Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Peg Legs ~ Patterns for Pirates

Let me start off by saying I was extremely skeptical of this pattern.  I thought maybe all the hype was just a fluke or a trend of sorts.  But the evidence is clear: this the best looking pair of handmade leggings ever to to be had on my legs!  The pattern is Peg Legs by Patterns for Pirates.  I decided it was high time I had some more workout clothing and this is, hopefully, my first pair of many.

Sorry - no hubs available for pics today.

I participate in a 'mom group' of sorts, called Hike it Baby.  The purpose of Hike it Baby is to get families outside, enjoying nature in hikes and urban strolls.  (P.S. - this group is nationwide.  You should totally check it out!)  It saved my sanity this summer!  I require more adult interact than a lot of moms and am happiest when I get out of the house daily.  I love getting out in nature but I detest the summer heat in Charleston, so HiB was my motivator to get out and brave the heat.

Wearing a workout outfit more than once before laundry day is a total no-go, so I'm grateful for these new capris in Brushed Poly from Zenith and Quasar (which I purchased on the swap page).  I normally hate poly/spandex, but this has wicking properties and is soft and comfortable.

I lengthened the top of the front rise by 3/4" and shortened the capris by about 1 1/2".  I pulled my shirt up so you can see just where it falls on me.  I sewed everything at a 1/4" seam allowance.  I'm super pleased with where the waistband falls and it's the perfect size and I AM IN LOVE, guys!!  Join their Facebook page and you will find the amazing promotion going on with these Peg Legs that I can't talk about here.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Playgroup Romper ~ by Fresh Stitch Patterns

I recently pattern tested the Playgroup Romper by Fresh Stitch Patterns, which was released today, yay!  It is also on sale, this week only, for $5.50 USD.  Big thanks to Kylie, for letting me test your pattern!  I really enjoyed being a part of the process and having the motivation to finish my project on time.

The pattern is sized very well.  I love how quick and easy it came together.  If you're looking for an easy baby to toddler pattern that is cute and polished and is such an easy sew you will *actually finish it*....look no further! 

This was my second version:

I used a Joel Dewberry print leftover from Serenity's baby quilt.  The aqua print is from Joann's.  I used a little aqua pom-pom trim.  I added some pintucks because the bodice was rather plain and it needed something to balance out the loud floral print.  This second romper is made in the 9-12 month size and I think it will be perfect for growing into.

Now that she's walking, it's getting increasingly difficult to photograph Serenity.  This little lady has her own agenda.  You've got to be really quick with that button!

I don't think my husband will ever stop complaining about taking pictures for my blog.  Oh, the sighing.  He silently concedes to one more picture but his eyes say, "Why does this woman need so many pictures of the SAME thing?" But then, look! The little lady flashes us a smile with her eyes and a sweet grin and he is in love!  Maybe he won't give me such a hard time next time, lol.