Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Little Junebug(s)

I know a pair of twin girls who's first birthday is fast approaching! The birthday party is next weekend--nothing like procrastinating, huh?? I decided since I rarely get to sew girly little dresses I would do something handmade for them. The Junebug dress from CINO fit the bill in size and style.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Foxglove Pattern ((( I know you want one! ))))

The lovely Lauren Dahl selected me to pattern-test her newest pattern the Foxglove!
I know!! Right?? I was SOOOOO excited too:)

Anyhow I have to tell you it is just lovely and looks just as beautiful inside out as it does the right way! So if your having one of those days (and I know you know what I mean) and leave the house with it inside out--it will be A-OK! Her instructions for finishing your garment are fantastic and very thorough. I can appreciate a pattern designer who doesn't just give you a excellent pattern but tries to help elevate your sewing level at the same time. Teaching you a new technique that maybe you did not have before you started and can continue using on your next project, that's a win in my book!

I sewed this foxglove up in a crepe chiffon that I got at JoAnn's from the red tag section. This pattern is a light flowing tank with a high/low hem and a slight v-neck.

I liked the pattern so much that I also sewed one in a vintage swiss dot fabric I've been HOARDING for a long time. I know you have one of those fabrics, the one you hold on to until you find the just right pattern that you know you will wear the heck out of the said hoarded fabric.

This pattern and that fabric were made to be together --don't cha think??

This version I did with the clean finish inside and the center front and back seam. I also went down a size because I did not want it as full.

How pretty is that seam?? See what I mean about being okay to wear inside out!

Did I convince you that you need a foxglove (or three) in your life?

It's availiable for pre-sale from Lauren Dahl on

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Aloha Burn Blocker

I recently sewed up the Aloha burn blocker from peek-a-boo pattern shop for their

swimsuit sew-a-long. It is still happening so


Anyhow I reviewed the pattern and thought I would share it with you!

Pattern Description:
Pattern includes short and long sleeves and features a zip-up front for easy on/off. A full zipper shield keeps the suit comfortable on the inside, prevents chafing at the neckline and keeps the zipper pull out of reach for the little ones. Mix and match your favorite fabrics with the color blocked sleeves and inseam accent.

Pattern Sizing:
This pattern is sized from 3 months to 12 years.

Did it look like the photo on the pattern envelopes once you were done sewing it?
It looks EXACTLY like the pattern pictures. 

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. Peek-a-boo pattern shop always includes fantastic photos along with their pattern instructions. You don't get lost.ever.

Fabric Used:
I used some swimsuit lycra that I had in my stash, I bought it from lycra4sale on Ebay. Their prices are great and I never had a problem ordering from them!

In conclusion this pattern is super easy
and who doesn't want their little ones protected from excessive sun exposure? 

Anyone who sews and has kids or grand kids under 6 months should have this pattern to sew then up one because at that age it's not recommended they wear sunscreen!
((((FDA link if your curious))