Back to School Tour


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.

7To 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!

Tour Discounts!

Designs by Call Ajaire: Get  20% off in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.

E+M Patterns: Save 50% with the code backtoschool on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid until August 27th at 11:59pm PST.

MODKID: Get 25% off  your entire purchase in their Etsy shop with code BTS2016. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.

Love Notions: Get 20% off all kids patterns with the code loveschool. Code valid from August 22nd through August 27th.

Sew Happily Ever After: Get the Nana’s totes pattern at 50% off with the code BACK2SCHOOL2016. Code good through August 31st.

Laela Jeyne Patterns: 30% off Any Single Pattern, No Code needed. From August 25-29th, 2016.

StitchART: 20% off with the code back2school in their Etsy shop. Valid from Aug 22nd – 28th, 2016.

Gracious Threads: Buy 3 patterns and save 15% off the purchase price! Use code SAVE15ON3. No expiry

The Eli Monster: Save 20% with the code yayforfall. Code valid until August 29th, 2016.

Filles à Maman: Get 25% off with the code BTS2016. Can be used on their website or in their Etsy shop. Code valid from August 24th through August 28th midnight EDT.

Whimsy Couture: Get 50% off, no code needed! End August 31st, 2016.

5 Out of 4 Patterns: Save 20% with code BTS2016. Valid from August 22nd-28th midnight EDT. Cannot be used on fabric.

Snuggle My Baby Patterns: Save 25% with code BTS2016. Valid until August 31st, 2016.

Friday Giveaway!

Prize: Friday’s prize is 1 PDF pattern from Gracious Threads and 1 PDF pattern from Designs by Call Ajaire *excludes bundles

Runs from August 26 12:00 am EDT until August 28th at 11:59pm EDT.
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Check out the Friday Host Post and link up your Back to School sewing items for a chance to win the Grand Prize!

Friday Stops!

Check out the rest of today’s stops on the tour:

Cindy Parrett BlogSew StarlySew and Tell ProjectÉlégantine!Gracious Threads

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    1. Thank you! I have the Brother one. I like it a lot! I usually keep rainbow thread in the looper and light pink in the needles. It seems to go with everything lol. The socks are my new favorite thing. I had to play around a bit with the sizing because her legs are super narrow for height but I’ll have them perfected by the next pair and seriously the fasted things Ive ever sewn, instant gratification.

  1. I love everything about this outfit! You made socks!!! I would so do that, except I think my daughter would wig out about seams inside. I will have to check out that pattern, though. Sorry your baby’s moved on to kinder!

    1. Thank you! I thought mine would complain too but she hasn’t. If she had my next step would be to try wooly nylon thread in my loopers.

    1. Once I got started up I am finally sewing up more things so we should have a full new wardrobe pretty soon. Thankfully dresses from last year are now tunics that work over leggings to tide us over.

  2. That whole outfit is fantastic! I love the fabrics you used, and that rainbow stitching is SO fun! I need a coverstitch now 🙂 I want to copy the outfit, I think my Silly Bean would love it too. Thank you for being on the tour with us!

    1. Thank you for having me, this was such a fun tour! I used to hate hemming. I got a coverstitch and no where to put it so I ended up putting it on a wooden TV tray. Now I do all my hemming in the living room during cartoons on the weekend and LOVE it!

  3. Your little lady went back to school in style, for sure! That outfit, from the socks to the jacket is awesome and she is rockin’ it! It’s got to feel better knowing she loves school and loves her teacher. She’ll always be your little girl!

    1. Thank you! I’m defiantly relieved that she is loving school =) We on the other hand will get used to it soon enough I’m sure. Its just so big!

  4. This outfit is amazing and I have to not let my girls see or they will want an exact copy. I desperately want a coverstitch now, the swirl thread in the loopers is fantastic. And knee socks! You did such a great job.

    1. Thank you so much! Feel free to copy =) I am really happy with how it turned out. Besides being really cute the swirl thread in the loopers also allows me to be lazy and not change out my thread =)

  5. I love, love, love how the socks match the dress. I need to make up some socks now that I’ve seen them on her. I love the dress and top too – it’s a really awesome outfit.

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