Wide-leg Pants For Me (and Possibly You)

It’s been quiet over here at Molly Blossom Design for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t ideas floating around.  And that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been sewing going on.  

If you are ever curious about my sewing that isn’t related to my pattern making, you can check out my work over at The Pretty Pickle.

I thought today I’d share a couple of things that I’ve already shared over there because they are about to converge with my pattern designing as the newest Molly Blossom pattern.  It’s just gone to testing, so how long it takes to get to my shop depends on the results I discover through the testing process.

I have three pairs of pants in my wardrobe that are the prototypes of this new pattern.  I’ll show you two of them.

First, a pair in chambray, made at least a year and a half ago or more.

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I wore them in DC on a trip a year ago.

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And here’s another grainy snapshot of me wearing them just last week.

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The most recent pair I made traveled with me to Walt Disney World and were the perfect comfortable (as in not too hot), but not revealing piece of clothing to wear around the parks.  I made these in rayon challis, a fabric typically recommended for blouses and lightweight dresses.

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I should have just bitten the bullet and made this pattern a lot sooner, but I was too concerned about the drafting of other sizes.  Now I have finally done it and we will find out in the next week or two if I have gotten in over my head.

The Fabulousness Continues Even After the Bundle is Gone

With this many patterns available to you in one fell swoop, you’ll be doing plenty of sewing long after the deal has finished.  If you are the one who has been waiting until you were fully convinced before you give up your $29.95, now is the time.  This is the last full day this particular pattern bundle will ever be offered.

Here are all the things I’ve made sew far.  (heh heh)

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Top Left (continuing clockwise): Sally Dress, Nitunia Coat, Bimaa Sweater, Candy Carousel Dresses

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Infinity Sweater, (top right to bottom right) Junebug tunic, Fancy Pants leggings, Underwear pattern by the Red Kitchen

Since I haven’t shown you the Junebug tunic I made.  Let me give you a couple more full-sized shots of this adorable pattern.

I used the free tutorial before this was ever even a full-blown multi-sized pattern to make an Easter dress for my youngest girl.

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She’s worn it several times since, styled different ways.

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and layered for Fall:

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I’m so happy that Jess from Craftiness Is Not Optional made her tutorial into a pattern and that it is now in my stash because I can now make these in bigger sizes as my little one grows.

I think I’ll try a sleeve on the next one. 🙂

Now I’ll link you back to the original post with all the details about the Sew Fab pattern bundle so you can see all the patterns AND ENTER THE GIVEAWAY.  Don’t forget to do that if you haven’t already.  There’s no purchase required to win the prizes.

HERE is the original post that includes the link to purchase and the giveaway. 

Procrastinators, this is the Monday you’ve all been waiting for.  If you do finally get your bundle today, you don’t have to sew everything right away, ok?  (although you might be so excited that you just have to sew a few things immediately)  Most of the patterns included are not season specific and will be useful to you over time.

Alright, I’m off to work on even more sewing.  I’ve got two nearly finished projects and I need to cut out the fabric I was just inspired to make into a Junebug dress.  See you later, Blossoms!

Hello, Sally

I love vintage little girl dresses.  I love the full skirts, I love the shaped bodices, the bows…. but I do particularly love a pocket.

I saw a little teaser picture of a pattern in the works and immediately fell in love with the vintage vibe of the oversized pockets.  That was several weeks ago, and now, that little sneak peek is a finished pattern called the Sally Dress and lo and behold, it’s included in the Sew Fab Bundle!  Boy, was I excited to see it there!?

So, of course, I had to make one.  I’ve had this adorable Hello Kitty fabric for a few weeks and didn’t really want to mix it up with other fabrics.  I just wanted it to stand on it’s own and be the cuteness it was destined to be.  Hello Kitty and Sally turned out to be a perfect match, in my opinion.

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You can get your own Sally Dress pattern over at LuvInTheMommyhood or you can just get it along with all the other patterns in the Sew Fab bundle.  (But only until the morning of October 8th!)

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After I let my 5-year-old try on her new tunic (I made it shorter so she could wear it to school with leggings.  She loves a dress, but they aren’t practical at the playground.) she woudn’t take it off.  Cheddar bunnies and grapes for snack seemed to her to be the perfect compliment to her new frock.  She wore it to school the next day and was just as cute as a button and as proud as a peacock.

Take a look at my previous blog posts if you’d like to see more of my makes from the Sew Fab bundle.  I’m still sewing more of them every day and I’ll have something else to show you tomorrow!

Girls Only?

The Sew Fab bundle… I know you are possibly tired of hearing about it.

If you have bought it, hopefully you are still seeking inspiration and enjoying the plethora of posts on the web as everyone involved continues to promote the sale until Ocober 8th.

If you don’t have the bundle yet, why not??  At a little over $1 a pattern, it’s the best deal around right now.  I mentioned yesterday that Jenny Yarborough, the creator and organizer of this event has done a great job giving the Sew Fab buyers a great variety of patterns, but it wasn’t until this morning that I think I really appreciated the full weight of that statement.

Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo, Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX, The Sally Dress from Very Shannon, Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets , Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake, Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional, Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads, Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo, Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless, Ruffle Dress from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Go To Cape for Women, Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten, Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns, Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew, Tumble Tee from imaginegnats, Nituna Jacket from Figgy’s, Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June, Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado, Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy, Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing, Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom, Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio , Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus, Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen, Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft, Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress

I’m on a few sewing boards and, without fail, there is always a mom of boys asking where all the patterns for boys are.

Well, there are NINE right here in the Sew Fab bundle!  Here, I’ll list them for you:

The Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Koo.

Ananda Pants (if you made them without the fold-over waist) by CHOPSTIX

Fancy Pants leggings by Titchy Threads (these could be pj’s, long underwear, or knit boxers)

Skinny Jeans from Peek-a-boo Patterns

Vintage V Neck from Blank Slate

Nitunia Jacket from Figgy’s

Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June

Bimaa Sweater (the two versions besides the cowl)

Ethan Shirt from Scientific Seamstress

So, I think if you have a boy or two to sew for, the Sew Fab Bundle will be a great value for you too!  If you just bought the bundle for these patterns, you are getting them for $3.30 per pattern.  Awesome.  Plus, the Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless would be fun for a boy, and the Owl Backpack from the Sewing Loft is boy-friendly too.

Thanks for supporting Molly Blossom and all the Sew Fab designers through your purchase.  I do make a percentage of each bundle purchased through my blog.  Good for you and good for me!

Some Shameless Self-Promotion

We are having such fun playing show and tell with the Sew Fab pattern bundle this week.  I’m sure you have probably seen it all over blog land and all over Facebook, but there can never be enough sewing inspiration, so I’m more than happy to continue to add to the list.

The Candy Carousel dress, my most recent design from Molly Blossom, is included in this bundle.  I took one of the original ones I made and winterized it with a little Old Navy cardi and some Farbenmix Queenie pants (seen in a the Nitunia coat post as well, but they were actually made to match this dress).

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Look at the kinds of smiles you will get if you make this dress for your daughter!!

Ok, ok, I do have to work for those smiles.  There might have even been an incident where I almost fell backward down those brick stairs trying to get those smiles…

Then she wanted to show ME a trick.  I made her hold the rail.

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TA DA!

Alright, ready for more shameless self-promotion as I also continue to inspire you with pieces from the Sew Fab bundle?

(which you can buy HERE…)

Here are the Molly Blossom Buttercup Tunic (found here) and the Titchy Threads Fancy Pants Leggings (part of the Sew Fab bundle) together in another cute fall ensemble.

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I made my Fancy Pants leggings in a jegging knit material.  These have a panel in the rear to accommodate diapers or, in our case, room to try “tricks” without worrying about splitting seams.  😀

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I love the knit waistband option and this little one loves it too.  She is calling these her “comfy pants.”

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and with a little hip action…

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Props to Jenny Yarborough, who organized every part of the Sew Fab bundle, giveaways and patterns.  She has done an excellent job giving you a selection of really useful patterns that are great staples as well as some fun ones that can be gussied up to be real wardrobe stand-outs.

Reversible Zippy Hoodie from Kitschy Coo, Ananda Pants from CHOPSTIX, The Sally Dress from Very Shannon, Best Harem Pants from Too Sweets , Notebook Slipcover from Gingercake, Junebug Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional, Fancy Pants Leggings from Titchy Threads, Skinny Jeans from peek-a-boo, Pajama Eaters from Sew Fearless, Ruffle Dress from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Go To Cape for Women, Sadie Grace Nightgown from Seamingly Smitten, Vintage V-Neck from Blank Slate Patterns, Zermatt Bow Swing Coat from See Kate Sew, Tumble Tee from imaginegnats, Nituna Jacket from Figgy’s, Greenpoint Cardigan from Hey June, Gathers and Giggles Quilt from Sew Much Ado, Billy Car Play Mat and Roll Up from Handmade Therapy, Bimaa Sweater from LouBee Clothing, Candy Carousel Dress from Molly Blossom, Convertible Clutch from LBG Studio , Infinity Sweater from One Girl Circus, Undies Pattern from From the Red Kitchen, Owl Backpack from The Sewing Loft, Ethan Shirt from the Scientific Seamstress

This Sew Fab e-Pattern Bundle is only available for one week and will never be available again!  You can purchase the bundle from September 30th at 8 a.m. EST through October 8th at 8 a.m. EST and there will be no late sales offered.  Due to the nature of the sale there are no refunds.

You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to purchase a ready made collection of 26 PDF sewing patterns from 26 of the best designers out there!

That is an affiliate link by the way.  I earn a portion of every sale bought through that button.  A great way to support Molly Blossom and all Sew Fab designers!

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A Cute Cold Weather Staple

I’m back with another pattern from the too-good-to-be-true pattern bundle that is only available at the awesome price of $29.95 until October 8th.

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At the end of this post, you’ll have a chance to buy the bundle for yourself and when you do buy through my blog, I get a portion of the sale.  Thanks for your support!
Today’s review is for the Bimaa sweater from LouBee Clothing.

There are three neckline finishes; a fold-over collar, a cowl neck and a hood.

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I made the cowl neck version from cotton lycra knit.  

The pattern pieces are well-drafted and everything fits together perfectly.  

With three options, you’ll get a lot of different looks from just one pattern.  My daughter really wants a hooded one and Sarah, the designer has promised to make a tutorial to add ears to the hood soon.  Wouldn’t that be the MOST adorable?

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I’ve already bought some sweatshirt fleece and am planning a little sweat set for her with the hooded Bimaa.  I’ve also seen this with a hood in fleece and it looks adorably cozy.  

 

Ready to buy the bundle?