Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CraftingCon Mystery Month

Hey all!!! I'm participating in CraftingCon for the first time this season!! This month the theme is Mystery and Maddie and I went with Murder She Wrote. We'd love for you to stop over and see all the other details here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Eleena Dress Blog Tour

I'm so excited to be a part of the Eleena Dress Blog Tour by Coffee + Thread. I first fell in love with this pattern during testing. I made the long sleeve version for my oldest and she absolutely loves it. You can read about that version here

My youngest definitely has more of a bright "look at me" personality and this fabric was perfect! It's part of the Origami Oasis Collection by Michael Miller. I loved it so much I bought it in the blue colorway as well. ;) 

The only thing to note about the fabric is that it's a little in the sheer side. This dress is fully lined.

I made her the size 7. To be honest, when I printed it actually printed a little small. I didn't even realize until I but it on her and the sleeves were skin tight. OOPS. Since it still fit everywhere else I just decided to cut the sleeves off and use bias tape instead.

I went with a lace zipper instead of the invisible zipper listed in the pattern. I love the pop of color that it adds.

This is such a fun dress and completely different from the first version that I made.

There are still a couple days left on the tour. The other bloggers that have already posted are listed as well. You should go and check out these other amazing ladies. You won't be disappointed. 

The pattern is on sale for $7 until March 7, midnight, EST. Keep scrolling and don't forget the enter the giveaway below!!

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Sew Much Ado Pattern Review - Magrath Dress & Tunic

Sew Much Ado just released the Magrath dress (and tunic). It reminds me of a modern princess dress. It's a surprisingly quick sew and gorgeous too! 

 About the pattern:

  • Dress and Tunic lengths included
  • Sizes 12-18 months - 12 years
  • 3 sleeve lengths; short, 3/4, and long but you could easily make it sleeveless as well. ;)
  • Modest Sweetheart neckline
  • Awesome exposed zipper for a pop of color
  • Pattern has the option to print in layers
  • Size chart and finished measurements included

My Abby is wearing the size 7 as is. She technically could have fit the chest and waist a size down, but with her broad shoulders I wanted her to be comfortable and  get some wear out of it. 

The tips and tricks in the pattern allow for a perfect finish every time. I love learning new techniques in a pattern! 

 The main dress is a charcoal corduroy with gold polka-dots that I found in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby for $4 a yard.

The light pink bow fabric, which also has gold polka-dots (spotting a trend here? ) is a Michael Miller print.

Magrath is currently on sale for $7 and totally worth the purchase!

Just Abby being Abby. Enjoy! ;)