Lucky Girl Dress review

February 5, 2015

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

One thing I’ve really enjoyed about blogging is the different people I’ve gotten to meet along the way. A few weeks ago I was approached by a pattern designer named Lucy Blaire and she asked me to participate in her Lucky Girl Dress blog tour. Talk about flattery! I jumped at the chance because I LOVE the dress.

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

I’ve since checked out all of her stuff and I just adore it! The animal patterns are at the top of my list of things I need to have! I mean, I’ve got 4 kids and she’s got 4 animals and I just need to have them! But back to the dress…

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

It’s adorable, right?! And so, so easy to put together! I really didn’t change anything from the original pattern, I just made my skirt 2 pieces instead of the intended circle skirt because I didn’t want upside down owls on the back.

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

The Riley Blake knits are really some of the best that I’ve worked with. They’re uber soft, don’t shrink a ton in the wash, and that dress seems like it’s the most comfortable dress ever made!

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

I enjoyed playing with the print on the sleeve cuffs. The owls are just the most precious!

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

My only issue with the dress was that I found it to run big. I was making it for Ella and she fit perfectly into the measurements for a 3, so without trying any of it on, I sewed the 3 and it was big on her. She could wear it, but there’s definitely room to grow. But it fits Chloe like a glove and she’s in a 5. Ella was bummed she didn’t get her owl dress, but I’m going to hack the pattern and turn it into a hooded shirt with a kangaroo pocket for her and she’s SO excited about it! Plus, I’m sure in November when it gets cold again she’ll be able to wear it, so it turned out for the best in the end since I get another season out of it!

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

I got to kick off the blog tour and there’s plenty more to see the rest of the month!

5th: Melissa {Sew Like My Mom}
6th: Remona {The Stitching Scientist}

12th: Amanda {Jedi Craft Girl}
13th: Becca Duval {Becca Duval Photography}

19th: Ren Murphy {The Inspired Wren}
20th: Maryam {Hi and Hello}

25th: Jen {Lea and Lars}
26th: Julia Frazier {Riley Blake}
27th: Lucy Blaire

AND one lucky reader will win some great prizes from Riley Blake and Lucy Blaire! 2 yards of this amazing black aztec print, 1 yard of the aqua for contrast, and a copy of the Lucky Girl Dress Pattern! And all you have to do to enter is sign up for Lucy’s newsletter in the box below.

Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

You have until midnight on February 26th to enter. Winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!



Lucky Girl Dress | Sew Like My Mom

**I received fabric from Riley Blake and the pattern from Lucy Blaire for free. The opinions in this post are completely my own.

Just Sew You Know #2

January 19, 2015

It’s Monday! Time for the second installment of Just Sew You Know!

Today’s tip was a real forehead slapper once I figured it out!

Just Sew You Know | Sew Like My Mom

When you line your pieces up together at the edge, it leave a gap at the top of your seam, creating an uneven edge. If you slide your top piece up until the edges meet at the width of your seam allowance, you’ll get a perfect edge! It’s easy as pie and makes such a nice edge!

just sew you know

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Pine Cone Pants

January 14, 2015

I’m so excited to be kicking off the Wednesday tutorials for 2015 over at Riley Blake today! I thought we should start the year with a bang, so today I’m sharing a FREE multi-size pattern for pants!

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

The Pine Cone Pants are a basic, relaxed pant pattern with an elastic waistband and awesome back pockets!

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

My kids spend their days running, playing, and climbing and pants are often too big in the waist or don’t allow full range of motion of their legs for adequate climbing. I love that these allow them to move freely while looking stylish and adorable.

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

I designed these with a higher back rise to prevent our wee ones from prematurely impersonating plumbers.

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

I just adore these pockets! And they’re so so easy to make.

Pine Cone Pants | Sew Like My Mom

Are you ready to start your Pine Cone Pants?!

Go here to download your pattern pieces, then head on over to Riley Blake to get the tutorial!

Please don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram photos (@sewlikemymom) and use #pineconepants when sharing!

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