Knock it Off Tour Day Three

Welcome to another day of the Knock it Off Tour! There are three more bloggers today showcasing their knock off looks. Scroll down to find the links to their posts or hang around with me for a bit and see what outfit I decided to share with you that I hope to be able to sew up my own version of soon.

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For today’s ready-to-wear look I pulled an outift for the ladies that I liked on Modcloth.

I’m one those people who feels most comfortable in t-shirt and jeans. Unless I’m going to a wedding, I feel overdressed in a dress or skirt, and never feel super comfortable as I feel like I’m playing dress-up. (Which is strange because when I was little I lived in dresses). So I would most definitely want to dress down the look by pairing a
skirt with a tee like here.

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Tiger Lilies Midi Skirt*, Let me Italia You This Tee*, booties* (similar)

I’d wear this to work and just hanging out with the kids and hubby.  Looks comfy!

I could totally see the skirt paired with a more fitted tee (bodysuit?) and a bomber jacket (or moto jacket) and maybe paired with some Keds (other flat shoe).

Two ready-to-wear (RTW) bomber jackets I like are this one that reminds of the 90s (the one my best friend had back then was black but otherwise nearly identical), and this black one from H&M. I never had one back then but so want one now.

Pattern suggestions to recreate the outfit:

Tee: There are lots of women’s tee patterns out there. I’ve heard good things about Hey June Patterns, Jalie and Halla Patterns among others.

Bodysuit/Fitted Tee: Nettie top/dress from Closet Case Files would be perfect.

Skirt: I found three free tutorials for a similar style. It’s Always Autumn: Pleated MidiA Pair and A Spare: DIY pleated midi skirt, and Sewing Rabbit: Lace and plaid midi skirt

Bomber jacket: Charlie from Jalie, Cookie from Waffle Patterns (the sleeves have a slight puff to them but otherwise has bomber jacket look to it), Ollie from Sew a Little Seam, and M7100 Misses’ Bomber Jacket from McCalls (raglan sleeved version).

I am so putting this outfit to the top of my to-sew list!

For today’s stops on the tour check out:

Tami of SewSophieLynn:

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Kim of Nini and Ash:

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Michelle of Little Heart Threads:

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Everything looks amazing!

Did you miss a stop on the tour? Check out the full schedule below:

Monday, April 24

Lulu & CelesteCall AjairePaisley RootsAdventures with Bubba and Bug

Tuesday, April 25

Sprouting JubeJubemahlicadesignsSew and Tell Project

Wednesday, April 26

Lulu & CelesteSewSophieLynnNini and AshLittle Heart Threads

Thursday, April 27

Sprouting JubeJubesewingbytiInspinrationHouse of EstrelaBeri Bee Designs

Friday, April 28

Lulu & CelesteDuchess & HareCreative CounselorFilles a Maman (FAM)

 

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Knock it Off Tour Day One

The idea for Knock it Off Tour was vaguely inspired by the Thea dress pattern by (the now closed) BLAVERRY when, nearly simultaneously, I ran across a fairly similar dress on Target’s website and Deb saw a similar dress in a H&M store window.

(It’s also not a new idea – ‘knock off’ or ready-to-wear inspired sewing projects have been around since time immemorial – but the idea for us to do the tour was inspired by that pattern). Continue reading “Knock it Off Tour Day One”

Indigo dress pattern from petitboo patterns sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Petitboo Rebranding Tour

Today I’m sharing with you the Indigo dress by petitboo patterns that I sewed up. The designer, Allison is not new to the pattern designing world but has in fact been designing patterns under the petitboo brand for a while now and recently decided to make it easier on herself by merging E+M Patterns with the petitboo brand.

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One Thimble Tour: Enchanting Woodland Meadow Playscape

I’m excited to show you the felt playmat I’ve sewn up. It’s called the Enchanting Woodland Meadow Playscape and it’s designed by Alicia of Felt with Love Designs. It’s a project that’s part of the One Thimble Issue 14. I cannot resist the felt projects!

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Back to School Tour Recap

Hey there! Did you think that I forgot to announce the prize winners for the Back to School Tour? Of course not. Life got slightly hectic so it took awhile before I was able to put this post together. Here is the recap of the Back to School tour. Check it out to see if you missed any stops along the way.

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First off many thanks to all the bloggers and sponsors for taking part in our tour! We ♥ you lots!

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Sew Long Summer Tour: Coasters

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I had such a hard time trying to come up with a project for this tour. Originally I was planning either a top for me or something for Silly Bean, but I needed a change from sewing clothing and wanted a quick project to share. The weather is starting to getting cooler so this is the perfect time to whip up some coasters.

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Melissa of Mahlica Designs is the fantastic host of this tour. The great thing about this one is that there a few new-to-me bloggers taking part. I love finding new blogs! There are also discounts and a giveaway. For details on those scroll to the bottom. But first check out the rest of the pics of my cute little coasters.

I love the colour combination of these coasters. They’re so bright and cheery.

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The colours work for fall and will be nice on dreary winter mornings. To make these I used two layers of wool-blend felt and one layer of quilting-weight cotton.

The other great thing is that these are a great way to make use of scraps of your favourite fabrics!

They’re super simple to make but I hope to have a tutorial up next week with more photos.

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I just love wool-blend felt. The colours are so pretty and they’re so soft. For this set I made two in yellow and two in orange.

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A quick project to make for yourself or to give to a tea or coffee (or hot chocolate!) drinking friend. I usually make a set of 4 coordinating ones, stack them then tie with a ribbon. Combine it with a package of tea or coffee and you would also have a great teacher gift!

For more coasters I’ve made, check out my tutorial for a maple leaf shaped coaster.

Check out the other stops today on the tour here:

Lulu & Celeste – Diane Cullum of Two Chicklets – Adventures With Bubba and Bug – Wining Wife – The Pumpkin Room – Sewing A La Carte – Anne-Mari Sews

 

For the full list of bloggers taking part, check them out below:

Sept. 12th Sewing by Ti, Cindy Parrett, Sewing Vortex, Renata Laura, Couturious, Nina Makes

Sept. 13th mahlicadesigns, Musings of a Seamstress, Rainy Day Sewing, Sprouting Jube Jube, Sewing A La Carte, Anne-Mari Sews

Sept. 14th AppleGreen Cottage, mahlicadesigns, Kaleidothought, PrettiModesti, Olive Ashby, Sewing Bee Fabrics

Sept. 15th Lulu & Celeste, Diane Cullum of Two Chicklets, Adventures With Bubba and Bug, Wining Wife, The Pumpkin Room, Sewing A La Carte, Anne-Mari sews

Sept. 16th Sewing by Ti, Musings of a Seamstress, Tales of a Tester, Almost a hippy, At Margareta’s Haus, Sewing A La Carte, Birds Of A Kettle

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