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Momma Quail’s Walker Jeans & Shorts Pattern Review

**Disclaimer – I received this pattern for free in exchange for testing the pattern for the designer, but all opinions are mine.**

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Hi fabulous readers! I know, I know, long time no blog. I am so sorry for my extended absence. I am hoping that today’s blog post will make that up to you. Today I have a review of the awesome Walker Jeans and Shorts by Momma Quail patterns. You can purchase the Walker Jeans HERE, they are on sale for $6.00 until March 14th, 2016. Continue reading

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The Mara Blouse

 

****I received this pattern for free in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own***
The Mara Blouse from Compagnie M is one of my dream patterns. I had actually pinned this pattern back in the summer when I was coming up with ideas for Miss G’s kindergarten wardrobe. I just loved the look and the styling. I was beyond thrilled when Marte contacted me to ask if I wanted to review one of her patterns.

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Ellie Inspired Holiday Tour – Polar Express Pea Coat and Sugar Plum Sweater Dress

***I received these patterns in exchange for participating in the Blog tour, but all opinions are mine.***

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Hi Everyone! I am excited to be a part of the Ellie Inspired Holiday Blog Tour. I was very glad to get to review not just one, but two of the wonderful Ellie Inspired patterns. I have been a fan of the Ellie Inspired patterns for awhile, but I hadn’t sewn one yet. I will definitely being sewing up more of these patterns.

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I started off with the Polar Express Pea Coat. First off the name caught my attention because Mr T LOVES trains and LOVES the Polar Express. I love the look of a Pea Coat, it is something that is dressy, but also can be paired with sneakers and jeans.

The Polar Express Pea Coat comes in sizes 1-16 and is a beautiful dress coat with tailored details such as a full lining, back vent, lapel collar, and double-breasted. Optional couture techniques also included to help you take your sewing to the next level.

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I loved the optional techniques included with this pattern. I definitely learned some new things, including adding a sleeve head and adding an interlining. I also love that their is such a wide range of sizes that I can sew this one for years to come. It took me a little longer than normal to sew this coat up, but that is just because I really took my time with it to make sure I got it just right.

… and just because I know you need some silly pictures, here are Mr T’s serious and silly face.
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Along with the Polar Express Pea Coat, I made the Sugar Plum Sweater Dress for Ms. G.

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The Sugar Plum Sweater Dress comes in sizes 1-16 and is for a beginner sewing level. It is a comfortable top or dress with options for either short or long sleeves and a crew neck or turtle neck.

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For my version of this pattern I upcycled another old sweater of mine, which worked perfectly with the turtleneck version of this pattern. I used the top length and extended it just a bit to make it tunic length to pair with leggings. This pattern came together very quickly, after cutting the pattern out it only took me about 20 minutes to sew it up. This will definitely be one that I turn to over the years. I think it is one that will really grow with Miss G as she gets older.

…and just so you know what kind of conditions I am working under here, these are just a few of the crazy pictures that I got out of Miss G. How silly is she?

 

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You can purchase the Polar Express Pea Coat HERE and the Sugar Plum Sweater Dress HERE. While you are over there browse through all the awesome patterns they have to offer. Ellie Inspired is also giving us a discount code for 25% off with the code PARTY I already have my eye on one or five new patterns. Ellie Inspired Patterns also has a Facebook group so if you have any questions they will jump right in and help you out.

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Serger Pepper’s Everyday Tank Top and Dress – Pattern Review

 

*** I received this pattern for free for my time for testing. This post contains affiliate links, if you click on these links I will receive some compensation. However all opinions are mine.  ***

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Are you looking for a cute, fast tank top or dress to sew up. Stop what you are doing and go buy this (affiliate link) pattern!! Irene from Serger Pepper has designed the Everyday Tank Top and Dress as part of the Pattern Revolution Aspiring Designers Challenge. This pattern is perfect.  Continue reading

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Sycamore Shorts Review

Sycamore Shorts - Pattern by Sew Like My Mom; Sewn By Knot Sew NormalMr T has a slight obsession with Mickey Mouse. He spotted this fabric in the remnant bin at Joann’s and had to have it. He carried it all over Joann’s so proud of it. He even told the cashier, “My mom is going to make me something.” I knew just what to make with it, The Sycamore Shorts from Sew Like My MomContinue reading