Seamly 2016 Summer Collection Blog Tour

 

seamly

I’m so excited to be apart of another Blog Tour, this time for Indie Sew, in collaboration with Seamly! Each season, Indie Sew comes out with a great fabric bundle. For their summer collection, they’ve teamed up with Seamly and created patterns based off of their ready wear items. There’s three great basics in the collection: the Vallynne Tank, Basic Tee, and the Wrapped Cardigan

For the tour, I made a Basic Tee in a light grey knit and the Wrapped Cardigan in an AGF knit by April Rhodes. Indie Sew has a whole blog post about which fabrics to use for these patterns.

First up, my Wrapped Cardigan:

IMG_0766

IMG_0760

You guys, I’m obsessed. Along with my Wrapped Cardigan, I’m wearing my Basic Tee and Birkin Flares. My tassel necklace is from Purpose Jewelry.

IMG_0762

IMG_0761

The Wrapped Cardigan is a quick make, and it’s so fun to wear! I just love it. I’m excited to bring it along all summer for those late nights outside, and I’ll be wearing this well into the Fall and Winter too. There’s also a sleeveless version that is adorable layered over a tee or tank. It’s such a versatile pattern, great for every season.

IMG_0764

Next, the Basic Tee:

IMG_0765

My tassel bracelet is also from Purpose Jewelry.

IMG_0767

Again, I’m obsessed. This is my favorite knit tee I’ve made so far. I usually stay away from sewing basics, but now I’m realizing that they are a great addition to my wardrobe. I’ve worn this tee dressed up with a skirt for church, and dressed down with skinny jeans and sandals for running errands. Sometimes I even sleep in it. It’s the best. I’m planning on making more when I can find some time. I think it would be cool with two different colors: one for the shirt, and one for the sleeves, pocket and neck band…

IMG_0769

IMG_0768

So good.

Make sure to follow along with the blog tour to get some great ideas for using this new pattern collection!

seamly-collection-blog-tour@2x

June 8: Inside the Hem

June 9: The Doing Things Blog

June 10: Dandelion Drift

June 13: The Sara Project

June 14: Fa Sew La

June 15: Sew Mariefleur

June 16: Right Sides Together

June 17: Allie J.

June 18: Cut Cut Sew


Hepburn Shorts

IMG_0538

Hey guys! I recently went on a little vacation to Mexico, and I made myself some linen shorts to wear for the beach. (And for summer in general, I have a feeling we will be spending lots of time at the pool this year).

IMG_0539

The pattern I used is called the Hepburn Shorts by Pattern Emporium.

I used a linen fabric in a fun tropical print I found at Hancock Fabrics. (They are currently going out of business, if you’re lucky you can find some on sale!). I went to my local store over the weekend and they still had some of this print left in stock, and for a great price!

IMG_0540

These shorts were very quick to put together, and I had a lot of fun making them too. The fit is great! I didn’t have to adjust the pattern at all. I did the elastic waistband option with pockets for a more casual, beachy look.

Pattern Emporium does a GREAT job at walking you through each step. They have great photos they took for each step, and different links that send you to different parts of the instructions making everything quick and easy to navigate. This is a great beginner-intermediate pattern.

Happy Summer!

IMG_0536

Style Maker Fabrics Spring Canvas Blog Tour-Rebublique Du Chiffon Marthe Blouse + Named Clothing Inari Tee

12791028_10102393463751366_2853751297021197992_n

I am thrilled to be a part of Style Maker Fabrics Spring Canvas blog tour. I had a little peek at all of their new spring inventory, and I had such a hard time choosing my fabric. It was all so stunning and fresh for spring.

I ended up choosing two great fabrics that I felt would be a good fit for my spring wardrobe.

First up I chose this beautiful Crinkle Rayon Challis Shibori Dyed Indigo fabric. I’ve been a little obsessed with the shibori dye trend I’ve seen around on Instagram lately. I quickly pictured it as a light, breezy top for the upcoming warm weather, paired with white skinny jeans and brown clogs. I’ve been wanting to make the Marthe Blouse by Republique Du Chiffon. It turned out just as I imagined it would. The pattern was fast and simple to construct, and the fabric was dreamy to work with. I’m so so happy with this top! (Like, I’ve worn it a few days in a row happy!).

img_9591-1




For my second look, I chose this textured double knit palm tree royal  fabric. I love the pattern, and didn’t want to break it up too much, and the Inari Tee Dress by Named Clothing came to mind. (Another pattern I’ve been wanting to try). I have so much to say about this pattern! It was a quick sew, and the fit was spot on. (I did add extra length to my dress). I love how it fits when being worn: loose, with a slight cocoon shape. And the sleeves! I will probably incorporate this sleeve in lots of upcoming projects, I love the added cuff. Now let me talk about this fabric. IT IS SO SOFT! I’m going to live in this dress now until the end of summer. It is so comfy, and perfect for my lifestyle right now with two littles. The pattern is so bold and the palm trees are so fun. I love how I can wear this dress super casual with sandals, or dress it up with wedges and some jewelry. So so perfect, this won’t be my last.




Special thanks to Style Maker Fabrics for including me in their Spring Canvas Blog Tour! I love my two new makes so much! They have some really great fabric options for your spring wardrobe. Check them out!

Next up on the Spring Canvas Blog tour is Sew Charleston, don’t forget to check out her post tomorrow!

AAaannnd don’t forget to keep up with the rest of tour! Schedule below:

12512382_10102426300171916_6488871087891327582_n

                   3/21 – 3/223/233/243/253/263/273/283/293/303/314/1