Back To School 2017

My FAVORITE day of the year, Back to School!  This year, I participated in the Back To School blog tour with so many fabulous sewing ladies.  After you check out my daughter’s back to school look, make sure to see the other blog tour outfits – schedule and links are below.

www.From-a-Box.com Back to School 2017

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For my Back to School look, I used Gracious Threads patterns.  The top is the Raindrop Tee, the pants are Lazy Days Lounge Pants, and the vest is Glacier Vest.  The fabrics are white soft fuzzy fleece and raspberry ribbed knit, both from my local fabric store.  And the bright floral woven and gray owls knit fabric is from Art Gallery.  The wise owls on seemed appropriate for back to school.

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and, the fluffy fleece vest is REVERSIBLE!  with a button closure on both sides.

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www.From-a-Box.com Back to School 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Host: Sprouting JubeJube

Sewing by Ti * mahlicadesigns * Momma You Can Make It * Kutti Couture * MoonStar – Wondermirakel * Call Ajaire

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Host: Lulu & Celeste

Sew and Tell Project * From-a-Box * Ronda B. Handmade * MeMade * House of Estrela * My Heart Will Sew On * Tales From A Southern Mom

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Host: Sprouting JubeJube

mahlicadesigns * Gracious Threads * Adventures With Bubba and Bug * Elli & Nels * Bellevi * Little Heart Threads * Sewing By Ti * Lulu & Celeste

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Host: Lulu & Celeste

Paisley Roots * The Crafting Fiend * Sewstarly * It’s Liesel * Tales of a Tester * Kaleidothought * auschick sews

Friday, September 29, 2017

Host: Sprouting JubeJube

SewSophieLynn * Sew Haute Blog * mahlicadesigns * Sew and Tell Project * RP Custom Fabrics Blog * FABulous Home Sewn * Sewing By Ti * Phat Quarters

www.From-a-Box.com Back to School 2017

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All the best pants have pockets – these are no exception, with PINK Pockets!


A shout out to the following sponsors… and an extra special THANK YOU to Deb of Sprouting Jube-Jube and Ula of Lulu & Celeste for hosting this blog tour!

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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.