Category: Pattern

June 26, 2015

30 Days of Sundresses for Melly Sews

Filed under: Pattern,Sewing - 26 Jun 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

Yay! It’s the 30 Days of Sundresses month at Melly Sews again!!

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Knit dresses. They’re a staple in my house! And with 3 girls who refuse to wear anything but knit dresses, they’re in high demand.

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

For years I’ve looked for the perfect pattern for their favorite style, but have always come up just short of perfect. I’m SO glad I had this chance to make exactly what we all wanted!

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

Ella absolutely adores her new dresses. As the third girl in line, most of our dresses are fairly worn out and stained up by the time they get to her and she was so delighted I was making something for her.

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

I’ll be releasing this pattern in a range of sizes with lots of sleeve options soon, but for now, I thought I’d share this great tank dress with you as part of the 30 Days of Sundresses!! I’m sorry, the size 3 is the only freebie, but I hope you’ll fall in love with it as much as we have!

Sew Like My Mom | Snapdragon Dress

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PATTERN!

Thanks so much for having me again, Melissa, it’s always so much fun to participate in these!

Head over to check out all the amazing other dresses being shared this month, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

May 2, 2015

Bundle UP Women’s Patterns

Filed under: Pattern,Reviews,Sewing - 02 May 2015

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

I love doing these Bundle UP sales! I get to try awesome new patterns before they hit the market and they never disappoint. In this case, I’ve got a new favorite!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

I’m not the kind to make the same pattern over and over, but I’m completely in love with this pattern! The Jocole Shift Dress comes in dress or tunic length. Since I’ve been pregnant, nursing, and chasing kids for years I don’t wear many dresses anymore, but the tunic caught my eye and I fell hard.

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

It’s SO flattering!! And soooooo easy to make. Give me a yard of fabric, a zipper and some single fold bias tape and in an hour I’ve got a perfectly fitting, adorable new top! Who can beat that?!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

I did have to do a full bust adjustment to this pattern. I’ve avoided sewing for myself for years because I needed to add this crucial step to my routine. I recently mastered the FBA and embraced the inevitable need for a muslin or 3 and I’m so happy I did because I get to have these amazing tunics as a result!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

I do think the 22″ zipper is a little overkill for the tunic, so I’ve ordered some of those gorgeous exposed zippers to make my next round of tunics. Pretty soon I’ll have a closet full of these babies!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

My 6 year old was my photographer for this shoot so she styled a few of the shots. But I think they accurately represent how I feel about the Jocole Shift Dress tunic!! (and explains why my head is cut off in so many shots)

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

I’ve also worn them in real life already!! I made these before SNAP (post coming soon) and wore them while I was there. They were comfortable, traveled well, and were a hit. Lisa from Mabey She Made It even recognized the pattern and asked if I was doing the bundle tour!

Adrianna from Crafterhours and Hey June was my awesome roommate and we had fun in the Router Limits sponsor booth!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

And on my way to lunch with Dana, Adrianna, and Jessica.

Picture from @adriannaappl on Instagram

Picture from @adriannaappl on Instagram

So are YOU ready to Bundle UP and add this amazing pattern to your collection?! I promise you, it does not disappoint!!

The sale lasts from now through May 8th, so hurry over and grab yours now! Head to the Bundle UP sale site for more info!

Sew Like My Mom | Bundle UP Women's Patterns

December 10, 2014

Pillowcase Dress with back ties

Filed under: Pattern,Sewing,Tutorials - 10 Dec 2014

I love Pillowcase Dresses. They’re such a wonderful project for everyone–from beginners to the most advanced seamstresses. They can be worn in all seasons, they’re a fast sew, they grow with the child, they take a relatively small amount of fabric to make, and there are nearly endless ways to personalize them. What’s not to love?

Well for kids like my Chloe, it’s the ties. She hates the ties at her shoulders and fights with them the whole time she’s wearing the dress. I make them for a lot of holidays since their forgiving nature lasts us for lots of wearing, but she just doesn’t like wearing them. But with a quick and easy change, not only does it put a spin on the traditional style, but Chloe no longer feels smothered by her ties.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

In fact, she loves these dresses! And I just think she’s so darn adorable in them.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

And I’m having a love affair with this mustard and blue combo. It’s a good winter floral that will take her dress right into Spring.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

Changing the dress to tie in the back takes just a few minutes and makes such a sweet impact.

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

The simple modification will work with your favorite Pillowcase Dress pattern. Of course, I prefer mine! I did the serger method for this dress–love those smooth armholes!

Back-Tie Pillowcase Dress | Sew Like My Mom

To create a back-tie pillowcase dress, head on over to Riley Blake for the full instructions!

Thanks so much for having me, Riley Blake! I’d love to see your creations–share them with me on my FB page, or tag me on IG @sewlikemymom.

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