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

Apr 14, 2014

Clover Shorts

Have you guys heard about Willow & Co?  They are a new pattern collective, a group of 10 pattern designers, and they are releasing their first collection next week, on the 22nd.  I had the opportunity to test four of the new patterns and will be sharing what I made with you this week.  Today I am sharing these adorable shorts….


These are the Clover Shorts designed by Hayley over at Welcome to the Mouse House.  She is great, I have tested patterns for her in the past (like the Caroline and the Norah and some of her women's patterns I haven't gotten around to blogging yet) and always love them, this one is no different! 


You guys know how much I like to sew with seersucker….and how much I love to sew kid’s shorts…so I think these seersucker kid’s shorts are pretty much amazing!  And Em likes them too, mostly because they have pockets.  Once she found those pockets she did not take her hands out of them!


I sewed these up in the size 18 months for Em.  I love that they have a flat front, makes them look more grown up.  They also have an optional sash which I skipped, it is hard enough to get this girl to stand still to get clothes on her you can forget about trying to tie anything!


I really love the length of these shorts, the bottom cuffs get folded up, but if you like a longer short on your girl you can leave them unfolded, they would be about an inch longer. 


Thanks Hayley for such a great pattern! I know there are lots more Clover shorts in Em’s future wardrobe!

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