Friday, December 5, 2014

A Giving Christmas with a FREE pattern

Today we are a part of the blog tour happening at Paisley Roots, a giving Christmas, where kids are getting into the crafting and giving spirit of the season.

My girls both love to do crafts of all kinds, but I prefer sewing related crafting, so our project today is the FREE Beauregard bear pattern from Sisboom

This free pattern comes in 3 sizes, small, medium, and large. We did the small size since that is easier for their little hands to work with and less time consuming to sew and stuff with fluff.

The kids each picked their fabric from the scraps pile and pinned on the pattern piece. I did all the cutting. then they helped me sew at the sewing machine (which pretty much means sat on my lap and watched)

I tried getting them to stuff their bears, Berry did GREAT and got all the fluffy inside, Cheeks however, was a little confused on where the stuffing was meant to be located haha.  

and in 30minutes time we had two cute little bears for the girls to give big squishy hugs too and wrap up for a friend/relative!

Will you be crafting with your kids this December and making some handmade gifts?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Challenge + FREE pattern! (details in the post!)

You are officially challenged to take the scallops from the Twirl Scallopini pattern and use the scallop templates/techniques on any other Scientific Seamstress/Sisboom pattern!
Challenge ends with the month of November 014 and to enter you need to upload a picture of what you have made into the album in our facebook group!

Oh! and did I mention the twirl scallopini pattern is now FREE for you challenge participators ?? Yep, it is! until the end of November 2014! Just join the facebook group for all the details and fun!

Whose in ??? 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kitten Hoody from All the Rage Raglan

Well I finally (FINALLY!) went through my kids clothes! Piled everything they own into the living room and made piles of what fits and what needs to go. I regretted it the minute I started, but now I'm glad it's done. In this sort I discovered that my kids are REALLY lacking on the long sleeves and hoodies departments. Naturally this means you get another girlied up All the Rage Raglan tutorial!

This is really quite simple. Get out your front and back piece and decide where you want to have the top end and skirt start. The angled line bottom is where the armpit is, so keep that in mind. I cut my top where the two pattern pieces attach (see the paintbrush?).  I will likely do another but cut it closer to the armpit line, but for this one I wanted to do a kitten face and needed the space.

Cut 2 skirt pieces about 1.5 times the width of the top piece.

(ps. it really bothers me how bright the fabric is looking in the above pic... night pictures ...)

For the face I cut 4 triangles and sewed them right sides together then flipped and sewed on the  front of the shirt and painted the face. If you are doing a face I recommend doing it before sewing the shirt together. It saves so much headache.

Sew the top up as the pattern directs and then you put the skirt pieces right sides together and sew the side seams and then gather and sew to the top.

All done and adorable!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Patricia Tunic Opens Up!

So this tutorial started out by me browsing pinterest under the fashion label and I noticed a few tunics I loved with a wide open neckline but a free fit similar to the Patricia Tunic

So naturally I had to try out this modification :)  This top is sewn exactly the same way as the pattern describes - exactly. The only change you will do to get this look is cut your facing piece as seen below. The top triangle ish piece is cut out to open the neckline and the bottom piece cut off is to round the bottom. Of course you can open it as much or as little as you like and have the bottom left square if you'd rather.

I also used a longer cutting line in the back. For a little more bum coverage when I wear with tights. 

Happy Sewing!