Monday, March 30, 2015

Riley Blake - Knit Love Tour + pattern GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to be Part of the Riley Blake Designs Knit Love Tour!
I was asked to choose some fabric and make something to try out there latest knits. There were so MANY great choices, I had a real hard time picking :) I had so many ideas that I ended up making 4 different items

I LOVE working with knits - and most of my patterns are made for them. There are fast and easy to sew (they really are!), super comfy for kids, and all around quite forgiving to work with and in fit. The Riley Blake cotton lycra knits are wonderful for kids clothes. They are a great mid-weight knit with good recovery, very little shrinkage, no fading, and great design choices . Perfect for leggings, tees, dresses - just about everything.

I wanted to make some summer things for my girls, and while they have very different styles, I used the same fabric for both. I choice a navy blue Aztec print with an aqua solid.

My oldest Loves everything girly, so a romantic maxi dress it was. I used my Summer Maxi Dress pattern for the dress and modified it for knit fabrics. I omitted the back opening and used FOE rather then bias binding for the straps...easy peasy.

The fabric drapes beautifully and is strong enough in the bodice to hold up the long gathered skirt

My youngest is all about comfort and climbing everything, so a cute little capri jumper was in order. I used my newest Sugar n' Spice romper/dress pattern for her.

The knit worked great for this design. Stretchy enough for the cuffs and great recovery in the bodice and gathered bottom.

I wanted to try the knits out on something a little more structured, and chose this Cottage Garden - triangle print.

I used it for the lining of a knit blazer (pattern coming soon!) and for an accent on a 3/4 shirt tee.

The grey is a solid french terry that I had that matched perfectly!

The tee was made using my All You Need Jammies pattern, and I added the pocket detail.

Want to make some of these designs for your own?

Check out the selection of Riley Blake knits HERE and comment below with your favorite design for your chance to WIN ALL 3 of the patterns I used 
*winner will be drawn via random generator on April 3rd

 Make sure to catch up with the many other talented blogs on the tour 

March 3: Figgy’s
March 5: EYMM
March 6: Melly Sews
March 7: The Sewing Loft
March 9: Love Notions
March 11: Tea Rose Home
March 12: Sew Much Ado
March 14: Tie Dye Diva
March 16: The Cottage Mama
March 21: Ellie Inspired
March 28: Foo Foo Threads
March 30: Heidi & Finn
March 31: Lily Giggle

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sugar n' Spice dress and romper pattern release + tester roundup

Our latest pattern is now Available in the shop - Just in time for Spring to come. The Sugar n' Spice Romper and dress is jam-packed with options and possibilities, making this all-season pdf pattern the one you need to have in your collection

Starting with the same slim fitting bodice made from knit, you can make either a romper or dress. The bodice features a cross back (or front, can be worn reversible) that makes dressing easy - just pull on and off, no other closures needed.

You can make the 'slim' fit Harem pant romper or dress. The romper comes with capri length, and you choice of bottom finish (cuffs, elastic or loose). The dress comes with two hem options (straight, hi-low). Wovens OR knits can be used for the bottoms

For a limited time this pattern is on SALE - get it now and don't miss out. only $8.95 CAD for ALL the sizes!

Check out all our wonderful testers....Amazing work as usual

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