Pandalicious Tour!!! (GIVEAWAY too!)

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to be on the Pandalicious tour!!!!! I love the fun prints, the bit of whimsy the fabrics have, and of course we all know I ADORE Art Gallery fabrics - they have amazing drape and buttery soft feels!

For this tour I made the SisBoom Tobago and the Scientific Seamstress Perfectly Preppy! (you can enter to win a copy of each by  leaving a comment on this post - and an extra entry for following me on Instagram)

The skirt is made from PandaGarden Naptime and I made the Tobago top with the Zhu in Mist fabric and free motion appliqued a little of the Pandagarden Naptime scrap to decorate the shirt. (I'll link some resources at the end of the post if you are interested in learning more about free motion applique)

These 2 articles combine for a lot of different looks! 

 Skirt and top pair together.

Skirt with a RTW plain top tucked in

Top with RTW skinny jeans (or shorts would work too)

The skirt is maxi length on cheeks and paired with a RTW shirt (pattern includes length options)

I did add a strip of fabric to the skirt width and a pocket which was not in the pattern - but oh so easy to do, and kids NEED a place to store their summer finds!

Each stop of the tour is hosting their own unique giveaway that relates to what they chose to sew - so be sure to check out all the stops!

You can see the whole line here: Pandalicious Line
And check out the Pandalicious Look Book!

ALSO there is a big giveaway for a book and fabric!!!!

Enter the Rafflecopter to win: 
Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids Pattern Book & 2 yards Hidden Panda Cottonbud in Knit
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Enter to win a copy of each pattern I used (the SisBoom Tobago and the Scientific Seamstress Perfectly Preppy) by:

  •  leaving a comment on this post (any comment will do - but if you need ideas let me know your favourite fabric in the line or how you would the tank/skirt or who you would sew these patterns for.... )
  •  An extra entry for following me on Instagram - just comment that you follow on IG and leave your username :)
Be sure to leave me a way to contact you in case you win in your comment/s!

I'll pick a winner on the 27th - if I can;t find the contact info for said winner I'll pick another straight aways. 

Free Motion Applique Resources:
A GREAT tutorial
A video on setting up your machine
A video of free motion applique
a group for free motion applique (my group)


Dutch Treat Sewing!

Betz White has a super fun new fabric line out! I love the vintage vibe motifs and cheerful colours in this line which was influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs wich are a symbol of good fortune.

Dutch Treat has 3 colourways to choose from:

I was sent a half yard each of 2 fabrics in the line, in the aqua/pink colourline.

Betz does fabric lines AND patterns! Her patterns are all very clearly written in my expierence and easy to follow (previous Betz pattern sew).

This Time I made her revrsible bucket hats for my girls and loved how easily they went together! My girls were JUST into the size I made, so these hats should get lots of wear yet.

I had so much fun making with this fabric. One yard total between the 2 fabrics was a fun challenge. After the hats were cut out I couldnt help but notice that there was enough fro a front piece of a SisBoom Tobago on each 1/2 yard!

From where I cut the neckline out of each tobago front I saved that little scoop of fabric to make little pockets for the shirts.

The back of the dress and other side of the hat use another Riley Blake fabric. If the hats are reversible why not match the reverse of the dress right ?? 

The doodles look of this line is so totally something I ADORE!, the fabric is great to sew clothing with and great for accessories as well.

Thanks for reading along! Which fabric is your favourite from the line?
Read more about Betz White gorgeous new fabric line with Riley blake!

Make Laundry, Don't DO Laundry! GIVEAWAY and Link-up!

An entire blog tour dedictated to how much we'd rather sew than do laundry....

I'm sure many of you are in the same boat as I am with limited time and a strong need to be creative deep in your soul... and I'd rather use my hour ish of time creatively (sewing) than mindlessly (folding laundry). If you are in the same boat - this tour is the one for you! Even if you are not on the official bloggers joining in part of the tour - we have a FAB link up party happening for this tour - so you can get in on the fun and maybe even win the huge prize pack we have for that! If you really must do laundry this week and have no sewing time - we still have somethign for you - a MEGA rafflecopter giveaway!!!!! 

It's so amazing all the sponsors who have come together to support this tour and we are sure you will love everythign in the prize packs! a HUGE mega thanks to the sponsors for helping us add some extra fun! A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, so here's the codes!

George & Ginger use code MAKELAUNDRY25 for 25% off her patterns

Blaverry use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off her patterns

Stitch Art use code MAKELAUNDRY for 30% off patterns

Paisley Roots use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off patterns

These codes are good through June 12th!
Then Laela Jeyne's Emily Womens T-shirt & the Deluxe Charlotte Kids Leggings are on sale through the 11th! No code needed!

scroll down a little and enter the giveaway!

AND there is a LINK UP at the end of the post as well - another way to win some prizes! So be sure you come back all week and link up your sewing!

Each day head on over and check out the bloggers in the tour! Feel free to leave them a comment or share their post with your friends!


Now, who wants to talk prizes???

For the Rafflecopter giveaway

Prize Package 1

Prize Package 2

1 Pattern of choice from Simple Life Pattern Company 
1 Pattern of choice from Modkid
1 Pattern of choice from Laela Jeyne
1 Pattern of choice from SisBoom
1 Pattern of choice from Everything Your Mama Made
1 Pattern of choice from The Wolf & the Tree
1 Pattern of choice from Stitch Art 
2 Patterns from Paisley Roots

Link-up Prize Package:

And now link up!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks to YOU for participating in the tour by linking up, reading the blog posts, sharing, commenting and getting inspired to SEW!

make laundry dont do laundry. Saffron Twirl pattern

One more sponsor to show off - the lovely Paisley Roots!!!! You've been seeing me link to her all week as she is a co-host of this tour - but she is also a great designer! and I just LOVE this pattern!

My daughter has declared this her FAVOURITE dress I've made her this summer.

and I have to admit - it is one of my favourites too! it stays on so perfectly. the bodice has a perfect fit. and the twirl is just fab! 
The sash can be tied in the front or the back.

NOW - tour begins on MONDAY (june 6th)!!! and it will be AMAZING~ and have a link up!!!

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