Monday, June 01, 2015

Oh Canada!

I am so excited to be part of the Canadian Pattern Designer Blog Tour hosted by Lulu & Celeste for the month of June! I am not sure how it happened but here I am on Day #1 starting us off!

I was lucky enough to sew up Gracious Threads Henday Hoodie! 

Anthony Henday (fl. 1750–1762) was one of the first European men to explore the interior of the Canadian northwest (source: wikipedia). Pretty cool right? I also think the hoodie is great but...I decided to change it up a bit. Since this is a Canadian Tour and we are headed into the summer...I decided to create something my inspiration will wear when we hit the road for one of our camping trips.

Since I had camping on the brain...I thought I'd take the kids to a more rustic location for the photo shoot. Then this happened...he was SO smarmy!!! Fortunately, my middle man was in a happier place so he filled in.

 Hang on! Wasn't that a zipped hoodie (like a sweater you were sewing up) Heather??? Yup. But I changed it up...I added an inch to the centre of the front panels so that I could use snaps instead.

And because my girl outgrew her vest sometime ago...I made her one too! This hoodie only goes to a size 12 so I graded it up to about a 14 so it would better fit my girl.

 And because I was having SO much fun, I made both of the vests completely reversible! We had loads of fun choosing zippers and snaps to coordinate with our fabrics!

This is my first time doing inset zippers like this...they were SO easy to do! I won't even get into the details on how I made that part reversible but I did it! There is just one set of pockets on each vest so when they wear it the opposite way, the same bits are in their pockets.

 And this is when my little one found his happy...he had a blast taking photos with me a couple of good sleeps later!

Want a shot at winning this great pattern (or another amazing one) from Gracious Threads??? Enter to win here! I almost forgot! Gracious Threads is offering a discount so you can join in the Canadian Tour and sew a long!

Jess is offering readers a discount in her Etsy shop for one week only, read through to the end to get the details!

We've got a sew-a-long, great prizes and loads of fantastic bloggers in on this tour so be sure to follow along with us!
June 1 - 3
June 4 - 6
June 8 – 10
June 11 - 13
June 15 – 17
June 17 - 19
June 18 – 20
June 24 – 26
June 25 – 27
June 29 - 30
Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1st

Did I mention how much my kiddies LOVE their vests???


Monday, May 04, 2015

Carolina Sweetheart

This is the first Terra's Treasures Pattern that I have ever used. This dress is fully lined and a fairly simple sew. It is a shift style dress and it turned out fairly cute especially on the little ones. I found that in this case, I did not love the dress on the Creative Princess. I am sure I she will be wearing it this summer but it likely won't be a favourite.

I do love the fabrics that she chose and have a shirt out of them is so fresh!

Pattern Specs:Pattern: Carolina Sweetheart DressSizes: 6months to 14Fabrics: Wovens - I used a cotton lawn for the dress and a thin cotton for the lining.Difficulty: IntermediatexoHeather

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Wonder Girl!

I don't know if have heard but the girls 'round here absolutely love Wonder Woman! So when Kymy at Everything Your Momma Made posted this pattern all I could see was Wonder Woman Pants! Say hello to the Freestyle Harem Pants! They have the option to be capris or shorts as well and are super cute as both of those!

I spent a serious amount of time on these and reverse appliqu├ęd those stars on. I love the end result and so does the Creative Princess! They are a fun, comfortable pants that make a statement (but they don't have to!)

Pattern Specs:
Sizes: NB-18
Fabrics: knits
Difficulty: Confident Beginner

I totally love these pants! They are also available in ladies sizes in fact, EYMM goes from XS to 5X. Go check them out here!