Heart Breaker Cami

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Another perfect basic, that has fun not-so-basic options is the new Heart Breaker Cami from Patterns for Pirates! This is a girls pattern that comes in sizes 3mo-14. It is a camisole with an optional X in the back. The front has a scoop neckline, with a v-neck in the back. But you really could wear this forwards or backwards πŸ™‚ There are cropped, shirt, and tunic length options. Perfect for layering, or wearing all the hot summer long!

This is a tunic length, with a rayon blend fabric on the front, and cotton lycra on the back. I blended to a wider width for her hips. I love making clothes that fit my kids just right.

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AND THEN, I got baby crazy and made this tiny 3 month size for my niece. I can not wait to see it on her! I used the optional shoulder flutter, of course πŸ™‚ There is also an optional ruffle along the neck. Pictured here with the Brindille and Twig Cuff pants modified into shorts.

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AND THEN, I got a little hack happy, and mashed this cami with a baby harem pants pattern to make this adorable romper, also for my niece. I think this is just so fun, and it was so simple to do! I folded up the shirt pattern 1″, to make it the final, hemmed length, and then put it right at the top of the pants pattern(without the waistband, and cut a gentle curved line from the top to the bottom. I used this tutorial to add a snap placket.

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The even better part, is there’s also a women’s version! The Cross My Heart Cami has the same options, plus a few more. The cropped version is a fun layering piece! There are a few strap options, and if you have inspiration, it would be easy to adjust to make it your own πŸ™‚ The white shirt is a Mama Claire with a double crossover hack, from the Made for Mermaids blog. This is some more of that $1 fabric from Wal-Mart. And I used it up on this project, which means I need to go shopping again πŸ˜‰

The patterns are on sale for $7.50 each, or you can buy the bundle of both patterns for $14.

I whipped up both of those baby versions yesterday, so they’re such quick sews! Check out the listings for lots more photos!

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Heart Breaker Cami

Cross My Heart Cami

Fabric sources:

Pink and black ponte: Girl Charlee

Black floral: Girl Charlee

Mint cotton lycra: NR Fabrics

Bright floral: Girl Charlee

White mystery knit: Wal-Mart

Grey/white stripe cotton lycra: Raspberry Creek

Green floral (romper): So Sew English

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Prisma Dress

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This is the new Prisma Dress from Love Notions. I am absolutely IN LOVE with it. I think I say that about a lot of things, but this is really, truly, true to my style! I love the basic A-line silhouette, and my girls love how comfortable and easy it is to wear. But look at the drop waist pleated skirt or swing skirt options! I’ve had some pins on my “Kids Clothes” pinterest board for ages that I can finally make with this pattern. SO cute!

There are also three neckline options. And three sleeve lengths, plus a couple of pocket options. I’m so excited about the boatneck, pleated skirt option!

Love Notions always puts out a well made pattern. The tutorials are some of the cleanest, most organized, and are always concise, with lots of helpful information. You can’t go wrong with this pattern!

You can get it on sale for a few days at the release price, don’t miss it!

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Prisma Dress

Fabric sources:

Olive French terry: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Floral French terry: Pretty Posh Prints

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Sutton

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This new pattern from Made for Mermaids has instantly jumped into the top of my favorite patterns ever list. I love the princess seams, the low back, and probably the gathered circle skirt the most!! My big girl has decided she will wear this too, which makes it even better! Otherwise, I was about to have to find some cute little babies to sew some for, because I just love it so much!

This was a joy to sew. Every now and then, there’s a pattern that just comes together so easily, and you know the outcome will be amazing, and it’s just a joy to sew! This is one of them!

I have only made the top version, with sleeves, for testing purposes, but I’m eager to make the full twirly skirt in dress length next!

Sutton has a top or dress length, elbow sleeves with a tie, or sleeveless options, and a button front bodice, with a placket. There are princess seams in the bodice, which is a great place to play with print or color blocking, or to add trims!

This pattern will be on sale through Sunday for $7.

This top is cute paired with several bottoms from Made for Mermaids as well, including Evie, Lucy, or Olivia! The Samantha Skirt is a great layering piece with the dress version, and it’s also on sale for $5 through Sunday!

The white version is the final version of the pattern. The changes that were made to the blue version include, top length shortened, width added to the sleeves, and the waist brought in.

I know this one will be a smash hit!

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Sutton

Fabric sources:

All fabrics and trims were vintage, or second hand from estate sales or friends.

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Boho Collection: Petite Stitchery & Co.

There is a new collection coming from Petite Stitchery & Co today! It’s the Boho Collection, which speaks to my soul! I tested a few of the patterns, and I will share those with you, but there are also other fun patterns, including baby versions!

The patterns I tested were Willow, a woven tunic or dress, which has a back yoke, and divided back skirt, so you can print mix or color block to make it your own! We had the windiest day for pictures, and there were none of the front that didn’t have her hair flying all crazy around her face πŸ™‚

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This is Laurel, a knit tunic that dips down on the sides. The ruffle at the bottom is so sweet, and makes my girls love it so much! You can use lace or trim, to make this quick sew even faster!

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And I also tested the Jasper Vest. I love this pattern. There don’t seem to be a lot of vest options for girls in the pdf pattern world, and this one is so dramatic and fun. I used white denim, and white scuba knit for my two layers. This is such a chic look!

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Be sure to check out the rest of the patterns in the collection! They’re all on sale for the release!

Willow

Laurel

Jasper

Fabric sources:

Black floral: Hancock

Pink: friend’s stash

Mustard: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Floral French Terry: So Sew English

Pink stretch lace: So Sew English

White Denim: friend’s stash

White textured knit: Wal-Mart

 

Sew, What Do I Wear?

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Here we are again with Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates, bringing you inspiration for what to sew for Valentine’s Day! My husband and I don’t do much to celebrate this holiday, sometimes we’ll go out, but never on the actual day! πŸ˜‰ But my mom always left us gifts on the breakfast table on Valentine’s day, and I loved that little unexpected (even though she did it every year) gift. You’re still kind of coming off of the Christmas high, and at least I wasn’t looking forward to a birthday for several more months, so it always felt special. So I like to do the same thing for my kids. Having children makes things more magical, especially holidays. I love to make this one fun, just like the rest. So we usually bake and decorate sugar cookies, we also usually make lots of cards, and go crazy with the stickers and glitter.

I knew my Valentine’s attire would be casual, since I’m spending the day with my kids. I used Made for Mermaids Mama Ava since it’s the perfect silhouette to be comfy, but with gorgeous fabric, you don’t feel sloppy! I also wore the Peg Legs from Patterns for Pirates. I think these are one of the best beginner projects, and they give you such impressive results! (I was on day 2 of wearing these, so all I can see are the baggy knees, but they really fit so perfectly!)

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And then, because it’s fun, I put on a little more make up, some jeans and heels, and made it the perfect outfit for a casual dinner with my husband. That’s as fancy as we get anyway πŸ™‚

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My fabric for this shirt is double brushed poly, from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I love the tighter pattern of the floral, sometimes when the floral is more in clumps, you have to worry about pattern placement more, but this one is so gorgeous, and I love the colors! My leggings were double brushed poly from So Sew English.

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I think Valentine’s day is top of my favorite holiday list. I love every happy thing about it! I’m planning what to sew for my kids, and I’ll share that soon.

Please check out the other talented women joining this blog tour! There are some AHHH-MAZING looks. The links are below. ThankΒ  you Made for Mermaids and Patterns for Pirates for your perfect patterns, and this fun blog tour.

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Terra Tunic

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Here’s the newest pattern from Love Notions. It’s the Terra Tunic, and it’s a classic, comfy tunic top that is perfect for so many different occasions! The six different neckline options and four sleeve lengths, plus optional welt pockets, and elbow patches make it a go-to pattern to make a casual short sleeve tee or a chic long sleeve tunic!

The top has a deep hem, with side vents. The back is slightly longer than the front, which is perfect for wearing with leggings! All these little features are what make it stand out from other tunic patterns!

This is a quick sew. And the pattern directions are some of my favorite in the industry! There is a print chart so you only print the pages you need, the illustrations are clear, and there is plenty of help, including videos for some of the more complex steps!

The pattern will be on sale for it’s release, I’m hope you’ll check out all the listing photos, and then go make it your own πŸ™‚

Both of these fabrics are from So Sew English, and they are both gorgeous! The sweater knit is the softest I’ve ever felt, and the floral is a double brushed poly which is all the rage right now, for good reason. It’s so soft, and has the perfect balance between drape and stability, I feel like it’s so flattering to wear! The colors of this floral are gorgeous in person. I can’t wait to make some tiny baby clothes for my niece out of the scraps πŸ™‚

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Terra Tunic

Fabric sources:

So Sew English

 

Cassie and Mama Cassie

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I know, here we are again with the Mommy and Me, and I don’t ever want it to stop!! This is the new Cassie and Mama Cassie patterns from Made for Mermaids. The Cassie is a cold shoulder peplum or dress, with high/low skirt options, with short, 3/4, or long sleeves. It’s a half circle skirt, so it’s still twirly, but doesn’t take up nearly as much fabric as a circle skirt. My daughter has declared this her favorite dress ever, and wore it for 2 days straight, until I made her take it off, and then again to church on Sunday πŸ™‚

The Mama Cassie pattern has the same options, but it also includes a mini dress length, and an off the shoulder option. So on trend, and as has already been shown, on the M4M blog, and in their facebook group, there’s endless options for hacking the off the shoulder version to make it your own. There’s also a free hack pack that includes a flounce to add to your off the shoulder Cassie, or a fold over band.

This is for knit fabric, the girls pattern comes in sizes 1/2-14, and Mama Cassie is from XXS-Plus3X. The sizes are color-coded, though, so make sure you check your measurements. You’ll get a perfect fit that way!

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I always love everything from Made for Mermaids. The patterns are so flattering on me. I hope you’ll check out all the other listing photos too, so you can see the off the shoulder tops!

The patterns are both on sale for $7 each, or you can buy them together in a bundle for $10. The bundle is only available during the release!

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Also…I think this might be the first time I can’t remember my fabric sources. Has my hoarding finally reached that level?! 😬😬 I think the lighter blue I used for Cassie was from Hancock, when they were going out of business. It is an ITY. And I think my deeper color fabric was an ITY from Needle Nook, but I’m not sure on either of them!

The sale lasts through Sunday night, so don’t miss it!

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Cassie

Mama Cassie

Bundle (limited time)

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