Sommer

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I have been sewing for summer for my kids lately, and I’m excited to share this maxi dress that I made from Made for Mermaid’s Sommer pattern! This also comes in tunic or dress length, but maxi usually wins when I give my kids a choice.

This is double brushed poly from So Sew English. I actually got it on accident in an order, and was missing a different cut, so I emailed, and offered to send it back, but they told me to keep it and rushed me my missing piece #customerservicegoals And it was fun to have extra fabric, but this is a color I would NEVER buy, or wear, so it went into my tub to sit and think about what it wanted to become. Now that I’ve made it up into this dress, I am so happy for the accident, because it is so beautiful! It’s good to be pushed out of your box every now and then 🙂

This pattern has options for single or double straps, also, you can omit the ruffle, or just do it across the front of the bodice. The skirt can also be made from knit or woven. You will love this pattern for summer!

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There are also Baby and Mama versions of the Sommer pattern, so if you want to match your babies, pick those up also! There are coupons that will work through Sunday, I’m not sure if the bundle discounts will work after that. The patterns are also on sale already with no codes needed.

Use buy2sommer for $3 off any two Sommer patterns, and buy3sommer for a $5 discount on all three patterns.

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Sommer

Mama Sommer

Baby Sommer

Fabric sources:

Double brushed poly: So Sew English

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 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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Terra Tunic

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Here’s the newest pattern from Love Notions. It’s the Terra Tunic, and it’s a classic, comfy tunic top that is perfect for so many different occasions! The six different neckline options and four sleeve lengths, plus optional welt pockets, and elbow patches make it a go-to pattern to make a casual short sleeve tee or a chic long sleeve tunic!

The top has a deep hem, with side vents. The back is slightly longer than the front, which is perfect for wearing with leggings! All these little features are what make it stand out from other tunic patterns!

This is a quick sew. And the pattern directions are some of my favorite in the industry! There is a print chart so you only print the pages you need, the illustrations are clear, and there is plenty of help, including videos for some of the more complex steps!

The pattern will be on sale for it’s release, I’m hope you’ll check out all the listing photos, and then go make it your own 🙂

Both of these fabrics are from So Sew English, and they are both gorgeous! The sweater knit is the softest I’ve ever felt, and the floral is a double brushed poly which is all the rage right now, for good reason. It’s so soft, and has the perfect balance between drape and stability, I feel like it’s so flattering to wear! The colors of this floral are gorgeous in person. I can’t wait to make some tiny baby clothes for my niece out of the scraps 🙂

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Terra Tunic

Fabric sources:

So Sew English

 

Petite Stitchery & Co.

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There’s a new company on the block, and I was excited to test some of their first designs!! Petite Stitchery & Co. will be releasing their patterns in mini collections with the seasons! This first collection is full of mix and match options that stand alone, or go well with each other. The possibilities for creating your own vision are limitless!

I admire all the awesome print mixing I see, but neutrals and solids are my go-to. I’m always buying all the beautiful prints I see, and then when I want to sew, I just want to make things in black and gray, but I have no plain fabric. Lolol! I’ve been learning this about myself, and getting better about buying what I’ll actually use. It’s a little less fun, but the finished products are always winning.

There are so many patterns in the collection (baby patterns too!!), I won’t tell you about them all, but I will tell you about the three I tested. First up are the Fawn tuxedo leggings. These are a basic legging, but with the fun upgrade of a stripe down the side. Such a fun “extra” especially since my girls wear leggings all day every day!

Next is Sparrow. This is a collared peplum for knits. There are a few options for length, but my favorite is this hi-low version of the peplum. It’s tunic length, and I can’t say no to a hi-low anything!

And then Maize is the third pattern I tested. This is a woven dress with a few length options too. One of the fun things about this pattern is the option for a curved skirt, with raised sides, kind of like a men’s dress shirt. I love this subtle change from a basic straight hem, or even hi-low, which is also an option on this pattern 🙂 There is a keyhole opening in the back. I kept it simple and used ribbon for the ties.

Here are our photos from this first collection. I’m loving the fall colors, finally, even though it’s still in the 70’s and 80’s here!!

Get them all on sale through Sunday night!! Available individually, or bundled together.

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Petite Stitchery & Co.

Fabric sources:

Black ponte: Joann

Grey knit: Needle Nook

Black and white floral: Girl Charlee

Blue chambray: Hobby Lobby

Ania

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This is the Ania Tunic from Coffee+Thread, and it’s just released today! I love the vintage, timeless look of this style, and it’s clean finishing. It’s full of options, so it fits every season and style!

The skirt of the woven version is attached with no seams showing on the inside, and I learned a new technique that allows you to enclose the seam without top stitching. It looks so neat from the outside and the inside!

You can make it with short or long sleeves, and you can even make it out of knit! The knit version is very simple, with no opening or button in the back, just a neck band. I whipped up the knit version in no time.

I just absolutely love this style. The woven version is classic, and comfy, and will last for a long time. The knit version is also comfy (um…knit!!) and I love it styled as a tunic length dress with tall socks 🙂

On sale for $6 for the release. This pairs perfectly with the Wild and Free Lounge pants, I’d encourage you to check them out too!

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Fabric sources:

Woven floral: Joann

Knit floral: Girl Charlee (affiliate link)

Ania

Tutu Twirl Tunic

This was my first pattern from Winter Wear Designs, and it was a good one! I love this pattern because it is a common RTW look, and now I can make it on my own 🙂 Plus, my little ballerina was in twirl heaven. Check out the pattern here.

Fabric came from a trash bag full of random pieces from a friend 🙂 Thanks Bethany! It’s a cotton jersey, not sure of the content of the ruffle fabric.

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