Boho Babydoll

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I haven’t announced anywhere BIG or MAIN or EVERYWHERE. But I’ve told all my friends I see IRL, and in groups I frequent. This is another not-major announcement, but it has to do a little with this post, so I’m sharing that I’m pregnant! It has to do with this post, because when I saw this top come up for testing, I was excited to see it might work for a growing belly! I was not sewing much when I was pregnant last time, 4 years ago!! Actually, I was sewing, but mostly baby leggings, and blankets, and fun little kid stuff. I had never made anything for myself from a pattern. I winged it. And not much worked out. Lol!

This is the Boho Babydoll from Patterns for Pirates. It includes high-low top, curved hem top, dress, and maxi lengths, and racerback sleeveless, short, 3/4, 3/4 with ruffles, and long sleeves. There are 2 necklines, crew, and scoop.

It is available in women’s and girls sizes!! I made both. Mine is a curved hem top out of rayon spandex from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. The fabric type is really prone to growing, and it did. The drape and flow is so excellent, though! This is top length, but it turned into more of a tunic. I would not add length for my height, next time, if I’m using rayon spandex. However, I don’t mind it at all, it will keep my belly covered longer 🙂 My neckline is the crew style.

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The girls version I made from a cotton jersey from Girl Charlee. I LOVE, super love this so much! This dress has been worn tons already, and even been worn to bed. So comfy, she says. I like this style too, of a t-shirt dress, with a little extra interest from the high-low bodice, and curved hem. The girls version has all the same options as the women’s, except, there’s only one neckline height. I can see this working so well for all seasons, a long sleeve top for the winter, or a tank dress or maxi for the summer!

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The patterns are on sale through Tuesday, April 10th, and you can bundle them for more savings!

Plus, there are hacks on the blog, check those out too, to get more inspiration for what you can make with this pattern!

Fabric sources:

Rayon spandex floral: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Window pane jersey: Girl Charlee

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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

 

Brunch Blouse

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Who loves woven more than knit? I can’t ever decide. Every time I sew woven after I’ve been sewing a lot of knit, I think how wonderful it is, and then when I go back to knit after sewing woven for a while, I am like, why did I ever leave you? Ha. Anyway. I also can’t decide which I prefer to wear. Knit is the most comfortable, but then I put on a woven top like this, and think how it doesn’t cling to anything, and it’s actually pretty much as comfortable as my knits! Now you know a lot about me. #cantcommit #indecisive

So, this is the Brunch Blouse from Patterns for Pirates. It includes tank, cap sleeve, or short sleeve. It’s a dolman sleeve, so #fast and the back includes a seam down the middle for great shape, and easy swayback adjustments. It also includes optional waist ties, a henley placket, and dress lengths, so you really can make almost any look you imagine. There are a few great hacks on the blog for this as well!

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I made this one out of voile, so it’s perfectly light, and comfortable. It’s a little easier to sew than rayon too, which is also one of my top fabrics of choice for apparel woven, so the dart was super easy to sew. This one is the cap sleeve option.

There is a mini version too, the Bitty Brunch Blouse, which I love! Also #alliterationismyfavorite 🙂 The style is so easy to wear, and perfect for all seasons. I think the dolman sleeve wears well under a layering piece like a cardigan. I did not make the final version of the Bitty Brunch Blouse, so I don’t have photos to share.

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Grab the patterns on sale through the weekend, or bundled for even more savings!

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Fabric sources:

Hobby Lobby

 

Sweet Bow Dress

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This is another installment in the Summer of Woven from Patterns for Pirates! This one is an update to one of their older patterns, the Sweet Bow Dress. And the mega bow is everything!!! I made 2 versions. One dress length, and one maxi. There is also a top length included, and a small bow, or the mega bow. I did mega, OF course.

This pattern had a few fit issues tweaked, and I am so happy with the fit that they achieved. The blue dress is one of the earlier versions.

This blue version was fun to make because it was another piece of fabric I got from my friend that I shared about a few weeks ago. It’s fun to have fresh fabric in your stash, and I hope it’s fun for my friends to see their fabric having a new life!

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The maxi version was added towards the end of testing, and it is perfect for this style! I used georgette for my skirt, which my daughter loves. She wore this maxi dress to church the Sunday after I made it!

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The pattern will be on sale for the re-release for $7.50. You can find many more photos on larger and smaller sizes in the listing. You will love this! It is a quick sew too, even though I didn’t think it would be. It’s straightforward, and there are only TWO pages to print for all sizes!! #YES

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This sweet dress will is a favorite in my house for sure!!

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Sweet Bow Dress

Fabric sources:

Blue cotton woven: friend’s stash

Gingham bow: vintage from a garage sale

Black floral bodice: woven from Hancock

Georgette: Hobby Lobby

 

 

Everyday Elegance

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The Everyday Elegance top was one of the first patterns I knew about from Patterns for Pirates. It is a classic blouse pattern, and I was never excited to try it out, because…woven. Hahaha! I love wearing woven, I just don’t love sewing apparel woven because of the extra steps it takes. However, every time I make something out of woven, I wonder why I was so annoyed by it, because it actually doesn’t take that long, nor is it hard! And then it turns out amazing like this! I am crushing hard on this Everyday Elegance  dress I made. This is my favorite color to wear, and this rayon fabric flows beautifully. I wore it the next Sunday to church, and since I’m still figuring out the ropes of fitting and sewing for myself, I don’t always wear my makes if I’m not completely confident in them. But I love this so much.

This new version has been updated to include layers, plus sizing, and a few more options. There are lots of hacks posted on the P4P blog to take your pattern even farther.

And best of all, it’s on sale for the re-release. This is kicking off the summer of woven at Patterns for Pirates, and it’s a great beginning! You will love this so much.

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I wanted to take a trip down memory lane with this huge celebration over at Patterns for Pirates. They’ve reached 50,000 members in their Facebook group, and I am in awe over the community it is! I’ve made quite a few of their patterns, and I thought I’d share 🙂 There is a 30% off sale going on. Use code 50ksale to get the deal. Check out the freebie section too, for some extra good deals 😉

And these are jut the modeled ones. I have made lots of Jolly Roger Raglans, and Boxer briefs for my boys that don’t get photographed 🙂

You will love anything you make from P4P. Go take advantage of the sale, and join the celebration!!

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Favorite Tee

 

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The name says it all 😉 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 🙂

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 Bundle

Fabric source:

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

Brown/black print: Friend’s stash

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