Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer Fun Series - Under the Sea

I've been taking it easy this summer and sewing up a lot of the fun things. This time its all about rag dolls with a fun summer theme. Great for JubeJube and Amelia to play make believe on those rainy days and the  project isn't too  involved that it takes so long to finish off. 

I have no merit here I have to admit, its all Heidi & Finn and the Under the Sea rag doll mermaid pattern. And you can also find in the Heidi & Finn Etsy shop the dress up wardrobe patterns for the dolls. 

To start off, it was a lot of fun to have the girls select fabric from the bin of left overs. Most of the pattern pieces are fat quarter friendly so these dolls are great scrap buster projects. Then it was about selecting the hair styles and clothes to put on the dolls. 

They did have to be a little patient while I sewed the dolls up, but after that it was all about who would use the mermaid first. So glad they agreed they needed to share! 

There are a few other mini pal sets available through the Heidi & Finn Etsy shop, all of them equally as adorable. And there are also dress up sets to be able to mix and match outfits. Last but not least (something on my to-do list) there's also this cute little carry all bag for a doll and clothes. 

Now that JubeJube has an interest in sewing she could actually get one of the outfits sewn up with a little bit of help. These patterns are great beginner friendly projects. 

Now time to go check out the other projects in the series! Enjoy your summer! 


  Handmade Fish Toss Game by Patchwork Posse Kids Hat Pattern/Tutorial Round Up - Made by Sara Cute Dolls - Sprouting Jube Jube Ruffle Knit Play Dress - Bonnie and Blithe Cactus Cross Stitch by Story Piece Free Boys Shorts Pattern by If Only They Would Nap Travel Tic Tac Toe - Straight Stitch Designs Dollhouse Rag Rug - Once Upon a Sew Be sure to check out all the other summer fun posts over at Life Sew Savory

Until next time, xx.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dress up this Town

This month with Sewing By Ti-Blog Tours is a little different... We're all showing off dresses and read to the end because there's a giveaway! 

I've come to realize that my go-to patterns for something easy, comfortable and great fitting, without any guessing games come from Patterns For Pirates (affiliate link). 

This is the Sunshine Dress, cross over bodice option in maxi length. 

Just a few things to expect from this pattern and any other pattern you may purchase from the Patterns For Pirates website:

  • No trim pages. That is a huge bonus when you're in a time crunch or you're sewing while on vacation and don't want to deal with extra tools to bring along in your bags.
  • Layering feature. Print only the sizes you need or want.
  • Nested pattern pieces to be able to redraft pieces if you fall between sizes or need a large at the bust line and medium at the waist.
  • Easy to follow instructions with step-by-step photos.
  • 1/2" seam allowances. 
  • All charts are available in metric and imperial measurements. 

The fabric is a rayon lycra blend with a lot of elasticity (more than 50%) from Club Tissus. Club Tissus has a brand new website and they now ship within Canada,  to the United States and if I'm not mistaken they also do international shipping. Something worth checking out! 

Check out more summer dress sewing inspiration on the other stop on this fun tour hosted by Ti! 

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Week 1: July 1st-8th
1- Sewing By Ti ,  Stitching At Night
2- Me Made
3- Tenille's Thread
4- Sewing By Ti
5- Seams Sew Lo
6- Anne Mari Sews
7- Sea of Estrogen
8- Lulu and Celeste

Week 2: July 9th-15th
9- Living in Twinado Valley
10- Ma Moose
11- My Heart Will Sew On
12- Seams Sew Lo
13- Kate Will Knit
14- Creative Counselor
15- Sewing With Sarah

Week 3: July 16th-22nd
16- Stitching and Making
17- That's Sew Lily
18- Sprouting Jube Jube
19- Auschick Sews
20- Anne Mari Sews
21- Lulu and Celeste
22- On Wednesdays We Sew

Week 4: July 23rd-31st
23- Stitching At Night
24- Sewing Curves
25- My Heart Will Sew On
26- Indulging Mum
27- That's Sew Lily
28- Adventures With Bubba and Bug
29- Capture, Craft Cook
30- Sewing By Ti
31- Sew Like a Sloth

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1 Pattern Designer Stitch
$10 Shop Credit to Patterns For Pirates
$10 Shop Credit to Simply By Ti
1 Pattern Sisboom

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