Friday, January 29, 2016

Girls Lisse Release!

Terra, of Terra's Treasures, has done it again!!!  I always love her patterns SOOO much and the Girls Lisse is no exception.  I've made 3 so far and have plans for more!  My girls both love them too.  

The Lisse comes in sizes 6-12 months up to a 16 (and there's a ladies pattern too if you think you need one for yourself!  ;) ) 

It has a hood or cowl options (I've only done hoods so far) and thumb hole or regular cuffs.  

All the ones I've made so far have thumb hole cuffs because we love us some thumb holes around here!  

It's a great pattern for upcycling too because the pieces aren't too big.  

The hood crosses over from one shoulder to the other looks really cute up and down!

 There are also directions for adding drawstrings (which I'm currently missing!  oops!)

The skirt has two little pleats and the petals cross over each other for a totally unique (and adorable!) look.  

And that back view??!?!?  It's so darn cute!  

 So, if you're convinced you need the Lisse in your life head over to Terra's Treasures and grab it now because it's on sale for $7 through the 1st (and the Ladies Lisse is too!) AND there is a sew along that's starting in the Terra's Treasures Facebook group on February 2nd!  Come join the fun!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Zeke's Comfies

Comfies.  That's what my gramps used to call the cozy clothes you put on when you get home.  
Zeke is ALL about "comfies".  He couldn't care less about style most of the time as long as his clothes are soft and fuzzy.  lol

I made him these sweats for his 8th birthday last month because I wanted him to have some clothes that he loved but that also didn't look trashy.  lol  I think I succeeded.  He LOVES them.

The sweatshirt is the Peek a Boo patterns Classic Sweatshirt (hoodie version).  This is my go-to for sweatshirts.  I sized up for this one so he'll hopefully be able to wear it next year too.  

 The pants are the Domi pants pattern from Sofilantjes.  It has several different length options and two pocket options.  I really like the fit of it and plan to make some for the other kids too.  I used sweatshirt fleece for these but you can also use plain knit and make shorts!

The top stitching is my favorite part of these items!  It just adds the perfect pop of contrast.

(fabrics all from Joanns)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mya Love (and a great bundle sale!)

I had the pleasure of testing the new Mya pattern from Made for Mermaids last week and to say we love it might be an understatement.  

The girls' Mya has dress, tunic (with a curved hem), and top length options, as well as long, 3/4th, and short sleeves, several ruffle options (I didn't do any ruffles as I was sewing for my almost 10 year old...and also because I'm not a huge fan of ruffles.  lol) 

and a cowl option too as you can see!  

I upcycled this dress from an old maxi dress I had in my stash which already had the cool colorblocking in it.  Kessa and I both love this dress!

(I have no clue what she's doing in this picture...trying to call down more snow perhaps?  Control the skies somehow?  Sometimes I just don't ask.  :p lol)
This is the top version and I layered the long and short sleeves together.  The long sleeves are upcycled from a thermal goodwill top.  Gotta love upcycling!  

This is a seriously fast and easy sew.  I'll be making both girls a lot more.  AND it's crazy easy to mash sizes.  I made Kessa a 6 with the 7 length and for Grace I have a 4 with a 6 length cut out.  

I made the graphic with my Silhouette software and then cut it from Heat Transfer Vinyl and ironed it on.  I'm slightly addicted to the stuff!  <3 p="">

I know these photos are great but she looks so darn cute in them I had to include them!  lol

And last, but certainly not least is the tunic version with the cute curved hem!

That hem!  *swoon*  I love it.  (The leggings were a $3 pair of Juniors from Walmart that I cut down to fit her.  She freaked when she saw them)

More cute leggings and hem because I can!  :p 

I made a couple different graphic options for this one and let Kessa pick and of course she went for the "Cupcakes for breakfast" one.  I mean really, wouldn't you?!?!  lol

(Also cut from HTV with my silhouette.)

So, if you're sold here's the low down on the sale.  Right now (until 1/22 at midnight CST) you can get the Mya pattern on sale for $7 (it's regularly $9) AND if you use the code myasale  you get a super cute headband pattern (normally $3) for free.  I haven't gotten one of those made yet though so no pictures of it from me.

And here's the really good deal... There's also a mama version of the mya (!!!) and if you buy the bundle you get BOTH patterns (and the headband!) for just $10!!!!  That's a great deal.