Monday, September 12, 2016

EYMM Back to School Tour: Mom's Edition

It's Back to School time!
This is the day we have been waiting and praying for over the last couple months! 
We thought it would never come...
But it has!
I'm just kidding (well kinda). I actually enjoy have all my kiddos around but it is nice to have a little break while they are at school.
This year we have an 11th grader, 9th grader, 5th grader, 4th grader and a preschooler.

A lot of people think once the kids are in school we have so much time.
The opposite is quite true.
Now we have cheer leading, band, scouts, church activities..... the list could go on and on. 
This leaves little time for mama.
So, if I sew for me its gotta be quick.
The kymy dolman top is just that!
I wanted a loose flowing top that I could throw over my tank top and head out to the bus stop without looking like I was still in my pjs (I admit, I have done this).

To save even more time, I didn't hem it!
Knit does not fray, so I didn't bother.
I made the tunic length, basic fit and I love it.
But, when I get a couple minutes I may go make and add the side ruching (included in the pattern!)
Also, included is a high low hem, basic tee, maternity option and banded tee.
Plus, the pattern is in sizes XS to 5X!

Make sure you stop my Everything your mama made and use the code below to pick up some patterns for you!

Don't miss any of the posts on EYMM's Back to School Tour: Mom's Edition! (Note: the links below will not work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out the rest of their blogs anytime!)
September 8 Inspinration and Idlesunshine
September 13 Recap at EYMM
The kids are back in school and parents and caregivers everywhere are excited to catch up after summer break! Use coupon code PARENTSROCK to save 50% off any adult-size patterns for men and women now through 11:59pm PST Tuesday 9/13/2016. This offer may NOT be combined with other offers including bundles.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

421 Myers Design Studio: Headband Tutorial

As a mom to girls I am always looking for fun accessories for them. As a sewer I am always looking for new designers.
I got lucky and found both for this project!
Linda is the the terrific designer behind 421 Myers Design Studio.
A few weeks ago I participated  in her sew along for her free dog collar and bow tie pattern.
Our newest baby, Butterscotch looks absolutely handsome in his new collar and bow tie. 
It's always nice for new designers to have free patterns available so that we can get a feel for their construction process and their layout.
Well, Linda is not stopping there!
She is releasing a bunch of adorable headband tutorials for free in her Facebook group.
The tutorials include: Adult and Child Knot Headband, Elastic Headband with Bow Tie,  Elastic Headband with Tied Bow, Nonslip Headband and a Wire Headband.
Linda was so sweet and let me try out a couple of the patterns before she released them to the group.
First, the Wire Headband

I have never made this type of headband. I love it! It stays in place all day. The pattern includes instructions on how to measure yourself and also has a chart in case you can't measure the person you are make the headband for. 

Adult and Child Knot Headband

 Another adorable headband! Both girls loved their knot bands. 
The hidden elastic strip makes it easy to wrap and tie the band.

 Non Slip Headband

This headband literally took me 5 minutes to make! I love it. We will be making some to match all her outfits.

 Head on over the 421 Myers Design Studio Facebook group and grab your free tutorials.
Also, check out Christine at Threads and Stitches. All the fabric for our headbands came from her shop!
Thank you Christine!!!
Now it's your turn to make some headbands.
Make sure you post a picture of your headband and thank Linda for her patterns.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

EYMM: Christmas in July

Welcome to my stop on the EYMM Christmas in July Blog tour!
Can you believe the Christmas is only five months away?! On December 23 of last year my family made the move from Maryland to New Hampshire. Some of our new church family helped hang some lights to welcome the kids and we were able to get a tree up. But other then that we didn't do much for the holidays.

This year, we are going to go all out! I love Christmas, the lights, decorations, festivities and everything else that goes along with the season. One thing we always do is new pjs.
The Callie and Riley pattern in the night gown length were perfect for my girls!
The Riley nightgown and sleep shirt comes in sizes newborn through 18 tween.
The Callie nightgown and sleep shirt comes in ladies size xs through 5x.
Both patterns include a nightgown and a sleep shirt length, plus long and short sleeves.
I love that EYMM gives you the full size range in each pattern.
The girls love their gowns. I have a feeling I will be seeing a lot of them before December. 
(Well, that is until the little one sees the Shopkins fabric in my stash and asks for another.)
Confession time...I may have had my Christmas music on while sewing these nightgowns.
Shh....don't tell anyone ;)

Five months to go! Time to start sewing!

Don't miss any of the stops on the EYMM Christmas in July Tour! (Note: the direct links below will not work until their specified date, but feel free to click through and check out other posts on their blogs at any time.)
July 21 - Needles to Say
July 23 - Inspinration and Sewing by Ti
There are only 22 weekends left until Christmas. Start your holiday sewing projects now so you can spend more time with your family during the season! Use code 22WEEKEND to save 22% off ALL patterns in the EYMM shop now through 7/25/16 at 11:59pm PST.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

EYMM: Daddy and Me Blog Tour

Welcome to the EYMM Daddy and Me tour!
I am so excited that I got to sew for my hubby, especially with father's day right around the corner. 
This is the first time I have ever sewed something for him.
I chose the Parker's tee shirt pattern. It is the perfect comfy everyday shirt. For their classic tees I used the rounded neckline, but the pattern also has a V neck. It also comes with a pocket and different sleeve lengths.
The pattern layers and no trim pages make the pattern super simple t o assemble.  My little loves his shirt, he kept telling me how comfortable it is. He even ended up sleeping in it. If you don't already have Parker's make sure you pick up your copy today.
Make sure you check out the end of the blog for a coupon code! 

And for your viewing pleasure.....
My two guys!

Make sure to check out all the stops on the EYMM Daddy & Me Blog Tour! (Note: the direct links below won't work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out their blogs any time!)
June 16
June 17
June 18
June 19
During the tour, all Daddy & Me patterns are on sale!  Use coupon code MINIME on the EYMM site to save 25% on the Parker's T-Shirt patterns (Boy's or Men's or the Bundle) or the Hoodie patterns (His & Hers Hoodie or Zander's Hoodie or the Bundle) until June 21 at 11:59pm PST.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

It's time for another blog tour! 
Mother's Day is right around the corner and what better then Mommy and Me outfits!
I sewed up the ladies storm and the girls rain.
I actually sewed up three shirts but little miss wasn't feeling well and slept though our photo shoot.
But, that's OK because it gave me and my not so little princess a chance to take some photos together.
I can't believe she is going to be 14 next week!
Where did the time go!
I was very excited to see that she still fits in the girls' rain pattern!
When a pattern goes from nb to size 18, you know you will get a lot of use out of it!!
The ladies' storm pattern also goes from xs to 5x.
I love that all the sizes are included in one pattern.
Oh my heavens! When did she get so big?!
Wasn't this just yesterday?

Just in time!
Somebody decided she couldn't miss out on this blog tour and was able to take a quick picture in her adorable rain top!

Make sure you keep reading below for an awesome coupon code and check out all the other blogs.

Make sure to check out all the stops on the EYMM Mommy & Me Blog Tour! (Note: the direct links below won't work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out their blogs any time!)
May 6
May 7
May 8
May 9
During the tour, all Mommy & Me Bundles are on sale!  Use coupon code MOMMYANDME2016 on the EYMM site to save 25% on any Women and Youth Size Pattern Bundles until May 10 at 11:59pm PST (note: build your own bundles are excluded from this sale).

Monday, April 11, 2016

EYMM Capsule Skirt Tour

 Welcome to my stop on the EYMM Capsule Blog Tour!
It's no surprise that I love EYMM patterns but I had never made a capsule skirt before now.
Well, in about an hour I made not one, but three skirts!
The directions are super easy to follow and with the no trim pages, the pattern goes together fast.

 I have been eyeing this delicious knit at Joann's for awhile and it was perfect for these skirts.
This knit is so soft and the skirt is so comfortable. It is great for everyday wear. Switch out your fabric choice and you can have a fancy special occasion skirt.
I love that the pattern is available for babies up to adults and for dolls too!
I love that Little Miss and I where able to match. Pretty soon, she won't be as excited as she was today.

The pattern includes the straight hem like I made and a hem that offers more backside coverage.
There is also pockets, a regular waist and a fold over waistband.
Let's see your Capsule Skirts!
If you don't have the capsule skirt make sure you get it with the discount code below!

Make sure to check out all the other stops on the EYMM Capsule Skirt Tour. (Note: The links won't be live until the day they're scheduled, but feel free to click through and check out�other blog posts any time.)
Wednesday, April 6
Thursday, April 7
Friday, April 8
Saturday, April 9
Sunday, April 10
Monday, April 11
Don't forget to pick up your copy of the pattern�while it's on sale! �Use coupon code PERFECTSKIRT to save 25% on the Women's Capsule Skirt, Girl's Capsule Skirt, or Capsule Skirt Bundle until April 12 at 11:59pm PST.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

My Little Plumcake: Frolic Capsule

I am so excited to share with you the new My Little Plumcake Frolic Capsule!
First, what is a "capsule"? 
Well, Michelle from My Little Plumcake describes it best:
 "So, what is a Capsule Wardrobe? Capsule Wardrobe's are popping up all over social media. They are a mini wardrobes made up of versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks. Capsule Wardrobes often help minimize, simplify and save (space & $). We will continue to release new patterns that can be incorporated into the collection in 2016. Even better news is that a few will be free add-on's featured on our blog!"

The first five pieces of the capsule are here and the are amazing!
They are the Chiffon Skirt, Crop Top, Jacket, Jumpsuit and Shorts.  

First up is the Chiffon Skirt and Crop Top. 
This too cute top is a super quick sew and the skirt consists of layers of tulle and chiffon. 
The top buttons (or snaps) up the back and the skirt has a comfortable elastic waistband.

 Next, the Jumpsuit.
The Jumpsuit is made of knit and was easy enough for my potty training princess to get on and off.
It has an unique design at the ankle and pockets (which are always a hit).

 Last but not least, the Jacket and Shorts.
I have a confession to make. 
I found the fabric for the Jacket and Shorts at our church's thrift store.
It is vintage, cream and gold.
When I saw it I knew it had to be apart of my capsule. 
It kind of drove my fabric decisions.
This fabric and the Capsule is exactly what I needed for the Little Miss' perfectly posh spring wardrobe.

Check out all the outfits you can make!

For a limited time, use the code:CAPSULE for 20% off any purchase in the My Little Plumcake Etsy store. For an even better savings for bundles, use code: BUY2GET1 for buy 2 get 1 free. Make sure your show off all your Frolic creations in the Facebook group!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

EYMM: Freestyle Harems Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the EYMM Freestyle Harems Blog Tour!
The weather here has been beautiful the last couple days and the Freestyle Harems are perfect for the cool spring days. These pants are so quick to sew up and they are absolutely adorable. Not to mention, they are comfortable!
For my version I chose the long pants with elastic at the ankles and an adorable v at the waist.
The pattern also comes with different lengths, waistband and hems. There is also a ladies version!

The Freestyle Harems are also perfect for chicken chasin'. Which happens to be a current favorite activity around our place.

 Keep on reading below for more information on the Blog Tour and a coupon!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Freestyle Harems Blog Tour during the next week. (Note: The links below won't be live until their scheduled date.)
March 9 - Joelle at EYMM
March 10 - Patricia from Sew Far North
March 11 - Tami from Sew Sophie Lynn
March12 - Kelly from Analog Bytes
March 13 - Lore from Blessed x Five
March 14 - Larissa from Connected by a Thread
March 15 - Aimee from Capture, Craft, and Cook
During the blog tour, you can get the Freestyle Harem Pants on sale! Use code FREESTYLE to save 25% on the women's or youth sizing or on the bundle, expires at 11:59pm PST on 3/15/2016.