Welcome to my stop on the Lulu & Celeste and Sprouting Jube Jube Productions Back To School Tour!
Make sure to read to the bottom of this post for Discounts! Giveaways! and a Linkup for your own Back to School Creations!!
The Rondje Top pattern from Eli Monster was provided to me for this tour. Opinions expressed are my own.
This tour was very emotional for me because this teeny tiny baby right here started Kindergarten this week. I am still in shock but hanging in there. How did she grow up so fast?? Despite me being in denial for pretty much the whole summer, and not doing any wardrobe planning for the school year, I finally had to accept reality. I was so glad I signed up for this tour because otherwise I might have sent her first day in store bought and would have been pretty mad at myself.
Let’s get on to the outfit..
I started with the Nivalis from Sofilantjes. I love this pattern as it has a ton of great options that work in all seasons.
We are in Texas and it’s still hot so I decided to do a short sleeve version of the dress but add a hood. We love hoods and it will be super functional with the cardigan over it when it cools down. I sewed up the dress in some yummy Stenzo Floral Line Knit from Mabel Madison.
I’ve had The Wolf and The Tree Abby’s Trailblazing Socks pattern for a while but somehow just recently sewed my first pair. They were a quick addiction for me because now I want to make socks for everything! These are the knee high version. So stinking cute! I sewed these up in Stenzo Birds on the Hedge I got from from L’oiseau Fabrics. The cuffs are the same Stenzo Floral Line from Mabel Madison but in a different colorway than the dress.
To top off the outfit I sewed up the Rondje Top from Eli Monster. This is the first Eli Monster Pattern I sewed up and it turned out adorable!! It’s a super quick sew. I sewed it up in some purple sweatshirt fleece from my stash.
I left the edges of the circle raw and used my coverstitch to add some topstitching about one inch from the edges. I used pink in the needles and Maxi Lock Swirls in the color Tie Dye Punch for my looper creating a fun effect at the collar area. I reverse coverstitched the sleeve hems with the Tie Dye Punch in the looper.
She’s gone to class a few days now. She’s pretty much put herself to bed every night. I feel like she’s aged a year mentally this week. She is absolutely in love with her teacher and her school and that she’s a “big kid” now. Proud mom over here =)
Let’s get into the tour fun!
Thank’s so much to our amazing sponsors who have helped make this celebration happen!
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Check out the rest of today’s stops on the tour:
Cindy Parrett Blog – Sew Starly – Sew and Tell Project – Élégantine! – Gracious Threads