Cherry Pie Skirt by PiePie Designs

Thursday, June 19, 2014
If you love twirl skirts for girls you will love the Cherry Pie Skirt by PiePie Designs.  Instead of the straight across hem it is a high low hem. It is adorable! The pattern is for 12 months to 12 years. It also has 10 tutorials for adding a little flair to the skirt.  The possibilities are endless!


I did the basic skirt with a bias tape hem. Unlike the pattern I put the bias tape on the inside. 




How she really felt about doing photos. 

I also make one for my oldest daughter with ricrac in the back inside piece. 


I LOVE this pattern and all its options. This post is mostly photos and few words....sometimes that is just how life is anyways. But there is a giveaway!! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Be sure to check out PiePie Designs. You can also get the Cherry Pie Skirt pattern on Etsy or  Craftsy.

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Mimi Dress and Top by Filles a Maman

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
I am part of the Filles a Maman blog tour for the Mimi Dress and Top pattern.  This pattern is great! I love the unique neckline that it has and it comes in size 12 months to 14 years so you can get plenty of use out of the pattern.

I did the dress version with short sleeves. You can also pick long sleeves, a collar or fringe. I had ordered this fabric from Spoonflower a little while ago. I just couldn't pass it up! It is Supergirls by Witee. She also has a cute boy version. 


Originally I had planned on using a red ribbon for the belt. Then I remembered I gave all but this black one to a neighbor who makes the most wonderful cakes. Surprisingly she was ok with black (she is a pink girl 90% of the time). 



She went with a clear sparkly button. To bad it isn't very sparkly in the picture. It is fun! 


I would recommend this pattern to anyone who has sewn with knits before. Now that you stuck around for this whole thing you get a reward! Use code MIMITOUR20 for 20% off any pattern in the Filles a Maman etsy shop. You can also enter to win a bundle of 5 patterns (yep you read that right, 5!) she is giving away. 


Be sure to also check out the other wonderful ladies who are part of the tour. 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Bethany


Lorelei Dress Blog Tour

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Today is my day to showcase my Lorelei Dress by E-Beth Designs. When Elizabeth first announced that she was going to be doing a blog tour with her new women's dress, I jumped on the chance. I loved the look of it. I very rarely sew anything for myself and when I do it isn't anything more then a simple piece. This was a step out of my comfort zone but Elizabeth has everything laid out nicely and explains everything so well. I love how you can choose different sizes and cup sizes, then you can print out just the one you want. 

Since this was something new for me I printed out the size I thought would fit (thank goodness I did) and sewed up the top with some scrap fabric. It would have been a struggle to zip it up......so I printed the next size up and did another scrap version, better! If I had, had more time I should have altered the top to be in between the sizes but procrastination strikes again and that didn't happen. 

I had some grand plans for this photo shoot. I had the spot picked out and was thinking about poses in my head. Then life and some unexpected things popped up and well my front porch has to make due. But my dress is exactly what I had envisioned....this is what that is about anyways so I will consider it a win. 


Forgot to tell myself to smile

The dress is supposed to have tulle attached to the lining. My tulle went missing. I know what your thinking "How does that much tulle go missing??" Trust me, I have been asking myself that too. So far my answers are A: Girls hide it somewhere  B: Got accidentally thrown away because it was cut in strips or C: The sock gnomes have gotten board and upped their game.


There is a ton of twirl to this dress. So if that little girl in you that loves to see how high and fast you can get your skirt to go this dress is for you. I spent some time twirling this morning (unlike when I was little, I got really dizzy). 

Seriously where was the smile




For the back the option is regular zipper or invisible zipper. I went with the regular so I could add a pop of color. 



The hem is supposed to be a blind hem. I watched videos and looked at tutorials until my brain could comprehend what to do. I then practiced on some scraps. Once I figured it out it was easy......until I tried it on the dress. Disaster! So I just did a regular hem. Oh well, at least I learned something new. 

Someone felt like they needed to be involved. 

Fabric source : top is Mini Confetti Dots in Mint  skirt is Confetti Dots in Navy both by Dear Stella from Hawthorne Threads. The belt fabric is Bella Solids by Moda in Bettys Red

I made the belt using a tutorial I had found a while ago from Tilly and the Buttons. It is an easy project and I just used some red scrap fabric I had laying around. I should have made it a smidge smaller though since it wasn't staying up in the front very well.

There are some great women who are also participating in the blog tour. 

June 4th:  Sew Starly Mama Lusco

You can also win a copy of the pattern. Yeah! Who doesn't love winning?? 





Thanks for stopping by! 

Bethany
 
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