Nov 18, 2014

Rowan Tee Pattern Tour

Today I am so excited to be joining the Rowan Tee Pattern tour!  I was thrilled when Laura of Titchy Threads asked me if I would be a part of the tour, Laura and her patterns are fabulous!  Laura's pattern got me through sewing my first pair of jeans ever, and she made it seem easy, seriously she is awesome!

You have seen the Rowan Tee here on my blog before when I sewed up 2 for testing, but this pattern has so many options this one looks nothing like the other two.

With all the great options this pattern has, you can combine them to make this shirt 144 different ways!  Laura asked that everyone on the pattern tour choose a different one of the 144 combinations you can make with this pattern.  I chose to make a long sleeve tee with patch pocket and cuffed hems.  Some other options you can choose from are a hood, kangaroo pocket, and stripes down the sleeves.

I sewed this shirt up for Em in a 18-24 month width with a size 2 length out of some mystery knit from Walmart, the end of the bolt said "Unknown remnant"!  But it was only $2 a yard and I love a good mystery (just kidding, but I do have a hard time passing up a geometric print like these polka dots!)  The knit is super soft and stretchy, some type of light weight single knit I would guess.  For the neckline and cuffs I used a ribbed knit, and a jersey for the little patch pocket.

The Rowan tees fit is spot on.  It is a slimmer fitting tee, which I love for my slimmer sized girl.  With the weight of the rib knit pulling on my mystery knit, this one looks a little longer than the last two I made.  But I love the longer length, it looks adorable with her Small Fry Skinnies, but pairs well with leggings too.  

It is a quick sew and the instructions are super clear and easy to follow.  This is actually the fourth one I made (A got one too) and I have one more on my cutting table already!  I know this is a pattern I will be using over and over.

You can find the Rowan Tee pattern in the Titchy Threads shop along with all of Laura's other great patterns.  Check them out!

Want more Rowan Tee inspiration?  Check out the other stops on the Rowan Tee Pattern Tour, and head over to Craftstorming to follow along with the rest of the tour going on this week!

Nov 14, 2014

Moku Shorts

You guys have heard me rave about One Thimble before, it is a really great e-zine packed with tons of patterns and awesome sewing advice. I have gotten the chance to sew up some of the patterns from previous issues (like the Ranger shorts, Steam train applique, Bow Trim Dress, and Honey Gum dress) and even released my Sunny Daytripper pattern in the last issue.  Well, One Thimble is celebrating its one year birthday and released its 5th issue today!  And I got the chance to sew another pattern from this issue...The adorable Moku Shorts!

This little skort has the shape of a circle skirt, but is really shorts, which makes it great for play.  The shorts have a flat front and an elastic back, and it has the option of a high or low waist.  

I made Em the size 2 and the fit is great!  I sewed them up with some super soft Art Gallery cotton with a fun floral print, perfect for the beach.

One Thimble is an Australian based magazine, so most of the patterns in this issue are summery like these shorts.  But they also have a few Christmas patterns (including one of mine!) and a jacket.  Living in Florida, we can use summery patterns year round.  But if you happen to be covered in snow from that polar front covering most of the US, you can still get some use out of these shorts, check out this adorable layered look from my friend Jess!

You can find the newest edition of One Thimble here, or you can purchase just the Moku Shorts pattern in the One Thimble Shop.  

Nov 7, 2014

Tuallulah and Huckleberry

I got to work with Pattern Revolution on a fun new project this month.  It is a new monthly series that they are starting called MashUP.  Every month they will feature two different patterns to mash up, this month it was the Tallulah by Izzy and Ivy and the Huckleberry by Foo Foo Threads.

Have you ever done a mash up of two patterns?  This was the first time I had.  It is where you take the top half of one pattern and combine it with the bottom half of another.  I used the top of the Huckleberry and skirt from the Tallulah to make this dress, I have dubbed to the Tallulaberry.  Over at Pattern Revolution, you can see more pictures of these two patterns mashed up and some photos of the opposite match (Tallulah top and Huckleberry skirt), both ways turn out so cute!  AND, you can get the 2 patterns at a great price!

The Huckleberry top has 2 options, you can do a loose fitting bodice or a fitted bodice with elastic casings in the back.  I chose the fitted option, in a size 2 for my girl and the fit is great! And I think this is a dress that will fit her for a little while.  

The pattern also has a few options for decorating the front of the bodice, I just went with a couple buttons. And aren't those flutter sleeves great?!

My favorite part the MashUP patterns are those sweet pockets on the Tullulah, which is why I chose to do the Tallulah skirt!  Em loves the pockets too, but I think mostly because I filled them with candy to get her to cooperate for this photoshoot ;)

Head over to Pattern Revolution for some more great Tallulaberry photos and to get all the info on snagging the 2 patterns for cheap!  But the sale ends today so hurry!

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