Free Patterns Fall/Winter 2017/18

There are hundreds of free patterns out there! I have my lists, and I own tons of them. For many, you have to join the facebook group either to download it from their files, or to get the code to download it from their website, others are just free to newsletter subscribers, some others are free just to download from the respective website, so be aware there may be some small hoops to jump through. I still will include any on my list that you don’t have to put any money out for 🙂

This list will be for the newly released free patterns. It’s going to be a huge task to list all the free ones available, so I’m going to focus on rounding up the most recent ones. Hopefully this will be helpful for you.

I will also add that most free patterns are free forever, but sometimes a designer will put it out as a freebie for a certain amount of time, and then it will go into their shop as a paid pattern. So don’t wait too long, if it’s something you think you will sew at some point. I will be updating this post quite a bit, so check back!

Fluffmonger: Free sewing pattern for Doodles the Deer stuffie. This is free to download in this tutorial.

George and Ginger: The Sincerely Sawyer sweater is a new free pattern in sizes Tween 12 – 5X. You have to join George and Ginger pattern group, and the Sincerely Rylee fabric group to find the two halves of the codes to be able to download this one for free.

Made for Mermaids: They will have 12 freebies this December, as they have done for the last couple of years also. These patterns are always free to download on their website in the Freebies section. You can check here to see what all is available.

Misusu: Olli lined pants in sizes 62 – 98 |  0-3m – 2-3y. This one is free to download on the Misusu website.

Patterns for Pirates: They have several freebies on their website, and have added a few new ones in December in years past. This year there are going to be some new ones too. You can find them in the Freebies section of their website.

Rebecca Page: Portia dress is free in the knee length, knit version, in sizes newborn – 12 years, 18″ dolly, and womens XXS – 5XL. You can download it here. You can also purchase the full version which includes many more options.

Stitch Upon a Time: Wonderland Cap in sizes 0-6mo – Adult. You can get it free if you are a newsletter subscriber. Sign up here.

Striped Swallow Designs: Wonderland Hooded Scarf in sizes 2T – 14. You can get the code to download it for free in the pinned post in their Facebook group.

Winter Wear Designs: Cross Hem tee for women in sizes 00 – 24. You can get the code to download it for free in their Facebook group.

WWD also has a new boys underwear pattern in sizes 1 – 10. You have to join 2 groups to find two halves of the code, and put them together to get it for free. The groups are the WWD group, and the Fabric Anthropology Jr. Seamstress sew along group.

 

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Acorn Vest

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My girls have a fur vest they fight over, and it is fun to wear, so I don’t blame them. When this pattern came up for testing, I knew I wanted to make View A, so I could make their own fur vests! This is the Acorn pattern from Love Notions. It includes 3 views. This is View A, an open front vest, meant for thicker fabrics, faux furs, etc… Views B and C have a separating zipper closure up the front, optional hood or collar, and View B includes patch pockets, View C includes princess seams with pockets in the seam.

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Sizes range from 2T-16. I love that the upper end of Love Notions sizes goes to 16. My oldest is already in 12 for length, and that’s only 2 sizes away from growing out of girls sizing! It gets me as far as possible until I have to jump to making her women’s sizes.

For a fun treat, there is a doll version included as well! I very rarely make my girls doll clothes, because it’s not my favorite. But I knew I could handle a vest. It’s unlined since that would be really tricky to do in this tiny size, so it’s so quick to sew, with just the shoulder seams, and side seams.

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I was trying to decide how to style my daughter’s vest for pictures, and made a lil LDT for her. I found this black and white print remnant at Joann, and squeezed as long of a dress as I could out of it. I love both of these pieces, as they will be so versatile with other outfits all winter!

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You can get the Acorn vest on sale. There will not be any black Friday sale at Love Notions, so don’t wait for that 🙂 And there’s also a women’s version, called the Oakley vest, or you can buy them in a bundle for bigger savings.

Acorn

Oakley

Acorn and Oakley Bundle

Fabric sources:

Fur, and dress fabric both from Joann

 

 

Catherine + Mama Catherine

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This pattern has been in progress for a while, and some website issues have pushed off the release for too many days! There are still some struggles behind the scenes, so they will be releasing it on Etsy! I will add the links to the main site, too, so you can purchase there if it’s working for you, or when it’s all back up.

This is Catherine, and Mama Catherine. If you love the Holly pattern from last year’s Dreamy Collection, you will love Catherine. The Mama version is the perfect coordinate for your daughter’s Holly, but in comfy knit. The yoke has square or scoop options, and of course there’s plenty of sleeve and bodice lengths! And they couldn’t leave the girls out, so there’s a girl’s Catherine too! This is for knit fabric, and includes scoop or square neck options as well. You can choose to line, or band the scoop neck. Top, tunic, and dress are included, as well as a ruffle dress version. I love all the ruffles!! This is a quick, simple sew!

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The sleeves are fun, with optional flounces. You can make a regular flounce, or a high-low flounce, which is what I chose to do on my daughter’s first one.

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And as always, there are plenty of hacks on the M4M blog! I sewed a slight variation on the sleeve, to make this pretty bishop sleeve.

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You will be set for Holiday photos, parties, Christmas Eve services, or family dinners in comfort with these patterns! You can see all the other amazing versions in the listing photos!

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They will be on sale for $7.50 each, or $13 bundled together. There is even a dolly version, and you can purchase that separately, or bundled with all three sizes for $16.50.

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Mama Catherine

Dolly Catherine

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Mama, girls, and dolly bundle

Fabric sources:

Floral single brushed poly: Pretty Posh Prints

Rose crushed velvet: Pretty Posh Prints

 

 

Black Friday 2017 Sales!

 

DSC_9528 wmI am going to update this post as I hear about fabric and pattern sales! I will use my affiliate links* if I have one, but I will share everything I hear about! I hope this will be helpful to you. Consider that the fabric shops that are running sales will run out of stock, since most are small businesses, whereas pattern companies won’t, so don’t wait too long to shop! Also, a lot of these businesses are located around the globe, so pay attention to the time zone they are running their sale in. 🙂 One more note, since i’m in the US, prices that are in AUD or CAD will actually be an even better deal for us with the current exchange rate.

Fabric

Boho Fabrics: Use code FRIDAY25 to take 25% off your order at *Boho Fabrics.

Girl Charlee: New fabrics added every day, Wednesday – Sunday. Automatic multiple order combined flat rate shipping (exclusions apply). Details about the sale here: http://blog.girlcharlee.com/2017/11/black-friday-sale.html *Sign up for an account through my referral link if you’re a first time customer!

Indiesew: On Monday, fabric will be marked down 40% at Indiesew.

Jumping June Textiles: Take 35% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY from 11/24 12pm EST through 11/25 11:59 EST at Jumping June.

Knitpop: Now through Friday 11/24 use code 40POP to take 40% off site-wide at Knitpop!

La Fabrica: Take 20% OFF all retail custom fabric with code TURKEYTIME through Cyber Monday at midnight. La Fabrica.

LA Finch: Holiday sale starting 12: 00 am 11/24/17 to 11/27/17 11:59 PM PST.
30% OFF all fabric collections except End of Bolt and Black Friday Special Promo Collection. Code: BFSALE30
A special collection will go live during Black Friday sale with new arrivals as well as fabrics picked from site that I wanted to place at a bigger discount. Prices will be super low up to 80% off. LA Finch.

LDG Textiles: 11/26-11/27 use code Cyber15 to take 15% off your purchase at LDG Textiles.

NR Fabrics: CELEBRATE40 is the code for 40% off. Coupon code for shipping is FREESHIP100 when you spend $100 or more USA only. At https://www.etsy.com/shop/nrfabrics?coupon=CELEBRATE40

Midnight Mountain Fabrics: Details coming soon. Midnight Mountain Fabrics.

Pretty Posh Prints: New Prints (will be loaded onto the website Thursday) as well as our already in stock prints will all be $4 or less per yard!!! Clearance will all have an additional 20% off *Customs excluded* Pretty Posh Prints.

Punkin Head Threads: Take 30% off with code GIVETHANKS2017 Friday – Monday at Punkin Head Threads.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics: On Saturday 11/25 take 15% off any order with code THANKFUL15. On Monday 11/27 take 15% off any order with code CYBER15, or 20% off orders of $50 or more with code CYBER20, or 25% off orders of $100 or more with code CYBER25. Codes expire midnight MST the day of the sale. Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

Simply By Ti: Now through Tuesday 11/22 take 33% off the entire regular price shop using code “STOCKUP” There are also 9 fabrics that are marked down to $3.89/yard. Use at Simply By Ti.

Sincerely Rylee: Cyber Monday sale. $5 medium scrap boxes. $3/yard “Darcey’s picks.” $3.99/yard knits. $2.49/yard wovens. $10 trim bundles 10 yards. $15 clearance boxes. Begins noon EST Monday 11/27 while supplies last. *Sincerely Rylee.

So Sew English: 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY now through Saturday noon PST. So Sew English.

Southern Belle Fabrics: Black Friday Sale starts at 8:00 PM CST on Nov 23 and runs through the 27. All-New Double Brushed Poly Prints for $5/yd. Also we’re giving away a free gift on all purchases over $25. (Plus many more deals!)
Southern Belle Fabrics.

Patterns

5 Out Of 4: Take 35% off with code PERKYTURKEY 11/23-11/27. Enter your order number on the THANK YOU post in their facebook group for a chance to be one of 3 winners to get their entire order free! *5 Out Of 4.

Annelaine: Patterns will be on sale 11/24-11/27 no code needed at *Annelaine.

Apple Tree: Save 40% with code SAVE40 Black Friday only. Apple Tree patterns.

A Sparkly Baby: Sale starts 11/20! Save 40% off your entire purchase, no coupon needed. Sale ends 11/26 at midnight EST. A Sparkly Baby.

Amelie & Atticus: Take 50% off all patterns with code BLACK through 11/28 at Amelie & Atticus.

Bella Sunshine Designs: Now through Monday 11/27 midnight EST patterns are marked down 50%, no code needed at *Bella Sunshine Designs!

Bebekins: Use code “givethanks” for 30% off entire cart through 11/26 at Bebekins.

Blank Slate Patterns: Take 15% off 2 patterns with code BSPTHANKS15, take 30% off 3 or more patterns with code BSPTHANKS30 11/23-11/27 at Blank Slate Patterns.

Brindille & Twig. Take 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2017 from 11/24 – 11/27. *Brindille & Twig.

Brownie Goose: Details coming soon. Brownie Goose.

Candy Castle Patterns: 15% off with code BLACKFRIDAY through 11/26 at Candy Castle Patterns.

Chalk and Notch: Patterns and bundles will be marked down 25% no code needed, 11/23-11/27. Additional savings for newsletter subscribers! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/bBIxQD Chalk and Notch.

CKC: 50% off your entire order from Wednesday 11/22 – Monday 11/27 with code thankful2017 at CKC Patterns.

Closet Case Patterns: Take 20% off with code THANKSGIVER on almost everything in the shop through 11/26 at midnight EST. Closet Case Patterns.

Coffee+Thread: Take 40% off your entire purchase with code THANKFUL through 11/28. Coffee+Thread.

Dandelions and Dungarees: 60% off purchases of $5 or more, no code needed. Through 11/25. Dandelions and Dungarees.

Daydream Patterns: Take 30% off with code thanks2017 from 11/24 – 11/27 at Daydream Patterns.

Deer and Doe: Enjoy 20% off all patterns in the online shop* to treat yourself or your friends! This year the sale will begin Thursday November 23rd at noon (GMT+1 / 6:00 AM EST) and will end Saturday November 25th, same time. No code is required! Deer and Doe.

Designer Stitch: Take 30% off with code hot30 through Monday 11/27 at *Designer Stitch.

DIBY Club: Patterns will be 20-40% off tomorrow, no code needed. DIBY Club.

Duchess and Hare: 40 % off all patterns through cyber Monday at Duchess and Hare.

Duck Butt Designs: From 11:59pm CST Thursday 11/23 – 6am CST Friday 11/24 take 50% off everything in the store with code EARLYDUCK. 6:01am CST Friday 11/24 – 11:59pm CST Sunday 11/26 use code LUCKYDUCK2 for 20% off 20$, LUCKYDUCK3 for 30% off 30$, or LUCKYDUCK4 for 40% off 40$. At Duck Butt Designs.

E & E Patterns: Take 20% off all patterns with code NOVEMBER through 11/27. E&E Patterns.

Elemeno: Take 15% off with code HOLIDAY2017 on their website, no code required in their Etsy shop. Through December 1st.

EYMM: 30% off Thursday – Monday, no code needed. Extra flash sale Friday only spend:
$10 get 40% off
$20 get 50% off
$30 get 60% off
$40 get 70% off
$50+ get 80% off!                                                                                                                             Cart will automatically calculate discounts. *EYMM.

Frau Scheiner: Patterns are discounted, no code needed. Frau Scheiner.

Grainline: Use code GIVETHANKS2017 for 20% off your purchase through Monday 11/27 at Grainline Studio.

Greenstyle: 40% off your entire purchase with code THANKFUL 11/24-11/26 at Greenstyle.

GYCT: Patterns will be marked down 40% 11/22-11/30 at GYCT.

Halla Patterns: 40% off Patterns with code GOBBLEGOBBLE at *Halla Patterns.

Heidi and Finn: Take 35% off all patterns with code BFSALE30 11/23-11/28 at Heidi and Finn.

Hey June: 20% off pdf patterns with code BF2017 from 11/24-11/26 at *Hey June.

Honeydew Kisses: 11/24-11/27 take 30% off with code TURKEY30 at *Honeydew Kisses.

Hot Patterns: Prices are marked down 25% sitewide through Monday 11/27. Hot Patterns.

Indiesew: Friday, 10% off collections. Saturday, 20% off sewing patterns. Sunday, 30% off jeans workshop. Monday, 40% off fabric. No coded needed. Indiesew.

Jalie: Get 50% off the new Galaxie Bag pattern with code GALAXIE50 at Jalie.

Jennuine Design: 40% off all single patterns with code BLACKFRIDAY17 from Thursday-Monday at *Jennuine Design.

Jilly Atlanta: Take 30% off with code HAPPYTHANKSGIVING Wednesday – Friday at Jilly Atlanta.

Kelly J Designs: Use code GIVETHANKS2017 for 40% off all patterns through Monday at Kelly J Designs.

Koerbs Brothers: Take 40% off with code GIVETHANKS through 11/28 at *Koerbs Brothers.

Laela Jeyne: Starting 12pm EST 11/22 and ending 12 pm EST 11/28, Get 40% off all single patterns, 20% off all bundles, 20% off all subscriptions, BOGO Panels- Buy one, get one half off. Limited quantities only! Shop at *Laela Jeyne Patterns

LBG Studio: Take 40% off with code THANKFUL40 from 11/24-11/27 at LBG Studio.

Lil Luxe Collection: 11/24-11/27 patterns will be marked down 40% on the website, and their Etsy shop. An additional 15% off code can be found in their pattern group to use on top of the sale prices. Additional discount code will not work on Etsy, or on the $5 patterns. Lil Luxe Collection.

Liola Patterns: Black Friday Sale 50% OFF all patterns. Sale runs from Wed 22nd- Wed 29th November. No code needed. Liola Designs.

Little Kiwis Closet: Take 40% off with code blackfriday17 through Sunday 11:59pm (nzst). Little Kiwis Closet.

Little Lizard King: Take 40% off with code GIVETHANKS from 11/22-11/27 at Little Lizard King.

Made by Runi: 30% discount on all PDF patterns with the code: BLACKWEEKEND,
20% discount on all PRINTED patterns with the code: BLACKWEEKENDPRINT.
The codes will work between 12:01 am friday and 11:59 pm monday local time (UTC+1). Made by Runi.

Mamma Can Do It: Take 40% off 11/23-11/26 with code blackfriday17. Monday, take $10 off a $30 purchase with code cybermon30 at *Mamma Can Do It.

Max and Meena: Use code: gobble30 for 30% the entire site (gift cards excluded). Through Monday. Max and Meena.

Megan Nielsen: Take 30% off everything in the store with code BLACKFRIDAY2017 through the weekend at Megan Nielsen. (Excludes pattern packs)

Mingo & Grace: Take 50% off with code THANKFUL through 11/24. Mingo and Grace.

MODKID: Thursday-Monday take 35% off with code BLACKFRIDAY35 at *MODKID!

Molly and Mama: Sewing patterns are 50% off from 11/24 – 11/27 at Molly and Mama.

Mouse House: Take 30% off with code THANKFUL through 11/27. *Mouse House Creations.

New Horizons: On Black Friday take 50% off all patterns with code BLACKFRIDAY and 11/26-11/27 take 40% off patterns with code HOLIDAY at *New Horizons.

Oliver + S: Pre-Black Friday sale. All Oliver + S, Liesl + Co., and Straight Stitch Society patterns are 40% off this week when you use coupon code HOLIDAY2017 at checkout at Oliver + S.

Once Upon a Sewing Machine: 30% off through Monday 11/27. No coupon needed at OUSM.

Papercut Patterns: Get 25% off with the code ‘gimme25’. Ends Monday 27th midnight NZT. Excludes wholesale, school packs & gift cards. Papercut Patterns.

Paprika Patterns: All patterns are 20% off Friday through Monday. No code needed. Paprika Patterns.

Peach Patterns: All patterns are marked down 20% at Peach Patterns.

Peek A Boo: Save 30% on 5+ patterns with code HOLIDAY30. Save 30% on any pattern with code HOLIDAY 20. Save 15% on all fabric with code HOLIDAY15 at *Peek-A-Boo.

Petite Stitchery: All patterns are marked down to $7, plus get an extra $2 off every pattern with discount code found in their facebook group. Sale is at *Petite Stitchery.

Pickle Toes Patterns: GOBBLEUP for 65% off (10 available). TURKEYDAY for 60% off (20 available). GIBLETGRAVY for 50% off (30 available). THANKSGIVING2017 for 40% off (unlimited). 11/23 – 11/27 at *Pickle Toes Patterns.

Pumpkin and Bunny: 30% off all patterns 11/20-12/1 at Pumpkin and Bunny.

Puperita: Take 25% off with code THANKFUL 11/24 and 11/25 at Puperita.

Puzzle Patterns:  Grand opening sale. Take 20% off your first purchase with code puzzlelove20 at Puzzle Patterns.

Rad Patterns: Now through Monday 11/27 Rad patterns are 50% off with code “BF2017” Use at RadPatterns.com and radpatterns.etsy.com

Sansahash: 11/24-11/27 (Fri-Mon) Sansahash patterns will be on sale for 40% off, no code needed. There will be a new release not included in the sale, but it will be at release pricing. Sansahash.

Savvy Patterns: Take 40% off with code thankful2017 from Friday – Monday at Savvy Patterns.

Seamingly Smitten: 40% off your entire purchase now through Cyber Monday with code SAVE40 at *Seamingly Smitten.

Sew A Little Seam: Take 40% off patterns with code THANKFUL 11/23-11/26 at Sew a Little Seam. (Excludes Meaningfully Made collection).

Sew Bratty: 45% off with code BrattyTurkey through cyber Monday at Sew Bratty.

Sew By Pattern Pieces: Take 25% off with code THANKYOU25 11/24-11/27 at Sew By Pattern Pieces.

Sew House 7: Take 25% off with code THANKS25 through 11/24 at Sew House 7.

Sew Like My Mom: Take 30% off with code givethanks through 11/27 at Sew Like My Mom.

Sew Much Ado: Take 40% off with code THANKS17 from 11/23 – 11/27. Sew Much Ado.

Sewpony: Take 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY2017 for 18 hours only! Ends Saturday 25th 12:30pm AED. Sewpony Patterns.

Sew Straight & Gather: Wednesday-Monday 11/23-11/27, everything will be $5.75 or less at Sew Straight and Gather.

Shwin Designs: All patterns will be marked down to $5, no code needed, 11/24 – 11/27. Shwin Designs.

 Simple Life Pattern Co: Through 11/20 take 20% off all patterns with code SLPCOSPECIAL at *SLPco. This is the last sale of the year!

Snapdragon Studios: Take 25% off all patterns with code THANKFUL25 through the end of November. Snapdragon Studios.

Snuggle My Baby Patterns: 11/22-11/26 use code BF2017 to save 50% off your entire purchase at Snuggle My Baby.

Sprout Patterns: Save 10% on ALL Sprout Patterns orders from now through Cyber Monday (11/27) with code THANKYOU. Sprout Patterns.

Stitch Upon a Time: Save 40% off all patterns with the code thankful17 at
StitchUponaTime.com Through Cyber Monday (11/26)!

Straight Grain: Take 20% off with code: BF20 through Sunday. Straight Grain.

Straight Stitch Designs: 30% off PDF patterns and 20% off paper patterns from Nov. 24-27. *Straight Stitch Designs.

Striped Swallow Designs: Take 30% off all patterns with code THANKFUL17 11/24-11/27 at Striped Swallow Designs.

Suco by Susana: Patterns are on sale for 40% off through Monday, with code THANKFUL, at Suco by Susana.

The Wolf and the Tree: All patterns are marked down to $5 at The Wolf and the Tree.

Threads by Caroline: Prices will be marked 40% off no code needed, Back Friday – Cyber Monday. Threads By Caroline.

Thread Theory: Patterns are marked down 50% no code needed, 4 day sale, posted on 11/23. Thread Theory.

Tie Dye Diva: Take 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY 11/23-11/26 at *Tie Dye Diva.

Tilly and the Buttons: Take 25% off with code FRIYAY through Monday 11/27. Tilly and the Buttons.

Titchy Threads: From now until Monday, save on all patterns in the shop. Get 30% off with the code FRIDAY30. This will be our last sale of 2017.

Toby K: Take 20% off with code GIVETHANKS2017 from 11/23-11/26 at Toby K Patterns.

Toriska: All patterns marked down to $5. Toriska.

TREASURIE/My Childhood Treasures: 30% off sewing patterns with code THANKS2018 through November 28th at Treasurie.

Trend Patterns: 15% off new pattern collection, 25% off all other patterns, discount will appear at checkout. Trend Patterns.

True Bias: Take 25% off paper and pdf patterns with code THANKFUL25 from Thursday – Monday at True Bias.

Twig + Tale: Sale will run Black Friday-Cyber Monday. Use code BLACKROBIN for an additional 20% off site-wide. Twig + Tale.

UpCraft Club: All patterns are on sale 20% off, no code needed, through Saturday 11/25. UpCraft Club.

Violette Field Threads: 40% off sitewide, no code needed, through next Wednesday at Violette Field Threads.

Wardrobe By Me: 35% off with code blackfriday2017 through the weekend. *Wardrobe By Me.

Winter Wear Designs: 24% off the entire site with code givethanks. Black Friday only, buy 3 and save 33% with code THANKFUL at Winter Wear Designs.

Other:

KAM Snaps: Join the KAM Snaps Elite group to get in on the discount early! See this post for details.

Kelsy Hamilton: The eBook – Sew Classic Baby Bibs – will be totally FREE to download on Amazon tomorrow, Friday 11/24. It shows how to draw baby bib patterns on freezer paper that can be ironed onto fabric. It also explains the CPSIA laws that apply to baby bibs if you want to make them to be sold.

Thread and Grain: Take 25% off with code TURKEYTIME through 11/26 at Thread and Grain.

Disclaimer: I copied information as I found it. Please check with the individual companies for explicit details of their respective sales. Happy shopping! I have a lot on my wishlist too 🙂

SLPCo for the Holidays

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I get to be a part of this fun blog tour with Simple Life Pattern Company, and Harts Fabric! We’re showcasing Simple Life Patterns styled for special occasions, and Harts Fabric generously sponsored fabric for the tour!

DSC_3726 slpcopreview23231357_10100808585964323_5872000210990092906_nMy two looks were inspired by my girls, I knew what they would each like to wear, and created with them in mind! First, they prefer comfort! I knew they wouldn’t wear it again if it wasn’t easy to put on, and comfortable to wear. Knit usually wins for this. There are some woven garments that are comfortable, but generally, knit is an easier choice. After that, I chose what I knew they would love.

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I made Tilly’s circle skirt for my older daughter, and modified Adelyn’s scoop back dress to be the top for this outfit. I simply extended the main fabric a few inches, and hemmed it. It works great tucked in to a high-waisted skirt like this. I will probably attach a simple skirt to it later to make it a peplum top, so she can wear it on it’s own, or tucked in. I used this gorgeous Nicole Miller scuba fabric from Harts for the top layer, and added 2 layers of tulle, plus one layer of black ponte underneath for the other layers. Tilly’s can be made in knit or woven, so it’s a versatile circle skirt pattern! The Adelyn top is made from double brushed poly, with black crepe satin for the bow. I used the modest scoop option for this, since we’re heading into colder weather, but the lower scoop adds so much drama, and I love it just as much!

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My younger daughter gets the fun Harmony’s high-low dress! This pattern is actually designed for woven, and they suggest sizing down if you want to make it in knit. I did not size down, though I could have, but it’s fine as is too 🙂 There are a ton of options in this pattern, but I can not resist a good high-low, so that’s the option we went with. I LOVE this metallic knit I got from Harts. It’s the perfect weight, and drape for lots of apparel projects. Not too heavy and stretchy, but not too thin, or translucent either! I loved sewing with it.

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I have to mention, that my fabric mail from Harts came incredibly fast, and when I opened it, the packaging made me smile. They wrapped it in a paper pattern, and included matching thread for my fabrics! So good. I will link the specific fabrics I used below, so you can check them out, and see what else they have.

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Please check out the rest of the stops on the tour. The other participants blew me away with their gorgeous makes!

November 13 – Kainara StitchesAmmon Lane

November 14 – Sew and Tell ProjectLace and Pine

November 15 – Sunflower SeamsSewSophieLynn

November 16 – Wonderfully HandmadeIdle SunshineI am Mami de Sofiona

November 17 – Pear Berry LaneIt’s Liesel

Now there’s a few amazing things you won’t want to miss! SLPCo is having a sale during the tour, and these site-wide sales are rare! You can take 20% off with code SLPcoSpecial.

AND, there is a giveaway!!

There are TWO ways to win in this giveaway!

While both giveaways are open to everyone, contestants outside of the U.S. will be responsible for any excess shipping and fees and subject to the sponsors’ shipping guidelines.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win the following. One winner will be chosen at random after Rafflecopter closes.

1 winner of Rafflecopter of will receive:
5 Patterns of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co.
$50 Gift Card from Cotton Coterie with FREE shipping
$50 Gift Card from Little Feather

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Already sewing for the holidays with Simple Life Pattern Company? Share what you made for a chance to win the Link-Up prize! One winner will be chosen at random after the link-up closes.

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1 Winner of the Link up will receive: 5 Patterns of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co. $50 Gift Card to Harts Fabric $50 Gift Card to Sincerely Rylee $30 Gift Card to Punkin Head Threads

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Harmony’s

Tilly’s

Adelyn’s

Fabric sources:

Harts Fabric:

http://www.hartsfabric.com/nicole-miller-scuba-knit-floral-78921.html

http://www.hartsfabric.com/silver-rain-metallic-dots-knit-fabric-87766.html

Black Double Brushed Poly: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Black ponte and tulle: Joann Fabrics

The Dress Up Hoodie

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I had a chance to sew up the Dress Up Hoodie from Mouse House Creations. This is such a perfect idea! I’m a last minute kind of person #noshame and this quick sew gives some amazing bang for the amount of time it takes to make!

The hoodie is a basic raglan style hoodie, with optional kangaroo pocket, and then the options are almost endless for what you can create! The pattern includes pieces and tutorials for making a dinosaur, horse, unicorn, rabbit, shark, cat, mouse, deer, bat, butterfly, owl, and bird. But with this base, you can use your imagination to transform it into almost any animal! The hood has options to add ears. There are pattern pieces for a divided sleeve if you want to add something down the arm, the back pattern piece has an optional seam also.

I received this green french terry from Simply by Ti, and knew it was going to be the perfect fabric for this project. I don’t know why I though a green cat was correct, but it was right in my head, and I went with it. My daughter is the crazy cat lady already. And she loves green, so this was perfect. This is cotton spandex french terry, which is my favorite. I love the drape of rayon or poly french terry, but they usually pill so much more easily, and aren’t as durable.

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I left off the whiskers, which you can sew in-between the hood and hood lining, since this was going to be more of an everyday wear, rather than a dress- up piece, and I used a tutorial from another blog to add the thumbhole cuffs. I printed off the cuff for the dress-up hoodie pattern, and cut the thumbhole cuff pattern piece that matched the width of the dress up hoodie cuff. Then I cut the thumbhole cuff in half, adding seam allowance, to sew in the claws, which I just free hand cut from felt. I under stitched just where the claws are, to make sure they stay in place. I think it’s such a fun addition that my daughter loves!

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You can get this pattern for $8.50 on sale through Halloween. Regular price will be $10.50. These really are a quick sew, and my daughter actually wore it for our first trick or treat outing last night!

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Last minute moms can still come through 🙂

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Dress Up Hoodie

Fabric sources:

Mint French terry: Simply by Ti

Hood lining: Jersey from deep in my stash

Pink lining on ears: Cotton lycra from Needle Nook

 

 

Wiggle Dress

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The classic wiggle dress is what you might call a bodycon or pencil dress now, but it’s a classic style with a fun name! Patterns for Pirates has just released the Wiggle Dress, and It. Is. Everything. The options in this pattern are almost endless. I love the boatneck, it’s my preferred neckline, and I don’t see tons of patterns with it. You will feel amazing wearing this!

A stable fabric, liverpool, ponte, scuba, or similar, will work best. You will also want to wear shape wear underneath 🙂 🙂 This is form-fitting by nature, and the extra smoothing will help everyone. I grew up in show choir and theater, where we were hyper sensitive to lumps and bumps showing on stage, and so I’ve been a shape wear proponent for a long time. 🙂 Even though I prefer going through life wearing XXL sweatshirts, and joggers, or running shorts, I love wearing this pattern.

The options include short, half, 3/4, or long sleeves, high or low back, crop, top, above knee, below knee, midi, and floor lengths. Optional zipper, and back kick pleat for the below knee and midi lengths. And I know there are a bunch of hacks already on the P4P blog.

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The bust, waist, and hip lines are marked, so you will know exactly where to adjust for your body. The seam down the center back gives you another easy place to make adjustments. This one fits me well with no adjustments, except for adding 1″ of length for my height. My waist and bust are normally in the same place as on the pattern, and I have to add length below my waist, that was true for this pattern too.

You can get it on sale for $7.50 through November 1st. Since Patterns for Pirates has had their last site-wide sale of the year, this will be the best deal for a while at least! I think it’s a great bargain with all the options included, and for how amazing you will feel while wearing it. It can go from casual in a knee length, elbow sleeve, striped ponte, with sandals or sneakers, to mega-glam in a fancy fabric with the off the shoulder, mermaid maxi length.

Oh, I almost forgot I was going to mention that this does NOT take much fabric! Of course, haha, but it was a nice surprise to be able to sew an adult pattern that isn’t a fabric hog. It’s also a simple and fast sew. I have already ordered fabric for my next version. I ❤ everything about this pattern!

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Wiggle Dress

Fabric sources:

Liverpool from Pretty Posh Prints