Tess Tulip Shorts

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I’m happy to be able to show off the new Tulip shorts from Bella Sunshine Designs! Their patterns are top notch, and I am not just saying that. Whenever I have a woven pattern from them, and I grade it between sizes to match my girls measurements, the pieces always, amazingly match up exactly when I’m sewing. Even with the possibility of my grading error, cutting the pattern out error, or fabric cutting error, it always matches up exactly, which is a beautiful thing, especially for wovens.

I know this will be a hit, because this style of short is so trendy right now! This pattern comes in sizes 6mo-12, and has short, or a longer inseam. This is the shorter version. There are optional inseam pockets as well. She also just released the Tess Tulip shorts for women, so you can twin with your mini me!!

These are on sale for release. And they sew up quickly. You can get crazy with your trims and piping, for some super fun shorts. But you will not want to miss the sale price, so you can get to sewing!!

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Tess Tulip Shorts (girls)

Tess Tulip Shorts (women)

Fabric sources:

Orange floral quilter’s cotton: Hancock

Imari

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Sansahash Patterns has released their third pattern, and it is the Imari woven shorts! These are a great faux fly, elastic back shorts pattern for woven, or stretch woven. There are separate pattern pieces included to make a bubble version as well! I LOVE the bubble style, but my girls aren’t as crazy about it, so I made these perfect flat shorts, which I love too, for them ๐Ÿ™‚ They have two small pleats on either side of the front, which is a fun detail, and adds a little ease for wearing.

They are pretty quick to sew.ย The faux fly is SO simple. No need to be worried about that part, and I love having ย fun with the prints on these shorts, perfectย to go with all the basic tops I have for my girls (they’re so cheap to pick up at War-Mart or Target, and I can’t resist all the fun colors, plus I don’t love graphics on my kids shirts).

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They are a great deal, and come in a size range from 6mo-12, so they will last you a long time!

I made 2 versions in testing, the black pair is the first version, and the yellow ones are the final version of the pattern. I used some 100% cotton from Joann for the black ones, and a sheet set I picked up at Goodwill for the yellow pair.

Get them quick, before the sale is over!

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Imari

Lilah

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This is the new Lilah top and dress pattern from Sansahash! The creators of the Kamaria dress and sunsuit I recently shared ๐Ÿ™‚

In contrast to the tons of option in the Kamaria pattern, this is more simple. It is a racerback bodice with options for top or dress length. But it is the small details that make it a valuable buy! The fit is excellent. The bodice has separate pieces for knit or woven, and each fits perfectly so you won’t have gaping, or pulling. The shape of the racerback is gorgeous. The skirt is gathered to be full and twirly. I love this, and my girls do too. One of my favorite reasons for a full skirt, is it’s easier to gather. Instead of having to space out a lightly gathered skirt, you just push them all on there, and it’s perfect. Lol!

This is a quick and easy sew. Of course the woven version has a few more steps, but it’s still simple. This pattern also works well with a sweater on top, and tights underneath if you want to use it through multiple seasons!

I made a top and dress version, and also added length the the skirt to make a maxi version! My top and maxi versions were made from fabric from So Sew English, and the blue animal print dress was cotton jersey from LDG Textiles.

Hop over to the Sansahash blog to see the tutorial for making it into a maxi!

You can grab Lilahย here!

Here are my 4308567734098 photos, because she was loving the outfits, and cooperating ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lilah

Fabric sources:

Grey hearts rayon jersey: So Sew English

Blue vertical stripe DBP: So Sew English

Blue animal print cotton jersey: LDG Textiles

Favorite Tee

 

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The name says it all ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Favorite Tee is a new women’s pattern from Patterns for Pirates! So many times I’m sucked in by a gorgeous, intricate pattern, and some beautiful, floral fabric, that really is gorgeous, but my closet is filled with 100% solids, and basics. That’s what I wear. So this tee pattern is the perfect addition, and I even restrained myself and made it in a cool blue fabric, so this will get so much wear!!

There are options to make this the perfect top for anyone! I made the shirt length, split hem version, it also includes a split hem tunic length, curved hem tunic or dress length, and a banded knot tie hem. Short, 3/4 and long sleeves, and v-neck or scoop neck are also included in the pattern!

I made the girls Fav Tee for my daughter also. This one has most of the same options, except no curved hem tunic length. The size range for this pattern goes from 3mo-14y so it will work forever.

I consider myself a v-neck newbie still. They usually don’t come out perfect the first time. The tutorial was very thorough, and will take you through step by step! I’m excited that this one turned out perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

The patterns are on sale, and as usual, there is also a bundle deal which is the best price! Here are some photos of two of the versions I made.

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Favorite Tee

Fav Tee

Favorite Bundle

Fabric source:

light blue mystery knit: Wal-Mart $1 section!

Brown/black print: Friend’s stash

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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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Claire + Mama Claire

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We’re on a roll with these mama and me patterns! I’m loving it! This time, it’s a quick and easy knit top with a crossover that can be worn in the front, or in the back. I love the options, and wearing the crossover in the front almost feels more conservative to me, because the low back is just so fun! This pattern is theย Claire, and Mama Claire, from Made for Mermaids.

The options include short, 3/4 or long sleeves, and either a tall or short band. It is a quick and easy sew. You can usually tell when I’ve made more than one ๐Ÿ˜‰

There are so many fabric options for this. I love my sweater knit version with the stretch lace band the best! Also, using stretch lace means one less rectangle to cut!

You will want to make these over and over, and there’s already a post on the M4M blog on how to hack this top to have a double crossover. I love everything about this pattern!

You’ll get these on sale through Sunday the 15th. Go look at the listing photos, they all look amazing!

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Claire

Mama Claire

Bundle of both patterns (limited time)

 

Fabric sources:

Brown sweater knit and black stretch lace: Needle Nook

Black/pink/grey watercolor floral rayon spandex: Girl Charlee

Orange with grey dots: LDG Textiles

Navy floral rayon spandex: Vinegar and Honey Co

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Noelle

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Oh Noelle. I just love this pattern so much!! First, you can’t miss with a hi-low skirt. Second, how many layers of tulle do you want to add? My girls love the girly stuff. Third, you also can’t go wrong with a boat neck! Fourth, it’s the QUICKEST sew!! Especially if you’re like me, and don’t hem any of the layers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ˆ I usually hem, because I want my clothes to look finished, but for these stable fabrics that won’t roll or fray, I left them ๐Ÿ™‚

Noelle is the second pattern in the Winter Dreamy Collection from Made for Mermaids. It’s for knit fabrics with at least 30% stretch. I used a burn-out velour for one, and liverpool for the other.

Details:

-sizes 1/2-14

-peplum or dress OR layered peplum over dress with optional pettiskirt

-boat neck with stand up cowl

-3/4 or long sleeves

This is a quick and easy sew because there’s no gathering, the bodice goes together quickly, and the circle skirt attaches like a breeze. But the design, and the fabrics you can use make it such a showstopper! That’s my kind of pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ll want to grab it on sale now, I don’t think Made for Mermaids is planning a black Friday sale.

And I think we’re going to need more Sundays in December to get through all the amazing Christmas dresses these girls are amassing.

The pins that the girls have on their dresses were from my Grandma. I love that special touch, and the chance to use something that otherwise would have kept sitting in my drawer.

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Noelle

Fabric sources:

Rose liverpool: Pretty Posh Prints

Black velour: Needle Nook

All pettiskirt and dress lining fabrics: Joann

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