Alley Cat Pattern Mash Up-Dress Version

Hello Beautiful!

I wanted to do a quick Blog post about my Mash up of the Alley Cat Romper Pattern by Lil Luxe Collection. On the Lil Luxe Collection Blog today Jessica shows you how to turn the Romper into a dress, YAY!!! ¬†So be sure to check it out ūüôā

I did my Mash Up during testing and I paired the Alley Cat Romper Pattern with Shwin Designs Sunshine Dress .

Here are some pictures… (well maybe more then just some pictures)

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Bodice Fabric is From Wanderlust Fabrics and the Skirt is made with Cotton and Steel Basic Fabric, XOXO Plummy

Have a great sewing day!!!

My Sweet Sunshine

Alley Cat Romper by Lil Luxe Collection (and Giveaway)

Hello Beautiful.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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Lately my daughter has been wearing a ton of Rompers. The girl is smart, it makes getting dressed in the morning easier for both her and I ! So while I was wasting time one day on Facebook a post popped up in my news feed of this adorable Romper. I first showed my daughter and she immediately begged me to make it. I crossed my fingers and toes and hope to be one of the lucky ladies to test the Alley Cat Romper by Lil Luxe Collection.  The Owner of Lil Luxe Collection, Jessica, was so easy and wonderful to work with!! In fact, testing went so well, thanks to an already great pattern, she released her newest pattern a week early!!! She currently has 4 patterns for sale so be sure to check the others out too!

Purchase HERE

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Nitty Gritty on the Alley Cat Romper Pattern:

*Sizes-18mnth to 8yr

*Print your own size

*Made with Knit

*Ankle length or push the cuff up for a Capri length (my daughter loved the Capri length)

*Low back to make it easy to get on and off

*1.5hrs- 2hrs sewing time

*Relaxed/Baggy fit in the legs-Similar to Harlem Pants

The first Romper I made was all knit, size 8 in the bodice and 7 in the length. The top is made to be snug but not to worry It is comes off easily because of the lower back.

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Purple Floral Fabric by Wanderlust and Gray knit Fabric purchased at the LA fabric district

The second Romper I made was a mix of Fabric mediums, Knit and Peach skin. I modified the legs slightly by shortening the cuff for a capri length. Ladies, this pattern is so easy to modify I love it.  Or keep it as the original because either way you will end up with a trendy, professional sewn and adorable romper.

Purchase HERE

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Knit Fabric (bodice) is Art Gallery, Arizona Collection. Peach skin (bottoms) is from Girl Charlee

More info on Lil Luxe Collection Blog on Saturday August 23rd on how to change this Romper into a dress!!! Let me tell you it is just as GREAT!!!

 

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Oh and did I mention she is having a giveaway!!!???!!!

CLICK¬†on the¬†Rafflecoptor words¬†below…

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Charlie by mingo & grace (and giveaway)

 

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Can you see the butterfly in the picture?

Hello Beautiful!

I am so very excited to share the Charlie dress by mingo & grace¬†today. This is mingo & grace’s first pattern and I could not be more thrilled for the owner Farrah!¬†I had the opportunity to test this pattern and I absolutely adore it. By the time testing was done I had already made 3! Yes 3!!

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This dress can SWING!

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Single Button Back

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I love this stylish silhouette.

Nitty Gritty:
*Sizing: 12mnth to 12 yr
*Sleeveless dress
*Drop Waist
*Hit at or above the knee
*Bias Facing
*Flouncy skirt

 

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The key¬†steps to¬†get the fitting just right…

Don’t go by your child’s usual size without looking at the Finished Garment Measurements chart. This dress is designed to be fitted at the shoulders and comfortable around the chest (per instructions). For example the dress I made my 9 yr old¬†was a size¬†7 in the chest and length.¬† The dress fit perfect and she will be wearing it for Thanksgiving (yes,¬†I know I am already thinking about the Holidays).

Here are the details on how to purchase this ADORABLE dress pattern:

1) Charlie will be released exclusively through the Sewing Rabbit’s Pattern Member Site July 1- 14, 2014.
http://members.sewingrabbit.com
Its a really good deal, for $10 you get 3 patterns and you can cancel the subscription at any time.

2)Charlie will be released through mingo and grace site beginning July 15th. http://www.mingoandgrace.com

(Check back on the 15th for more details about the release on mingo and grace site)

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Check out what these awesome Bloggers to see what they did with Charlie

1) http://kimmiesewcrazy.blogspot.com/2014/06/meet-charlie.html

2) http://deuxsouriceaux.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/the-charlie-dress-take-one/

3)http://dottedwhalelearn.blogspot.ca/2014/04/project-12-charlie-dress.html

4)http://dottasews.blogspot.it/2014/07/the-new-charlie-dress-pattern-by-mingo.html

5) http://ourcheznous.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-charlie-dressand-giveaway.html

6) http://lafoliesewingbooth.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/charlie-pattern-test-for-mingo-grace/

 

mingo & grace has been so nice to offer a giveaway of her first Pattern. Click on Rafflecoptor below for more details…
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If you could not see the butterfly in the first picture here is an up close picture…

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http://www.mysweetsunshine.etsy.com

 

 

 

First Day Dress/Top by MADE

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I can’t wait to share with you¬†what the¬†AMAZING Dana from MADE has just released!¬†Her new pattern,¬†The First Day Dress/Top. I can’t thank Dana enough for letting me test this NEW pattern. I mean this woman is the Queen of the blogging world and even more importantly, she is very sweet!!!

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Nitty Gritty: (this pattern has so much to offer)
*A-Line Dress or Top
*Swing Dress
*Swing Top with Peplum
*Swing Dress/Top with Front Placket
*4 ways to do the lining
*Sizes 2-10
*more details HERE

(wow that was a lot!)

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For my Test I choose the A-line Dress with no sleeves. I love the silhouette of this dress, however, the next dress I make will be 1 size larger. My daughter had a growth spurt and did not let me know, HA!  One of my favorite parts (I have so many) of the A-Line pattern was I only had to cut ONE pattern piece, yes ladies ONE!  Can I get a High Five?!?  Another favorite in working with this pattern was it showed me how to fully line the dress.  I love it when I can learn something new from a pattern.

 

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Fabric by Josephine Kimberling, Hope Chest by Blend

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Check out MADE website for more details on the GREAT pattern

This pattern is so well written and with beautiful pictures that it would be great for an Advanced Beginner Seamstress. Even an advanced seamstress may learn some new tricks like I did.

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Purchase HERE

Dana has been so nice to offer TWO giveaways of the pattern. See Rafflecoptor below for more details and how to sign up.

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