Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cozy Up to Fall EYMM Blog tour

Well...I've been horrible about blogging for awhile (like a year 😟) . You know life happened. But when I saw that EYMM was having another blog tour, I knew I had to jump on it and get back to my highly neglected blog. EYMM is by far one of my favorite pattern companies when it come to selfish sewing and simple, trendy pieces. So here I am to show you some amazing fall pieces of clothing and share a sale with you.  At the end of my post is a coupon code.  


Fall is by far my favorite season - the weather gets cooler, the leaves change, I can pull out my boots and sweaters and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!  Thank goodness for cooler weather so I can wear sweaters to hide my overindulgence in pumpkin spice lattes.  Speaking of sweaters the first item I sewed was an All Seasons Cardigan   I’ve made a few of these in both child and adult sizes in many different types of knit.  It’s an easy pattern that goes together quickly with endless possibilities.  Available in sizes XS-5X with a hood option, length and sleeve options.  This beautiful burgundy hacci sweater knit came from Purple Seamstress. The weight is perfect to layer over a shirt for the chilly fall mornings.

Under my cardigan I layered a Piko top.   Again I’ve made quite a few of these.  I’ve found that the drapier the fabric the better the results.  This particular one is made out of the most beautiful soft bamboo fabric from Knitpop.  This is my first time using bamboo knit and I have found a new obsession.

I also made one out of double brushed poly to show the difference in drape.  I like this one also but it’s not quite as flowy as my bamboo Piko top.

Both versions are 3/4  sleeve) and the side tail hem.  There are two other hem options- regular and high low.  Short and long sleeve options are available also and the pattern is written for sizes XS-5X in addition there is a matching girls pattern. I didn’t make any adjustments to the length and you can see that it just covers your back side making it perfect for leggings.

Speaking of leggings- EYMM updated their Get Moving leggings and they are comfortable!  Three different waistband options are included regular, fold over and contour; six length options and 12 sizes.  Additionally as with all EYMM patterns there is a matching girls pattern.  I chose the contoured waistband which fit comfortably without giving me any muffin top.  A gusset piece is also included if you want to make exercise leggings.  Both the black and floral pair are made out of double brushed poly which is buttery soft.  The pattern is written for compression fabric but recommends to size up if you are using a different type of knit.  I followed this recommendation and had perfectly fitting leggings.

These three pieces are definitely going to be my momiform for this fall.  Our weather fluctuates like crazy this time of the year- from 30-80 degrees within a day so these layers are perfect for staying comfortable and looking good.
They’re also easy to wear and can be used to make a mini capsule wardrobe.  A chunky necklace or scarf would look cute with the black leggings and grey shirt.  The sweater and tops can also be worn with jeans.  There are lots of options making these pieces very versatile.

Make sure to stop by all the amazing stops on the Cozy Up to Fall Tour!! (Keep in mind that the links below won�t work until their scheduled date, but feel free to click through and check out their other blog posts anytime.)

Oct. 3 - Tour Kick-off at EYMM

Oct. 4 - Capture, Craft, and Cook and Boutique Birdie

Oct. 5 - Sprouting JubeJube and EYMM

Oct. 6 - Pretty and Precious�and House of Estrela

Oct. 7 - Analog Bytes and Connected By A Thread

Oct. 8 - Adventures With Bubba and Bug and With Love in Every Stitch�and Beri Bee Designs

Oct. 9 - Five Blessings and Lulu & Celeste�and�Creative Counselor

Oct. 10- Tour Roundup on EYMM

During the tour,�all featured patterns are on sale (save even more by buying the youth/adult bundles!) ...�the Four Seasons Cardigan (both women's and girl's), the Piko Top (both women's and girl's), and the Leggings Bundle ('Get Moving' Leggings for women and Jocelyn's Leggings for girls). Use coupon code FALL17 to save 30% off these 6 patterns and/or 3 bundles in the EYMM shop, but only until 11:59pm on October 11, 2017.