Art Gallery Fabrics Stripe Tour

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I’m thrilled to be joining Karly from Paisley Roots for the Art Gallery Fabrics Stripe Tour.  Karly and I very first bonded over our shared love of all things striped so this was a definite treat for both of us.  I’m happy to be joining a great group of sewists to share these amazing fabrics with you.  Make sure you check out their posts this week as well!

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Stripes are a favorite of mine and these looks were so much fun to create.  I had the hardest time picking which fabrics to use.  Just take a look at all the killer stripes here.  You want them all too, right?!  The colors are just divine and there are so many to choose from.  They are yarn-dyed meaning they’ll stay just as pretty after a million washes as they look today.  Such a dream fabric!
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In the end I just couldn’t get this classic black and white combo out of my head.  I used the Striped Bold Caviar and Striped Alike Caviar.  I love the creamy white with the bold black.  I think I already have five black and white stripe tees in my own closet but I’m so drawn to the combo.  There’s no such thing as too many black and white stripes in your wardrobe!
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For my top I used the Pixie Tee and Dress from Chalk and Notch.  I love the optional side ties and knew it was the perfect place for a fun pop of fabric.  I used scraps from these pretty Art Gallery dresses and I love the combination.
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A bold peacock print is such a fun touch!
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I couldn’t bear to waste any of the leftovers so my little guy just had to have a tee too!  I used my go-to Jolly Roger Raglan pattern.  This bold stripe paired with a solid AGF knit in Sahara Sun is just checking all my boxes.  Stripes- check, mustard- check, cute boy- check 😉
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This fun dress is the piece de resistance!  I used the Upton pattern from Blaverry (so sad it is no longer available!).  It’s one of my favorite patterns for combining fabrics and I’m always so happy with the results.
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That back detail just makes me flip!
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Add in that pretty contrast yoke and I’m head over heels!
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We are so in love with our new pieces.  I can’t get over the quality of this fabric.  It was so nice to work with and is so soft and smooth.  I almost felt guilty using this amazing stuff on my kids.  I can tell it will hold up to all that they throw at it though making these a great addition to their closets.  Now to get my hands on all the colors…
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Thanks for joining us on our stop!  We hope you treat yourself to some of this amazing fabric soon!

 

Blaverry Upton

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The Blaverry Upton has been on my wish list for awhile now.  That darling split back and contrast yoke just have my heart.  I was more than happy to jump on board the Upton Blog Tour celebrating it’s recent revamp.

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My little one can’t get enough cozy dresses in her wardrobe and this one is absolutely adorable!

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I used a cozy french terry combined with a super soft Robert Kaufman flannel- all from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  She would wear a dress everyday so this combination will be perfect once cooler temps stick around.

The Upton now features multiple sleeve lengths and all the features you love in a pdf pattern- layers, multiple measurement charts to get the perfect fit, detailed instructions, and a huge size range (2t-16).

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I just love that wrapped neck binding and that yoke is to die for!  The pattern calls for all knit but I found this woven worked just lovely!  I think knit/woven combos are so fun and open up endless possibilities!

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I think it would make a super adorable top too.  That back is just so on point!

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I am part of the Blaverry Promo team so I received this pattern for free.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- WE LOVE BLAVERRY!  I feel like Christie just gets that struggle every mom and daughter has- finding fashionable, cute clothes that you both adore.  Blaverry has solved that dilemma at our house!

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You can check out the other stops on the tour this week here:

Blaverry Thea

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I love everything about fall.  It’s like New Year’s to me- A fresh start. A new school year, brand-new resolutions and goals, back to a routine, and I love the cooler temperatures!  I also LOVE fall fashion!

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The Blaverry Thea is a great all seasons pattern that makes my heart giddy!

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Another fall favorite is plaid, plaid, and more plaid.  I’m sure you’ll still be seeing a lot of florals and stripes from me but c’mon- admit that plaid and fall go hand and hand.

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I picked up this scrumptious quilted knit from Hobby Lobby.  It’s seriously so dangerous having one just down the street.  The newest fall apparel line has some real winners.

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Let’s talk about this pattern.  This is the third knit dress I’ve made this girl in two weeks and I love how unique they all are.  She loves dresses and done in comfy knit they’re perfect for school days.  The thing that really sets this pattern apart from the others is the super fun pleated skirt.  Done in this structured knit it’s extra full and so, so darling!

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The dress comes with three sleeve options- short, half, and long.  I almost always go with a half or elbow sleeve- I just love the look and think it makes it wearable for longer.

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It’s easy to blend sizes and that’s huge when sewing for my tall girls.  I did a 6 with 8 length and still added a couple inches to make it a bit longer.  It’s a super simple alteration and will hopefully help her be able to wear this longer.

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One of my favorite details of this pattern is the wrapped neck binding- so professional!

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This pattern ticks all the boxes for me- huge size range (2t-16), classic design with great details, multi-seasonal, and it’s a quick sew!  Both girls will be getting more Thea’s for sure!

I am part of the Blaverry Promo team and receive the pattern for free.  It’s the perfect partnership for me and my girls.  We love the Blaverry style and are happy to shout it from the rooftops 😉

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Check out more great Thea’s from my friends at:

Kate and Crew * Sprouting JubeJube  * Sew Sophie Lynn * MCB Créations * BLAVERRY * Sew Famous * Ruby Rue Creations * Sew Gracefully * Captures by ChrisÉlégantine

Blaverry Yves

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Blaverry does it again!

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The newly revised Yves pattern has won us over!

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It’s a quick sew with fun details that make it such a stylish, unique pattern.

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The neck detail, shoulder ties, and chest shirring (my fabric totally hides it) take it up a notch.

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AND…it’s fully reversible!!!

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This project had me stumped.  I originally planned to use this pattern as a swim coverup- think lightweight gauze and pom pom trim (cute, right!).  The simplicity of the dress lends itself to so many options!  My indecision was BAD and I let this project sit for weeks.

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When I came across this fabric in my stash I knew it was meant to be.  I picked this up on our trip to Africa last year.  It’s a beautiful rayon challis that I was of course saving for myself 😉  As soon as I pulled it out again I had visions of this photo shoot and just how perfect it would be for this dress.  My Sophie can always rock things way better than I ever could so I knew it was going to the right person!

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I grabbed this simple black rayon challis from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and it turned out even better than I had envisioned.

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Throw in this fun black and gold cording from LA and it’s perfection!

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I just adore this dress styled for fall!  Could it be any more chic?!!

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The upgrades to the pattern are genius and so, so helpful. The pattern now includes:

• clickable table of contents
• more size and garment finished measurements
• new pattern nesting for easier size blending
• instructions on how to properly select your size(s)
• instructions on how to blend sizes
• printable page to record measurements and notes
• printable design/coloring page for you and/or your kids
• re-designed pattern pieces for easier size blending

as well as multiple length options and the fact that it is fully reversible!

This girly is a huge fan and I know you will be too!

I am part of the Blaverry promo team and was provided the pattern for free.  Blaverry suits our lifestyle and tastes so well that it has been the perfect partnership!  We truly love Blaverry patterns for their unique, edgy designs that make my little tween one happy girl!

For more Yves inspiration check out:
Blaverry Blog – Stylin’ Stacey – Élégantine! – Sprouting JubeJube

Blaverry Nina and Ollie

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Christie at Blaverry is in the process of updating some of her patterns and I’m so excited for you to see the improvements.  The Nina Skirt and Ollie Top were some of the first on her list.

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The Ollie Top is a classic silhoutte with two different collar options.  We choose the one piece collar.

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I love the simplicity and classic lines of this top!  It features a hook and eye closure to keep things sleek and polished.

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The Nina Skirt is a simple knit skirt with a brilliant waistband that keeps it in place while still being super comfortable.

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The finishing instructions on these patterns are top notch!

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These are available in sizes 2-16 making these the perfect patterns for your teens and tweens.

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These patterns feature new and improved fit and tutorials.  Size charts have been expanded and pattern tiling has been changed to make for easier blending.  I’m so thrilled with these changes that make Blaverry patterns more user friendly.

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These are super quick sews that will get worn a lot this summer.  They fit in perfectly with her comfy but sophisticated wardrobe.  We can’t wait to see what’s next in the Blaverry line up!

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I am part of the Blaverry Blasters team and received these patterns for free.

Top fabric: Spoonflower modern jersey

Skirt fabric is ponte from a Girl Charlee Knitfix

Gracie Dress by Blaverry

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I’ve shown you amazing, intermediate projects from Blaverry here and here but today I’m happy to feature an easy, quick sew- the Gracie Dress.

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It’s a cute, raglan-sleeve knit dress with a drop waist and fun little skirt hem.

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The kangaroo pocket in the front is a darling detail.

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For our version I got to play with the brand new Club line from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.

I used the aqua abstract floral for the skirt and it matched so perfect with the berry heathered french terry from the shop too (currently out of stock but will be in soon).

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The finishing in the pattern is superb.  It has a bound neckline like the Finn but I chose to use the back of my french terry for the neckline and did a simple t-shirt neckband.  It did make it wider than the intended finish but I think it’s great for this sporty look.

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We are desperately in need of more everyday clothes so this pattern was perfect.  It’s a quick sew and will be great for school.

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If you’re unfamiliar with Blaverry patterns, I have a few tips.  They are concise so the instructions are not overwhelming.  This can be hard if you’re new to a technique (google is your friend!) but also keeps the pattern steps clear and easy.  I’m also glad I have my models handy because fitting kids can be tricky.  This is a straight size 7 on my tall skinny girl and it fits great.  I would trim an inch or two from the main dress if I made this for my more standard size younger daughter. I do get the pattern for free but I have been so happy with all of my Blaverry finished projects.

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Join the Blaverry Facebook Group to see more fun Gracie dresses this week.  Join the Raspberry Creek Facebook Group to see more Club line previews, too!

An Easter Blaverry Vivie

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It’s almost Easter which means new Spring dresses are popping up everywhere.

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The Vivie by Blaverry was perfect for this girl.

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Sewn in gorgeous floral it just screams spring time to me.

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Christie at Blaverry is so good at pushing me out of my comfort zone.  This was my first collar and button placket and… I came, I saw, and I conquered it!!!

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This dress pairs perfectly with the Decklyn Jacket by Blaverry making this outfit one I am truly proud of.

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So many sewing fears tackled in one glorious pairing.

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Blaverry patterns are very concise and well written.  There is no hand holding for those looking for it but that makes for a short, simple tutorial that isn’t overwhelming.

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This pattern features front and back darts that make it easy to get a custom fit on your little model.

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Inseam pockets are always a plus too!

It’s such a sweet, classic pattern that I’m looking forward to making again and again.

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Now let’s talk about that ah-mazing fabric!! It’s Art Gallery’s Forest Floor line that I picked up from Raspberry Creek Fabrics (this is currently sold out but linked to another great print from the same line).

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It’s buttery soft and sewed up just beautifully.  It’s the perfect weight for this pattern and I felt totally spoiled working with it.

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I feel like my job as a mom who sews is to make my children feel comfortable and beautiful in the clothes I make for them.  To see the joy this dress brought to my cute girly is totally the reason I sew.

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I love the sophistication of the dress but this picture reminds me that she’s still my sweet little girl.

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Make sure to check out Blaverry and the Blaverry Facebook Group for lots of great inspiration.  Keep an eye out for more amazing Vivie’s in the group.  You can see my other Blaverry projects here and here.  Check out Pear Berry Lane’s darling gingham version too!