Thursday, July 31, 2014

Another Jennuinely adorable pattern by Jennuine Designs

I am an affiliate of Jennuine Designs.  All links to her store in this post are Affiliate links

Oh man she does it again!  Yep, another adorable pattern for little girls and let me tell you this one is versatile as much as it is adorable! Back in I think April I had the opportunity to test Jenn's first ever clothing pattern -The Matinee Dress (Click here to see my Matinee test).  I was so in love with the Matinee Dress pattern I had made Mila an Easter dress out of it.  Well, Way back then during testing Jenn showed us a sneak peak of her next pattern, nameless at the time.  I am pretty sure us testers were all hoping to get our hands on it.  Well, I happened to get lucky again and here I am, telling you about adorable pattern #2 of Jenn's clothing pattern line- the LOL Swing Top.
Um did I say I am part of a pattern tour.  I love writing those words, it makes me feel like I am part of a team.  I guess I am : )  Make sure to stop at all of these hot-spots!

Ready for a super cute photo?

Around here; maybe everywhere, running seems to be the coolest thing.  Everybody is a runner and LOL there daughter too, Pun intended : ).  When I think racer-back I think of running. So I went for the sporty look.  Is she cute or what!

Should I tell you about the top?  Well as you can see in the photo above the back really swings,  Lots of flow for little girls and that pretty much means they are likely to spin around.  There is a little bit of a gather in the center front and the back as well.  The top can be sewn up in knit as well as cotton.  I bought a twin size knit sheet set last year on clearance at target for $12.  I was able to get this top made in size 2 out of the pillow case.  Well the pink parts anyways.

All that running can sure make a girl tired.

Taking pictures of the back are just to easy with this top : )

Oh and the pants are kinda a sneak peak at a hopeful future tutorial.  They are self drafted.

Remember when I said that this top was versatile?  It's awesome to me how much the fabric can change the look of a top.

Since I had a little time in my family's busy baseball season schedule I decided to try it in woven.  WOW is all I can say because it is so beautiful!!!  I wish I could tell you the exact fabric used.  I picked it up at Hancock Fabrics.  It has tiny little stripes in white and dark grey and has a really pretty drape.   And yes I have a ton of photos to share and probably 200 more on my computer.  I was kinda excited to use my new camera lens my real photographer friend refereed me to.

The Woven version has a button closure on the shoulder.  I choose to be a rebel and use a shiny silver snap.

And here is a little bit of that gathering

See the drape and the fluffyness of the back : )  Pretty huh?

Thanks for viewing!  And don't forget to grab your LOL Swing Top right HERE and save 20% with the discount code LOLRelease until August 7th.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Hip Hop Harem Pants

Here I am again with another pattern test.  Testing seems to be the only thing I blog about lately, but to be honest testing is the only sewing I have been doing.  I love to test new patterns.  The deadline keeps me on task, making new friends around the world, and the designers are always so nice (Lydia the designer at Kiwis Closest was sooo nice) !  But I think the reason I love testing the most is that you get to see all of these wonderful takes on one pattern.   Today I think I will share ONE of my take : ) Hehe I have another I plan to share later.

I used interlock knit for Mila's harem pants.  I had won the fabric on Facebook from Banberry Place I think last year.  It's a fabulous blue that I have been hording way to long because I wanted to save it for something good : ).

I will be honest I do have a few harem pant patterns. What I like about this pattern is that it has a slimmer fit.  They are not the giant Aladdin pants fit like the other patterns I have.

This pattern took me a whole maybe 10 minutes to sew up.  I honestly think they are the quickest pants I have ever sewn!  

The Hip Hop Harem pants pattern is available in sizes 0-6 and has three different crotch lengths to fit a disposable diaper, cloth diaper, or nappies you can grab your pattern HERE on Craftsy.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Charlie Dress Post 2

I just could not leave out my baby in her Charlie Dress : )  Charlie is on sale and available for everyone to purchase today!  Right HERE!  And if you are thinking it could not get any better, let me tell you it can : ).  Farrah of Mingo and Grace has offered the coupon code CHARLIEFRIEND to save $2 off of your pattern purchase!  So hurry and click quick to save!  The coupon expires July 31st.  Ok so now I will share a few more of my bunny cakes in her little dress : )

Can I tell you this dress really is amazingly adorable!  I think it appears so simple but it really is graceful and I know I will continue to create the dress for years to come!  

Not sure what I did to this photo my Mila looks a little pale : )

Want to see a few more posts of this wonderful dress 

Thanks for stopping !!!
If you would like to see my original Charlie post just keep scrolling : )

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Meet Charlie


Can you believe the adorableness of this one?  I was so lucky to have the opportunity to test this new dress pattern by Farrah of Mingo & Grace.  

Its a pretty simple dress and a very quick sew but the outcome looks very professional!  She uses a few new techniques in the construction that you may not have tried before.  I kinda love that some PDF patterns teach you something new.  This one did for me : )

The back has a button closure.  See my pretty wooden button.
 I unintentionally almost exclusively use wooden buttons.  I do not know why, there are some pretty cool buttons out there.  I guess maybe its the natural look : ).

I added a little bias tape just above the skirt seam.  I wanted to add two but ran out of bias tape.  I knew Ms P would like something a little fun so I also added three purple heart shaped buttons.  We picked up some very large beads at hobby lobby to match the dress.  Score because they were on clearance for $1.  She loved the necklace almost as much as the dress.

We did a little shell hunting along the river. The girls had a ton of fun!

We tried a little rock skipping too!

This peachy, orangey, coralish colored polka dot dress was for my first round of testing.  Farrah made a few changes so I decided to sew up another.

 So here it is, the final version!  Yes, these pictures are probably a little over edited.  I cant help it though, I think its fun : )  This dress was made out of a suiting fabric from Joann's.  You can not really tell in the photos but the way the skirt ruffle lays is so pretty with this fabric!

Here are a few close ups of the construction : )

So are you wondering how to grab this totally awesome pattern for yourself?  Ok, here is the info-
The Charlie PDF sewing pattern is now available at the Sewing Rabbit's Pattern Member Site

On July 15th Charlie will be released in Farrah's blog/store
But wait, keep scrolling because I have a rafflecopter here.  Can you tell how excited I am about that, it's my first giveaway!

Wait a second, we have a giveaway here!!! Click on the Rafflecopter link bellow!!!  

I loved this pattern so much I had to sew up a third!!! I think I will share it on the 15th when the pattern is available in Farrah's shop.

And I just wanted to say a thank you to Farrah of Mingo & Grace.  I had so much fun testing this dress and it really is so pretty.  It is my favorite dress at the moment in Mila's closet.  And she has a lot of dresses!   I also love making friends with all of the other tester's, and seeing there super awesome creations!  You might see a few out there in the blogging world.  I can make it a little easier for you and share a few links.  PLEASE stop by there blogs because there really were some pretty cute creations, great for inspiration : )