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Sew a Softie: Mia the Bunny softie

I’m so excited to be taking part in my first Sew a Softie event and sharing with you this bunny softie! Sew a Softie is an month long event hosted by Trixi of Coloured Buttons with the aim of encouraging parents and children to spend time together sewing softies. This year there are even children ambassadors, it’s really sweet. You can see more details about the ambassadors here. Continue reading “Sew a Softie: Mia the Bunny softie”

Dress up this town: Angie dress by SisBoom

I made another dress! This time for me! So I’m back with another post for the Dress up this Town tour hosted by Sewing by Ti.

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I made the Angie* from Sis Boom Patterns. The Angie is an easy to sew (and wear) woven dress with no closures. There is an elasticized waist to help give some shape; optional pockets; and the neckline has three heights.

(My camera battery died before I could do the modelled shots, I will update asap)

I don’t wear dresses very often so I feel slightly uncomfortable in this. But it’s me and my insecurities. I also have a horrible time choosing fabrics. Trying to find something fun but appropriate (that I could possibly wear to work) and that isn’t see through. Hopefully this looks ok on me.

The pattern went together pretty easily. Although I don’t sew for myself very often and when I do I’m mainly making knit loose shirts and not woven fitted bodice dresses and so I’m still learning about fitting for my body and darts. The darts could probably be better.. I followed the tutorial from Itch to Stitch on moving darts and it is explained well, just not sure if I executed the change properly, ha. I had to lower the darts and bring them closer to the center; but I’m also wondering if I should have gone down a size and done a FBA as I get a little gaping at the neckline.

Pattern: Angie from Sis Boom (found on Etsy* or their website)

Price: $10 US

Sizing: XS to 3X

Size sewn: XL bodice with the L skirt width and the 32″ length. (I decided to remove some fullness from the skirt as I was worried it would be too much at the waist).

Fabric used: A woven with a little stretch purchased from Fabricville.


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Week 1: July 1st-8th
1- Sewing By Ti (Intro) and 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 ***You are here
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

Rad Patterns: The Super Suit

So unfortunately I fell behind in posting my own swimwear items on my blog on Friday… I have bad time management skills apparently, ha, I work fulltime outside the house so my sewing time is extremely limited. Luckily I’m partly in charge of this tour so I’ve unofficially extended the tour, lol.

Originally I was just going to sew a swimcover up, because well, I hate the swimsuit I own so I figured it would be good to cover it up, ha. AND I didn’t actually want to see a picture of me in a swimsuit. But I decided to go for it when I saw the Rad Patterns suit.

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