Apr 17, 2014

Mulberry Tunic

The Mulberry Tunic, by Olga of Kid Approved, is the fourth pattern that I had the opportunity to test for Willow & Co (you can see the other three here, here, and here) and just love this one!


Eeek!  Isn’t it adorable on her?!


This pattern is unisex too, so I need to get my act together and make one of A as well.  The pattern has an option for a hood, I think he *needs* one with a hood!


I sewed the shirt up in a size 18 months for Em.  Before I sewed the buttons on I thought it was going to be too big, but once I got the buttons all on and put it on her, it was just perfect! I love the looser fit.


I used some polka dot fabric from Riley Blake’s Sunny Happy Skies line (isn’t that an awesome name for a fabric line?)  I don’t think you can ever go wrong with polka dots and they are darling on this shirt.


The shirt has pockets in the side seams which Em was excited to find.  She is always looking of pockets in her clothing and is usually pretty upset if she doesn’t find any…this girl needs somewhere to store her rocks :)


All of Willow & Co’s new pattern line will be released next week, make sure you check it out, they have some really great stuff!  

Apr 16, 2014

Fawn Lily Tunic

Today I am sharing the third of four patterns I tested for Willow & Co (you can catch the first two here and here if you missed them).  This is the Fawn Lily tunic designed by Rebecca from Rock the Stitch and man is it cute!


This tunic has a really unique design; I have never seen anything quite like it before.  It has a really cool crossover yoke that eliminates the need for any type of closures, so no button holes to sew or zippers to install…awesome!
It also has a pretty unique construction and you end up with no exposed seams on the sleeves. 


I used some hounds tooth fabric from Michael Millers Bella Butterfly line that I have been hanging on to for about a year along with the fabric I used in my Persimmon dress.  It felt good to finally use it and I just love how it looks on this top.  I paired it with a solid blue I picked up at Joann’s


This pattern also comes with a dress option, I decided to go with the tunic because I have been making Em so many dresses lately, and it was nice to add a top to her wardrobe.  There are also options for a gathered skirt or pleated skirt and options for a button yole and pleated sleeves.


I have one more Willow & Co pattern I tested to share with you tomorrow so swing by and check it out!

Apr 15, 2014

The Persimmon Dress

Today I am sharing another pattern from Willow &Co.  Yesterday I shared the shorts I sewed from Hayley’s Clover Shorts pattern, and today I am sharing another one of her patterns, the Persimmon Dress and Top.


I sewed this dress with some fabrics from Michael Millers Out to Sea line.  I have had these two fabrics in my stash for about a year now and I could never find a pattern where I thought the two looked good together, but I finally found it!


This dress has such a sweet, simple design.  I am not usually a big fan of ruffles but I really like the little ruffle detail on the sides of this one, it is just the right amount of ruffle. 


I think it’s a perfect summer dress, sweet and girly!  This pattern will be released next week with the rest of Willow & Co's new collection
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