Blog tours, inspiration, Määratlemata, selfish sewing, Sewing By Ti Blog Tours

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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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

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

Blog tours, Määratlemata, pattern testing, selfish sewing

Ladies Fun tee – Sew by Pattern Pieces

I am delighted to welcome you to Ladies Fun Tee testers roundup tour. Lauren, the designer behind Sew by Pattern Pieces, has been absolutely wonderful to work with. She made sure that during testing we’ll get perfectly fitting tees.

When we are talking about the pattern, this is my new love and I don’t think it will ever go out of my basics collection. Featuring already done SBA and FBA on front pieces. Relaxed and slim fit. Scoop neck, round neck, v-neck. Cap sleeve, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve, long sleeve, short gathered sleeve and long gathered sleeve. Can you already see how many options this one has? If I counted right, it has 36 different looks! And with a size range of EU32-EU52, bust size A-G, you definitely do not want to miss it 🙂

You know the fun part of blog tours, right? I know you are waiting for it! So lets go – a Rafflecopter giveaway HEREMake sure to enter because you’ll have a chance to win the latest copy of One Thimble Magazine and Sew By Pattern Pieces Ladies Fun Tee pattern 🙂 A prize I would love to win because of the One Thimble Magazine (as I obviously already have the Fun tee pattern).

Oh, so you are waiting for photos? Really 😉 Wouldn’t have guessed! The day we took the photos was cold, I mean cold! I ended up with ear infection. Thankfully I am used to this and have some antibiotics just-in-case at home, so it ended quickly 🙂 But the cold isn’t the question, I am just secretly wishing I had all the time Maris with me to take some quick sewing portfolio photos 😀 These photos she took with my crappy camera and they are edited with my crappy editing skills but they still look amazing 🙂

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There is one more part of blog tours 🙂 The other bloggers 🙂

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Don’t miss any of the posts on the Sew by Pattern Pieces Fun Tee Roundup Tour

(Note: the links below will not work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out the rest of their blogs anytime!)

Day 1 Tuesday 22nd – MeMade

Day 2 Wednesday 23rd – Anne-Mari Sews and Sewing by Ti

Day 3 Thursday 24th – By Breenah and Kiwi Crafty Chemist

Day 4 Friday 25th – Kutti Couture

Make sure to read all their posts too! Take part of a Rafflecopter giveaway and tell me, what are your basic patterns you are coming back constantly? 🙂
If I am telling you a secret I already have 2 tees cut out and ready to be sewn as soon as I get some me-time 😉

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A special note from Sew by Pattern Pieces….Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving and Black Friday everyone! We are celebrating at this special time with a SALE. Use the code “HOLIDAY25” for 25% off your entire purchase, 25th – 29th November, 2016. Thank you for your custom through out the year. Visit the store HERE

 

Määratlemata, pattern testing, selfish sewing

Pattern testing 14: Cozy toes socks by Peek-a-boo patterns

Pattern name: Cozy toes socks (link!*)

Designer name: Peek-a-boo patterns (link!*)

Price: 7.95$

Size range: 8.5″-12″, slim, regular and plus size calf

Print sizes: no layers and colorcoding, but since it an easy pattern this isn’t something bad. Different calf sizes have different pattern pieces and they are not nested.

Difficulty level: Beginner

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Pattern testing 13: Billie and Willa by Laela Jeyne patterns

Pattern name: Billie vest (for boys and girls *) and Willa vest (for Women *)

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Designer name: Laela Jeyne patterns *

Price: Women’s – 9.95$ , kids – 8$, Bundle*-16$

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Size range: boys 6m-6y, girls 6m-14y and womens XXS-3X, available separately and as a bundle

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Print sizes: A4, US letter, no trim, different line styles and colors, for women’s also A0

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Difficulty level: Intermediate

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I made: Kids 3T and 6T, Women’s M. Please note that kids vests are little bit too big on them as they are currently on their growth spurt and it is pretty much winter here. The only part I was unhappy with was my binding and welt pockets, which means I really need to practice them. I call myself advanced beginner so I am absolutely tad bit under the requirements.
Outer fabric was quilted polyester, inner were different blends. Overall I am really happy with them 🙂 And I am impatiently waiting for other photos from my photographer. So you’ll see more my own and hubby’s photos with our “getting old” DSLR.
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Have you ever made outerwear? If yes, what pattern? What fabrics did you use? I am slowly moving towards all me-made wardrobes and would really love to make some nice jackets for spring 🙂

Disclaimer: All links that are marked with * are affiliates and gain me a small amount of money while it won’t take anything more from you. If you loved what I showed you it would be awesome if you will click on my links and buy trough them as it helps to keep me up with my sewing hobby and helps me to save to buy myself Juki serger 🙂 Thanks in advance!

Määratlemata, pattern testing, selfish sewing

Tula dress

Pattern name: Tula dress (link!)
Sister pattern: Talia (Fitted, link!) and them both in bundle (link!)

Designer name: Laela Jeyne patterns (link!)

Price: price normally and with coupon (+link where to get coupon)

Size range: XXS-3X

Print sizes: A4 and Letter in same file, copyshop file for A0, layers, color coding and different line styles

Difficulty level: intermediate

Notions: Interfacing, invisible zipper (for fully lined)

Methods used: Burrito roll

I tested:  Starting size 8 graded out to 12, added 5 cm to the length because of my height. Tunic length (it is intended to be mid-hip) with V-neck on front and round neck on back. Partially lined. Fabric is some kind of cotton woven with little bit of stretch, from Abakhan fabric boxes where they sell it by weight. I chose partially lined because I was intimidated by invisible zipper. I do think it would look awesome with lace overlay! But ever since I finished it I have been loving wearing it and am waiting for some busier times to go by just so I could sew at least one more for myself.

Free Patterns, Määratlemata, selfish sewing

Free pattern Wednesday: P4P Pencil skirt

Pattern name: Pencil skirt (link!)

Designer name: Patterns for Pirates (Affiliate link!)

Price: price normally 5$ and with coupon for free (You can find coupon code from their FB group (link!))

Size range: XXS to Plus 3X

Print sizes: US letter, A4 and A0, color coded no trim pages with layers

Difficulty level: Beginner

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Overview: This is a pattern I have sewn three times and unfortunately don’t have any decent photos of those skirts so this is in my to-do list! It is really easy to sew pattern with three length options ( above knee, below knee and midi length), it has optional walking went and two rises (high rise and mid rise). Those skirts I have sewn are really my comfiest skirts ever! The biggest plus on that pattern is how fast it is to sew together. I guess it takes maximum one hour and this is when you aren’t fully concentrated on it!

So I guess next time I do some selfish sewing with this pattern I should show you the results too!

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Photo from P4P, Judy Hale