MadebyAlisha – What I Wore Sunday – March 13

I’m linking up with Rosie today for my first What I Wore Sunday post! I’ve been following this link up for quite a while, and I’m so glad Rosie brought it back!

For those of you new to The Show and Tell Project Blog, we are a group of 4 friends who share our love of sewing and creating as well as our faith. Our What I Wore Sunday posts will feature items we’ve made. Welcome!

My oldest three and I went to Mass at our cathedral today. My husband did music ministry at Mass last night so he stayed home with the 2 year old. I wore my henley top from Patterns for Pirates, which I used turquoise cotton lycra from Peekaboo Pattern Shop for. I also made my skirt. I used the swing version of the Sybil Skirt from Love Notions. This skirt pattern is awesome with multiple variations. You could make a whole closet full of skirts that looked different!

Here are my three oldest who came with me. I’m still working on sewing them some spring apparel so nothing they wore today was made by me. Hopefully next week!


Thanks for joining us! Make sure to head back over to Rosie’s and check out the other What I Wore Sunday contributors!

Introducing the Vanguard Kit from Love Notions!

Today I am pleased to introduce to you a fresh new pattern by Love Notions – the Vanguard Kit!  It is a pants and shirt set that is the perfect mixture of trendy yet comfortable.  In addition, the shirt has fantastic options to make a variety of colorblocked styles.

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I was chosen to test a size 6. Even though this big guy is just starting to outgrow many of his size 6 clothes, his measurements matched up perfectly with a size 6 on the pattern chart.  The finished result was a perfect fit and an outfit that he loves.

 

The cargo jogger style pants are designed to be made out of bottom weight woven fabrics or medium to heavy weight knits.  The waistband is extra comfy with wide elastic encased in a soft knit. For this particular pair, I used a twill from Joann Fabrics and a matching interlock for the waistband. One of my favorite aspects of these pants is all of the little details – ample pockets, a faux fly, pleats at the knee to allow for free range of movement, and lots of top stitching.

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The shirt pattern from the Vanguard Kit  comes with multiple colorblocking options, can be long sleeve or short sleeve, and has three neckline styles – crew neck, v-neck and a lined or unlined hood.  There also is also an optional pocket. This shirt is designed to be made from stable medium-weight fabrics so I used coordinating interlock fabrics for this shirt.

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After testing, the knee pleats were moved up a couple of inches, but regardless, the fit is fantastic. Perfect for the active little (or not so little) boys in your life!

 

Why do YOU need the Vanguard Kit  in your pattern collection?

1. It is on sale from now until Sunday, March 6th for only $7.00

2. It comes in sizes 2t – 14.

3. The pattern has nested layers so it is simple to only print the sizes you need.

4. The shirt comes with multiple variations.

5. The shirt is a great way to showcase or even use up small pieces of custom knits.

6. The pattern is rated for confident beginners and delivers very satisfying results.

7.  And finally…. because sewing for boys is fun too!

 

(This post contains affiliate links.  I received a copy of the pattern for testing purposes. All reviews and opinions are my own)

 

 

 

Introducing the Piper and Pipsqueak Pencil Skirts from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop!

Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop has done it again! The Piper and Pipsqueak Pencil Skirts are adorable Mommy and Me skirts.  You cannot go wrong with an classic knit pencil skirt! These will surely become a staple in your wardrobe. The patterns are on sale (15% off!) today only for release day at Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop. Add both to your cart and save an extra $2 with the code “PENCIL”.

Pipsqueak Pencil Skirt

Sizes 3 months -12 years

Enclosed Elastic, Exposed Elastic, and Yoga Waistband

High or Low Rise

Piper Pencil Skirt

Sizes XXS-XXXL

Enclosed Elastic, Exposed Elastic, and Yoga Waistband

High or Low Rise

Above Knee and Below Knee Length

You can see the variety of options in each skirt. You could make a whole wardrobe full of pencil skirts and no two would look the same! Depending on your fabric choice, these could easily be dressed up or down.

I tested the Piper Skirt in the low rise, yoga waistband option that fell above my knees. I used a houndstooth knit I found at Joann’s, and I love the versatility of this classic shape!3-DSCN6527.JPGBoth the Piper and Pipsqueak are fast and easy sews! I whipped mine up in under thirty minutes including cutting and hemming!

Genie sewed the Piper skirt up for her tween daughter in the high rise yoga version. I love the sweater fleece she chose! 12646631_10153295401961373_4652744428567130123_o.jpg

Neither Genie or I tested the Pipsqueak version, but the women who sewed for their children made adorable skirts! Make sure to head on over to Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop and get your copies of the Piper and Pipsqueak Pencil Skirts today while they are on sale!

 

(Post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own.)