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The Pattern Emporium "Game On"

A couple of weeks ago, Kate posted a tester call for this top. This didn't even look like something I would normally wear, but for some reason, after thinking about it for a couple of minutes, I decided I wanted to try it!

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to this pattern in this blog post. If you choose to purchase a pattern using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional cost to you."

I'm pretty sure that I've never in my life had an off-the-shoulder top. But sometimes, it can be good to try something new, right?

So... meet the "GAME ON TEE."

The "Game On Tee" is drafted for knit fabrics. It has two fits - the flared top, or semi fitted. There are a few length options. The flared option can be made hemmed or banded for a fun blousy look.

There are multiple sleeve lengths. And, after making the two different options, I can promise you that it took me longer to put the pattern together than it did to sew…
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The Wardrobe by Me Sneha

I don't know how many different tee shirt patterns I have. It's probably a pretty big number. Apparently I really like trying out new ones. Sometimes I try a new one and feel indifferent about it, rarely I'll try a new one and hate it, but generally I'll try a new one and love it for one reason or another.  I like sewing, I like patterns, and generally I'll love something about what I make.

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to the pattern I used for this post. If you choose to purchase a pattern from Wardrobe by Me using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional charge to you.**

That was the case with the Wardrobe by Me Sneha. The fit of the pattern plus the few options that it includes just makes me happy!


The Wardrobe by Me Sneha:

This is a pattern drafted for knit fabrics. It works best with a drapey fabric. It includes a top length, a tunic length, a dress with a front cut out (that is really cute), or another dress …

Ready for Spring - the Pattern Emporium Spellbound Dress

Y'all, I'm READY for Spring. Our Winter wasn't exceptionally terrible, but I'm ready for some pretty days and outside time. We've had a few sneaky days mixed in lately that had wonderful weather, and they made me all the more ready!

So... I'm on to short sleeve tees for the boys, new tops for my mom, sister, and me, and of course, new dresses. I kind of love wearing dresses, especially in the Spring and Summer when I won't get cold!

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to the pattern I used for this post. If you choose to purchase a pattern from Pattern Emporium using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no additional cost to you.**

When I saw this fabric, now available at Amelia Lane Designs, I knew immediately what it needed to be. Like I think I had the idea for this dress within about ten minutes of seeing it on a computer screen. Sometimes you just know, right? 😉

The Spellbound Dress:

This was my first (and second 😉) …

Sew Yourself Some Love with Winter Wear Designs

Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs is hosting a blog tour this week - the "Sew Yourself Some Love" tour. All of the participants of the tour sewed something for themselves this week. 
I decided to sew something for myself, and something for someone I love as well - my sister. 

**Disclosure: I have included my affiliate link to the pattern I used for this post. If you choose to make a purchase using my link, I'll receive a small commission of the sale at no cost to you.**
Choosing A Pattern: 
I've made A LOT of Winter Wear Designs patterns over the last couple of years. Around the time I started sewing more for myself, I also started this blog. Shortly after starting my blog, I found myself fortunate enough to be added to Suzanne's blogging group, and I've really loved it! 
For this blog tour, I wanted to make something I knew I was going to love. Y'all, I sew A LOT. But recently I've realized that I don't have THAT MANY knit tops for cool weather. Lik…

The Annelaine Bubby and Bee

Back around Christmas, Matthew fell in love with Peppa Pig. Luke watched it sometimes too, but Matthew REALLY loved it. So, for one of his gifts, I made him a Peppa tee shirt. Luke was SO jealous. It was pretty cute, and he really wanted it. But then he didn't mention it again, so I thought he was over it.

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I was getting ready to make him the Annelaine Bubby and Bee hoodie, and was going through the fabric I had. I asked, "Do you want a Paw Patrol shirt?" He said, "No I want a Peppa shirt with a hood." So I knew that I needed to Applique a Bubby and Bee shirt for Luke.

Sewing Luke's Shirt:

I prefer doing applique before the shirt is constructed. So I cut the front out and appliqued it using my Brothe…

Sewing with Pointelle

A little more than a year ago, one afternoon I drove my granddaddy somewhere. When I got him back home, he gave me twenty-five dollars and told me to buy some fabric to make my sister and me something. He told me that he'd like us to have something in lilac. So, of course, I went home, ordered some lilac DBP and ordered it. We both have tops.

Recently, when Amelia Lane Designs got this lavender pointelle, I kind of fell in love with the color. When it arrived, I realized it was almost the exact same color as our lilac tops that we already have. But that's okay? You can't really have too much of a good thing, right?

I knew from the second I saw the fabric what I was going to make with it. And, I knew I was going to make two - so my sister and me could match!
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The Annelaine Nashville

Last year, I saw this fabric, and fell in love. I bought it and have had it folded on a shelf for close to a year. 

Recently, when Amelia Lane Designs stocked this one, I got so excited because it was JUST like my beautiful hoarded gold/brown medallion fabric, but had more blue/grey tones. I loved it just as much. I made a dress from it. See that dress here.
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Then, this week, when Annelaine announced that their Nashville Dress was discounted for the week, I decided to take the opportunity to sew one. I looked at my fabric stash and eventually chose to cut into this one.

The Fabric:
The fabric is a double brushed poly (DBP) fabric I got from Amelia Lane Designs. It is so soft, and perfect for making tops and dresses. This fabric is no longer available, but the new colorway is. See i…