Sunday, September 11, 2016

Back to School Tour

I had the privilege of being part of another EYMM blog tour-Back to School Tour: Mom's Edition!!!  From past blogs you know I love EYMM patterns.  This time was no exception, I sewed up the Piko top.  I've made the children's version a few times but never the adult version.  Blog tour = perfect excuse to sew up a pattern I've been wanting to try forever.  Plus little ones back in school=more sewing time for mommy :)

The Piko top goes from XS-5X and is a loose fitting comfortable top.  THere are three sleeve options; short, three quarter and long.  Three hem options are also included; side tail, regular and high low.  I made the long sleeve high low version.  I used a lightweight knit that was slightly sheer.  It took me only about an hour to tape the pattern, cut the fabric and sew it together.  Almost immediate gratification-this busy mom loves that!

I styled my Piko top with leggings and flats although it would look great with jeans, shorts or a pencil skirt.  It's incredibly versatile, which I love because I like to mix and match my clothing.  I'm kind of vain and will not drop my kids off at school in my pajamas but mornings are busy so I appreciate clothing items that are not fussy to put on, are comfortable and versatile-the Piko top is all of these!
Scroll down to view all of the other wonderful items Moms sewed up for themselves  now and get a coupon code so that you can sew up something special for yourself.
Don't miss any of the posts on EYMM's Back to School Tour: Mom's Edition! (Note: the links below will not work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out the rest of their blogs anytime!)
September 8 Inspinration�and�Idlesunshine
September 9 Boutique Birdie and�Needles to Say
September 13 Recap at EYMM
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dorset Dress by Heidi & Finn

I had the pleasure of being able to test the Dorset dress for Heidi & Finn.  Like all of her patterns this dress came together easily with a beautiful way of constructing.

The Dorset dress is an A-line dress with flutter sleeves and button tabs on the sides.  It buttons in the back with a placket that is well explained in the pattern.  The flutter sleeves add just the perfect girly touch and the button tabs are perfect for adding piping like I did or showcasing some fun buttons.
  My daughter is obsessed with "paw print" fabric and chose the leopard print fabric.  It's a fine wale corduroy which worked well although the dress could be made out of something with more drape giving it a different look.  This dress is perfect for school and can easily be layered with a long sleeve shirt to transition into the colder months.