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M is for Moto Joggers Pattern Tour

It’s my turn to share these comfy track style pants for women on the M is for Moto Joggers Pattern Tour… this pattern is designed by Hatchlings Patterns HERE.

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Modeled her by my oldest daughter… I made the size small for my almost-18 year old daughter.  The fit is perfect for her.  She is a competitive dancer and wears this style of pants often to and from rehearsals, and in hip-hop classes.  These pants are made from a black stretch cotton lycra knit fabric and hot pink lycra knit fabric.  I made the full length pants options with the moto detail at the knee, side pockets, and a full cuff at the ankle.

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For the optional moto knee design, I stitched 4 rows of double needle top-stitching on the top and bottom just to add interesting details.  The pattern instructs to cut the full length of the pants for the back, but I cut wrong, so my pants have the moto knee insert on both the front and back – oops, but i love it when a user error becomes a enhancement.  I think the moto patch in the back looks good too.

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The pattern is easy for beginner seamstresses.  Especially beginners to stretchy fabric sewing.  The design has several options including pockets, cuffs, lengths, and the moto knee design.  It comes in many different sizes from XXSmall to XLarge.  I especially like the elastic installation instructions.  The elastic is sewn directly to the waistband, so no worries about it twisting and turning or adding bulk to your waist line.

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The sewing instructions include complete construction using your serger – YAY, and Thank You!  I purchased my serger machine just a few months after my sewing machine, but really don’t have a lot of experience on it.  I LOVE that the Moto Joggers pattern gave me the opportunity to use my serger.  Additionally, the pattern details instructions for sewing on a regular machine.  I truly appreciate the thorough instructions for both options.

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Visit all of the bloggers sharing their M is for Moto Joggers – like I said, there are so many different looks in this one women’s pants pattern.  The line up for this pattern tour is incredible.

And, the pattern is on sale this week HERE.

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Extraordinary Tops for Sisters

For my two extraordinary daughters, I made 2 EXTRAORDINARY TOPS – pattern by  Filles A Maman – for the Blog Tour (hosted by Deb at Sprouting Jube Jube).  *** and keep reading for a Blog Tour give-away (sponsored by some extraordinary pattern designers).

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Otium Blog Tour: Sweet Bow Top

Inspired by the upcoming Valentine’s Day, this is the Otium Top from Sofilantjes fashioned as a SWEET BOW top for my oldest daughter.

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I think my daughter looks super sweet!  This is perfect for her school days in jeans and boots.

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Celebrate Day of the Dead Blog Tour

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Day of the Dead… I know what you’re thinking, “oh such awesome colorful fabric!”… that’s exactly what I think every time I visit a fabric store this time of year.  I LOVE the novelty fabric to celebrate Day of the Dead.  The bright colors, the thrilling imaginary, and the slight haunting of it.  I wondered if I would ever dare use the fabric – especially since I didn’t even know what Day of the Dead was/is or even if I could/should ‘bing’ it from my home computer. 
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