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

Patricia’s Boho High Low Top+Dress

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This new pattern from Simple Life Pattern Company is practically everything. This is Patricia’s Boho top, and it is such a beautiful, perfect top for summer! This works best with light weight, draped woven fabrics. I used a gauze from my stash. Actually, I have no clue what it really was, I picked up the piece at a church garage sale several years ago for a quarter, and it was finished on all 4 edges, but it was much to big to be a blanket. Anyway, it was perfect for this top, and it will be so easy to wear even when it gets warm because it will breathe!

You can make this sleeveless, or with short sleeves, long sleeves, or bell sleeves. There is an option for top or dress length, and on both of those you can make the high-low hem dramatic or more subtle. This is the top with the dramatic high-low, which I love so much!

There are no closures, the back has a nice scoop, so it goes on easily, and that means it’s also quick to sew!

Patricia’s is on sale for $7.50 right now, no code needed. ❤ Here are the rest of our photos of this version!

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Patricia’s

Fabric sources:

gauze from stash

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Isla’s Infinity Tunic and Dress

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Just look at that back!! I love the heart cut out. It’s a sweet way to make this dress or top special, and it’s so simple!

This is Isla from Simple Life Pattern Company, and it’s crazy full of options!

Bodice lengths:

-Straight

-Curved (hi-low)

-Drop waist

Skirt options:

-Circle (tunic or dress length)

-Gathered (tunic or dress length)

Sleeves:

-Tank, flutter, short, elbow, 3/4, or long sleeves

-Optional circle or gathered sleeve ruffles (or layered ruffles)

Other options:

-Bodice ruffles

-Inseam pockets

-Optional heart cut out in back

Sooo… you can make about a zillion different dresses or tops! Ha!

I made the hi-low (curved bodice) in top length, with elbow sleeves, and circle sleeve ruffles, with a tunic length circle skirt. I love it!! It’s so perfect, and easy in all knit, but you can make the skirt or ruffles in woven as well! The bodice is lined, which also makes it quick and easy.

It’s on sale right now for $7.50! You can check out the Get the Look listings for this pattern as well to get a whole kit, fabric plus pattern to make this top or dress!

I’m sorry all my pictures are of the back of the dress, but that’s the best part!

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Isla

Fabric sources:

Black/white ponte knit: Girl Charlee

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Mattie’s Scalloped Suspender Skirt

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I love a good alliteration 🙂

This gorgeous skirt is a new pattern from Simple life Pattern Company! Scallops are one of my favorite little design details, and this is an amazing execution of them! The proportion is perfect, and the rest of the skirt just lets them shine.

This is Mattie’s and the options for this pattern include suspenders, a ruffle around the top of the waistband, and other fun embellishments, like piping, or embroidery on the front! There’s also a tall waistband option.

It comes in sizes 2T-12.

I normally don’t post much about the fabric specifically, but this mustard chambray is just gorgeous! I love all shades of mustard for Fall. Normally, I like the bolder, more saturated versions, but this lighter shade was just perfect, and a nice change of pace for me, while still looking perfect for the season. This is from Raspberry Creek Fabrics, one of my top favorite stores!

Matties’s was released with a top that looks so cute with it, Helena’s, that I did not sew, but want to mention, because you can purchase them bundled together for some good savings.

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Mattie’s

Helena’s

Bundled

Get the Look

Fabric sources:

Mustard Chambray: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

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