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Fabulous and FREE! The Neck Tie Top by Winter Wear Designs

I love free patterns, especially when they're by a designer that I already know and love. When Suzanne with Winter Wear Designs drafted this pattern, I was excited! I have not been very exciting with my wardrobe choices in the past - most of my shirts were just basic tees. Solid tees are still nice to have, but it's so much fun to wear something different. Lately I've been LOVING all the fun prints!

I KNEW I wanted to test this pattern, and as soon as I finished sewing it, it became my new favorite shirt. Like... I've been wearing it ALL THE TIME. I really need to make another one!



This is the new free Neck Tie Top by Winter Wear Designs. Isn't it great?

Let me tell you about it!

This top is a semi-fitted tee. You have the options of a solid front or a color blocked front. I color-blocked the front top to be the same fabric as my neckband tie.  The sleeve is a slim poet style sleeve with a cuff. You can either finish the bottom with a band or a simple hem.



It is inte…

Dressing Up in My Little Black Dress - The Winter Wear Designs Magnolia

Every girl needs a little black dress (or a few) hanging in her closet, right? Well, I decided that for my day on the Winter Wear Designs "Deck the Closet" blog tour, I would go ahead and add a new dress to my closet. The fabulous thing about a basic black dress is the ability to dress it up or down depending on how you accessorize it.


I am blogging on how to use a Winter Wear Designs pattern for formal/dressy wear. She has a couple of patterns that are actually intended for formal wear, and I do intend to try them, but things have been crazy for me lately, and I didn't feel like I had time for a super time-consuming project this month. As you have probably gathered, I'm a fan of sewing knit fabrics. They just go together so quickly and easily. Since they're stretchy, you can avoid the need for closures (which are nice, but take more time).


So, because I love fairly quick, satisfying projects, I chose to use a pattern I've actually blogged on before - the Win…

Cozy and Cute! The Peek-a-boo Alex and Anna PJs

It's my day on the Boys in Pajamas Blog Tour hosted by Sunni of Made for Little Gents. This blog tour was sponsored by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop. I was given a copy of the Alex and Anna Winter Pajamas for participating in this blog tour. (Also, if you scroll to the very bottom, you'll find a giveaway to enter to win credit for Peek-a-boo pattern shop).

I decided to use this blog tour as an opportunity to get Christmas Pajamas finished up early! 😉 I made a new set of super cute and cozy pajamas for my two boys and my little nephew. Unfortunately, the weather has NOT been cooperative lately, so we have pictures of these guys wearing their Christmas pajamas sitting on my bed. Not the best backdrop, but it'll do.

Aren't they adorable?

Let me tell you about this pattern:

This pattern is for knit pajamas. It includes sizes for children sizes 3 months all the way to children's size 12! It is rated for beginners. This pattern contains pattern pieces to make two piece pajamas…