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Ready for Summer... Winter Wear Style

When Suzanne of Winter Wear Designs mentioned that this month's blog tour would be rompers, I honestly thought I might have to sit this one out. I have nothing against rompers, and other people look so cute wearing them, but not me! If I wanted to participate, I'd have to choose... there's the super cute Riviera Romper, and then there's the Boho Breeze Romper.



So let me tell you how I came up with this! 😎




A little about both:

The Riviera RomperLooking at the tester images, I fell in love with this one. I knew I wanted to sew it, but just couldn't picture myself wearing a romper. Maybe one day? But not today! HA! I loved the scooped neckline that dips in the back. I love the blousy top. It has options for shorts or capris. The bodice has the option to use a coordinating fabric for the straps. The neckline is bound with a tie in the back. The bodice is designed for knit fabric, and the bottoms can be made using knits or woven fabrics. It has a soft, feminine look. …

Pretty Pleats ... Pauline's Pleated Skirt by CKC

I was busy that week. I saw the tester call for the Pauline's Pleated Skirt, and I love pleated skirts. But it has an invisible zipper... I've installed zippers before, but never an invisible zipper! So, I ignored the tester call. But then, I kept thinking about how much I love pleated skirts, and I really love learning new skills... so I went back, and it was still open, so I applied.

Like I said, I was super busy that week, but I was SO excited when I got the invitation to come test the pattern!


The Pattern:

List of required supplies... woven fabric, invisible zipper, invisible zipper foot? What's that? I'd never even heard of an invisible zipper foot. HA. So I visited my trusty friend, Amazon and found one. It was around $6. That's not too bad! And ordering via Amazon, it'll arrive in two days, YES!

There are a few options for this pattern. You can choose which length you like best. There is vintage length (which is more like mini), knee length, midi length, …

It's a Beauty - the Betty by Sinclair Patterns

Not too long ago, I discovered Sinclair Patterns. I had been eyeing a few Sinclair Patterns, because  they just looked gorgeous, but I've been busy with other things and hadn't actually tried any of them. So when I saw a testing call for the Betty dress in the Sinclair Facebook group, I eagerly applied. I already loved the dress before I made it because of its wrap bodice. Dresses HAVE to be nursing friendly for me to consider making them at the moment, and I knew that the wrap would be!

The Betty Dress:

This beautiful pattern is such a classic style. You can wear it anywhere. It's perfect for church, date night, and even for work. It's comfortable and easy to wear and style. There are a couple of options to appeal to anyone. As I mentioned, there is a lovely wrap bodice and wrap skirt, but everything is attached at the waist so there won't be any coming open! 😉 Both the bodice and the skirt have beautiful pleats giving the dress (or top) a nice drape, and making i…

Fun, Fast, and Free - Fresh Looks for Summer!

When I first saw the information about the "Boys in Summer" Blog Tour hosted by Made for Little Gents, I knew I wanted to participate! My boys are the reason I started sewing! I HAD to participate.

But, what would I sew? I contemplated what I might make for a couple of weeks, and then it hit me... it would be super fun to highlight a couple of great freebies! EVERYONE loves free stuff. Free patterns are a great way to try a new designer out before making a purchase, they're perfect for adding some variety to your pattern stash without spending money, and they're just super fun... because more patterns = more stuff you get to make. 😁
So the freebies I'm going to talk to you about today are from Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. I love Peek-a-boo patterns. I've made a few of them for my boys and have tested a few as well. I feel like the instructions are mostly geared towards beginners, so any skill level can be successful with her patterns. I've really enjoyed the…