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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

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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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

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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?

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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

For Liisa, Määratlemata, pattern testing

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

For Liisa, Määratlemata, pattern testing

Coif hood hat by Mother Grimm

I told you yesterday about my love for Scandinavian kids fashion. When there is one thing about Scandinavia everybody knows, it is cold weather. And the fact that Scandinavian kids sleep outside even when it is -10C. So they need some warm gear, am I right? Something that they can’t lose when they do their tantrums at playgrounds. Something that won’t do any harm when they climb on trees. And it needs to be colorful because… autumns and winters in Scandinavia are quite dark. So this is what a solution they have – balaclava! Something that keeps their heads and ears and necks warm, but they can’t take it off. And when you make it in beautiful fabric, it will look nice too, I can guarantee that.

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I had never thought about putting balaclavas on my kids heads – the ones they sell at stores look ridiculous or are just tooooooo pricey. And then I jumped onto Mother Grimm‘s tester call and I thought, why not 🙂 I had suitable fabric at home so I applied and got in 🙂 This is when the fun began. There are many options but I was given a one seam coif hat and a coif hat with cat add-on (this one is still waiting for better weather to take photos of it).

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What is even better about that hat – when you use the one seam or two seam option it is reversible! So when you have outdoors picnic and something goes onto their hat you’ll just reverse it to get back home with clean looking hat 😀

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It is also extremely good hat for baby-wearing  and bike-riding 🙂 And with all those cute add-ons (that are already in the price!) it is a must for everyone that gets at least little bit colder weather 🙂 Make sure to be quick because it has tiered discount 🙂 The faster you are, the cheaper you’ll get it 🙂 Normal price is 8.4£, which is still pretty cheap for that many options!

Discount codes are – tiered – apply to whole shop

Coiflaunch25 – expires midnight ET 19th November  (-25% off)
Coiflaunch20 – expires midnight ET 21st November  (-20%off)
Coiflaunch15 – expires midnight ET 23rd November  (-15%off)

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For Liisa, Määratlemata, pattern testing

Janie dress by Mouse House Creations

I am in love with Scandinavian design – Clean lines and patterns, optimal for cold weather. And when I saw the testing call from Mouse House Creations I immediately thought that this dress will be perfect for my Scandi-inspired dress. (And when we talk about Scandi-inspired, I made a FB group for Svandinavia inspired sews for kids)I am talking about Janie Dress and Peplum, I chose to make a regular circle skirt, long sleeves and scoop back out of the fabric I bought from local kids clothing company. Please note that this is one of the previous versions so it is made even better by lovely Hayley.
I do think I’ll write longer about that dress later, when I have made the final version (I am planning, but time isn’t my friend now and I am looking for a perfect Christmas knit so, hopefully 🙂

Now onto showing you some photos, made outside in the snow! This little trooper didn’t have any complaints! What a model I have at home 🙂

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With me there were some more testers so if you wish to read what others wrote make sure to visit their blogs: CraftiMom by Jennifer, Anna’s heirloom by Amy, Welcome to the Mouse House by Hayley, Jennuine Life by Jenn, The College Seamstress by Elizabeth

For Liisa, Määratlemata, pattern testing

Pattern testing 12: Monte Carlo by Mummykins&Me

Pattern name: Monte Carlo Maxi dress (aff link!)

Designer name: Mummykins & me (aff link!)

Price: 6.50$ kids or Ladies (normal price 8.50$), bundle 9.50$ (normal price 12$), discount is valid until October 10th ’16

Size range: Kids NB-12y, Ladies – XXS to 5XL

Print sizes: US Letter A0(copyshop) and A4, different line styles and colors. No trim pages.

Difficulty level: Beginner

I made: 2-3Years.DD’s height: 85.5cm(chart 84-91), chest 54cm(chart 53-56), waist 53(chart 51-53).I made skirt portion less full as I made tunic and I didn’t want that too full(pattern calls to cut 2x22in, I cut 2x 15 3/4″).  When we are talking about her instructions they are more on the “holding hand” side with quick glance page so great for beginners. I think it is great layering piece and I am thinking of making one in red, if I find suitable fabric, for Christmas parties. What I love the most about this pattern is how versatile it is! You can wear it under cardigan or even put long sleeved shirt underneath! Make it in different lengths, add shirring to the back, change straps or make it more poofy. And those who know me, know that I am a sucker at matching outfits, I just can’t help myself and think that this is the cutest thing ever! So on that side, you can make matching mummy and me outfits! 🙂 And make sure to look around at her page because she has many mummy and me bundles 😉

Now to the photos, these are crappy as it is getting colder outside and it is just not possible to take photos of that kind of shirt outside. I am too sad that winter is approaching so fast and this made me realize that I should probably invest in good lighting and photo props..

Let me know, how you feel about matching outfits? Do you like them or hate them? And if you love them share me your treasures, a.k.a. patternmakers who make matching patterns 😉