Pool Side Beach Party

Day 2 Pool Side Beach Party Tour

It’s Day 2 of the Pool Side Beach Party Tour and there are some fantastic items to inspire you today!

If you missed day 1 of the Pool Side Beach Party tour go HERE to see what yesterday’s bloggers shared and to enter yesterday’s giveaway which ends tonight at 12am EDT!

Every day until Saturday, July 2nd, you can find summer sewing inspiration and even some treat ideas in addition to daily giveaways.

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Day 3 Spring Break PJ Tour

Spring Break PJ Tour – Day 3

It’s Day 3 of the Spring Break PJ Party tour!!

The tour is being co-hosted by myself, Ula, Deb of Sprouting JubeJube and the ladies who admin the Sew Your (Pattern) Stash Facebook group: Jaime of Made by Jaime and Meriel of Create3.5. All the patterns being sewn up by the bloggers participating were part of each bloggers’ personal pattern stash.

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour! Read through to the end to find out how to enter all the giveaways!
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But before you do that, check out today’s stops on the tour.

First up is Jeanine of The Crafting Fiend:

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Next is Meriel of Create3.5:meriel

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Then we have Kelly of Handmade Boy:

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After we have Courtney of Sweeter Than Cupcakes:

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Next we have Denita of HattieLu Handmade:

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And finally we have Melissa of Made by Melli:

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Everyone’s pj’s look so amazing! I can’t wait to check out the rest of their photos!

Along with today’s daily giveaway (see further down below!) there is also a larger giveaway and a link up happening. The week long giveaway is below, for more info on the prize package go >>HERE<<. At the bottom of this post is the sew along link up! Scroll down to the bottom to link up! (But don’t forget to enter the other giveaways on your way down).

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We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers of the Spring Break PJ tour discount codes:
Spring Break PJ tour Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

Now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Audrey & Tiffany and Kelly J Designs. You could win 1 pattern of your choice from both shops! (Excludes bundles) Visit Audrey & Tiffany and Kelly J Designs to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 24th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 8 chances to win! Leave a comment on each blog post today to increase your chances! The winner will be chosen March 25th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

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Want to win more prizes? Visit Made By Jaime tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. BUT You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Create 3.5’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 23rd)!

Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:

 

Monday, March 21st

Sew Far North | The Wholesome Mama | From-a-Box | Pattern Revolution | Inspinration | Paisley Roots

Tuesday, March 22nd

Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs | Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread

Wednesday, March 23rd

Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli | The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24th

Lulu & Celeste | Sew Starly | Phat Quarters | Pear Berry Lane | Rebel & Malice | Creative Counselor

Friday, March 25th

Made By Jaime | Mae & K | Mabel Madison | SewSophiLynn | Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns

Last but not least. The Sew Along!

After the link up closes I will feature some of the projects in a round up. By linking up, you give me permission to use one image and link to your post if applicable.

Sugar and Spice top and dress by Peek-a-Boo patterns

I completely forgot to post this yesterday, the day that the pattern released. Oops! Better late than never though!

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I got to test this sweet little Sugar and Spice top* by Peek-a-Boo patterns*. I made the 12 month top length. It’s just the sweetest top. I love little flutter sleeves. Especially when the rest of the top isn’t overly girly, the flutter sleeves add a small dash of sweetness. Yep!
I used sweet three different times. 😉

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The instructions call for top stitching all around the bodice but I only had enough of that colour thread for around the bottom.


I’ve been a fan of Peek-a-Boo patterns for awhile now. Her designs are mostly everyday and practical. Not too much froufrou. I also don’t have any problems with her instructions and find them easy to understand. 


The Sugar and Spice top (or dress) features a square neckline (which I LOVE), optional flutter sleeves, optional piping, and accent side panels.
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Instructions are also included for doing bias trim around the bottom of the armhole which isn’t really scary at all. I’ve done bias trim a few times before and her instructions are easy to understand.

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This is a great design. I will definitely be making more. I can see it working well in colder months layered over a long sleeve. I also need to make a version with piping and a dress version (if not for Baby V then for Silly Bean).

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Pattern details: 

-Sizes 3 months to 12 years
-Instructions included for adding optional piping and/or flutter sleeves
-2 lengths top or dress
-Pattern pieces print on just 4 pages, with a cut chart included for the other pieces (main skirt panels, piping and bias)
-Intermediate level pattern due to piping, bias and buttons but I think an advanced beginner would be fine.

Fabric used:
Main panels: Sunny Happy Skies -Yellow Panda colourway

Bodice and accent panels: Ta-dot by Michael Miller in Apple colourway both fabrics from Whimsical Fabric
Brown fabric is from my stash, not sure where it’s from originally.

You should check out the Peek-a-boo Pattern shop group page on Facebook for more inspiration and to see how the top turned out for the older girls too. Really cute!

The pattern can be found here*! 
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Until next time!
 
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