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Remix the Stitch – Peplum Montlake

When I celebrated my first businessiversary in 2015 I compiled a HUGE blog tour highlighting some pretty fantastic bloggers.  If you weren’t around then, I highly recommend going back and checking it out.  So much inspiration. Full Collections of Posts Here

The theme of the blog tour was Remix the Stitch, where the bloggers took one of my patterns and remixed it any way they wanted.  The end result was a huge collection of pattern hacks, so many I never would have thought of.

Bryant Dress Remix

Believe it or not the cuffed sleeves was a last minute addition to the Bryant pattern right before testing started.  So what was just a quick addition turned into one of my favourite elements of the pattern.

Right after I decided to add the cuffs I realized that lengthened slightly this pattern would be perfect as a dress.  Not to toot my own horn, but I was totally right about the dress.

My husband pointed out when I put this on today that I have been on a grey kick lately.  Maybe it’s the never ending rain here that is getting to me.  

Maxi Wedgwood

Making a maxi Wedgwood skirt has been on my radar since I designed the pattern last year.  The lines of the pattern paired with a flowy rayon seem like the perfect combination for a maxi skirt.

I got this amazing rayon challis from Indiesew almost exactly a year ago, right when I decided to make this skirt, ha!  You can see how badly I needed Sew the Year to finally tackle projects that have been laying around forever.  

I decided to pair the fun retro floral pattern of the skirt with my beloved chambray Cheyenne.  It’s a fun way to make a lightweight skirt work during the winter without being too heavy.

Phinney Ridge Duster Cardi

Who knew I would love a duster cardi as much as I love this Phinney Ridge duster cardi.  I just keep looking at the pictures and am surprised I like it so much.  I am convinced it’s the amazing loose weave sweater knit I picked up at Joann Fabrics.  It gives it such a light flowy look that suits my body shape so much.

When I designed the Phinney Ridge I was going for a classic cardi that was missing in the indie pattern market.  What I didn’t even consider was how it could easily be made into a long or extra long cardi with just a few alterations.  So today I am sharing the alterations you need to do to lengthen your Phinney Ridge into any length, although I would encourage a duster length!

Cold Shoulder Montlake

Somehow I became the 30 something mom who sees a trend but by the time I get around to it all the ‘cool kids’ have moved onto something new.  I am pretty sure that is exactly the case with this cold shoulder Montlake.

I had no real interest in making one for myself but then I went and saw this cold shoulder Bellevue remix by Becca of Free Notion and just had to give it a try with my Montlake.

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Remix the Stitch – Day 10

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.

Remix the Stitch – Day 9

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.

Remix the Stitch – Day 8

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.

Remix the Stitch – Day 7

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.