Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sew Fab Bundle

When I first saw the Sew Fab Bundle I quickly scanned through the patterns and counted the ones I already owned. Then I went through and thought about the ones I wanted, and did the whole "should I, should I not??" Then what did I do? I sat on it for a few days. This is what we call, "wasted sewing time". 
What was I thinking?? Why was I hesitating? I have no idea. But hesitate I did. 

Then somehow the thought hit me of going through and adding up how much it would cost me to get all the other patterns I wanted individually.....
Almost $70! 
So even with me owning 5 of the patterns in the bundle already, I was still saving a TON, and even then, that was only counting the ones that were in my shopping cart already, waiting to be purchased, not the other awesome patterns I'd be getting along with it.

So I bought it immediately!

And well, I had to make up for lost time, so last night I printed out a few patterns, traced, cut out and sewed. 

Here's what Jude wore today:

Not only were these super fast to put together, they are absolutely adorable!

All of my kids are getting one of these outfits. The fancy pants goes to size 10, so beyond having to add a little length to them for my oldest, I am good to go with all my kids. 

The Bimaa sweater will be a little harder. See, it only goes to size 6 and two of my children are bigger then that. So, here's a shout out to Sarah (more like a begging plea) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE (with massive amounts of sugar on top) make this sweater in bigger sizing! Like all the way to mummy sizing while we're at it......

So lets take another look at this awesome bundle that is only available for a few more days:

Soak it in and realize that this is seriously awesome and then stop on over to Scientific Seamstress or Welcome to the Mouse House to see some more amazing things you can make from these patterns and buy your copy before it's gone!! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Signature Girl Style

So, my girl signature style.

I wont give you a super long winded speech this go round.

I'm all over the place with my girls looks. Sometimes they're in t-shirts and jeans, other times they are Matilda Jane girls, and other times they are layered like little granny bags. 

BUT, Hipster still pretty much fits my girls styling as well.
A little crazy, a little pop. It works.

Now here is a confession,

This look was going to be my girl plaid look, but life got busy and luckily it works out just as well for my signature style.

The tunic is from Ottobre 4/2013. I changed the neck up and let the sleeves stay wide.

The cardigan is the Slouchy Cardigan by Heidi & Finn. And in case you aren't familiar with my blog, I L.O.V.E her patterns. You can go here, here, here, here, here, and also here for outfits I've made from her patterns and I still have another to blog about! Like I said, LOVE her patterns.

In case you also did not know, Aevarie is a ham. That is "Tigey" on her head. I just love how serious she can look while he's up there.

On to the rest of the outfit. 
The leggings are from the same issue of Ottobre as the tunic. Super basic and I made them in black knit so that they can go with tons of her other outfits. 

Then the little hat, I just cut out a sqaure, sewed up the two sides and added a band on the bottom. The thing fits me. lol But she loves it and it will keep her little head warm in the winter.

So there you have it! Hipster all the way! 

It was so fun sewing along with Project Run and Play! Here's a recap of all my looks.

I can't wait for the next season to start!

Signature Boy Style - Gangsta Boy

Signature style.

How do you even begin to put a label on it? I've had a really hard time every season trying to articulate "my" style.

With the help of my amazing blogger friends, I was able to pinpoint at least a term to my style. 

If you can't guess it, you can maybe check out my last post


I love trendy, boho, pop, emo, I just love fashion in general. Would I wear all of them? NO. My wardrobe is full of comfy knit shirts and jeans and hoodies and I rarely deviate from that look. Not to mention that I only wear one pair of shoes. Which are basically dead and this is the time that I freak a little about having to shop for some new ones.

When it comes to dressing my kids, I'm a little all over the place. We can start off with my boys.
Gavin's wardrobe is pretty full of button ups and skinny jeans. I love the skater look for him. And I really wish he would let me grow out his hair again. :(  

Here's Judes newest outfit. I'm calling it "Gangsta Boy".

The shirt is an upcycle of  2 of my brothers old shirts......I could have been my sisters boyfriends.....I really don't remember. I drafted my own pattern for it and did some colorblocking on the front and back. 

The Blazer is the Drew Blazer from Cali Faye Patterns. It was extremely fast and easy to sew up. I did add welt pockets. One on each side, since it's reversible. I used the same fabric for both sides and I made it in a very bright blue. It will match a lot of his clothes! 

As for the pants. I am in love with this fabric. I made Jude a pair of skinny jeans out of it last year and well, he's probably going to get a pair every year (or every other year since I don't have too much left!) until I'm out of it. I also have a confession with these pants. I was going to make up a pair of black Chillax pants for him, cause I just can't get enough of those, but then I saw Diorella's entry on the link up and I couldn't resist trying her pattern out with this fabric! She graded the pattern to have 3 sizes (3m, 6m, and 12m) as well as an adorable little button up shirt in the same sizes. I did add half an inch to the legs, since Jude is 15 months old and more on the lanky side. If you can't tell, I'm in love with these little pants, so go check out her pattern!

 I also copied See Kate Sew's zipper idea for that pop of blue in the back. Brilliant idea, seriously!

Last, but not least, is the little hat. I just used knit, cut out a square I thought was roughly the size of Jude's head and added a 2" band at the bottom. I should have made it bigger, but hey, it still does fit and will be great for the oncoming colder months! 

So, there's my "Boy" Signature Style. Stay tuned for my girls look!