Wednesday, July 29, 2015

EYMM Second Anniversery Tour

  Join EYMM and 24 fellow bloggers as we celebrate the first 24 months of our pattern shop with a huge sale and giveaway!  We will be featuring 8 different patterns for women and girls, as well as having a Manic Monday sale and a huge site-wide sale.  There is also a great giveaway at the bottom of this post. Don't wait because you don't see sales like this often from EYMM and it will be over before you know it!
*NOTE* The links below won't show the tour posts until 11am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.


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Sooo, it's been awhile since I blogged but I was asked to participate in the EYMM's second anniversery blog which makes me really excited and helped me get off my lazy summer booty and blog again.  It feels good to be back.

I sewed the beautiful Calla Lily skirt for myself and the Calla Lily skort for my daughter.  This is a knit skirt that is shorter in the front and longer in the back with a unique crossover look in the front.  There are three waistband options; regular, yoga fold over style, and elastic. It's available in sizes XS-5X for women and Newborn to 18 for girls.

I chose to go with the regular style waistband.  I kept the length according to the pattern for both my daughter and I.  The girls version of the pattern includes a skort option and a fishtail hem option.  For my three year old I included the shorts under her skirt since we are still working on sitting like a lady. For myself I used the Everyday Essentials pattern by EYMM to make a mid thigh slip for a little more modesty, I found the skirt to be a little sheer for my taste. The Get Moving leggings pattern can also be added to the waistband of the skirt for both women and girls for more coverage or to transition into cooler months.

The fabric I chose, OK actually my daughter chose, is a thin drapey knit.  I was really happy with her fabric choice, I was a little worried I would be trying to convince my daughter we didn't need pink kitty cat matching skirts in the middle of a fabric store while my little diva was sitting on the dirty floor bawling and my four year old was running around pulling bolts of fabric down and making forts.  I got very fortunate and she found the navy stripes, touched them and proclaimed they were very soft and she wanted them.  Phew crisis averted!  
I did a contrasting band because I wanted a fabric with more recovery and stability than the striped knit had, no fear of these skirts falling off.
I always have found EYMM patterns to be very true to size, no alterations needed at all even for my daughter who often times needs length needed.

I went for a lettuce edge for the hem of the skirt, I like the way it looks as a contrast to all of the stripes and it's so much easier than actually hemming.  Honestly I hate hemming knits so I will avoid it if at all possible. If you don't want to a lettuce edge, rolled edge, you can leave it unhemmed if you carefully trim away the seam allowance or if you do a regular hem I strongly recommend using wonder tape.

I like to style my Calla Lily skirt with a jean jacket or chambray shirt, I love the way it looks and it's a perfect layer as we transition into fall.

My daughter was thrilled at our matching skirts but then my son was feeling left out so I made him a quick t-shirt and used the Boy's Silhouette reverse applique pack to add a cool dump truck with the leftover skirt fabric.


We had so much fun with this photo shoot and it's great to be able to make mommy and me matching outfits.  I'm so happy my kids think it's fun to dress alike, I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts!
They can be so sweet together sometimes, and look at how pretty the skirt is with the slight breeze!

To celebrate their second year anniversary EYMM is having a big sale! 43% off of everything, coupon code is below and don't forget to check out the other blogs on the anniversary tour and see all of the amazing things they've done with EYMM patterns.


Not only is there an AMAZING blog tour going on but 1 lucky winner that leaves a comment below between now and 8.3.15 will win a FREE EYMM pattern of their choice!!!!  Which one would you pick? Then hop on over to EYMM to check out the awesome SALE, and an even bigger celebration giveaway with over $1000 in prizes.  There will be 40 winners in all.

Until next time....
Don't you just love the way the Calla Lily skirt looks from the back as you're walking!