Rosemary

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I am on the promotions team for Petite Stitchery, and I chose the Rosemary Cowl Crop top to sew and share! I loooove a good slouchy top. It’s my favorite thing to wear, and so I love putting my kids in comfy clothes, because I know how good it feels πŸ™‚ But the key to it looking put together, and not sloppy comes in making sure it fits well! The Rosemary is designed to have a relaxed fit, and soΒ it works well for this comfy look! The shoulders fit well, and are not drooping, and as always, when sewing, it’s easy to customize the length to fit whomever you are sewing for. Those small details are what gives an outfit the magic that you sometimes can’t put your finger on.

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I did make a few modifications. I can’t leave a pattern alone. Since so much of what I sew is for pattern tests, and I can’t modify a pattern during testing, I always break out of the box when I’m sewing for anything other than a test πŸ™‚ I liked the high-low hem on the cropped version, but I wanted her to be able to wear it alone, without having to layer, since we are heading towards summer here. So I used the front hem line of the non-cropped version, and measured how much difference there was in the length between the front and back hem on the high-low version, and added that much length to the back.

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I also made it just one layer. This was an easy modification. I just attached the cowl to the neckline of the shirt, and measured to add a cuff to the sleeves, and to the hem of the shirt. This was a decently heavy french terry, and I knew it would be too bulky with 2 layers, too.

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The options included in this pattern are cropped, or full length. 3/4 or long sleeves, and three cowl options. Since it is lined, it can be reversible too, which I love! I think it’s a perfect top to wear all alone, but it also works great as a layering piece.

The fabric is from LDG Textiles, one of my favorite places to shop for french terry. They have a wide selection of it, and I’ve found good heavy weight french terry there, which I’ve had struggles finding other places.

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Petite Stitchery releases their patterns in collections, and this was a part of their Fall ’16 collection, so it coordinates with those patterns well! You can check out the rest of the patterns in that collection, and from the other collections they’ve released on their website.

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Rosemary Cowl Crop

Favorite Tee

 

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The name says it all πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚

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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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 πŸ˜πŸ™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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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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Mama Bear and Baby Bear Joggers

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I can’t even with these. Not that it’s stopped me before, but now I can actually wear pajamas to church/errands/meetings/whatever and actually look like I tried. Haha! These are the new Mama Bear Joggers from Patterns for Pirates, and you’ll want to know also that there are Baby Bear Joggers and Papa Bear Joggers too. Aren’t the names the best!!

Here are the options included in the Mama Bear Joggers:

-shorts or ankle length

-yoga waistband or elastic waistband

-optional drawstring

-slat pockets, patch pockets or no pockets

-ankle cuffs, elastic, or roll up hem

-low rise or mid rise

-sizes XXS-Plus3X

This should cover all your jogger making needs! I’ve made four pairs so far, because they’re perfect! Let me tell you about them. The floral pair is rayon spandex, they’re the softest, lightest ever! I did a yoga waist, slat pockets, and ankle cuffs on this pair. The white/grey pair are brushed poly, and they’re the ones I’ve worn the most. SO comfortable. Totally a huge upgrade from my sweats I normally wear around (and out of 😁) the house. They also have a yoga waist and slat pockets, but I used elastic at the ankle. Then the brown shorts are ponte. I made them with a yoga waist, but no pockets, because I wanted a crazy quick sew!

One of things I love about this pattern is that the thigh and ankle measurements are included, so you can grade to get exactly the fit you want!

Next, I’ll tell you about the Baby Bear Joggers. These are going to be the perfect cozy pants for my kids for fall and winter. And I love that they’re equally perfect for my girls and boys!

Here are the options included in the Baby Bear Joggers:

-yoga waistband or elastic waistband

-optional drawstring

-slat pockets, patch pockets, or no pockets

-ankle cuffs, elastic or roll up hem

-sizes 3m-14

You can buy them on sale individually, or bundled with the Papa Bear Joggers for an even bigger discount!

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Mama Bear Joggers

Baby Bear Joggers

Papa Bear Joggers

Pattern Bundle

Fabric sources:

Floral rayon spandex: Vinegar and Honey

Grey/white brushed poly: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Brown ponte: Wal-Mart

Mint french terry: Raspberry Creek Fabrics

I wanted to add that I’ve been feeling extra thankful for all of you who have purchased through my affiliate links. And for the companies that offer an affiliate program. My fabric for projects like these are funded in part from that. I feel really thankful to have found a place to share my creative passion! ❀ ❀

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Sydney Slouchy Raglan

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If you’re looking for the perfect, lounge-y, comfy, Pinterest-copycat pattern ever, than this is it! This is the Sdyney Slouchy Raglan from Laela Jeyne Patterns. There are several options with this pattern, and you can make all those cozy off-the-shoulder tops that are so perfect for hot coffee and fall!

Slouchy or swing silhouette

Slouchy or regular sleeves

Off-the shoulder or v-neck

hi-low or curved hem

Optional cowl hood

So, you can really create your perfect top!

These two are both made out of rayon spandex. The white version is off the shoulder, hi-low slouchy silhouette, with slouchy sleeves. The black version is v-neck, hi-low slouchy silhouette with regular sleeves.

I love these so much!

Bonus: raglans are such quick sews, and this is no exception!

Bonus #2: There’s a fresh new free pattern for some leggings to go with your Sydney raglan! You can get the code for it in the Laela Jeyne Pattern group! It has several options, including a maternity version!

Check out the rest of my photos, and then go pick up your copy on sale now!!

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Sydney Slouchy Raglan

Taylor leggings

Fabric sources:

Black and white rayon spandex: Joann

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Boxwood Joggers

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I just have a few pictures of these. Because 19 month olds… But that doesn’t mean they’re not awesome!! I love these so much!

That triangle is a pocket. Yes!! These are the Boxwood Joggers from Sew Like My Mom. Let me highlight some of the features:

-Comes in sizes 12m-16y

-Unisex

-Shorts, Capris, or Pants options

-Color blocking options galore!

This is such a quick sew, and it’s the perfect pattern for all those snuggly French Terry fabrics coming out now!

On sale for $6 per size range (12m-8 or 6-16), or the full size range for $10.

Here’s a few more pictures of them on the most adorable baby model ever!! Haha. #notbiased

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Boxwood Joggers

Fabric sources:

Oatmeal French Terry: Sincerely Rylee

Black/cream stripe rayon spandex: LDG Showroom

 

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 πŸ™‚

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