Wednesday, November 18, 2015

EYMM: Kenzie's Holiday Dress Tour

It's that time of year to start thinking about holiday outfits.
Our family will be relocating out of state of December 23 so sewing is taking a backseat to packing and cleaning for awhile. 
But the Little Miss cannot go without a new dress for her holiday parties at school.
The simple version of Kenzie's party dress is perfect when you want something adorable and fast to sew. I love the classic look and the low back on Kenzie's Dress. For my version I shorten the skirt and added a band. 
The fancy version of Kenzie's is also amazing for when you want something a little more over the top. With this pattern you get two amazing dresses and the instructions on how to make them as skirts!
When I saw this fabric I knew I had to use it for Little Miss. 
Not only are we moving but we will also be getting goats, chickens and ducks!
This dress is perfect for her "barnyard" Christmas!

Now its time to start sewing your holiday outfits and to get you started...
From now until 11:59pm PST on Nov. 21 use code HOLIDAYDRESS2015 to save 50% off Kenzie's Party Dress (nb-4t), Kenzie's Party Dress(5-18tween) or on Kenzie's Party Dress Ultimate Bundle (nb-18tween + 18" doll size).

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Gracious Threads: A New Look Blog Tour

 Welcome to the Gracious Threads: A New Look Blog tour!
For those that do not know me I am Lore from Blessed x Five.
For  this tour we were asked to come up with an outfit that is "something new" for us. 
New style, new prints, new techniques. You name it!
I was so excited to try out a new look for Little Miss.
My little miss is definitely a girly girl. 
She loves dresses, the ruffly the better.
 Her favorite past time is playing baby dolls 
( But don't cross her! Her three brothers have taught her how to kick butt!).
As you can see "something new" came pretty easy!
For our look we went with the Jasper Joggers and the Raindrop Tee.
The Jasper Joggers feature pockets and faux welt pockets it the back. Little Miss has been infatuated with pockets lately. She was very happy to discover them on her pants. The Raindrop Tee is the perfect slim fit tee for the cool fall days. It also has an adorable high low hem.
I have to say even with out the ruffles and lace, this outfit is a hit!

Gracious Threads is graciously donating a free pattern to one of my readers!
Leave a comment below with something you a grateful for. At the end of the tour I will draw a winner!!
Make sure you visit Gracious Threads and all the other stops along the New Look Tour.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Life's a Dance

Little Miss has started taking dance classes.
So, of course she needed a new dance wardrobe!
Create Kids Couture recently came out with a bunch of new dance ware patterns.
I love how easy CKC makes everything.
Every dancer needs a nice black leotard. For ours we used the Asia pattern. Isn't it just adorable with the one shoulder strap.
When your leotard needs a little twist head to Brylee's! You can twist it up with a braid!
Sometimes perfection is in the details. With Helga's that is definitely true. The back has a unique woven heart. Paired with Helga's is Dottie's dance pants in the capri length.
Little Miss loves her lace. Lenora's and Dottie's shorts delivered!
We can't leave out baby! Baby and Little Miss are rocking their Raquel's.

The royal's leotard was released awhile ago but it is still a favorite.
Who wouldn't want to dress up like their favorite character and dance the night away?

Now, for your viewing pleasure...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Gracious Threads: Glacier Vest and the Eclair Blouse

I love finding new (or at least new to me) pattern designers! I just discovered Gracious Threads and I must say I am delighted.
The first pattern I tried was the Glacier Vest.
Little Miss loves the faux fur exterior and the warm flannel lining.
I used a toggle button closure but the ribbon tie closure instructions are also included. Working with faux fur can be a tad tricky so tips are included in the instructions.

The pattern comes in sizes 2- 12 and includes computer drawn, printable no-trim pattern pieces. The pattern also includes layers so that you can print only the size you need. 
 The next pattern I sewed up was the Eclair Blouse.
This blouse was so simple to sew and the results are adorable! The exposed zipper is very trendy at the moment.

Little Miss wore her blouse to preschool and all the kids (and teachers) couldn't stop talking about her "Bernstein Bears" shirt. Not only is the zipper an absolutely adorable feature it is functional and includes a zipper guard. The other adorable features include side vents, a curved hem, and small cap sleeves.
This pattern is listed as intermediate, however, a video tutorial is provided to help with the trickier steps.

As with the glacier vest, the pattern comes in sizes 2- 12 and includes computer drawn, printable no-trim pattern pieces. The pattern also includes layers so that you can print only the size you need. Gracious Threads will be holding a blog tour soon! Check back in November for more details.

Friday, September 25, 2015

2015 EYMM Hoodie Blog Tour: Zander's Hoodie Princess Style

Cooler weather is right around the corner and little miss needed a new jacket.
She is currently loving princesses and luckily mommy had the perfect fleece in her stash.

To pull off the perfect fall hoodie I used Zander's hoodie from EYMM.
Zander's Hoodie comes in sizes:
  • Infants: 0-3m, 3-6m & 6-12m
  • Toddlers: 12-24m & 2/3
  • Youth: 4/5, 6/7 & 8/10
  • Tween: 12/14 & 16/18
All those sizes included in one pattern!
The pattern is rated as intermediate and can be a tad tricky when attaching the lining.

The little miss is in love with her hoodie and can't wait for it to be chilly enough to wear everyday.
She is in love with the hood and the pockets. She is already preparing her treasures to carry around.

Make sure you check out all the other stops on the blog tour and make sure you leave a comment below to receive a chance to win a pattern from EYMM! Blog tour links will become live on their day.

Make sure to visit the other stops on the tour to see more versions and hoodie inspiration! Many are giving away a copy of the pattern! (Psst ... check out the awesome savings listed after the tour links!)
*NOTE* The links below won’t show the tour posts until 7am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.
Hop over to the EYMM shop and use code FALLHOODIES2015 to save 50% on either hoodie pattern! Coupon is good for Zander's Hoodie & Hooded Vest (newborn-18tween) or His & Hers Hoodie & Hooded Vest (adult XS-5XL) and expires 11:59pm PST on Sept. 29.
*NOTE* These two patterns are INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED sewing level, as they include zipper installation and some unique assembly techniques.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

EYMM Anniversary Blog Tour: Four Seasons Cardigan

Join EYMM and 24 fellow bloggers as we celebrate the first 24 months of our pattern shop with a huge sale and giveaway! We will be featuring 8 different patterns for women and girls, as well as having a Manic Monday sale and a huge site-wide sale. There is also a great giveaway at the bottom of this post. Don't wait because you don't see sales like this often from EYMM and it will be over before you know it!
*NOTE* The links below won't show the tour posts until 11am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.

  Not only is there an AMAZING blog tour going on but 1 lucky winner that leaves a comment below between now and 8.3.15 will win a FREE EYMM pattern of their choice!!!! Which one would you pick? Then hop on over to EYMM to check out the awesome SALE, and an even bigger celebration giveaway with over $1000 in prizes. There will be 40 winners in all.
Hi everyone! I am Lore from Blessed X 5, you can also find me over at Five Blessings Boutique. I am so excited to part of EYMM Anniversary Blog Tour.
For my stop on the tour we are reviewing the four seasons cardigan.
I have to say that I was absolutely amazed at the size ranges and options included in the pattern.
The woman's version comes in sizes  xs-5x and the girl's version comes in newborn to 18 tween.
Both versions include 2 lengths, four sleeve lengths and a hood option! That is a lot of different cardigans that you could make from one pattern!
Both of the cardigans I made were duster length, 3/4 sleeve and no hood.

It just so happens that one night my kids were watching an old episode of Full House. In the episode Stephanie decided to start dressing like her big sister DJ. Of course in true 80's/90's sitcom way, a totally hysterical series of events followed. By the end of the show, even the littlest of sisters, Michelle, had joined in the fun. My kids loved the show. Queen Bee made the comment that it would be funny if her and the Little Miss dressed alike. Ha, little did she know that mom's wheels were already spinning.
The four seasons cardigan is the perfect pattern to have some sister matching fun.
My girls are 11 years apart so they usual don't have to worry about dressing exactly alike to often.
For both cardigans I used a light weight textured knit that draped very nicely.
 Both girls loved loved the look and feel of their cardigan. It is perfect for preschool and cool enough high school.

Purchase your copy of the Four Season Cardigan as well as all the other EYMM patterns and receive 43% off during the 2nd anniversary sale. Click here to go to the EYMM store.

Now through 11:59pm PST Monday 8.3.2015 save 43% off your purchase with the coupon code EYMM. The code is NOT valid on Manic Monday Sales, Build Your Own Bundles, and may not be combined with other coupons. This makes many of the Mommy & Me bundles up to 68% off!  

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ellie Inspired Nautical Collection

 Have you seen the new Ellie Inspired Nautical Collection? 
If not you are missing out!
 I feel in love with each pattern as I tested them.
Get ready for some cute outfits ( and a cute little miss)...

All Hands on Deck and Mini All Hands on Deck
A super comfy knit tunic and capris.
A matching doll version is also available.

Sandcastle and Mini Sandcastle
A dress and top version with bloomers are included in the pattern.
A matching doll version is also available.

Mini Ships Ahoy and Mini Holiday Beret
Dress and Beret also come in little girl sizes.

Set Sail
Adorable scallop hem and collar.
Bloomers are also included in the pattern.

All these Ellie Inspired patterns and many more can be found here.