Monday, August 14, 2017

Sponsored Post- Sewing Ambassadors featuring Michael Miller Fabrics

Posted by Heather at Monday, August 14, 2017 0 comments

Good morning! Thanks to my lovely sponsors, Michael Miller Fabrics and Candice of Sewing Portfolios, I'm here to share my latest make featuring the "In Bloom" fabric line by Michael Miller Fabrics.

Missy loves wearing dresses and skirts (still!)! When tasked with sewing up these yummy Michael Miller Fabrics- Flower Yard, Linger and Thrive- I immediately thought of one of my personal favorite PDF sewing designers, Made for Mermaids. The pictured top is the Made for Mermaids Stacey Top and the bottom is the Made for Mermaids Skipper Skirt (in capri length). I return to these two patterns often, and they are the perfect palette to showcase multiple fabrics/patterns. Plus, as an added bonus- they are school dress code appropriate! #momwin

While the fabric line is titled, "In Bloom," they definitely felt "fall-ish" to me. So, I made both the top and bottoms in 3/4 length- the ideal "in between" for the changing seasons! As with all Michael Miller Fabrics, the colors are vibrant and crisp and perfectly paired within the collection!

Thank you,Candice and Michael Miller Fabrics, for the opportunity to sew up these fun fabrics! Sew much fun!

@sewingportfolios and @michaelmillerfabrics #makingitfun #sewingportfolios #sewingportfoliosambassador

***Disclosure: "I did receive free fabrics from Michael Miller Fabrics. The opinions expressed here are my own."***

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Love Notions Hip Hop Tank Tour

Posted by Heather at Friday, August 04, 2017 0 comments

Good morning! Welcome to my stop (and last day) of the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank Blog Tour. I've been eyeing the Ladies Love Notions Hip Hop Tank for as long as I can remember and the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank Blog Tour was exactly the push I needed to hurry up and make myself my very own Love Notions Hip Hop Tank!I'm sew glad that I did!

First, let's talk about the pattern itself. The Love Notions Hip Hop Tank PDF sewing pattern includes the following features:
-Sized for XS-XXL
-4 views- basic, tulip, button placket and color block
-Tank, sleeveless and cap sleeve options
-No-trim, layered pattern pieces
-Page layout and print page guide
-Sizing, fabric requirement and cutting guide included
-Step-by-step pictures and written instructions

I sewed up a size small, tulip back, cap sleeves Love Notions Hip Hop Tank. I used black cotton lycra for the front, binding and sleeves. I used a rayon challis woven for the floral tulip back. I subtracted 1" (to account for my height) from the front and back bodice pieces using the "lengthen/shorten" line included in the pattern pieces.

I had so much fun sewing up the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank! It really was a quick sew and so fun to wear! With the added cap sleeves, I can even wear my  Love Notions Hip Hop Tank to work. Who said "business casual" had to be boring?! ;-) Speaking of "business casual" I have another  Love Notions Hip Hop Tank planned using one of my husband's old button down work shirts for the back (instructions included in the pattern). There are so many ways to personalize the Love Notions Hip Hop Tank!

Now, how about a fun little giveaway? Yay!

Be sure to check out the other talented bloggers on the tour to see how they personalized their Love Notions Hip Hop Tanks!

August 3 Ruby Rue Creations, Sew and Tell Project All Things Katy

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for Love Notions. The opinions expressed here are my own."***

****This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small percentage of the sale.****

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