January 6, 2015
My super awesome friend Jess has released her very first ever sewing pattern! I’m so so happy for her and very excited to be included on her first ever blog tour. These are the Bottoms Up Pants!
Jess is a cloth diaper Mama and wanted a great pattern for bottoms that allowed ample room for those precious cloth diapers. There aren’t too many out there yet, so she created one of her own, and I’m a fan! I think Ollie is, too.
I don’t have many pants for Ollie because he’s so tiny! We’re a month away from his second birthday but he weighs just 22.5 pounds and can wear a 12m onesie with 18m pants. Shrimpy McShrimperson. The overwhelming majority of RTW pants fall to his ankles or are huge in all the wrong places. I’ve got tons of adorable tops all waiting for the perfect pants and the Bottoms Up Pants are the perfect pair!
I added humongo pockets to the back of the pants because Ollie’s a pocket guy. The bigger the better in his mind, so I obliged. The pattern comes with an optional faux welt pocket but we opted for the real thing.
But that front pocket, it’s a cute one! The pattern comes with 2 front pocket options, one like this and one with a bow for the ladies. It also boasts a flat front and ample room in the rear. Just adorable!
And for the duration of the tour you’ll find the pattern 25% off!! No code to enter, just add it to your cart to see the discounted price. I’m so excited about the Bottoms Up Pattern and I hope you are, too! Congrats on your first pattern, sweet friend!
Head over to If Only They Would Nap to check out more awesome versions from other bloggers before getting your own copy! I can’t wait to see the rest!
Jan 5th –> Sarah at The Crazy Tailor
Jan 6th –> Melissa at Sew Like My Mom
Jan 7th –> Ari at Max California
Jan 8th –> Marissa at RaeGun Ramblings
Jan 9th –> Emily at Naptime Creations
Jan 12th –> Courtney at Simple City Life
Jan 13th –> Sabra at Sew a Straight Line
Jan 14th –> RaeAnna at Sewing Mama Raeanna
Jan 15th –> Kacia at Coconut Robot
Jan 16th –> Scary at Shaffer Sisters
**Ollie’s shirt is the Acorn Tee–a new pattern from Sew Like My Mom coming in the next few weeks! Stay tuned for much more about it!!
December 10, 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.
In fact, she loves these dresses! And I just think she’s so darn adorable in them.
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.
Changing the dress to tie in the back takes just a few minutes and makes such a sweet impact.
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!
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.
November 14, 2014
I’ve been sewing up a storm lately, but I enjoy a good craft project, too.
Recently I’ve had a hankering to try some new things. I long to slowly shuffle through the aisles of a craft store, letting my imagination run wild. But, the weather stinks and I’ve always got kids with me, and a trip anywhere just isn’t as fun as I want it to be.
I was thrilled when I discovered Consumer Crafts. Their website is stocked with some of the most amazing crafting supplies! I clicked through page after page, brain wheels smoking from spinning so fast. They have the coolest stuff!
Imagine the gorgeous masks you could make with these. Adorned with feathers and jewels? I die.
The paint selection was also pretty amazing. I really want to play with all that chalk paint…
But there was one item in particular that caught my attention and I felt compelled to add it to my cart.
I quickly knew what I wanted to make, added a few more items to my cart, and clicked buy. A few days later a glorious box of supplies hit my doorstep and my heart skipped a few beats.
Trust me, you’ll want to check out this site! Right now they have a holiday catalog with a bunch of sweet deals and coupons for even better prices! I reallllly want those mason jars!!
And come back early next week when I share a tutorial on what I made. I’m squealing inside I love it so much!
**Items were provided to me free of charge, but all opinions are my own**