Shwin Apple Loungewear

I have a great pattern and big discount for you today!  Shwin Designs Apple Loungewear is on sale today only!!!  Info and coupon code at the end of this post.


After that baptism dress and all that selfish sewing I was so ready to sew some quick, cute comfy clothes for my girls.  We did a big closet clean out last week and they are both in need of some new cold weather cozies.


I used Shwin’s Apple Loungewear set to make mix and match sweatshirts and leggings.  I love that they can share these sets!

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I made a size 8, which is where they measured for this pattern.  I usually make a 6 with 8 length in Shwin patterns and I probably would have been fine to do that with this pattern.  The tops are made with Raspberry Creek Fabrics French Terry (broken record but I seriously can’t get enough of it).


 My girls have all the same measurements but Sophie is 5 inches taller.  They can share most everything but I make them longer to fit Sophie’s height.  Kinda big and baggy on Payton but I think it works for this style.


I love my Daytrippers and I’m excited to share that love with my girls.  The pattern includes pockets but I left them off just to make them even quicker sews.  I also almost doubled the bottom band and wrist cuffs on the teal version to really feature the cupcake fabric.



Sophie had just finished finger knitting this scarf and was so excited to throw it on with her outfit.  I think it’s the perfect accessory!



Boy, do I love these cute sisters and their new comfy loungewear!  Use code ‘APPLE’ to get the pattern for $5, today (10-8-15) only!  Code no longer valid. Hop on over here and make sure you look around!

Pattern Anthology Diamond Dress


You know those chic women that can throw on a dress everyday and just look so put together?  The mom’s at Target looking like they stepped out of a magazine in their cute knit dress?  Well, that is not me.  Between years of nursing and chasing toddlers, dresses were just not on my radar.  Until now…


Pattern Anthology has released their newest set of patterns and they are fabulous.  I sewed up the Diamond Dress by Shwin Designs.  I used a ponte from Joann’s and it worked perfectly.


The diamond detail in the center is such a fun, flattering detail.  It’s great for colorblocking or just changing the fabric direction like I did.



The pattern comes with cap and long sleeve lengths.  I used the long sleeve piece and cut it at the lengthen/shorten line to create my favorite 3/4 sleeves.   I also used the tip to bring in the waist by sewing clear elastic to the waist seam allowance.  I love the silhouette it creates!


I can’t wait to wear this dressed up to church.  Or you may just see me in it with sneakers on my next Target run…

Shwin Designs Lucille Tops- For Boys too!


Are you a fan of Shwin and Shwin?  I love her simple, hip style and some of my favorite patterns are Shwin Designs. My latest projects were a pair of Lucille tops for Sophie and Charlie.  It’s such a cute way to use contrasting fabrics and they were fun, quick sews (my favorite kind!).


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I love this floral fabric from Girl Charlee and I’m excited I have enough left for me too.  It paired perfectly with Raspberry Creek’s coral solid.  I added wide bands at the wrist and waist to throw in some more of the floral.



Don’tcha love that smolder! For Charlie’s I used another Girl Charlee fabric I’ve had stashed for him.  I love the grey motorcycles and I let him choose what color he wanted with them.  Of course he chose blue- everything is blue these days because that is his very favorite color.  I was happy because I love him in blue- it brings out those baby blue eyes!


Well, you guys will be seeing plenty of Shwin Designs coming out of our house.  I’ve always been a big fan and some of my most loved patterns are Shwin’s.


Her Daytripper Top is one of my go-to patterns for myself.


And I find myself sewing up her kids patterns again and again. This cozy french terry Eleanor Dress is so scrumptious and this Maggie Mae Tunic was so perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

I was lucky to test her Jane Dress that was part of her Garden Girl Collection.  It’s such a simple sweet dress that little Payton wears over and over.


When Shauna posted a call for Shwin Ambassadors-seamstresses who would be willing to sew up her patterns and share their creations in exchange for access to her collection; well, let’s just say I jumped at the chance.   I felt like I had won the lottery when I was actually chosen!  So each month, I’ll post here and on my Instagram one of her designs.  I feel like I’d be sewing one of her patterns at least once a month anyways so I definitely got the good end of the deal!

I’ll leave you with a peek at my Glass Onion and Stella leggings combo.  Another gorgeous look courtesy of Shwin 😉