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It’s a Spring Break PJ Party!{Blog Tour}

Yeah! It’s my turn to show what I’ve made for the pyjama tour! I’ve been doing so much behind-the-scenes work on this tour, sewing these pjs was a breeze compared to that!

Getting pictures of the kids, however, was not so easy. I need to hire some new models!

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Indoor pics on grey days in a house that’s dark even during the sunniest time… The colour of the fabrics are closest to what you see here.

In Silly Bean’s defense she gets home from school around 4:15pm and by then the house is already somewhat dark, and I work most weekends and get home when it IS dark so indoor photos are not good.

As mentioned in previous posts, the goal of this tour was to sew up pjs using patterns already in your stash. We were lucky to get fabric shop sponsors offering discount codes (more below) and pattern shops sponsoring giveaways! Keep reading to the bottom to enter today’s giveaway!

Instead of using patterns that are marketed as pjs I decided to use regular knit patterns for the tops and bottoms from two of my favourite PDF pattern designers: Filles a Maman and Sofilantjes. Mind you I could easily have used actual pyjama patterns because I know I have a couple in my stash but I decided it’d be more fun for me to mix and match from some other patterns I own.

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. All affiliate links are marked with an *. I love the patterns that I’m linking up to and would be showing them off even if they didn’t have affiliate programs!

From Filles a Maman* I used the Agathe et Theo pants* for some comfy slouchy pants. The girls look so cozy and cool in their pants, I can’t figure out why (besides lack of time) I haven’t sewn more of these already. I did test this pattern way back when Miss V was known around here as Baby V but other than those ones, for some odd reason I haven’t sewn them since. (I’ll blame it on too much pattern testing!)

Spring Break Pyjama- Agathe pants

These make good pj pants as they are comfy and have cuffs at the ankles keeping them tight-ish and prevent riding up in the night. (Or am I the only person who wakes up to find pj pants up around their knees?) They’re baggy slightly through the hips but it’s not super exaggerated.

From Sofilantjes* I sewed the ADVtee*. The ADVtee is a v-neck tee with two neckline options, I decided to stick with the standard neckline. I made this pattern once before and it went together so easily. Since store bought pj’s tend to be more of a slim fit this pattern was a good pick. It’s slightly more slim fitting than the Otium* top which I’ve sewn before (HERE and HERE) which would have been my back up choice for a knit top.

Because I wasn’t using all pink for the fabric I decided to appease the pink princess in the house by adding an applique to the front of Silly Bean’s pjs. I used the mermaid free motion applique (or FMA) from StitchART that I had purchased a few months back but hadn’t gotten around to trying out yet. It’s so cute, Silly Bean loves her, and Miss V has requested I make something for her with one.

Spring Break pyjama Mermaid FMA

Of course I needed to add something to Miss V’s pjs and so I drew up a lake monster applique. Technically it’s modelled after Vermont’s Champ (did you know they had a lake monster?? I didn’t until hubby told me.) but if you want it to be Nessie that’s cool by me. (Miss V however calls it a dinosaur which is a relief since she loves dinosaurs which means she’s more likely to want to wear the pjs).

Spring Break pyjama Lake Monster FMA

I’ll will be posting the lake monster applique for download soon. I tried to get it done in time for this tour, but hopefully it will be up at the beginning of next week. I will update this post when it’s ready! FMA is so much fun to do btw. I love the handdrawn look of the stitching, which is great because it’s not easy to repeat each stitching line perfectly over the last one!

Patterns:

Pants: Agathe et Theo* from Filles a Maman. Patterns are available in both French and English

Sizes sewn:

  • Miss V: size 3, no mods. Perfect fit in the waist!
  • Silly Bean: Size 6, took some width off the waistband for a better fit as her waist measurements were between the 4 and 5.

For both I probably should have sized up in the length to allow for growing room, but the fit is perfect on them right now.

Top: ADVtee* from Sofilantjes; and using the cuffs from Otium. Patterns are available in both Dutch and English

Sizes sewn:

  • Miss V: I sewed a straight size 3, no mods other than adding cuffs and the band for extra length to allow for some growth room. She measured between the size 2 and 3 in the chest.
  • Silly Bean: Size 4 width with size 6 length with the added cuffs and band for growing room as she’s slightly taller than the height for the 6. She technically fit the width of the size 3 per her chest measurement but I knew the shoulders needed the 4.

For both tops I sewed the long sleeves and the regular v-neck. There is also a cute little pocket you can add but I left it off since I had added the FMA’s.

I think the fit is perfect on my girls for both patterns!

Fabric:

I tried to make this project completely stash busting but the fabric was purchased recently from L’Oiseau Fabrics. The solid was leftover from another project, and the dots were originally earmarked for another project but I decided to use it for these pjs instead. They sewed so nicely and are super soft!

If you want to learn more about these designers I’ve interviewed both of them in the past year. Read the interview with Anne of Sofilantjes >>HERE<< and the interview with Mel of Filles a Maman >>HERE<<.

Spring Break pyjama tour
So blurry… Can’t wait until it’s warm enough to get pictures outdoors!

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Made By Jaime to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
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!

And now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th 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 Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to this post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!

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 | SewSophieLynn | Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns

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Coming Soon to Lulu & Celeste

Coming Soon …

What’s happening this month you ask? Well, I’m super excited to let you know! Coming soon, very very soon are a bunch of fun blog tours I’m taking part in. I especially love doing tours that are very open-ended (like the topic allows for interpretation or sewing whatever pattern I want) and I also really like organizing blog tours. And lucky me, there are a few of both types happening this month.

Coming up soon in honour of St. Patrick’s Day is a blog tour hosted by CraftingCon called For the Love of Legends. I’m still finalizing my project but I will say that it is going to involve unicorns somehow.

Then the following week is the super awesome Spring Break PJ Party blog tour that I’m co-hosting with Deb, Jaime and Meriel. Jaime and Meriel also admin the Sew Your Pattern Stash group on Facebook. Basically all 30(!) of the bloggers participating will be sewing up pyjama patterns (or using non-pj patterns to sew up pjs) from their pattern stash. The patterns that will be featured are all ones the bloggers owned at the time of signing up! There will be roughly 25 designers featured. Lots of inspiration to be had! There will be daily giveaways and a big (BIG) prize for sewing along and linking up. So get your patterns out and sew yourself (or your kids or significant other) some pjs! More details on the prizes and how to link up will be posted next week.pj04

 

Then after that one I’ll be taking part in an Easter dress tour. I’m sewing up an Easter dress for Miss V using a pattern I own. (I’m trying real hard to sew up my pattern stash this year and not purchase new patterns!)

In April I’ve decided to host an Earth Day blog hop. If you are interested sign up >>HERE<<. Details are on the sign up form. It will be an anything-goes-(almost)-hop, as long as it has to do with upcycling/recycling/refashioning it’s golden!

There will be more fun stuff happening in April but I will share those later on in the month.

Oh, besides all the fun blog tours there will be another interview, a tutorial or two (if I remember to edit the pictures) and a couple reviews. So come back soon-ish to see what I’ve got coming up :)

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