Bundle UP Boys

August 20, 2014

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

It’s time to Bundle UP with BOY patterns!!

Bundle UP

Bundle UP is a group of patterns by awesome pattern designers offered at a discounted price for a short time. They’re on sale together for just seven days! And the sale starts FRIDAY!

I got to sew up the Honor Roll Raglan Henley by the ever talented and astounding Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs. I’ve sewn her boys tie tons of times, but this is my first time with one of her garment patterns and I was not disappointed! I may have to get my hands on her reversible hoodie and Playhouse Dress patterns because I’ve been drooling over them for awhile!

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

I doubted myself with this pattern several times since I’m still building my confidence with knits, but it went together like a dream! The pocket was easy, the neck came out perfect on the first try, the snaps are perfectly located. Just top notch from top to bottom.

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

Ollie was a bit of a ham for me during our photoshoot. He wasn’t interested in modeling for me, but was very interested in the security guard who thought he was adorable.

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

But mostly he was bored with me. hehehe The shirt though? Anything but boring!! So precious, right?

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

If this face can’t convince you, nothing will.

Sew Like My Mom | Honor Roll Raglan Henley

Go check out the sale, see the other incredible patterns, and visit the other blogs on the tour! This is such an amazing collection of patterns that you don’t want to miss!

Bundle UP

sewVery’s Sunny Dress

August 13, 2014

I had the pleasure of testing sewVery’s Sunny Dress during the Summer Sundress Series on Melly Sews, and now I’m so happy to help the amazing Veronica promote her very first pattern!

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

Sofia instantly loved the Sunny Dress because of the open back. I’ve mentioned several times before that her back heats her up in the summer and I tried to make her as many backless clothing options as possible. This dress definitely fit the bill and she wore it most of the summer! She even chose it for her family birthday party we had at my parents house.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

But sadly Sofia had a huge growth spurt this summer (that kid completely skipped an entire shoe size!) and the dress no longer fits her. Luckily for Chloe, however, it’s nearly perfect. And she LOVES it.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

When I was making the dress, I didn’t pay attention to the cut lines and I cut it too short, so I added the contrast from the ruffle to the bottom and I’m wild about the result.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

The adorable little ruffle puts the perfect touch on the dress.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

And didn’t I mention the beautiful, open back?! So sweetly incredible.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress

During this amazing pattern tour (check out the other blogs featuring the Sunny Dress & Top below!), Veronica is offering 20% off the purchase price of the pattern using the code SUNNY20. CLICK HERE to get your copy! Don’t delay, the sale ends Sunday, the 17th.

Sew Like My Mom | Sunny Dress



Monday, August 11th
Sewing Mama RaeAnna
While she was sleeping
4Kids + 1 Momma = chaos
Mama Says Sew

Wednesday, August 13th
Sew Like My Mom
Made by Sara
Shaffer Sisters

Friday, August 15th
Rae Gun Ramblings
Rebel and Malice
Right Sides Facing

Sunday, August 17th
sewVery

Tuesday, August 12th
Handcrafted by RED
Two-Many
Feathered Ruffles
Call Ajaire

Thursday, August 14th
Crafty Biggers
Sweeter Than Cupcakes
Giggles and Beans
Pattern Revolution

Saturday, August 16th
Thirtynine
Made by Momma
Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop

AND…Veronica is giving away a copy of her beautiful Sunny Dress & Top! Enter below for your chance to win!

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Adventure Tee

July 19, 2014

I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of sewing for Ollie. I definitely enjoy all the girly outfits, don’t get me wrong, but sewing for this stud is always enjoyable. Maybe it’s because the pieces always go together quickly (and I never have to ruffle or gather anything!) or maybe it’s because I adore the print mixing on him. Whatever it is, I hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

This is the Adventure Tee from GoTo Patterns and was just released with the latest Pattern Anthology Make Believe collection!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

The Adventure Tee will definitely be a staple in Ollie’s wardrobe. I adore everything about this shirt! It’s a great little unisex tee that’s got so many options, and is seriously so, so easy to make.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I made the 18m size because he’s square between the 12 and 18 month sizes. I knew it wouldn’t be huge on him, so I made the bigger size for longer wear and I’m so glad I did! I used some blue on blue stripe knit I’ve been hoarding in my stash since before he was conceived. It’s crazy soft and is such a great color on him. We’ll be layering this bad boy when the weather cools off for sure!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I’m a huge fan of Andrea’s patterns. From start to finish they’re such a professional, easy experience. Printing is fast, the pattern pieces go together like a dream, the instructions are spot-on, easy to follow, and packed full of helpful tips! I know I’m always going to have a good time sewing her patterns, and the Adventure Tee is no different.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I know I’ve gone on Ollie picture overload, but I just totally adore this age. And seriously–elbow dimples. Is there anything better?!

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

I paired his tee with my Oakley shorts sans pockets. I really still completely love the cut and fit of these shorts. They’re so great, and I’m not just saying that because they’re my pattern! I mean, look at that bum! I wish I looked that good from behind.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

You should definitely go grab these patterns while you can get them bundled! I promise, this tee delivers in every possible way. Check out the Pattern Anthology website for all the details.

Sew Like My Mom | Adventure Tee

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