Zonen 09 Charlie Flip

Friday, June 27, 2014

Zonen 09 Charlie Flip - Tutorial

I'm sharing my full post and a bit of a tutorial on the process of how I flipped the Charlie pattern for my little miss.

Also, voting has opened today, so you can head over to Frances Suzanne and vote for your fave. AFTER reading how I did my flip of course ;) I'd loooove it if you would vote for mine, so in other words, I'm hoping mine is your fave!

So let's talk a little bit about the flip...

Flip This Pattern: June Competitor!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I'm sure you have probably heard of the year long sewing series "Flip This Pattern" that sisters, Ashley & Emily, of Frances Suzanne hosted last year. I sewed along a few times in the past year and it was so much fun! I wished I had time to play along each month!

Well, they have brought the series back for a second year! And they invited me to join in the fun as a competitor!! I was so thrilled and I'm kind of in love with the outcome, you'll have to head over to their blog to see the whole thing. :) And then on Friday the 27th, voting opens to the public and you get to choose your favorite Charlie flip. I'm hoping you might just choose mine ;)

You can see my previous flips here, here, and here.

Matinee Dress and Peplum Top Tour, Discount Code AND Giveaway!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I am so excited to be on the Matinee Dress tour today! 
This fun and adorable dress and top pattern is designed by Jenn of Jennuine Designs. For the tour today, I had a little bit of fun with the pattern and created a sweet little peplum top for my little miss that I know will get TONS of wear.

Let's start off with a little honesty here shall we? ;) When I first saw the design for this dress I wasn't sure about the open back style, I just wasn't sure it was "me" or that I wanted O to wear something with that sort of design. Well, then Jenn asked for a little help for a pre-test in the bodice size that O wore and I whipped up a couple of "quick and dirty" tests. Just those couple of simple bodices, checking fit, made me completely smitten with this sweet design. So when she asked if I wanted to be part of the tour I couldn't wait to make a peplum top from this pattern because I knew I'd love it, and I totally do. Even more than I thought I would!!

FOXGLOVE Tank - A New Women's Pattern From Selvage Designs!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Foxglove Tank - Sewing Pattern by Selvage Designs

Hi guys!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the lovely privilege of testing Lauren of Selvage Designs first womens' pattern. The Foxglove Tank (affiliate link). And it has JUST been release! Woohoo!! From now through June 29th, the pattern is available for download only through Indiesew (btw, have you heard of this site??? It's pretty great!!), it is currently available for pre-order at Selvage Designs and will be delivered to your inbox on June 29th if you order there.

I LOVED. ADORED. Lauren's debut pattern, the Soleil Dress for girls (see my versions here and here), and this second pattern did not disappoint! I just love how Lauren's patterns are put together.

A Glamping Collection - Featuring Willow & Co Patterns

Friday, June 13, 2014

Glamping Collection - Willow & Co Patterns, Ash Jumpsuit, Aster Cardigan, Kudzu Cargos, Mulberry Tunic

Welcome to our last day of Glamping Week!! Today is picture heavy to show you my whole collection together. I'm sooooo happy with how well it came together. Made for some cute photos, photography is quickly coming a favorite part of blogging for me, so enjoy! 

*Links to individual posts for each piece are at the bottom of the post*

Glamping Collection - Willow & Co Patterns, Ash Jumpsuit, Aster Cardigan, Kudzu Cargos, Mulberry Tunic

Glamping Collection - Willow & Co Patterns, Ash Jumpsuit, Aster Cardigan, Kudzu Cargos, Mulberry Tunic

The Mulberry Tunic - A Pattern By Kid Approved for Willow & Co

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

It's Day 4 of our Glamping Week! Today I'm showing you the Mulberry Tunic I made for my little man. This pattern was designed by my friend Olga of Kid Approved, for Willow & Co. This is the second Mulberry I've made and I love it even more the second time around! (See my first version here)

The Mulberry Tunic - A Willow & Co Pattern

When I was sewing my first version I kept seeing it in seersucker in long sleeves and couldn't get it out of my head until I made it come to life. And oh my goodness. I am SO glad I did!

The Aster Cardigan - A Pattern by LBG Studio for Willow & Co

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Aster Cardigan - A Willow & Co Pattern

Oh my stars. I am so in love with this little cardi. Seriously. She needs one to go with every outfit! The Aster Cardigan was designed by LBG Studio for Willow & Co. I love Vanessa's style, and this cardigan is no exception. I mean, what's not to love about it!?

The Aster Cardigan - A Willow & Co Pattern

The 3/4 sleeves, length, the fabulous collar and the 3 little buttons at the top all work together in the most perfect way to create a little cardi that goes with almost any style.

Kudzu Cargos - A Pattern by Charming Doodle for Willow & Co

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Kudzu Cargos - A Willow & Co Pattern

Hi friends!! Welcome to another Glamping Day!

Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the Kudzu Cargos, a pattern designed by Charming Doodle for Willow & Co. It is a unisex pattern that can be made in pants or shorts length, skinny or straight version and LOADS of colorblocking, decorative seaming, and pockets options. When I say LOADS, I mean loads!

The Kudzu Cargos - A Willow & Co Pattern

I chose to make the straight version with the diagonal seam in the front and the back pockets, also with the diagonal seam to mimic the front. This was my first time using a topstitching needle and wow, I am hooked! I am so thrilled with how these shorts turned out.

The Ash Jumpsuit - A Pattern by petit a petit + family for Willow & Co

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Ash Jumpsuit - A Willow & Co Pattern

Welcome to our Willow & Co Glamping Week! I had the immense privilege of testing 4 of the Willow & Co patterns (you can read about those here, here, here and here) and now have been given the chance to sew the rest of them as well! Today I'll be talking about The Ash Jumpsuit. A pattern designed by petit a petit and family for Willow & Co. But first some introduction to the patterns :)

For this "Glamping Week", I have sewn 3 new to me Willow & Co patterns and 1 repeat, because, well, I just loved it so much! I hope to sew the remaining 2 later in the fall.

Random Thoughts on Tuesday

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Happy Tuesday!!

While I am preparing a very fun "Glamping" week coming up next week, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite photos from the last week.

I've been reading Vanessa's ebook trying to better my photography. Such a helpful tool! And as always, everything I do is a work in progress and it's fun to learn new things.

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