Summertime means spending days at the park, beach or in the car on a road trip. I am always on the look out for fun activities my kids can do in all those places that don’t require me to lug a bunch of stuff around. As my kiddos get older they are looking for games they can play on their own and tic tac toe has become a crowd favourite around here.
Instead of filling up notebooks with their different games, I decided to raid my scrap bin and make a fabric travel tic tac toe that can be tucked in my purse for those times when we need an activity.
One of my favourite projects last year was creating the Carkeek dress for the 30 Days of Sundresses with Melissa of Melly Sews.
Well I am back again for this years Sundressing 2017 with my newest FREE pattern, Magnolia!
Magnolia is a knit swing dress with a hi-low hem that is the perfect dress for those warm summer days. The back features a racerback with gathered yoke.
With the added fabric from the gathered back detail you get so much swing in the dress, that paired with a more fitted front bust gives you a great silhouette without being too tight.
I am so excited to be joining Melissa of Melly Sews for her 5th Annual 30 Days of Sundresses. This series is always so much fun to follow along with because you never know what everyone is going to share.
With the temperatures rising here in Seattle I knew this was the perfect opportunity to draft a relaxed fit dress that could be worn dressed up or casual. I am all about relaxed and flowy so a dolman style shift dress seemed right up my alley. It was from these ideas that I came up with my newest pattern, Carkeek, which is also a free pattern for all of you!
When Lauren of Baste and Gather mentioned that she was going to be doing a blog tour focusing on a Momiform Makeover I was instantly onboard. As moms we can oftentimes find ourselves in a rut, where we just throw on the closest thing that’s clean and even sometimes we settle for cleanish. This blog tour gave me a chance to make something fun that would be different than what I normally wear, while still being something I will actually wear. So as a way to upgrade my momiform from jeans and t-shirts or jeans with a Greenwood and Laurelhurst, I am being serious here I would wear that combination every day, I decided to make my own pants and a fun top.
I can’t believe we have arrived at the final day of the Remix the Stitch blog tour. Hosting a two week blog tour is no joke but based on the reactions from everyone it has definitely been worth all the work that was put into it. I have had so much fun reading these blog posts along side all of you. I can’t even begin to grasp the huge list of sewing projects that I now need to make just based on this tour. I think I am going to round everything up tomorrow so that there is a great reference guide with links to all of the remixes by pattern for future reference.
Wow everyone, we are in the final days of the blog tour. I can’t thank you enough for the continued support not just of this blog tour but of me and my company over the last year. More on how I feel about all of you in tomorrows final blog post for the tour.
For Remix the Stitch – Day 9 I have 3 talented and lovely ladies sharing their remixes.
You always know it is the start of the school year when your lovely little kiddos bring home germs for you 🙂 Thankfully sick or not I can still sit back and enjoy the pictures of all the awesome remixes filling my inbox.
Joining us today for Remix the Stitch – Day 8 are three pretty fantastic ladies who have mad sewing skills.
Today we have two very different yet equally fun Ballard remixes. And get excited all of you nursing mamas because there is one for you today!
Audrey of Skirt Fixation is someone I have been following on social media, probably like all of you, for awhile. Audrey leads the team at Skirt Fixation which is made up of two young sewists and a very cute model. I absolutely love that she taught her daughters to sew at a young age and that they love to do it, I hope to start teaching Sophie how to sew this year. I don’t know how Audrey finds the time to sew as a mom to 7, but she does and the results are so great.
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a big birthday celebration for Sophie’s 5th birthday on Saturday, filled with lot of food, friends and family so needless to say the rest of the weekend involved relaxing.
But I am back at it this morning to share with you the three lovely sewist joining me for Remix the Stitch – Day 6!
Half way through the Remix the Stitch tour and I didn’t think it was possible to see so many different makes. No one has repeated one another yet which is pretty surprising. I know from peeks that next week has some equally fantastic outfits to come!
If you are just joining make sure to head back and read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4 of the tour. I promise you will see all of my patterns in a whole new light after seeing the things these amazing ladies made.