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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

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, Free Patterns, Määratlemata

Free pattern Wednesday (on Thursday) – Knot headband

I promised to talk to you about that knot headband yesterday, but time just flew. So this time we’ll make free pattern Wednesday on Thursday.

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Pattern name: 
Knot Bow Headband (link!)

Designer name: Coral & co. (link!)

Price: Free

Size range: newborn to 2T

Print sizes: letter sized, different color and line style sizes

Difficulty level: beginner

I made: 2T, since Little Miss Fashionistas head is on bigger side. I used cotton-lycra knit (same as on Boxwood pants pockets). Pattern was easy, went together quickly and I am sure to make much more of these!

Free Patterns, Määratlemata

Free Pattern Wednesday: M4M Chloe

Pattern name: Girl and Mama Chloe skirt (Mama link!) (Girl link!)

Designer name: Made for Mermaids (affiliate link!)

Price: normally 7$, 0$ with coupon code from her Facebook Group (link!)

Size range: girls 1/2-14 years, mama grey-red (see size chart on product page)

Print sizes: US Letter, layered and color coded

Difficulty level: Beginner

Made for Mermaids 15k did come in really right time. I was thinking about making new series called “free pattern wednesday” and when their new pattern was released after hitting 15k I knew this newest pattern should be todays choice. I love that you can make matching mama and girl skirts (because who doesn’t like matching her girl?) and it comes in above knee and maxi length. Just the way I like my skirts!  So make sure to join her Facebook group, use coupon code that you can find in pinned post and then sew and sew 🙂

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Photo by Megan Gorman (Made for Mermaids)