Spring Fling Blog Tour

It’s time for the Spring Fling Blog & Shop Hop, hosted by Sew Much Charm! We are super excited & hope you are too!

Things have been quite hectic here in our house and filled with all kinds of chaos between family events and Spring Break.

I love getting to do blog tours and was really excited to get to sew up something just for me- Waves and Wilds HeyDay Dungarees to get me ready for the spring planting season.

I used a really fun fabric from Shear Madness Fabrics that included a rainbow grunge design.

I was very particular with fussy cutting the fabrics so the seams would not be super obvious. I took a dress making class a few years ago and learned that if you fold back your seam allowance when laying out fabrics it makes it loads easier to line up your fabrics to ensure your pattern matching lines up exactly how you want!

I really loved how this pattern shows you how to adjust for length as well as how to add depth for the crotch curve and how to add for a fuller bust.

The pattern is drafted for someone 5ft 5inches so I did have to add several inches for my height, which I added just above the waist, at the knee then at the ankle. I also added 1 inch width to the bust to accommodate my fuller plus sized bust.

They turned out super cute. And just perfect for what I intended. Then my teen saw them and wanted to try them on then kept them.

I didn’t mind terribly much sincs he looks adorable in them and quite loves them.

I can’t wait to go live with you to show you how I made all the adjustments!

Be sure to check out all the other FB pages joining the tour! You can catch them all after the events and watch them archived if you miss one!

Crab Creek Quilting Company

Sew Much Charm

Montgomery Quilt Company

The Bear and Pea Atelier

(All times are Central Time Zone)



52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 6: Sew Something with Hearts

So many makes and so little time. This week I went with sewing a dress for my Sweet Pea. I don’t know if there are hearts on it but the jewelry she pairs with it has hearts so we’ll go with it. She picked a pretty coral color for the underlay of tulle and went with purple tulle to compliment fabric currently on preorder until March 7th from Over the Selvage

And Here We Go Again

I took a REEEAAALLLY long break from blogging last year, I still sewed I just found sitting down to document it in word form got to be tedious for me. So I joined TikTok and have posted over there a bit more about my sewing and joined loads of swaps on Instagram.

But here we are 5 -ish weeks into 2022 and I feel mentally ready to tackle both sewing and keeping my sewing journal again.

So I joined in on the 52 Week Sewing Challenge again on Facebook and here we are. The posting suggestions are down below.

So here we go trying to continue with sewing and blogging again!

52 Week Sewing Challenge- Week 5: Sew Something Red

Sew Something Red….I used Cosmic Fabric Creations vinyl for their upcoming February round! This round fractured Sailor Moon vinyls and Famoré scissors.

I got to try out the Famoré 4 inch microtip scissors, you can check out my thoughts on them here on my TikTok.

You can also see the scissors in action on my TikTok.

I went with multiple patterns this round since both Sweet Pea and Baby Bear wanted items from the round.

For the Baby Bear, I went with our standby notebook cover from Sew Sweetness and cord tidies from the Spencer Ogg Blog.

The cute little bowler bag is courtesy of Chris W. Designs, their Bodacious Bowler bag makes a cute little handbag for the tiniest one in our troop.

52 Week Sewing Challenge: Week 3: Sew a Bathing Suit/Outerwear

Challenge rejected….in no way was I sewing a bathing suit in -20° days and for outerwear, we need stuff that is lightweight but weather resistant. For this week I decided that I would keep with my swap partner theming and sew up a Little Loot Bag for the Tiny Quilt Swap swap for Jan/Feb.

My partner was a fan of blue and the children picked out lovely constellation fabrics. I again included a scissor case and some fun treats

Sew PDF Special: Needle and Anchor’s Ocean Tide Bag

This last week I got to sew up a pattern for the Sew PDF group which I have missed sitting out on and it just so happens, it is the perfect gift for my niece!

The Ocean Tide Bag is a quick sew for someone new to bag making!

I have never worked with Needle and Anchor Patterns before. So I took a quick look at their website and decided yes, I really want to make this bag! I really like that not only is the business Woman Owned but it is also Veteran owned and loved the fact that Carissa MacNaught comes from a pattern testing background and has an actual testing team to ensure that her patterns are the best they can be. So on to the sew…

This pattern includes:

Finished Dimensions: Low Tide (small) – 17 3/4″W x 18½”H x 2″D / High Tide (large) – 22″W x 23 1/4″H x 2″D

  • Low Tide {Small}- 17 3/4″w x18 1/2″H x 2″D
  • High Tide {Large}- 22″W x 23 1/4″H x 2″D

Difficulty Level: Confident Beginner – there is a video available to watch, courtesy of SIASWAG

Recommended Fabric: exterior – pliable canvas, pliable vinyl/faux leather. lining – quilting cotton or pliable canvas. Vinyl, cork or canvas for the contrast unless using leather strapping. Some canvases may need woven interfacing to hang correctly.

• ALL / FULL Sized Pattern pieces

• a Cutting List (to use instead of the included rectangular pattern pieces – to save the trees!)

• colorful and clear diagrams for most steps

• small Notes section on every couple of pages

• an A0 copy-shop file

• Layers to conveniently print certain multi-sized pieces

• Labels to keep track of your cut pieces

I really like the large body of the bag, which will allow my niece to put her iPad, plus the random text book in the bag if she would like.

I had never worked with rivets so that was a new experience. I did struggle with the size of the rivets I chose, so next time I will pick a slightly larger version.

I really like how the pattern is set up, I think it will make it really easy for new sewists to embrace sewing a bag. I also love the hardware that is used and find that it gives the bag just a bit of extra style. I look forward to making a few more and thinking I might need to make me a leather version. I also have found a few other bags I am excited to try out!

This pattern is on sale via my Sew PDF Link for the next week!

And a special thank you to my Sweet Pea for helping me out by providing photos that were not just flatlays!

Sweet Pea holds the bag in both hands straight out to the camera with a smile on her face
Sweet Pea stands at a side view with the bag on her shoulder with her hands clasped to the front of her body.
Sweet Pea reaches down to open the bag on her shoulder
Sweet Pea inspects the bag’s hardware

Eunoia Patterns Hacked Thalia

Here we are back with a new Thalia. I feel like this style will be super popular for Sweet Pea as she loves that it is light weight and twirly.

This version consists of a knit front bodice and only 2 of the 3 tiers to create a peplum length so that they can be worn with shorts.

The fabric for this comes from Shear Madness fabrics.

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