Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hangout Hoodie Sewalong

This week Amy from Naptime Crafters had a little sew-along for the hangout hoodie pattern. I  love a sew-along plus, I snagged the pattern last week when it was on sale for Thrifty Thursday.
To make it, I used two of my old t-shirts: the black and white one had shrunk too short, and the pink one had random yellow stains on the front. So the shirt cost me nothing! excellent.

I shot these photos at the splash pad, I tried to be quick because Christine was anxious to play. In my haste I didn't even realize the shirt was tucked into her swimsuit she had on underneath. So that's why it looks so wonky. It really does fit well, promise.
 I was surprised how fast this shirt came together! One nap time! ONE! that's the bonus of upcycling t-shirts, I was able to use the hems on the bottom and the sleeves.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Sally Dress

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to help test luvinthemommyhood's newest pattern the Sally Dress. Pattern testing is really fun, I love seeing the "behind the scenes" work that goes into a pattern.
This pattern is adorable! I just love the pockets. They are enormous!
The pattern has several options: elbow length sleeves, short sleeves, and sleeveless. I choose to sew the elbow length sleeves (perfect for Fall... if Fall ever comes!) I also added a little pipping to the neck hole, waist, and pockets.
The version I made was a bit too big, Shannon made modifications to the final pattern, so I am excited to sew it up again. This time I want to sew the sleeveless version (because a girl can never have too many dresses right?)
Guys, Project Run and Play is coming in less than 2 weeks!! I am so excited! I am planning to sew along with at least 2 of the weeks, maybe 3. My look for week one is almost done, and it has "Sally Dress" pockets! I can't wait to show it to you all :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

The 4-in-1 Peasant Dress and Tunic

Last week I had the chance to help pattern test for Once Upon a Sewing Machine's new pattern the 4-in-1 Peasant Dress. The best part? it's free! that's right a free pattern that's been pattern tested for size. wow that's nice
This pattern comes in three sizes: 12-18 months, 2-3T, and 4T. and you can make it a shirt, a tunic, or a dress, with long sleeves, short sleeves, or a ruffle sleeveless. That's a lot of possibilities!
As you can see, I made the ruffled sleeveless option. Perfect for our hot Texas summer. It's a great pattern and sews up sooooo quick. I will definitely be sewing up several of these!

linking up at Sew & Tell Saturday

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Bag with Pockets: Guest Posting at Crafty Meggy

I have been in need of a new bag to take to church. A LARGE bag that will fit all my stuff. I haul around a lot of stuff. Quiet book, coloring books, crayons, color wonder markers, diapers, wipes, an extra onesie (because if you have one you won't need it, but if you don't have one your baby WILL have a massive blowout) snacks (lots of goldfish and raisins are the only thing that will keep Christine quiet), a water bottle, hand sanitizer, burpcloth... I could keep going but I won't.

I finally sewed up one using a tutorial from Homemade by Jill. The problem with large bags, is everything gets lost. The solution? pockets! custom pockets that will fit exactly what you want to fill it with. Today I'm sharing how to add these simple patch pockets to your basic tote bag over at Crafty Meggy. Go over to her blog to check it out!