November 20, 2014

titchy threads tour

Laura has done it again- another incredible pattern, the Rowan Tee.
The best part of the pattern is the numerous options- 144 to be exact.
This is the most recent but it's is the 7th time I have made the pattern and it does not disappoint.
Here I chose to add the kangaroo pocket, shoulder stripes, and cuffs. The monster fabric is a favorite tee from when Mae was a baby that met its end when it went through the wash with a sticker. I've been waiting to repurpose it and the size was perfect for the pocket.

Probably my favorite thing about this pattern is the ability to add detail with pockets and stripes with so little fabric. It has allowed me to use a lot of old knits that I just have small pieces of. (Mae is rocking his Small Fry Skinny Jeans in green snake skin in these pics as well. )

The patterns that Laura creates are the best I have found and are my go-to for wearable ready-to-wear clothes for my boys. The ability to print layers, detailed instructions with photographs and labels, and  professional finishing techniques all make her patterns just one step above. 
With this pattern you get the added bonus of multiple combinations to create completely different looks. And the fit is spot on, not to mention you get a huge range of sizes. 

You can head over to buy the ROWAN TEE pattern here.

**Opinions stated here are completely my own. Good perspective is the last 11 pieces I have sewn for my boys have been from Laura's patterns...they are THAT good. 

September 10, 2014

sew ready to play

hi all.

So definitely fell off the blog train for awhile.
It's been a crazy house over here and sometimes it just easier to be present here and let all else fall to the wayside.

But I'm back today and guest posting over at I'm Feeling Crafty.
So fun to be part of Louise's game series and part of a small Project Run & Play reunion.
Go check it out here!

July 24, 2014

July 23, 2014

kcw day two

Day two and the superhero theme continues.
This time with Captain America. He's really not my cup of tea but Mae loves him. Maybe it's the shield?! I'm not exactly sure.

June 10, 2014

baby blog tour

I got the pleasure of testing the Ainsley & Aiden Baby Suite I patterns and what a treat it was. Not only are the patterns versatile but I got to sew for this boy. As the youngest boy of three he has hand-me-downs for days but its fun to sew something brand new. I went the route of creating basics that will mix and match but you could also create some unique pieces with this pattern set. 

My favorite? The bodysuit!  The length is perfect, the snap area long enough to cover even a cloth diaper bum, and the envelope neck is a great place to add fun detail. I've made a few different bodysuit patterns in the past but this one was right in many ways. The instructions are clear and include the option to use a regular sewing machine over a serger. The sizing was spot on and covers the entire baby range (premie-12M).  The way that Kim finishes the binding is genius, which reduces bulk but still produces a professional outcome.  Raleigh has worn this orange one I made for him more than anything else in the last weeks. 

The pattern set is well written and one that I will use many times over. 
Have even made a couple more tees already that I hope to blog soon.
Can't thank Kim enough for allowing me to test.

Head over to Stitchwerx to get yours today!