New Pattern- LOL Swing Top by Jennuine Design (and discount)

Hello Beautiful,

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Day 5 of the LOL Swing Top Tester Tour

Jennifer from Jennuine Design  has created the most adorable top, LOL Swing Top.  I mean just look at that back. Racerback with ruffles, YUMMY! 

I had my fingers and toes crossed that I would be picked as a tester for this fabulous pattern. My daughter has become very picky and rarely wears dresses and skirts anymore so this was the perfect pattern for us. 

Click HERE to purchase

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Nitty Gritty:
*Sizes Newborn to 12
*A-line Design
*Can be made with knit or woven material
*Single Button Closure on woven version
*Racerback
*Top Length
*Bias Tape

As you can see above, the first top I made was in Knit and below is my Woven Version. I made a size 7 for Miss. T and after a few tweaks in testing it fit like a glove. The Woven Version has a single button closure and the Knit version slips easily over a child’s head. Its a great pattern with easy to follow instruction and clear illustrations.

IMG_6591I just LOVE the back to this Top, It puts the swing in LOL Swing Top! 🙂

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The Front has light ruffling at the necklineIMG_6613 I can’t thank Jennifer enough for allowing me to test this pattern. I loved her attention to detail and was thankful for her putting in long nights answering all the questions I had. Because we all know we sew at night after we put the kids to bed.IMG_6643

Besides the LOL Swing Top Pattern, another favorite pattern of mine from Jennuine is the Matinée Dress/Top 

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Jennifer is offering a 20% discount on her new pattern for one week (ends August 7th)

Use code:   LOLRelease

Here is the run down for the Pattern Tour so be sure to check them all out!!!

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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…
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

If you could not see the butterfly in the first picture here is an up close picture…

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What I am Crushing on Right Now: Fabric

Two weeks ago was the International Quilt Show in Pittsburg, PA. I wish I was there but instead I stalked some of my Favorite Fabric Manufactures like Art Gallery and Michael Miller  on their Instagram pages . I also have a new crush: Cotton and Steel- can’t wait to get my hands on their Fabric!
Here are a few of my Favorites that will be on sale the later part of the year…

Michael Miller
By Laura Gunn
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Butterflies Butterflies, Butterflies, need I say more.  I love both Color Ways and the solid in ‘Lips’ (great name) . Don’t you just love the gorgeous colors? They are so bright and Cheery. Perfect for Skirts and Dresses. This line will debut in August 2014.

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By Violet Craft,  Brambleberry Ridge

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I adore the animal print and the metallic. I am loving that there are so many fabric designers putting metallic touches in their fabric.   The colors are great for Late Summer to Fall clothing. Yummy (my husband laughs when I call fabric, “yummy”) . My Daughter loves animal print fabric so this collection is her favorite!

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Arizona by April Rhodes

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I have ordered this entire line and can’t wait for it to come out the end of May/June, Yay, any day now 🙂 . This is the first time Art Gallery will have knit fabric. If it is anything like their woven fabric it is going to be amazing. Great Summer to Fall colors. Oh, and did I mention this line is one of Art Gallery’s Limited Editions? Get it while it’s HOT!!!   See more here: http://www.artgalleryfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=101

Art Gallery Limited Edition Lines:
Arizona by April Rhodes

Gleeful by Sew Caroline

Jungle Ave. by Sara Lawson

 

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Winged by Bonnie Christine

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There are several designers using Butterflies in their fabric but these along with Laura Gunn, Flutter’s , are some of my favorite!!

Just look at those amazing colors. LOVE!! Art Gallery will be carrying knits, wovens as well as Voiles. This line is set to debut in July 2014. The colors are so soft and beautiful.
See more here: http://www.artgalleryfabrics.com/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=106

Next…

Andover
Alison Glass Field Day

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I love the floral design with vibrant colors. The color combination is spot on and I can’t wait to get my hands on it to make skirts and Dresses. Alison Glass’ new collection will Debut June 2014. Check out what my friend over at Chasing Mermaids did with this Fabric (Amazingly beautiful!!!)

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Last but certainly not least,

Cotton and Steel

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Cotton and Steel debut at this years International Fabric Market. Cotton and Steel is a collaboration of 5 spectacular designers ,  Melody Miller, Rashida Coleman-Hale, Alexia Abegg, Kim Kight, and Sarah Watts . I was in tears when I watched their video about how they started Cotton and Steel. I could feel their excitement and passion shine through.  This line will carry Wovens, Linen and Lawn. The line also has Metallics!! Yay!  I have purchased several yards from Cotton and Steel and currently have them on Pre-Sale. You can find them HERE

Here is just a taste of what Cotton and Steel has to offer:

Basic Line:

XOXO Line

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Dottie Line

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Mustang by Melody Miller

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August by Sarah Watts

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Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale

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Homebody by Kim Kight

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 Hatbox by Alexia Abegg

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To Preorder Cotton and Steel Fabric Check out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MySweetSunshine?section_id=10426744&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

Spend $50 or more to receive Free Shipping in USA only.

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Happy Monday! Summer Collection 2014

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My First Summer Collection for 2014 ..

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This new Collection features Shorts, Shirts, Leggings and of course Dresses . I had the opportunity to photograph my new collection on the beautiful Sage Ranch. The girls T, A and D had so much fun and were absolutely beautiful. They were all a joy to photograph and I am so grateful they let me 🙂 . Thank you Ladies!!

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I hope you enjoy as much as I do! Come by Etsy and check you the rest of my items!!

Don’t forget you can get 15% off by using code “BLOG15” (Cannot be used on fabric)

-My Sweet Sunshine

 

 

 

 

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