with a bias tape bow or knot.  There are pocket details as an option as well.


I decided to make the shorts in capri length by extending the legs.  The fit is great and Bean will now get a ton of wear with these for the next couple of Maryland warm fall months.  I used a double gauze so they breathe nicely too.


The top is my true favorite though.  You know when you get a great staple pattern and are just so happy with the fit?  The Tinley Tee is SO GOOD.  I made a white one that I shared on Instagram recently and knew that there would be many more in the immediate future.  This purple-pink one is just the second in a long line of layering tees for Bean's fall/winter wardrobe.


Bean is in love with the Tinley's I've made already.  She says that they are so warm and cozy and it's nearly impossible to get her out of those long sleeves even in the heat we have currently.  The capris are super cozy looking and she's been running around the backyard in them so I know that's a win right there.


The patterns both sew up super quick and the only real adjustment I made to the Tinley was to sew the neck binding and shoulders into a circle before attaching, but that is completely a personal preference.  There's no change in the sizing with that mod so the fit would turn out the same.


If you'd like to purchase the patterns there is a discount during the tour of 15% if you use the code SAVE15.  There is also a discount if you buy them together as a bundle here.  Chelsea is running a giveaway as well so enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Paneled Ash Jumpsuit

I have been planning this remix for over a month now and so excited to finally see it come together!  It's a MashUp of the Ash Jumpsuit by Celina of Petit a Petit for Willow & Co Patterns and my Paneled Sunsuit.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Estherlyn's Tobago Jumper - MMUp Details and Features

Have you been following the mash-a-long?  This is the final Thursday of August so it's time for some features from the link-up and a few more details about the Estherlyn's Tobago Jumper MMUp.  As a reminder, this was the schedule for the August MMUp:

Thursday 8/7: Introduce the patterns and open the giveaway (giveaway ends on 8/20 at midnight EST)
Thursday 8/14: Reveal the MashUp, alter the patterns, and open the link up (open until 8/27 at midnight EST)
Thursday 8/21: Begin sewing the MashUp with the Giveaway winner announced on Facebook and Instagram
Thursday 8/28: Share the details of the MashUp and features from the link up

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Estherlyn's Tobago Jumper - MMUp Sewing the MashUp

Now that the patterns pieces have been altered we can finally sew the Monthly MashUp (MMUp)!  Today in the mash-a-long we'll go over the sewing steps that aren't specifically in one of the two patterns.  I will refer to steps that ARE in the pattern tutorials out of respect for the designers.  If you weren't the winner of the giveaway, then you can still purchase the Tobago Tank from Sis Boom and the Estherlyn's Jumper from The Merry Church Mouse.


As a quick reminder, August's Monthly MashUp mash-a-long schedule is:

Thursday 8/7: Introduce the patterns and open the giveaway (giveaway ends on 8/20 at midnight EST)
Thursday 8/14: Reveal the MashUp, alter the patterns, and open the link up (open until 8/27 at midnight EST)
Thursday 8/21: Begin sewing the MashUp with the Giveaway winner announced on Facebook and Instagram
Thursday 8/28: Share the details of the MashUp and features from the link up

Monday, August 18, 2014

Alley Cat Romper

Are you familiar with the Lil Luxe Collection (*affiliate link) by Jessica Bustos?  If you haven't seen her growing line of pdf patterns for fashionable children's clothes, it's worth a look.  A fellow classmate of Pattern Workshop (*affiliate link), her designs immediately caught my eye.  So when I had the chance to test her most recent pattern I couldn't pass it up.


The Alley Cat Romper is an elegant style, with all the comfort a little girl could want.  It is easily dressed up or down depending on the type of knit fabric you use.