Monday, December 14, 2015

{Li'l Laundry Day Tee} by Love Notions


Well, Tami did it again! The girl's version of the Laundry Day Tee (affiliate link) is now available with extended sizing from 2T to 16!!!

As usual, it comes with a TON of options. Four different necklines, including cowl, asymmetrical, hoodie/gnome hoodie and regular banded neckline. Five different sleeves including tank, cap, elbow, 3/4 length, and long with instructions on making them bishop sleeves. And last but not least, there are 3 different lengths; shirt, tunic and dress. Added bonus include inseam pockets!



Like I always say, Tami is the Queen of Options, and I just love all of her patterns because of it. Extremely versatile and well worth the price.

My daughter is plus size, and I was able to sew up the size 16 with a size 10 tunic length and the fit is spot on. She has not wanted to take it off the past few days, which is awesome considering the fact she is hard to fit.

Head on over to grab the Li'l LDT, and go ahead and use code 'forthegirls' for 20% off!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

{Pretty Woman} Six Degrees of Separation

I'm next on this fun tour...Six Degrees of Separation! I have to be honest and say that I was not familiar at all with the Kevin Bacon theory...game...whatever it is called, however I was very intrigued by it. After doing a bit of research, I was surprised to see just how crazy it is that he is linked to....well, just about every movie in some way or another. I really never viewed Kevin Bacon as being that hot of an actor, but I guess he is!


We went with just one degree of separation for the movies, so NO, not everything is connected to Kevin Bacon. Oh, but you'll see it all come around full circle. PROMISE! As we planned for this tour an picked spots, it got a bit crazy...really! My movie geek brain came out and I had to type fast to secure my spot. I missed out of a few of my first choices, but in the end I am super happy with the one that I chose...Pretty Woman! Seriously one of my favorite movies.


[image credit: IMDB]
Growing up, Julia Roberts was my FAVORITE actress, so naturally I would pick something with her in it. If you have been following along on the tour you will know that Karly from Paisley Roots was before me with Notting Hill, making the connection with Hugh Grant, which I then came in for Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts, whom was also in Notting Hill...see the one degree of separation there?!?! It sure can get confusing, but so fun too.

[image credit: Now That's Lingerie]

I started doing my homework (seriously, watching a movie for homework...yes please) by paying close attention to the clothes and outfits that were in the movie. This wasn't hard at all, considering the fact that half the movie is about her wardrobe. In the end I ultimately decided to go out on a HUGE limb here, and sew a piece of lingerie. Um....what?!?! Yes, you heard me...lingerie! You know what the movie is about, right? Well, granted she wore that HUGE fluffy white robe throughout half the movie, I wanted to be a bit more creative and go for what was underneath.


I made the Everyday Essentials nightgown from EYMM for my look. I had some black stretch lace that I got from Joann's as well as some ballet pink knit that I also found in Joann's red tag bin. I decided to layer the pink underneath because, well, lace is see through! I love how putting the pink underneath the lace really kept the feel of the piece, but also made it a bit more modest.




Make sure to visit all the stops along the way and make all the connections! Next up tomorrow will be Rachael from It's Been Taylored. And don't forget to visit Sew The Show as well as on Facbook to stay up to date with all the shenanigans going on. We also invite you to sew your own inspired look from one of the movies along the tour if you choose. You can link up by using the hashtag #sixdegrees or #sewtheshow

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Monday, December 7, 2015

{Harbor Hoodie} by Terra's Treasures Designs


Lately I have been asking myself why I have been making so many hoodies. I live in Texas and probably only get to wear them for 3-4 months out of the year. I will take that though! Seriously, hoodie weather....and really wearing hoodies in general....is my favorite time of the year, so why not enjoy it in style!



I was given the opportunity to test the Harbor Hoodie by Terra's Treasures recently, and it will not disappoint. Yes, it is a 'must have' to add to your collection of patterns, in case you were wondering.

I used a super stretchy sweater knit from Joann's for the outer, and a microfleece for the inner, making it amazingly warm and cozy. I do not recommend using a sweater knit for the outer because mine became pretty slinky and sags a little, although it is really not noticeable.



I really like the wrap feature, including the button tab on the inside, because it hold everything into place and you don't need to worry about the piercing cold wind blowing in. The ties bring the waist in a bit, slimming the waistline, and who wouldn't want that!?! The hood is also a great feature for keeping warm on  those cold nights. Sizes XXS-3X.

You can find the pattern HERE!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

{Fairport Purse} Radiant Home Studio 2nd Anniversary


Hey guys! I am here today blogging along with Radiant Home Studio 2nd Anniversary Blog Tour. I first heard of Sara's patterns on a small blogging group fairly recently when she spoke of doing this tour for her patterns. I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to try out her patterns.


Because I am such a sucker for zip pouches, I chose the Fairport to sew up! I have to say that I was WOWED at all the options that Sara included in the pattern.

Included options:
  • zip closure
  • snap tab closure
  • magnetic snap closure
  • two sizes
  • wrist strap
  • shoulder strap
  • no strap
 You can make so many different purses with that many options. Even better, I create my own additional options. The outer part of the purse has gathers in the original pattern, but I wanted a super simple pouch, so I omitted them and instead cut 2 extra lining pieces for the outer. I also omitted the strap because I needed something that I could put my makeup in and throw in my purse.




The pleats along the bottom corners give extra room for packing more important goodies into it. By doing the super simple pouch, it would make the perfect gift for Christmas, or even a super special "gift wrap".


I used a scrap of one of my favorite fabrics for the yoke outer and lining, and for the outer I used a medium weight denim suiting and I just love the way that it turned out! I learned something new too. The instructions that Sara gives for installing the zipper was new to me, and I always like to learn new things to add to my repertoire.




If you would like to try one of Sara's patterns, now is the time! She is having a sale for 20% off using code 'birthdaycelebration' through 12/11/15.


Also, if you would like to follow along and check out what other bloggers have made to showcase on this tour, you can find the schedule here:

Radiant Home Studio 2nd Birthday Celebration:

Monday, Nov. 30th Radiant Home Studio || Skirt Fixation || Felt With Love Designs Tuesday, Dec. 1st A Happy Stitch || Sew Happily Ever After || Call Ajaire Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Sew Very || Swoodson Says || Vicky Myers Creations Thursday, Dec. 3rd Happy Okapi || House of Estrela || Molly and Mama Friday, Dec. 4th Hugs Are Fun || Sew DIY || Made By Sara Saturday, Dec. 5th Rebel and Malice || The Wholesome Mama

Thank you so much for stopping by!