May 30, 2017

| Petite Stitchery & Co | An Upcycled Sleeveless Laurel

I am really feeling this Bohemian trend that's been going on for the last few years. I'm not usually one to follow trends, but all the ruffles, hi-low hems and tops that dip on the sides are just so girly that I can't resist wanting to dress my daughter in every new trendy style that comes out. The downside is that my daughter is so small that I'm usually not in love with the fit on most store bought clothing items. So, I started with the  Petite Stitchery Laurel Tunic & Dress Pattern. I then headed to Walmart with my little and we picked out a polka dot shirt ($5) and 3 panda rib knit shirts ($1 each) so all together I spent $8 plus thread to make this cool summery dress. Note: I received the pattern for free in exchange for my honest opinion which I'm giving to you.

May 17, 2017

Phillipa Blouse by Bobkin Designs - One Thimble Issue #15 Blog Tour

Hooray! I'm so excited to have finally purchased  my first issue of One Thimble Sewing Magazine*, but not only that I'm also touring with a host of awesome seamstress bloggers to show you why you NEED this issue. I got to make the Bobkin Designs Phillipa Blouse* and I think I may have impressed myself a little with this one, but first let me tell you a little about the magazine.

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One Thimble Sewing Magazine Issue 15 cover photo

 One Thimble is a digital e-zine that comes out quarterly and makes me drool. Every. Single. Time. As usual, One Thimble drew me in with a stunning dress pattern on the cover, but wait a minute, there's just as many boy patterns! This issue's theme was preppy, hipster and layer-able and the designers blew it out of the park! Seriously, there was some major seasoned talent included. If you're into wardrobe capsules, want to get started on back to school sewing or just like to dress your dapper young man and fashionable little miss well you definitely want to pick up OT Issue 15*. You can see all the contributing designers below.

Ok, now onto this little gem of a blouse. As soon as I saw it I could picture Kiwi dressed like a little Audrey Hepburn: classic colors and clean lines. I imagined pairing it with the Dax Trousers* or Miriam Skirt* with a cute little Pom Pom Beret* and the V neck Cardigan*. Ma Chere! There were so many options for my little fashionista, but since the pattern is labeled Intermediate/Advanced I wanted to make sure that I could actually make the blouse first.