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Kids transition from spring to summer

When everybody else in this blog tour is thinking about transitioning from spring to summer, we, in Estonia are mostly thinking of transitioning from winter to spring. It has been long winter and luckily we have enjoyed some warmer weather too recently.

When I am transitioning my kids from spring to summer I am thinking of layers and ease of adding and taking off clothes.
While choosing patterns I try to choose the ones that have multiple sleeve length options because most of the time we need long sleeves, but in real summer we also need short sleeves or sleeveless. I actually prefer short sleeves because scandinavian kids tend to get sunburn really easily on their shoulders 😉
Since my 2yo now really vocally speaks about her clothing choices I need to speak with her before making something for her and even then she might not like some of the things I made her..

So for now we are mainly using combos with tights (If you have any good recommendations for tights patterns then feel free, to let me know 🙂 ). I would love to show you some of our recent loves, but these patterns are not available to buy yet so you’ll see them later 🙂
As what we talk about jackets and other outerwear I have some of our favorites collected here with our latest loves of clothes 🙂

We like to pair all of her clothes with either faux leather jacket (from Lindex), Polarn o. Pyret shell jacket or some of our Twig + Tale loves (Traveller cape and Pixie Pea coat)

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Twig + Tale Pixie pea coat on DD and T+T Pathfinder vest on her brother.

Twig + Tale Pixie pea coat (link) Twig + Tale Pathfinder vest (That we got from Australia as a gift!) (link)

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Twig + Tale Traveller cape and Evergreen Bonnet

Twig + Tale Traveller cape (link) and Evergreen bonnet (link)

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Faux leather jacket from Lindex

As we are speaking about recent loves of clothing patterns I have two favorites. Misusu patterns Louise sweater (featuring short and long sleeves, dress and sweater length + a kangaroo pocket!) (link)
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The other love is even newer on PDF pattern market, the Mandrake dress by Sew Like My Mom (link) featuring colorblocking, optional kangaroo pocket and sleeveless + short sleeves + elbow length sleeves + long sleeves! Seriously in love with this 🙂
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What are your favorite patterns for kids transitioning?

Make sure to check out all the other bloggers too!
Sunday, May 1st- Sewing By Ti , Tenille’s Thread

Monday, May 8- Sewing By Ti

May 9th- Sewing By Ti

May 10th- Sewing By Ti

May 11th- Lilliepawillie

May 12th- Sewing By Ti

Monday, May 15th- Anne Mari Sews

May 16th- Mahlica Designs

May 17th- Ma Moose

May 18th- The Fairy Dust Bin

May 19th- Harper + Lu

Monday, May 22nd- Margarita on the Ross

May 23rd- Very Blissful

May 24th- Creative Counselor

May 25th- Doodle Number 5

May 26th- Ade Says

Sunday, May 28th- Sew Like a Sloth

May 29th- Anne Mari Sews

May 30th- Stitching and Making

Blog tours, For Liisa, Määratlemata, Sewing By Ti Blog Tours

Sewing Up Spring Blog tour

If we are thinking about sewing up spring my first thought was florals and this sew is a bit floral 😉 There is floral linen lining.
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I decided to go with Twig + Tale Traveller cape for this blog tour. Getting lighter clothes, more colors and florals is totally spring for me. This beautiful travellers cape is made out of Wool blend outer and Linen lining. Totally warm enough for our cold spring (It is still around 2C outside for us) and such a classic piece of clothing. DD wore it to a grocery store and there were many people who complimented her look 🙂

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How do you sew up spring? Have you ever tried anything from Twig and Tale? If not when you make your first purchase of 10$ or more you can get 5$ off by clicking on this link (Aff link) I get a small fee and you get 5$ off, win-win!

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Blog tours, For Liisa, Määratlemata, Show your Stoff

Show your Stoff – Girls edition

My plan for DD was leggings + batwing top combo. It is comfy, you can use both items with everything and it kinda works with my outfit too. So without further ado I’ll show you the Wiebke leggings (Aff link) and Kitty Batwing top(Aff link). Comfy option for home and around. Kitty batwing top is made with the same Viscose jersey I used for my Juliene and her leggings are basic CoEl. With Kitty I recommend you to choose a one size smaller than usual. This is 92, DD usually wears 92 and this is pretty big on her. I am still happy though, because it will get more use and now it just has rolled up cuffs.

With the photoshoot I decided to go with playing kiddo photos, just because this is what this outfit is made for, playing and lounging. Lounging isn’t something 2yo do often so lets just say playing 🙂

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I still need to show you my Svea pants, but this will happen tomorrow, because yesterday evening I got a new sewing machine so this means I can finally really make them 😉

In this post I also want to thank lovely Zierstoff patterns team for giving me a chance to try some European patterns! 🙂 Also many thanks to Melissa from MahlicaDesigns 

If you would like to try European company too then go and click on the banner below, use the code and get 30% off your purchase trough the month of April! 🙂
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If you would like to show some love for other bloggers from today I’ll put their links below! 🙂
Tales of a Tester; Anne-Mari Sews; Bless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug

Blog tours, Määratlemata, selfish sewing, Show your Stoff

Show your Stoff – Women edition

Show your Stoff is a blog tour to show off our makes of Zierstoff patterns(Aff link). This tour is sponsored by Zierstoff (they gave us the patterns, fabric and sewing is provided by us 🙂 ) . I’ll start by telling you a little bit about Zierstoff. Zierstoff is German pattern and fabric company, ran by four amazing women who all live in Germany with their families. They have both English and German patterns but since I don’t speak German I am talking to you about their English patterns. This blog post should have shown Juliene shirt (Aff link) and Svea pants (Aff link), but since I ran into difficulties with my sewing machine I am hoping to show my Svea pants to you in my next Show your Stoff blog post! 🙂
So how I chose my patterns? I wanted to create some comfy outfits for me and DD( you’ll see her in the next blog post) for summertime. I am still hoping that I’ll get my pants ready but until then you’ll see this beautiful Viscose Jersey top.

Zierstoff patterns are no cut patterns and they have both A4 and Letter sized pattern files. It is recommended to print in color, but I only have black and white printer so this is what I did. I measured exactly in EU36 and this is what I made. I feel like the fit is exactly what it should be! 🙂

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Want to make your own Juliene? Go grab your pattern and use code MahlicaDesigns30 to get 30% off trough April!

Now that you have read my blogpost, go and check other bloggers too to see what they are showing today!
Anne-Mari Sews, Inspinration, Tenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday

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Color me lucky – Pantone spring ’17

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When I was trying to decide, which Pantone 2017 color to pick I had struggles. I wanted to pick Pale Dogwood or Hazelnut for myself, but at the same time thought about fabric I have in my stash. I came to a conclusion that I need to use my pretties from my inventory, so I decided to choose that beautiful green sweat I had. So I decided that greenery will be the color for this tour. Fabric chosen, now onto pattern. I only had 1m of it so something for me wasn’t going to happen, instead I had to choose something for DD. I thought until I saw her new love for her dolly and suddenly an idea came to my mind. What if I make them kinda matching outfits. A joggers and a hat. So there I was, trying to find a pattern for this smaller than usual doll. I remembered that I had Juniper joggers from Striped Swallow Designs and this has both dollie and DD size. Then there was question of hats, Dollies hat is Petite Stitchery & co free beanie in size doll, but since it is getting warmer I wanted something lighter for DD. I remembered that I have the Slouchy Beanie by Heidi & Finn, so hers is this, size 6m-2y.
Long story short – patterns chosen, fabric chosen, time to print and cut. All of the patterns were easy to print and tape (all except Heidi & Finn has layers). I cut them out and started serging. Then came the first problem. Juniper joggers size 2T inseams are different length!
All of the patterns I have gotten for free so total bargain! 😀

So here she is, in her beautiful greenery joggers and Bunny hat, made out of softest summer sweat I have ever touched!
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And I desperately need new camera 😀

Please make sure to visit all the other beautiful bloggers too!

Wednesday, March 1st Sewing By Ti, Hazelnut Handmade

2nd Crafty Like a Rox

3rd Sewing By Ti

Monday, March 6th Tenille’s Thread

7th Harper + Lu

8th Creamer and Chaos

9th Sewingly, Michelle

10th Sewing By Ti

Monday, March 13th EYMM

14th Harper + Lu

15th Sprouting Jube Jube

16th Very Blissful

17th Doodle Number 5

Monday, March 20th Ma Moose

21st On Wednesdays We Sew

22nd Robynne and the Bobbin

23rd Crafty Like a Rox

24th Sewing By Ti

Monday, March 27th Rebel and Malice

28th Lulu & Celeste

29th Robynne and the Bobbin

30th Anne-Mari Sews

31st Margarita on the Ross

 

What is your favorite color of the Pantone Spring 2017?

Blog tours, Breaking Ground, Määratlemata, selfish sewing

Breaking ground – Hey June Tallinn sweater

To be honest Adrianna and Hey June isn’t new to me. I have known her and her patterns for almost as long as I have sewn with PDF-patterns (a.k.a almost a year now), but for a long time there was one big problem – my paypal 😀 And then she came out with the Tallinn sweater. If you aren’t familiar with me then you are probably thinking what is so special about that Tallinn sweater. Wait for a second and I’ll tell you 😉
Tallinn is a small capital in Northern Europe, for a country called Estonia. And if you are still wondering, this is the city I was born and still live. So it was natural for me to buy this pattern and make it 🙂
I found out that turtlenecks and cowls aren’t my thing so on my final you can’t see any of them. Instead I used cowl neck cutting line and added binding. My favorite thing is that I didn’t need to add length to sleeves, they were exactly the length I liked and I have long arms!
My dream was to have first photos of this sweater in beautiful streets of Tallinn, but well.. Life got on way, so instead you’ll see that beautiful corner of our apartment 😀 Next Tallinn sweater will be seen on beautiful background 😉
Fabric: Floral FT, ordered from local fabric group
Pattern: Hey June Tallinn Sweater (Aff link)
Price paid: fabric 14€/m, pattern $8.50

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Make sure to check all the other todays bloggers too!
Anne-Mari Sews, Tales of a Tester, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Harper + Lu, Sewing A La Carte, Sprouting Jube Jube, Lulu & Celeste

I want to truly thank lovely Melissa from Mahlica designs for making this tour happen! I wish I would have had more time to work on this tour, but next time I’ll start earlier 🙂

Blog tours, Breaking Ground, Määratlemata, selfish sewing

Breaking Ground – Love Notions Margot peplum

I was so excited when I chose my next project, I had always dreamed about beautifully fitting peplum (I have never owned one!) and because of that chose my longsitting pattern Love Notions Margot peplum. This project was fail. At first – I messed up with my differential so I got lettuce hems (And my sewing machine needs to be serviced so I can’t fix it now.. ). Next thing, it had extremely wide sleeves! I took in 3cm total from each sleeve and they were still wide! Next time I’ll definitely take them in before sewing it together… I chose the easiest version for my peplum (swing skirt), but now feel that I maybe should have chosen pleated skirt. I would have loved long sleeves, but I was tight with fabric. And then I managed to screw up my neckband.
Pattern: Love Notions Margot peplum (Afflink)
Fabric: Stenzo black CL (95%/5%) 220gsm
Price paid: fabric – 16€/m pattern – 5.37$ (bought during sale)

I think that with this pattern it might have been easily my error of sewing.. And fabric choice.. If you have any ideas how I could avoid being so frustrated next time let me know 😉
Feel free to enjoy my latest sewing failure! 😀

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Now make sure to check everybody else too that blogged today!
Rainy Day Sewing, Anne-Mari Sews, Sprouting Jube Jube, Sewing A La Carte, Tales of a Tester

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Breaking ground – MBJM harem pants

To be honest, I had completely different ideas for this blog tour, but time got onto my way, so here I am with my first sew that “broke ground“. Made By Jack’s Mom Harem pants were my choice for today for many reasons. At first – my sewing machine decided that she needs to be serviced so I only have my serger on hand and needed quick sews I can make with only serger. Secondly, I managed to grab the pattern for free during their big FB group members party. Third reason was the fact that DD needed some new pants because I am trying to potty train her and this means tons of wet pants. To be honest I had previously made her Speedy pants undies (and will continue making them because they are awesome scrap busters while still useful, especially while potty training 😀 There was one thing I disliked about choosing harem pants.. I hate the waste they make.. those small scraps that are too small to make anything awesome. But here I am, breaking ground with making something I wouldn’t usually making. Making clothes of a pattern designer I had never tried making true clothes before. And also, My first pair of fully serged pants! Harem pants are cut on fold and to identical pieces or front and back. When usually this is a big problem, harem pants are roomy on top so this isn’t such a big problem. I actually didn’t read instructions because – harem pants! 😀 I did put the waistband seam on the back so hubby knows which way to put them on. Fabric was chosen by DS.
Fabric: 95%CO 5%EL I think from Stenzo. The color is really hard to photograph but it is beautifully vibrant!
Pattern: Made by Jack’s Mom – Harem Pants (I can only link to Etsy because I live in Europe)
Price paid: for the pattern 0€ (celebration of 7k FB group members), for fabric 16€/m, used around 30cm I think 🙂

Now onto the photos, feel free to enjoy that almost two year old who doesn’t like her photos being taken 😀

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Please go and check out all the other bloggers from today too!
Anne-Mari Sews, Sewing By Ti, Musings of A Seamstress, Tenille’s Thread, Couturious, Embrace Everyday, Sewing A La Carte

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The Fern Cardigan by Sew Like My Mom

When you would ask me who was my favorite designer as a person I would answer you Melissa! Why? She is just my kind of person and her testings are always fun. So when she told that she finally has her new pattern ready I was oh so excited! To top it off, this pattern is just pure perfection!
You can choose between short, elbow and long sleeve. Add an optional tie and tadaa, you have the prettiest cardigan!
I chose the long sleeve cardi and made it in 4 width and 2 length + 2 sleeves. Pure perfection and this little girl just refuses to take it off.

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P.S. Today is the last day to get it with discounted price 😉

Look what everyone else is writing about it:
Elsa from La Casa Cactus , Emily from Replicate then Deviate , Valeria from Neva couture , Kimberly from Coralu Handmade , Gina from Penny sew vintage

Määratlemata, pattern testing

The Latona dress by The Eli Monster

I am back from that long blogging hiatus. It has been months full of sickness (and I am not healthy right now either), but I am forcing myself to get stuff done.
I wasn’t feeling like sewing, my sew-jo was absolutely gone, but it luckily came back! It came back for pattern testing. A pattern testing to one of my faves The Eli Monster (Afflink!)
This beautiful dress is made in 3 width and 2 length, I opted the pockets because DD doesn’t use pockets 🙂 I think that this dress is absolutely perfect! Those buttons with the back panel make it look so interesting while it is still one of the fanciest dresses in DD’s wardrobe. I would say that it is perfect for any parties you are attending with your LO 🙂 I am actually hoping that this one will fit her when we have kiddos birthday party 🙂 But if not then it is absolutely perfect reason to make another one 🙂

I made myself a promise that this year I’ll learn new skill each month. January was for buttonholes 🙂 This dress had 14 buttons so learning to make the buttonholes correctly was crucial.

But this little girl, she is a trooper! It was -7C windchill and she just stood still until I took photos!

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