Monday, December 15, 2014

Quick, Simple,Cute, and lots of options

It is freezing here.  Can you tell by that picture above.  Well actually today, yesterday and the day before have been kinda warm, but normally...its freezing.  In the winter I should say.  When I say freezing I mean like bellow zero freezing.  Warm clothes/hats/scarves are kinda a requirement.  This is the exact reason I jumped at the chance to t
est the new Heidi & Finn pattern All In One Hooded Scarf Pattern.  Well that plus I love all of Christine's patterns.

There are a whole bunch of options with this one.  In the beginning the pattern started as the version I have shown above but with many ear options.  It now includes the short snapped or buttoned scarf as well as a long wrap around scarf.


So I started with two, but now I have like 5 or 6 of these done.  My intentions are to give them as Christmas gifts to all of the little ones I care for during the day.

Unfortunitly I did not get the chance at to many pictures but hopefully you have seen all the awesome examples on Facebook  and everywhere else: )

This pattern is aviable in sizes 6m-12 years and really the largest size fits adults just fine! : )

Monday, December 8, 2014

Lil Luxe made another pattern for another ADORABLE little dress

This post contains affiliate links to the Lil Luxe Shop.  Although I am an Affiliate I absolutely adore every pattern I own of Lil Luxe's!!!!  For REAL : )!!!  Get 30% off with code BLOGTOUR

Is it really possible for a lady to make this many adorable patterns this fast and they always turn out so perfect!  Jessica at Lil Luxe shop just amazes me!  I really love every pattern I test.  And always or at least dream of the time to make a few more of each.  I have almost all

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Spending the Holidays with Florence

Oh man you guys have no idea how excited I was when Olu of Needle and Ted's email first showed up in my inbox!  Once again I yelled to my boys to come see.  They are always very sweet and pretend to be excited about what to me is truly very exciting sewing news : ).  Yes I have the best boys in the world!  I think I was probably the first one to respond and sign up due to my excitement, and of course I choose the last day to post my blog on the tour.  I have this fear of not making deadlines or a mishap on my way so i choose last.  I made it though so woohoo! and really no big mishaps other than our disgusting weather  : )  Yikes!  I say this all the time- and when I say this, it's always true!  I'm so loving this pattern, and yep here I am again writing about how I love this lovely gorgeous Florence blouse pattern. The Florence blouse is what the pattern tour is all about.   First or shall I say second because I have already rambled on a bit, let me tell you about this blog tour and what it's all about.
 See the picture above.  The tour started on Monday Here at Needle and Teds.  All the info there may make a little more sense than my unhealthy speller babbling, so you may want to stop by or even start there and work your way down that list to me : ).  This little tour is not just a tour, it's also a competition.  Click right HERE and check out all of our lovely tops, than vote: ).  You can vote at that link by leaving a comment on your fav.  There is some pretty stiff competition!  : )

At first sight I was not sure I could pull this one off.  Especially in this silky fabric, but I did : ).  And it was sooo easy.  Not sure why I was ever worried in the first place!  Sometimes I forget that we can probably make anything as long as there are good directions.
I really did not change the pattern much.  I did the flounce as 4 pieces and sewn them together.  Oh I can not think of the term to use but so that it is lined or double sided.  Can you tell in the photo above?  I also added two layers of tulle to each side.  I did use snaps instead of buttons.  I thought the shiny silver looked a little more festive : )  That's it!  No other changes.  I had this idea in my head of a 40's style Christmas outfit. The Florence blouse was most likely my inspiration because I felt the blouse as is fit right in to that idea.
The rest of my little idea was to make some high waist pants with suspenders. At first I wanted to go with a baggy wide leg pant, but that is hard to do with a toddler so I ended up with kinda a bubble capri pant leg.  The pants were self drafted : )  They have a few pleats too.  I think they kinda remind me of the women's movement and the "we are equal, and we can wear pants too" thought. I know I am most likely sounding strange : ).  But that is the look I am shooting for with this outfit.  
OK I took pictures at a whole bunch of different times so Mila is going to look just a little different in a few : )
I think she actually likes the outfit!  She usually despises anything I make her.  I think she feels that was because she knows I am going to put it on her and take it right back off and than do the whole thing again in a few more minutes (you know to check the fit).  That really bugs her : ).  She seems to have fun playing with the flounce. 
Would you like to know how I got her to stand still like this?  I just played Frozen on the TV that is a couple feet from her and wow, I was able to actually get a few good shots.
Now I got this one by pretending as though she was tough and that her "5's"are super strong : ).
Here's that 5 : )
The straps were sewn into the back and hooked on the front with those clips.  Here is a few more of some very similar pics but that are just slightly different.  I have an awful hard time picking out a favorite so I will just keep sharing : )  

And here are a few bad momma pics because I did stick my child outside in the 20 degree temps for just a few minutes without a coat.  I promise I did have a few layers under that shirt : )

And Mila did wear the shirt today.  I thought I could maybe show that the shirt is not just dressy even when made with a pretty dress fabric!  Plus the top matches these boots so perfectly!

Chubby toddler legs are just the cutest!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

More of Adorable Lil Luxe Patterns

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Grab the Peek A Boo Hoodie discounted for a short time in Jessicas Shop
Lookie Lookie, I do have boys too : ).  Three to be exact but I rarely sew anything other than jammie pants for them.  I had not really been enticed by a boys clothing pattern other than two Cradtstorming patterns that I have future plans to blog about until I had sewn this one for my daughter.  See her cute hoodie bellow : )

My first test for the pattern was in Mila's size 18 months.  My son saw it and said "it looks like an Under Armour sweatshirt mom but better, sew me one."  Uh, what?!?  My son wants me to sew him clothes!?!  Well I should say son's because all three of them want one (Hint, hint Jessica : ) I'd love a size 14)  So of course I did, and they love it!  Comfy and cute, although I will not tell them I think its cute.  It's certainly not cool for a boy to wear cute clothes.

Although it is cool to do kung fu : )

Whoops I kinda forgot to explain a little about the pattern! The pattern is called the Peek A Boo Sweatshirt.  I bet you could guess why.  Yes there is a peek a boo pocket right in that center panel : ).  The sweatshirt is in two lengths, the waist length and a tunic length.  The Peek A Boo Sweatshirt is sized 12-18m through size 8 years.    
Here is Jessica's photo of the tunic length : ) notice the fun thumb hole : )

The pattern is a quick fun sew.  The thumb holes and front pocket are a fun step and somewhat surprised me on how they are constructed!  I think this pattern is a must have!!!
 Head on over to Jessicas shop for an even better description.  Link to the Jessica's shop is right here  Grab the pattern for your self and have fun : )  Here are a few more pics because I usually overdo it : )

Here is a sneak peak at what Lil Luxe has up her sleeve : )

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Hattie Dress Flip this Pattern for Frances Suzanne

I started by blog with the Flip This Pattern series for Frances Suzanne...and than I started testing...and kinda got super busy and paused the series for a bit,  Well I just could not skip on

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Mini post about a super cute Jacket

I Love IT!  I know I say that all the time, but its true all the time : )  This is the most recent test I

Around the World Blog Hop

Oh man!  Can you believe it : )  I am posting about something other than testing sewing patterns!  I am kinda surprised myself!  To be honest I am extremely very excited to be part of this blog hop.  I was invited to

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lily Giggle Sew Along That Fab Jujuebe Dress Day 3 Ruffles and maybe a bow

Once again this post does contain affiliate links to Lily Giggle Pattern Shop

First off, if you happen to find this post months, years, or more from now and you are wondering where to find this super very cute fab Jujube dress pattern I will

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lil Luxe Dressathon for a few Fall Dresses

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Find the pattern to these two cute dresses HERE  And make sure to grab it at a discount!  25% huge percent off with the code Dressathon  This will expire soon (sorry I am not sure on the exact date)

We are getting a little closer to a complete Fall wardrobe in Mila's closet.  All of this testing I have been doing is well needed.  Summer clothes are on the