Friday, August 10, 2018

Back To School Blog Tour | Bella Sunshine Designs - Sansa Flares |



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 Thank you so much for joining us for Bella Sunshine Designs'  Back to School Tour. I am so excited to finally get some sewing done for my oldest for 2nd Grade! BSD has a super cute pattern for knit pants. The Sansa Flare Pants (aff link) pattern is reminiscent of 1970's bell bottoms. There are two options for the waist: elastic waistband and yoga. I'm trying to conserve this awesome fabric so I did an elastic waistband. I think I might try to hack a flat front and elastic back after a few more pairs. I followed the patterns instruction on size blending since both the rise and knee position needed to be changed.  She needed a 3t waist and size 6 in length with the rise of a 4t to boot.





Something else to consider is how well these can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric; the pattern calls for a minimum 50% stretch on a 4-way knit. I am dying to try a pair in Ponte, but they also work super well with cotton lycra. The fabric I used has some heft and slink to it, but a good amount of stretch and recovery. I think these work well for P.E. days as well which are the bane of my existence when trying to dress her for school. I want her to be P.E. ready,  but I don't want her to look like she has P.E. clothes on all day. 





When I showed her the fabric that I had planned she got super excited. However, she has been known to just patronize me so I wasn't sure how she would react to the actual pants once they were made. To quote her, "These are so comfy I wish that I could wear them all day!" Her enthusiastic approval is a great motivator to make more.She loves them and I love how fast they came together not to mention the truly custom fit that I got for my girl. Mommy always feels like a sewing master when they come out perfect on the first try.


Well, that's all I have for you today.You can see all of today's tour posts or catch up on the entire tour here.
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P.S. Bella Sunshine Designs (aff link) is running a sale for back to school through Sunday August 12th. Kids patterns are $6, Women's are $7 and bundles are $12 on the website. No coupon needed.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Project Run and Play Pattern Review | Natty Janes by Delia Creates|

Hey there! I’m Teronia and today I am crossing something off my bucket list by reviewing the Natty Janes Shoe Pattern by Delia Creates. The pattern comes with two strap options and two fastener options: you can make ankle strap or classic style and use velcro or snaps. I went with ankle straps and used snaps to secure them. Leather, vinyl or suede are the recommended materials for this along with wool lining. I got all of my at my local Joann Fabrics. You can find the pattern in the Project Run & Play pattern store.


I recently had another sweet baby girl and I am “trying” to enjoy sewing for an itty bitty baby while I have one. She sure makes me work for it because actually sewing with her around is next to impossible. This time around I tried my hand at making some super cute little baby shoes.


The pattern instructions are very straightforward and the pattern itself is pretty simple. What you need most for this is the patience to sew slowly since the strap pieces are so small. They shoes come together pretty quickly, though.


I felt like a little elf cobbler making such a tiny pair of shoes. Now, I won’t be quitting my day job anytime soon, but I was pleased with how they came out. As you can see my machine took some creative license with the toe caps, but i kind of like that they are “unique”.



I’m no Joyfolie, but mama will definitely be making more of these. I’d call these wearable muslins. I would love to try interfaced fabric for the tops in my next few attempts. I did by a blue suede to use as well.



Thanks for joining us during accessories week. Be sure to tag @projectrunandplay & @sewhauteblog on Instagram if you happen to make a pair. We’d love to see!
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