Month: August 2014 henday hoodie feature

Zipper Henday Hoodie Pattern… more back to school sewing

Thank goodness for Gracious Threads!!! I have been adding to my kid’s Fall wardrobe early this year. Check out the newest pattern release the Henday Zip Up Hoodie.



Raindrop T-Shirts in time for Back to School

Just in time for Back to School sewing…

Jess at Gracious Threads introduced her latest pattern the Raindrop Tee!  And I was a lucky pattern tester, or was my daughter lucky for scoring a cool tee perfect for the fall season – I think we were both lucky! (you can be a lucky winner of the pattern… see below) Raindrop T-Shirts in time for Back to School


Polka-Dotted Hoodie Dresses

This is the Mallory Dress from Love Notions Patterns… isn’t it cute!

It has a hoodie, a crossed bodice, and a fun twirly circle skirt. You can make the skirt short or long, and the sleeves can be made in 3 different lengths.  The hood can be sewn directly together or use another fabric to add bias tape around the hood and across the top. You can mix and match the knit fabrics to create a simple look or a crazy look. 

AND, best of all, there are pockets!!!


MORE Lazy Days Lounge Pants

I told you I could not stop making these new knit pants from Gracious Threads… here are more Lazy Days Lounge pants for my son and daughter. (see the first ones HERE) 
AND today is the last day to get the Lazy Days Lounge Pants pattern at the introductory price at Etsy or Craftsy.

Another pair for my daughter…

And, another pair for my son…

These were made from a blue sweatshirt fleece from Jo-ann’s in a size 12. The pockets are a woven Star Wars fabric, and the cuffs and waistband are a gray ribbing material. I top-stitched in gray thread with some good bar tacks added to the edges of the pockets for extra durability. The cuffs were shortened for the boy’s version – see the difference in the picture of the kids together.

For the waistband elastic, I used corded tie elastic this time. I bought a large roll on Amazon last month to use for PJ pants. It worked perfect for the boys pants too and gave some extra growing room. I think next time I will try dyeing the corded ties so its not just plain white.

He likes wearing his comfy pants… especially the soft stretchy waistband.

Obviously my daughter loves her lounger pants and loves modeling them.

I made these from Jo-ann’s Doodles Fabric in size 6. I followed the pattern exactly using grommets and made a tie from the knit fabric. And with the scrap pieces I fashioned a quick headband by sewing a tube, turning it right side out and then sewing the ends together.

The pink sparkle shoes were her addition to the photo shoot.

The kids were happy to model for me… and I am happy to have added to their wardrobe for cooler weather.

And I am not done yet. My niece and nephew should receive their package of Lazy Days Lounge Pants later today, so more pictures next week.

Delilah Top Pattern Tour

It’s finally time to share the Delilah Top made by me & for me! I usually make for the kids or for the house, but today, I can share something I made for me.

I am so happy to participate on the Delilah Top Blog Tour. It is exciting to get to show off my very own Delilah, and exciting to be along side so many fabulous sew’ers and bloggers.

The Delilah Top pattern is designed by Rachel at Golden Rippy – be sure to see all her patterns HERE. The pattern is good for beginners with knits because it is simple to assemble, as in no sleeves to set in! the sleeves are built in, and you get to choose short sleeves or half sleeves. And since both styles are so nice, I made one of each! 

My short sleeve Delilah is in a thinner purple slub knit fabric. I made the size large so it would work with leggings & boots for the fall and with yoga pants & flip-flops anytime.  I love the deep purple color, and I like it with a scarf when I need to fancy it up.

My half-sleeve Delilah is in an interlock knit in a bright teal blue fabric top stitched with a lime green thread (Go Seahawks!) and accented with the flowers on the shoulder made from the knit fabric. I made the size medium and it fits nicely.  I like it with capris, denim skirt, and just simple jeans. I made the flowers with covered button centers, and used corsage pins so they can be removed for wash or for a less-fancy look.

The top is very comfortable, and both the slub fabric and the interlock fabric make a nice drape in the shirt.

Both tops were constructed on my sewing machine with the seams finished on my serger; however, the entire top could be finished solely on either machine.  I might be ready to try the next one – and there will be a next one – only on my serger!

Now, for the Give-Away for 2 Lucky Winners… go HERE for the contest rules and to enter.

AND if you want to purchase the pattern right away, all Golden Rippy patterns are on SALE right now during the Delilah pattern tour.

Blog Tour
Check out all the lovely pictures and posts of the ladies participating in the Delilah Top Blog Tour! We LOVE to hear from you, so leave us comments!


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