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Remix the Stitch – Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Remix the Stitch Blog tour, I hope you are just as excited as I am to see what these ladies have come up with.

Let me quickly share all the nitty gritty about some things and then I will throw it over to the first two bloggers sharing their makes for Remix the Stitch – Day 1, they are insane in such a good way!

Remix the Stitch Giveaway

No EPIC blog tour is complete without a giveaway for all of you!

I reached out to a bunch of fellow pattern designers and fabric stores asking if they would contribute to the giveaway and not only did they say yes but did so with so much generosity.  I wish I could win the Remix the Stitch Giveaway because it is pretty fantastic.

If you haven’t already make sure to complete the Rafflecopter form to be entered to win.  The drawing will be taking place on the 18th so don’t wait to enter.  One winner will take it all home!

First Anniversary Celebration

Last year on September 18th I released my first pattern, Ravenna!  I was so scared that day when I hit publish on the pattern and the intro post.  I knew how I felt about the pattern, it was pretty great, but what a test in confidence to throw something out to the world and hope that people like it.  One year later I will tell you that I still get just as nervous putting a pattern out that I did last year, maybe more because people actually know who I am this year where as last year I was totally unknown.

Christmas Jams with Perfect Ruffles

When the ladies at Once Upon a Sewing Machine reached out and asked if I would join their Holiday PJ Tour I enthusiastically said yes.  Both Rachel and Donna have been amazing help to me with my pattern testing so it is fun to return the blog love and help with their tour.

I am a sucker for Christmas jams.  Every year I get the kiddos new jams to wear on Christmas Eve, a tradition that I remember my grandma doing when I was growing up.  This year I decided to be ambitious and make them instead so the timing for this blog tour couldn’t have been better.  A quick look through my fabric stash resulted in the most perfect flannel for the job.

Betty Skirt Tour

It’s no secret I love sewing for my kids, especially Sophie because she proudly wears mommy made clothes.  But the real reason I love sewing for my kids is I can create clothes that actually fit them.  Both Sophie and Ben are super skinny so in order for them to fit at the waist they will be way too short, or I can buy them clothes long enough but then they won’t stay up.  Ben has actually been wearing Sophie’s jeggings for the last year because they fit him great unlike all other pants and jeans.

Ballard Blog Tour Day 3

Today the blog tour is heading to KZJO Studio where the lovely Kaysie is sharing her grey burnout jersey version of the Ballard.  I love the top paired with skinny jeans and ankle boots.

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Make sure to head over to KZJO Studio to read more about Kaysie’s top and see more great pictures of her top.  And come back tomorrow to see my friend Abby of Sew Much Ado show off her Ballard.

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Today is also the start of the sewalong over at Indiesew.  Get your copy of the Ballard pattern and grab your fabric and head over to read part 1 of the sewalong.

Uptown Downtown Dress – Pattern Tour

Today I am joining the pattern blog tour for the Uptown/Downtown Dress by Terri of Sew Straight and Gather and I couldn’t be more excited.  I have been following along with Terri as she was creating this dress using the Pattern Workshop Course (affiliate link) we are both in and jumped at the chance to be a part of her blog tour.  Sophie is always requesting new dresses and I knew that the twirl factor of this dress would be right up Sophie’s alley.

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