pattern testing, selfish sewing

#PSMamaAdelyn

I am pleased to show you one of my latest makes because this one is special to me. Jennifer, who is now designer in Petite Stitchery & co released her first ever pattern called Mama Adelyn. This is a pointed tunic and dress with short, elbow and long sleeves. I like my tops with slim sleeves so I went with my biceps measurements and did size L with size M sleeves. This tunic is totally my cup of tea and has been worn almost every day since making it! I am totally in love with grey and this might be one reason I love this tunic so much! And not to forget that this photoshoot is important to me – made by my best friend, with a coffee from the coffeeshop I love and in a location I have been most seen recently!

Pattern: Petite Stitchery &co Mama Adelyn*

Sizes: XS to 3X

Price: Discounted price $7  until sunday, regular price $8.50

Fabric: 95% cotton 5% elastane from Kangasahver

Location: Balti jaama turg

Time: Rainy October day

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Määratlemata

Back to blogging!

It’s been long time since I blogged. I had some health issues and blogging felt like something bad I had to do. But now I won’t take part of blog tours and will blog only when I have a feeling that I want to show something to you. So what have I done meanwhile, not much sewing to be honest, but now I am back on track and ready to show you some of my new makes in upcoming days. Hopefully when blogging is not something I feel that I have to do then I’ll get more here 😊

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Dress up this town – Twig + Tale

Today I’ll show you my latest make from Twig + Tale Driftwood pattern (link!*)
It is a perfect summery dressing up dress made out of lightweight cotton blend. I don’t know the exact fiber content as it was given to me from my granny. My granny used to work in clothing industry and she still goes to visit her ex coworkers and they now send me some fabric scraps they have 🙂 So because of the nature of the pieces I had I made some modifications. When the skirt portion is originally double the width of bodice I had enough to only make it around 1.5 width of bodice.
I decided to change the sleeves and shortened them to use without cuff and took some of the wideness off. It resulted in this beautiful dress I am loving in bits and pieces.
I am sorry that these photos don’t do justice as it is just so cold and windy outside!

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The most important part about this dress is that DD loves it and I love it too!

This post is part of the Dress Up This Town series hosted by lovely Sewing by Ti (link!)
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This blog tour has weekly giveaways and this week is sponsored with:
1 Pattern Designer Stitch
$10 Shop Credit to Patterns For Pirates
$10 Shop Credit to Simply By Ti
1 Pattern Sisboom
Make sure to go to Rafflecopter (here!) to get into a chance to win this weeks price!

Make sure to check everybody else too who worked hard for this blog tour!
Week 1: July 1st-8th

1- Sewing By Ti (Intro) 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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Dress up this town – Dogwood with sleeves

Today I’ll show you something special. Something that I have planned since the release of Dogwood dress by Sew Like My Mom (link!). I have dreamed about this high-low maxi with long sleeves and I asked Melissa for some advice. She recommended using Posey tunic (link!) or Pistachio tee (link!) sleeves. I decided to go with Posey sleeves because I just like cuffed sleeves.
Since DD is short I shortened the maxi about 3.5cm and decided to not do facing and just overlocked the edge 🙂

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week one sponsors
This post is part of a blog tour called “Dress up this town” hosted by Sewing by Ti.
July blog tour is different than the previous ones I have participated as it has weekly giveaways. This week you can get :
1 Pattern George and Ginger
1 Pattern Itch to Stitch
1 Pattern New horizons
$10 Shop Credit Patterns for Pirates
3 patterns from Sew Like My Mom (so you can make Dogwood with sleeves and get my fave joggers pattern too!)
You only need to join in with the rafflecopter giveaway to have chance to win it 🙂
a Rafflecopter giveaway click!

Make sure to visit other bloggers too and keep your eye for weekly giveaways 🙂
Week 1: July 1st-8th
1- Sewing By Ti (Intro) 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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It’s getting hot in here again!

Now it is really getting warmer and warmer which means we can wear lighter clothing. I love to use longsleeved linen and cotton blouses on kids so I won’t need to use sunscreen! For that is Twig + Tale new Driftwood blouse (link!*) and dress perfect! I used lightweight linen and cotton poplin on DD’s blouses and these have been nonstop worn every day!

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Read all the other bloggers too!
June 1st- Sewing By Ti

June 2nd- Sewing By Ti

June 5- Stitching and Making

June 6- Doodle Number 5

June 7- That’s Sew Lily

June 8- EYMM

June 9- Ma Moose

June 12- Tales from a Southern Mom

June 13- Robynne and the Bobbin

June 14- Hazelnut Handmade

June 15- Anne Mari Sews

June 16- On Wednesdays We Sew

June 19- Tenille’s Thread

June 20- It’s Liesel

June 21- Lillie Pawillie

June 22- Needles to Say

June 23- Sewing By Ti

June 24- Fox Flower Lane

June 26- Indulging Mum

June 27- Creative Counselor

June 28- Sprouting Jube Jube

June 29- Anne Mari Sews

June 30- Sewing By Ti

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It’s getting hot in here

Actually not so hot in Estonia, but this is the name of the blog tour you’ll see post about today!
I had other plans for todays blog post but since I had pneumonia and struggled with sewing during that period you’ll see today my summer sewing inspiration post 🙂
Although I usually sew more for kids I am starting to cherish all those thing I sew to myself. So today you’ll see what I would love to wear in the summer by myself.
This post may contain some affiliate links, with which I’ll get small amount of money when you buy something after clicking on my link. It won’t cost more to you but it helps me with my patternaddiction! 🙂 

At first, I’ll show you a top which pattern I already have. I bought it to sew for Breaking ground blog tour but time went so quickly I struggled even printing that out, so.. LAVitaly Summer Top it is (link)

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Photo: LAVitaly

Next I would love to sew some more comfy viscose pants! I have one pair (that still needs to be photographed!) and I totally want some more because they are perfect on hot days! My fave for these are Zierstoff Svea pants (aff link). These are the comfiest summer pants I have ever owned!

Since I now have the figure, I thought making Talia by Laela Jeyne patterns (aff link) could be good option for this summer. Last year I made a Tula but this is too wide this year 🙂

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Illustrations by Laela Jeyne Patterns

I think these 3 items could totally be my summer sewing list for myself 😉 3 months, 3 items 🙂

Read other people too, who are participating in this blog tour:
June 1st- Sewing By Ti
June 2nd- Sewing By Ti
June 5- Stitching and Making
June 6- Doodle Number 5
June 7- That’s Sew Lily
June 8- EYMM
June 9- Ma Moose
June 12- Tales from a Southern Mom
June 13- Robynne and the Bobbin
June 14- Hazelnut Handmade
June 15- Anne Mari Sews
June 16- On Wednesdays We Sew
June 19- Tenille’s Thread
June 20- It’s Liesel
June 21- Lillie Pawillie
June 22- Needles to Say
June 23- Sewing By Ti
June 24- Fox Flower Lane
June 26- Indulging Mum
June 27- Creative Counselor
June 28- Sprouting Jube Jube
June 29- Anne Mari Sews
June 30- Sewing By Ti

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From spring to summer

I have to say, this post was actually meant to be showcasing things I have made for myself, but I managed to get pneumonia. Pneumonia with 40C fever so let’s just say this ain’t going to happen although I am now on a getting better road. As you can think, one week high fever also messed up all my sewing plans so here I am, kinda in a trouble, but let’s just say, blogger always tries to find her way out.
So today I am telling you about our transitioning from spring to summer. To be honest, our springs are cold and summers are not really warm either. So this brings us to a problem, what to wear? When before sewing I would have struggled with clothing DD as there is never weatherapproriate clothing in the stores now I have no problem with her. She has a style of her own so sometimes things are not going the way I want to and I have to try something on her numerous times before she agrees to wear something 🙂 This is exactly how it went with the Twig + Tale Pixie shorts (link!*) I added detachable bow and when at the beginning she didn’t like the shorts she is now loving them. Since most of the time it is still pretty coldish here she wears shorts with tights. And layers, tons of layers to change troughout day depending on the weather. So now I’ll show you the Pixies in different situations just because I can and we both love them!
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As you can see, these have grown to have real love in our family!
When you want to see how everyone else changes their seasons go and check their blogs 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

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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

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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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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