Welcome to my hop on the Sew20 July Tour. This month Sew20 wants to hear about our Desert Island Sews.
“Just imagine you are trapped on a desert island with only one sewing pattern at your disposal. Miraculously, the island is overflowing with enough supplies to rival a big box fabric store but the printer on the island has enough ink for only one pattern. What would you make? Read on to see today’s bloggers keep following Sew 20 this week for the Desert Island Tour.”
I love both of these sooooo much. We pretty much live in them through the fall and winter. It’s a quick sew with a lot of options. The bodice fits me well. It looks great on me now and it looked great on me 50 lbs ago.
The Laurel can be a dress or a tunic. It comes with these great pleats that are super flattering to the midsection. You can do pleated front and back, pleated front and no pleats in back. An easy hack is to use the pattern pieces for the pleated front and back but gather instead of using the pleats.
The girls version also has a Ho-Lo option. This isn’t available in the Women’s version yet but I am doing my best to talk Greenstyle into adding it =) I made this a couple of years ago. It still fits! It’s a tunic now but still adorable.
The Laurel comes with 3 bodice length options. I have a long torso so I usually use the longest one.
Here I used a shorter bodice which makes it more babydoll on me for a whole different look. I used another easy hack on this one ti line the bodice portion for a clean sleeveless finish.
I pick the Laurel/Laurelette because its really a Swiss Army Knife type pattern. I feel like I could make enough variations to serve all of our top or dress needs if I were stranded on a desert island with tons of awesome knits. Also, since it’s such a quick sew I would have plenty of time left for lounging under a fabric shade, reading books and drinking cocktails.
Welcome to my stop on the Sew Americana Blog Tour hosted by Wild and Wanderful! Check out the bottom of this post for a 20% Off Coupon for Thread and Grain and a Linkup for you to link up your own Americana sewing projects.
I’ve had this vintage Red, White, and Blue stripe in my stash for a while. I picked it up at a little thrift store locally. The piece was 3-4 yards and I used it for a 4th of July outfit for my daughter a couple of years ago. I love it so much I knew I wanted to use it again. It’s textured like a seersucker but its cotton. Way cool for a thrift store find!I chose the Heidi and Finn Cocoon Dress for this project. I love the shape of this dress and it’s a go-to for me because it’s a pretty quick sew. It takes me about an hour to sew up. It is designed for stable knits but I have had success making it in wovens without altering size. I have sewn a couple in a soft baby whale cord in the past.
The leggings are the Bonny Leggings from Made for Mermaids. The Bonny Leggings are free if you join the Made for Mermaids Facebook Group. I have made a million pairs of these. This pair is capri length.For the leggings I used some lovely Stenzo white stars on red from Mabel Madison.
I picked up the sparkly headband from Wal-Mart and a flag from Amazon. The flag will come in handy for parades and such. She had a lot of fun marching and dancing around with the flag while making up her “America Song”.
As a special bonus for our readers, use the code ‘ SEWAMERICANA ‘ and enjoy a 20% discount at www.THREADandGRAIN.com You’ll find a ton of maker-inspired goodies!
(All created by your tour guide, Katy, from Wild & Wanderful.)
Welcome to my stop on the Sew 20 Real Life, Real Sewing Blog tour! Roxanne asked us to share some snapshots and answer some questions about #realloferealsewing and I was happy to participate! Let’s get on to the questions!
Do you have any examples of Real Life, Real Sewing to show off? You can play along by using the #realliferealsewing on social media. You can also win one of two $25 gift cards. More details at Sew 20.
Be sure to visit the other participants on this tour!
6/25 | Sew 20 Tour Wrap-up
A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, so here’s the codes!
George & Ginger use code MAKELAUNDRY25 for 25% off her patterns
Blaverry use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off her patterns
Stitch Art use code MAKELAUNDRY for 30% off patterns
Paisley Roots use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off patterns
These codes are good through June 12th!
I know everyone loves a good giveaway so here’s the prize packages:
Make sure to check out these amazing bloggers with other stops on the tour!
Party Time! Spring Break PJ Party that is! Welcome to my stop on the Spring Break PJ Party tour co-hosted by Sprouting JubeJube, Lula & Celeste, Made by Jamie and Create 3.5 and the Sew Your Pattern Stash Facebook Group! 30 Bloggers sewing PJ Patterns from their Pattern Stash. Make sure to read to the bottom of this post for the daily giveaway, grand prize link up giveaway, and some discounts!
I received this pattern for participating in the EYMM All Tucked in for the Holidays tour 2014. Opinions expressed are my own.
This was such a great idea! I am so bad about making night clothes even though they get worn the most (My daughter wears uniforms at school) I knew exactly what I wanted to make. The Riley’s Nightgown and Nightshirt from EYMM!
I have had this pattern in my stash since I made it for the All Tucked in for the Holiday’s tour 2014. My daughter still wears the Christmas Tree version a couple of times a week. That was handy back in Dec 2015 because I didn’t need to make new Christmas PJs, but I think its about time to put the Christmas tree away for a while.
I love this pattern. Simple Raglan nighty with cute little side slits. I made the nightshirt version instead of gown version this time since we are heading into warm weather but its great that it has both options. I love the length on this. It sews up quick (Less than an hour for me). It’s a good scrap buster since you can use different sleeve fabric. I also love that it is one piece. My daughter leaves PJs all over and freaks out if two piece PJs don’t match. This eliminates the problem plus, less laundry! I need to make a grown up one for myself.
I’m also soooo in love with this fabric. I used Verhees Rolling Robots in Pink from Mabel Madison. It’s also available in Blue. Verhees is a Euro knit. So buttery soft and such cute prints! I have enough left to make another top! Check out the bottom of this post for a Mabel Madison discount!
The Stars are from my stash. They were purchased from BWD Fabrics but appear out of stock. You can see in the first photo that my neckline is a little big. This is my own fault. I cut the pattern piece for the neckband on the the wrong size (too small) and then thought I’d wing it instead of re-printing. I didn’t quite get it right. I have since re-printed the neckband piece and in the spirit of sewing from my stash I have cut out 3 more night shirts! This should get us by for quite a while.
There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Made By Jaime to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway! We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes: Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st! PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US. Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th! Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!
And now for today’s giveaway!
Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Want to win more prizes? Visit Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Lulu & Celeste’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!
Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:
Monday, March 21st
Tuesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 23rd
Thursday, March 24th
Friday, March 25th