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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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Estherlyn's Tobago Jumper - MMUp Reveal and Alterations

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

In today's installment of the Monthly MashUp (MMUp) mash-a-long we'll go over how to alter the pattern pieces for mashing and open the link up.  But first, I know you've been eagerly anticipating the big reveal.....drum roll please.....

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunny Top - Pattern Tour

The lovely Veronica from sewVery has released her latest pattern and I'm thrilled to be a part of the tour. 


The Sunny Dress and Top has a sweet little shape with a tie back and an optional collar.  I really love the simplicity of the non collared option, but I decided to use the collar to feature some more of the lattice smocking that I love so well.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Estherlyn's Tobago Jumper - Monthly MashUp (8)

If you're looking for the details of this monthly series you can check out the introduction post.

Monthly MashUp - with Call Ajaire

After months of figuring out what the Monthly MashUp and mash-a-long format should be, I have settled on a schedule that is sure to please.  The Monthly MashUp will now extend the entire month with a weekly post on Thursday.  With an every Thursday post, the schedule will be easy to follow and there will be plenty of room to fit in all the goodies that go along with the MashUp, including the giveaway and mash-a-long.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sand Free Beach Tote - Guest Post at GYCT

Today I'm posting over at Get Your Crap Together for their Sizzlin' Summer Organization series.

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When I first learned about the series I had a different idea in mind, but after dealing with sand at the bottom of my bag this summer I decided a way to better organize that beach sand covered stuff was in order.


Enter the Sand Free Beach Tote (and blanket).  Head on over to GYCT for the full tutorial to make your own!