Chicka Chicka Bum Bums+Skiff Tee

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I have no new releases, or promotions for you today. I know. That’s all I ever post, but these are things I sewed because I wanted to! That doesn’t happen nearly as often as I would like. My cousin and his wife just had their first baby, and, since he was the original bomb.com 20 years ago (Hahaha!) I had to make their new baby some cool clothes.

Bummies are currently all the rage in the sewing world. They’re cute knit diaper covers, essentially. I love them too, and can’t wait to put my baby in them all summer/every summer! These are the Chicka Chicka Bum Bums from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. They come in sizes preemie-12. I’ve already made some for my big girls, who will wear them as jammies, or under dresses. This pattern includes the bummies, and a longer shortie length, as well as an optional attached skirt, and 3 waistband options. I made the bummies, with the basic knit band. These are the 3 month size.

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Then I went looking for a good tee to pair with the bottoms, and I knew Jennuine Design starts her patterns small, and has quality drafting! I am always more wary on the smaller sizes on patterns, and want to sew from a pattern that I know is high quality, so the sizing won’t be off. She released the Skiff tee earlier this year, and while the main design is a color blocked option, she includes the basic version too, which was just what I wanted! These are size 3-6 month.

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The fabrics were all in my stash. Score! The top fabrics are all cotton Lycra, and all from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. The striped bummies are also cotton Lycra from the same shop. I cut into my first purchase of distressed knit for the distressed bummies, and that fabric is from Mily Mae Fabrics. The other bummies are cotton Lycra, and cotton Lycra French terry from Simply By Ti Fabrics.

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These sew up SO fast. Amy, from Peek-A-Boo had a contest in her group to see who could sew the bummies the fastest, and I think most were able to hit the 3 minute mark! I batch cut, and batch sewed, and they really do take no time at all. No hemming, and they’re tiny. The tees are also quick and simple to put together. They take a bit more time because of hemming, but that goes quickly on the small sizes too.

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I made the vinyl with a design I bought from the Silhouette store. I think the whole set perfect to mix and match together, and I hope they fit when they weather is right!

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Thanks for letting me share this with you, and for reading!

Chicka Chicka Bum Bums

Skiff Tee

Fabric sources:

Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Mily Mae

Simply By Ti

Riviera Raglan

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I recently applied to join the promotional team at New Horizons, and was excited to be accepted! I’ve made several of their patterns, and I really love the style and quality of her designs. Most I’ve made have been for personal use, not testing, so since I wasn’t required to take good photos, I didn’t ๐Ÿ™‚ But I have loved this company for a long time!

The first pattern I chose was the Riviera raglan. I almost didn’t because, raglan. Everyone has a raglan pattern, or 546736 in their pattern stash. But even though I own several raglan patterns too, I have a few favorites for different reasons, and I thought this would be another great option to try, since the amount of options are CRAZY in this thing!

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Well, I saw an inspiration image, and decided I needed to go and add another option to this pattern. Ha! It’s the simplest thing, though, so I took a couple of pictures to show you what I did. My inspiration was a dress length raglan, with lace short sleeves, so I wanted to use the tunic length of this pattern, and extend it down to dress length.

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After cutting out the tunic length of the pattern, I held it up to me, to see how much length to add. I decided to add 6″ and I am 5’7″ for reference. To cut it out, I placed the pattern on my fabric, and cut around the bottom hem, and up the side, just to the bottom band cut line marking. Then I scooted the pattern up 6″ and cut the ย rest of the pattern out, cutting straight down to finish the side cut. Do the same thing for the front and back pieces, and you’re done!

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This fabric is rayon spandex from Simply by Ti. I love her prices and selection. You will have to check her out for all your basics, and more! She regularly has fun fabrics, sparkles, tie dye, fun prints, etc… and lots of different bases, on top of having excellent quality french terry, cotton Lycra, and rayon spandex solids.

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Riviera Raglan

Fabric sources:

Black rayon spandex: Simply by Ti

Black lace: Joann

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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