5.12.2014

Cozy Camera Case Giveaway

Hurry for Giveaway Day!!!! I've got 2 giveaways going on this time.  This one is for a Cozy Camera Case, your choice of size.  Check out the options in my etsy shop.  Enter below with the Rafflecopter and check out my other giveaway here.

 




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Cozy Snacks Giveaway

Hurray for Giveaway Day! I've got 2 giveaways going on today. This one is for a set of 3 snack and sandwich bags. Your choice of which set of three you want. Options can be seen in my Etsy Shop.
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5.09.2014

Pattern Blocked Shoreline Boatneck


I've had this vision for a shirt for awhile that had polka dots and stripes.  I finally found the perfect fabric from Girl Charlee.  It's a dreamy Ponte de Roma knit that is so soft and was super easy to sew up.

I decided to use the Shoreline Boatneck from Blank Slate Patterns as my starting point since I love the nautical look for summer.

Here's a mini-tutorial of what I did:

1. I folded the sleeve pattern from the arm pit points across the top edge of my ruler in the picture.  When I cut it out, I added .5 inches to the top piece and bottom piece for seam allowance.  Then I sewed up the polka dot sleeve top to the striped sleeve bottom.


2. I repeated the same thing for the bodice pieces, folding from the bottom of the arm whole across the bodice front and back.  I considered only pattern blocking the front piece but I like having the polka dots on the back too.  Then I sewed the polka dot and stripe front and back pieces together using a .5 inch seam allowance.

3.  Then I just followed the rest of the pattern as written.  Things did get a bit bulky under the arms with all of the seams coming together, but a quick press made everything lay flat.


 

I just love this shirt and want to wear it everyday.  I paired it with my Burda Style Anita Jeans for a fun all Me-Made outfit.