Jocole everyday princess top






Fabric used: This pattern used less than a yard of main fabric in the 3T. As for the print... I have no idea. it was on special in the basement of a local fabric warehouse

Time:  the top sewed up fairly quickly once I gave up on getting my new brother machine to shirr and got my mom to bring back my viking (good thing she only lives 10 minutes away!). cutting wasn't a lot of work, a few pieces and then a few measurements. 

Pattern: I found it well written and easy to follow. The thing about jocole I have realized is that she also does quick instructions - so if you don't need pictures you can just reference the quick sheet by the pattern for the step by steps - this will be a huge inksaver for those of you who like to print up the directions! The photos were great and I only had one user error part that was a very easily cleared up due to the designer being VERY easy to get a hold of :)   
I loved the shirred back - it makes the on and off so easy! and the length is super cute with a little denim skirt too :)

Would I make this pattern again: Yes! It is on my pile of make again... but after looking through the jocole pattern page on this one I think I might try to make it ala fairytale style! I don't know about your girl/s - but mine is into princesses right now...


My kid makes some pretty funny faces when she poses lol

(I was not asked to or paid for this review, but I did pattern test this shirt so I guess in full disclosure I did get the pattern free)


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Kids clothing week!




I made this gorgeous Wednesday dress (pattern by Califaye collection ). I am in love with this dress. Though it is on sale on my facebook Page. But I plan to make more, for both girls as the pattern goes 12m-10yrs. Isn't that back cut out just lovely? 

I had to bribe my girl with a candy to put the dress on for a minute and hold still for a picture.


Do you have a favourite new pattern? Are you sewing for kcw? In you opinion do you prefer a white cake with fruit, or chocolate cake? (I'm a white cake and some fruit kind of a girl)
Check it out here 
http://blog.kidsclothesweek.com/
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A sew for you/me post! (and pattern review)

(me - freezing my ___s off  to get a half decent pic. but isn't the dress pretty?) Oh and please never mind the fact that I nearly blend into that white garage door... it's a long cold winter in my part of canada lol.

The pattern: Sisboom's Angie Dress

 Fabric used: I used a very light weight cotton bought at fabricland (because I had a gift certificate thanks to my lovely aunt)

Time: I found this pattern to sew up quite quickly actually. I like fast projects as any of you regular readers have probably noticed :) A few hours and the pattern was only 6 pieces of paper I needed to piece so that was a pleasant surprise!


Pattern: I really cannot rave enough about the quality of this pattern, it is right along with other sisboom patterns - which if you haven't tried, you should! clear, concise, easy to do. 

I Made the xs for myself (I was on the edge of xs and small - but wanted a fitted look so I went xs) There are darts in the front and back (which are MUCH less scary than one would imagine btw.). 

The back is a simple bodice back - with a bit of elastic at the waist, but it still looks fitted and not gathered, for easy on and offs. I loved not fussing with a zipper or buttons. I don't mind doing buttons on kids clothes - but on my own I find them a pain in the buttocks to do up, and I have enough dresses I can't wear without some acrobatics to do up (or I have wake up super early when the husband goes to work to have him do up :P)

The only 'change' I did to the pattern was to put some elastic in that hemline so I could have a cute bubble skirt. It was very cute without the bubble too.. but I just love a bubble skirt. Plus my skirt is less likely to fly away on me now as I chase after kids this summer :) 

Would I make this pattern again: YES!!! I looove it! It's a beautifully written pattern with equally as beautiful results!

So now go off and get this pattern if you want to sew something for yourself :) and tell her hi from me in the notes (not that I was paid for this review - I actually even bought the pattern with my own fun money - I just think it would be fun for her to see people are reading a review on the pattern)
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I am alive, and sewing! And suffering from a cold....


What has happened lately... Well, winter just keeps on. Which means my toddler is getting some pretty serious cabin fever. But I did win that gorgeous fabric above from Alida Makes link part :) along with 3patterns from gotopatterns.com :)

I also made this adorable baby dress with made by rae's free mini geranium pattern! 


I am terrible at self pics with a tablet, and computer is down again :p but I made a super cute Angie dress (sisboom). I will do a proper post on that one yet :)

I also have been doing some sewing for the girlie, wide leg pants and adorable cropped blazer! (patterns from Califaye collection) I am planning on selling said blazers yet, more up to date information on facebook :) 


And I made these adorable bubble shorts using the soon to be released pattern from elephants and elegance! You should check out her blog !  (I would link but haven't figured out how to on a tablet yet, sorry, http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2013/04/bubble-pocket-shorts-pattern.html)

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