see kate sew http://seekatesew.com sewing, crafts, tutorials, DIY Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:44:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Aztec Hooded Vest Round Up! http://seekatesew.com/aztec-hooded-vest-round-up/ http://seekatesew.com/aztec-hooded-vest-round-up/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:44:16 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13329 As I mentioned in my last post, the Aztec Hooded Vest is part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, which is back for a quick 2 day flash sale before it is GONE FOR GOOD! I’ve made so many of these vests, they are the perfect transition piece for Spring. Here are some facts about the […]

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As I mentioned in my last post, the Aztec Hooded Vest is part of the Ultimate DIY Bundle, which is back for a quick 2 day flash sale before it is GONE FOR GOOD!

I’ve made so many of these vests, they are the perfect transition piece for Spring. Here are some facts about the pattern:

  • Reversible! Use two fun fabrics and a reversible zipper and you’ll have TWO ways to wear it!
  • Open welt pockets
  • Optional topstitching
  • Stylish Oversized Hood
  • Add a layer of batting for extra warmth
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And don’t forget: when you use my link to purchase the bundle, email me your receipt for a FREE kids pattern! Your choice! That means you can get the popular Manhattan blouse, too! (Or any other kid pattern!) the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

 

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What else is included? 11 awesome sewing patterns, plus a total of 69 awesome DIY resources!

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Buy it here!

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FLASH SALE! The Ultimate DIY Bundle is back! http://seekatesew.com/flash-sale-the-ultimate-diy-bundle-is-back/ http://seekatesew.com/flash-sale-the-ultimate-diy-bundle-is-back/#respond Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13327   The Ultimate DIY Bundle is BACK! I know some of you missed it last time, so it’s back for a quick flash sale, TWO DAYS ONLY, until it’s gone for good. (Really gone this time!) The AZTEC Hooded Vest (one of my most loved sewing patterns for BOYS and girls) is a part of […]

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The Ultimate DIY Bundle is BACK! I know some of you missed it last time, so it’s back for a quick flash sale, TWO DAYS ONLY, until it’s gone for good. (Really gone this time!) The AZTEC Hooded Vest (one of my most loved sewing patterns for BOYS and girls) is a part of the Ulimate DIY bundle, a super great deal for anyone who loves to sew! And as a bonus, if you purchase from my link right now I will give you a second kids pattern of your choice FREE! Just forward your confirmation email to seekatesew1@gmail.com with your pattern selection!

Check out The Ultimate DIY Bundle! It’s your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects that the whole family can get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 69 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

 

 

Here is a quick list of the sewing resources. These are awesome patterns!

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Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 2 days!

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses:

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late!

 

 

This page contains affiliate links, be sure to use one and then redeem your SECOND free see kate sew kid’s sewing pattern of your choice by forwarding your purchase confirmation to seekatesew1@gmail.com.

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The FULL LIST of what is included!

Crafts

  • Chalk Pastels Through The Seasons by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge ($9.99)
  • Easy DIY Crafts for Every Season by Amy @ Mom Advice ($10.00)
  • Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art by Tricia & Lucia @ Southern Hodge Podge (FREE)
  • Handmade Gifts for Every Occasion by Kim @ Everything Etsy ($10.00)
  • Infarrantly Creative Printable Collection by Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative ($10.00)
  • Make Believe by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook, Kate @ See Kate Sew, Melissa @ Melly Sews, and Shauna @ Shwin & Shwin ($9.95)
  • Nurturing Creativity by Renee @ FIMBY ($3.00)
  • Reuse, Refresh, Repurpose by Kristen @ The Frugal Girl ($3.99)
  • Stackapals by Sean @ The Modest Mom ($9.99)

Holidays & Seasonal

  • 101 {More} Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • 101 Days of Christmas by Mandi @ Life Your Way ($4.99)
  • Gift It From Scratch by Kathie @ Homespun Seasonal Living ($3.99)
  • Pioneering Today: A Homemade Christmas by Melissa @ Melissa K. Norris ($2.99)
  • Stress-Free Baby Shower by Sara @ Your Thriving Family ($5.95)

Home & Garden

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Homemade Personal Care Products by Shaina @ Food for My Family ($10.00)
  • Cake Decorating with Modeling Chocolate by Kristen @ Wicked Goodies ($9.99)
  • Clean & Simple by Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home ($2.99)
  • Cookies for the Seasons by Bridget @ Bake at 350 ($10.00)
  • DIY Herbs At Home by Karon @ Larder Love ($12.00)
  • Empress of Dirt Garden Art & Ideas by Melissa @ Empress of Dirt ($3.99)
  • Simply Canning: Survival Guide for Safe Home Canning by Sharon @ Simply Canning ($12.99)
  • The Cottage Mama’s DIY Guide by Kristy @ Little Natural Cottage ($4.95)
  • Natural Beauty Guide by Wellness Mama @ Wellness Mama ($10.00)

Home Decor

  • 21 Inspiring Thrift Store Transformations by Jami @ An Oregon Cottage ($4.99)
  • 31 Days to a Staged Home by Leslie @ Goodbye House, Hello Home ($7.49)
  • Autumn Inspired: DIY Home Decor by Myra @ My Blessed Life ($10.00)
  • Easy Mod Podge Decor for Your Home by Amy @ Mod Podge Rocks ($10.00)
  • How to Choose Paint Colours: It’s All In The Undertones by Maria @ Maria Killam ($37.00)
  • Interior Design for Real People by Sarah @ The Yellow Cape Cod ($10.00)
  • Make It! Hardware Store Decor by Curbly @ Curbly ($9.99)
  • The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting by Allison @ Refunk My Junk ($9.99)
  • The Ultimate Tassel Guide by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($10.00)
  • Thrifty Decor Chick’s DIY Handbook by Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick ($10.00)
  • Updated & On Trend Tassels by Myquillyn @ Nesting Place ($4.99)

Photography

  • Printable Photo Checklists by Rebecca @ Simple as That ($5.00)
  • Say No to Auto by Kristen @ Kristen Duke Photography ($10.00)
  • Snapping Shelter Dogs…and Cats! by Angela @ Angela Hunt Photography ($4.99)
  • The Spaghetti Shots by Courtney @ Courtney Westlake ($4.99)

Scrapbooking & Art Journaling

  • Animals Coloring Book by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)
  • A Year of Art Journaling: A Beginner Course in Artful Discovery by Christine @ Bare Branch Blooming ($20.00)
  • Kimberly Kalil Designs Collection by Kimberly @ Kimberly Kalil ($17.00)
  • Life, According to Me by Stephanie @ Somewhat Simple ($5.97)
  • Scripture Memory Cards by Melissa @ The Lovely Words ($10.00)
  • A Year of Mandalas by Samantha @ Doodle Art Alley ($5.00)

Sewing

  • Aztec Hooded Vest by Kate @ See Kate Sew ($8.00)
  • Color Plus Quilt by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Lucky the Elephant by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Parisian Top by Andrea @ Andrea’s Notebook ($12.00)
  • Seasonal Stitching Club Collection by Mollie @ Wild Olive ($32.00)
  • Sew a Skirt by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($10.00)
  • Sewing School 101 by Nicole @ NicoleVBennett.com ($12.50)
  • Sleep Over Tote by Virginia @ Gingercake ($7.00)
  • Spectrum by Alison @ Alison Glass Design ($12.00)
  • Sugar Pop Top by Caroline @ Sew Caroline ($14.00)
  • The Norah Dress and Tunic by Hayley @ Welcome to the Mouse House ($9.00)

The Business of DIY

  • Act on Your Craft by Renee @ MadeOn Hard Lotion ($3.50)
  • Make & Sell Your Own Skin Products by Kelly @ Generation Cedar ($5.97)
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do by Richele @ Under the Golden Apple Tree ($8.00)
  • Pinteresting by Tabitha @ Meet Penny ($2.99)
  • Getting Started with Social Media by Jessica @ Create & Thrive ($25.00)

Writing

  • 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2 by Bryan @ Build Creative Writing Ideas ($2.99)
  • A Summer of Stories by Tsh @ The Art of Simple ($4.00)

eCourses

  • 30 Days of Prompts by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($25.00)
  • Artful Adventures Art Journaling Basics by Kristie @ Artful Adventures ($20.00)
  • Family Writer’s Club by Mariah @ Playful Learning ($27.00)
  • How to Scan and Digitize Photos & Memorabilia by Mary @ Be Photo Wise ($30.00)
  • iScrap-N-Snap by Beth @ Scrapping Wonders ($12.99)
  • Photo Editing for Absolute Beginners by Melissa @ Digital Scrapbooking HQ ($30.00)
  • Story 101 by Elora @ Elora Nicole ($127.00)
  • Use Your Stash by Elise @ Elise Blaha Cripe ($8.00)

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DIY bunny slippers with free pattern download

Easter is coming up quick and I haven’t gotten my fill of bunnies yet! So here is one of my last bunny projects! (Also see the free bunny plush pattern if you missed it!)

I made this nightgown with flannel bunny fabric fabric from Ann Kelle. I used my Harper Top pattern and extended it a few inches (about 6″) to make a cute little dress. It was easy and I love the short length and sleeves for summer.

After I made the nightgown, I had some extra bunny fabric and thought some slippers would be fun. The slippers are lined with the same flannel fabric and the outside is made from terry cloth/towel fabric that was in my stash.

They are easy to make and really fun! This pattern should fit a good range of toddler sizes, probably around 7-10. I stuffed them with batting so they are cozy and soft.

So let’s make them!

 

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Bunny Slippers Pattern //
For toddler size 7-10.
Materials:
-1/4 yard flannel
-1/4 yard towel material
-cotton batting
-embroidery floss
-pattern download

 

Print out the pattern pieces and then cut the following pieces:

From flannel lining:
-2 bottom
-2 top

From Towel or Outer material:
-2 bottom
-2 top
-4 ear

From batting:
-8 bottom
-4 top

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Let’s start sewing! Use a 3/8″ seam allowance on all pieces.

First, sew the ear pieces together along the side edges. Clip points and trim seam allowance.

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Turn.

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Stack the batting underneath all lining pieces. There will be 4 layers for each sole and 2 layers for each top piece. As you are sewing, pretend the batting and lining pieces are all once piece. Sew the top to the sole with right sides together on both the lining and outer pieces.

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Side view:

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Sew around and trim seam allowance.

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Baste ears to the outside of the outer fabric main piece.

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Now turn the towel part INSIDE OUT and leave the lining RIGHT SIDE OUT and stuff the lining inside the outer slipper. Pin around the edges.

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Sew up the top and around the heel. Leave a 2.5″ opening on one side of the sole for turning.

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Clip seam allowances and turn.

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Add embroidery floss whiskers (and a face if you want!)…

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…and you’re done!

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Enjoy your new bunny slippers!

FREE bunny slippers PATTERN!

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free baby doll dress pattern! (with matching headband!) http://seekatesew.com/free-baby-doll-dress-pattern-with-matching-headband/ http://seekatesew.com/free-baby-doll-dress-pattern-with-matching-headband/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13199          Those mini target Circo dolls get me every time. They are so cute! My daughter has been playing with her tiny little doll for months and months but it has been needing some cute clothes to wear. I finally made some little dress and headband sets and it was super easy! Small scale […]

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FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

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Those mini target Circo dolls get me every time. They are so cute! My daughter has been playing with her tiny little doll for months and months but it has been needing some cute clothes to wear. I finally made some little dress and headband sets and it was super easy! Small scale sewing does require a few adjustments, so this tutorial will walk you through how to make your own mini doll dress and then a simple matching headband! There is a free pattern included that will fit most mini dolls with small heads.

The best part about this is that you can use KNIT SCRAPS! I feel like there are less things you can make with knit scraps as opposed to woven scraps. So if you sew with knits, you probably have everything you need on hand already.

I used some pretty fabrics from Girl Charlee for this tutorial. The polka dot is a half yard cut, and the light blue arrows are from the new Modern Air collection. The others are scraps from other projects.

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

FREE BABY DOLL DRESS PATTERN //

Materials:
-2 1/4″ of 1/4″ wide elastic
-knit scraps
-Free Pattern Download

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

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Print out the free pattern and cut out the pattern pieces.

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Cut out 1 front and 1 back ON THE FOLD of the fabric with the stretch running across the dress. Cut out 2 sleeves.

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Normally I would finish the neckline of a garment last, but since the neckline is TINY, we have to finish it first. So fold under 1/4″ and press.

 

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Do the same with the sleeve hems.

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Use a tiny zig-zag stitch to finish the edges at about 1/8″ from the edge. Press flat.

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Sew shoulder seams of front and back together with right sides together.

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Open up dress and lay sleeve hole flat.

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Now pin the sleeve into the arm hole, making sure to stretch it out evenly. Pin and sew.

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Repeat on other sleeve.

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To ruche the front of the dress, pin your elastic piece across right under the arm hole. Pin both sides of the elastic about 1/4″ from the side seam.

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It will look like this:

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Now start sewing it on at one end and stretch the elastic to lay flat on the fabric as you go. Use the same little zig-zag stitch for this step.doll-dress-tutorial-16

You may want to do this on the back piece as well, depending on your fabric.doll-dress-tutorial-17

Now fold dress over and match up the side seams. Then sew the side seams and bottom of the sleeve at 1/4″.

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Fold under the hem 1/2″ – 3/4″ and sew. doll-dress-tutorial-19

And you’re done!

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

So make some more!

FREE mini baby doll dress and headband pattern

The headband is really simple. Cut a piece of fabric 1.5″ by 8.5″. (1) Turn over so the wrong side of the fabric is showing(2). Fold both edges in, so you have a strip about 1/2″ wide (3, 4). Press and stitch. Then fold headband over and stitch together. Angle the edges if you want!

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PATTERN RELEASE// the MANHATTAN blouse! http://seekatesew.com/pattern-release-the-manhattan-blouse/ http://seekatesew.com/pattern-release-the-manhattan-blouse/#comments Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13106 It’s finally here! The new MANHATTAN blouse for infants and girls is in the shop! This pattern has been so fun for me to design and sew. I have made so many! The MANHATTAN blouse is a bohemian style top with an angled hem and gathered skirt. There are two hem option, angled or straight, […]

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It’s finally here! The new MANHATTAN blouse for infants and girls is in the shop! This pattern has been so fun for me to design and sew. I have made so many!

The MANHATTAN blouse is a bohemian style top with an angled hem and gathered skirt. There are two hem option, angled or straight, plus sweet angled cap sleeves! It’s easy to sew, I recommend it to any confident beginner.

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The best part about this pattern is that it doesn’t require a ton of yardage, plus you can use more than one fabric for lots of neat combos! I used mostly scraps from other projects that I had in my stash.

Okay, I also bought some new fabric for it, too. This arrowhead print is my design, from my Spoonflower shop.

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There aren’t any tricky closures in this pattern! Just a simple elastic loop and button! Easy and cute!the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

 

the Manhattan Blouse PDF Pattern

I’ve been sharing these outfit inspiration posts on my Instagram account all week, in case you need some ideas!

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Purchase the pattern here! And stay tuned for the women’s version!

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free bunny pattern! http://seekatesew.com/free-bunny-pattern/ http://seekatesew.com/free-bunny-pattern/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12921     Easter is coming up fast this year! But what is Easter without cute little critters?! I think I love the stuffed bunnies and chicks the most this time of year. And of course Mini Cadbury eggs… So today I am sharing a free bunny pattern that I used to make these two little […]

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FREE stuffed bunny pattern

 

Easter is coming up fast this year! But what is Easter without cute little critters?! I think I love the stuffed bunnies and chicks the most this time of year. And of course Mini Cadbury eggs…

So today I am sharing a free bunny pattern that I used to make these two little bunnies for my kids. One has floppy ears and the second has wire in the ears so the stick straight up! The floppy eared one is the easier to make, but I think it is fun to have pose-able ears!

These are the perfect addition to any Easter basket! And they are super easy to make!

I used faux fur on the back with a linen front. You can use any fabrics really, plush fabrics work nice for a soft back.

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Free Stuffed Bunny Pattern///


Materials:

-1/2 yard linen or cotton for front
-1/2 yard faux fur for back
-1/2 yard interfacing
-black yarn and yarn needle
-(optional) jewelry wire for ears
-fiberfill
-free bunny pattern download

Instructions:

1. Print out the free pattern and tape together like so:

Free Bunny Pattern

There will be about 1/2″ to trim on the edges of the paper.

Use 1/4″ seam allowance.

2. Cut out 1 main piece and 2 ear pieces from front fabric.

3. Cut out 1 main piece and 2 ear pieces from backing fabric.

4. Cut out 1 main piece and 2 ear pieces from interfacing.

5. Fuse interfacing to back of front pieces.

6. Sew ears together with right sides together. Clip tips of ears.

7. Turn ears right side out and press lightly (if you are using faux fur, be careful not to melt it!)

8. Bend wire and stick it inside the ear. The wire ends should stick out about 1/2″-1″ after the bottom of the ear.

9. Use yarn and yarn needle to create the bunny face on the front fabric piece.

10. Pin bottom of ears to the top of the bunny’s head with right sides together. Wire will still be sticking out. Baste, being careful to not hit the wire with your needle.

11. Put backing on top of bunny front. Right sides will be together. Sew around the bunny, leaving a small opening at the bottom. Clip corners

12. Turn bunny, stuff and sew the bottom closed by hand.

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pattern fusion // sophie shift + callie top in LEOPARD! http://seekatesew.com/pattern-fusion-sophie-shift-callie-top-leopard/ http://seekatesew.com/pattern-fusion-sophie-shift-callie-top-leopard/#comments Mon, 09 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12834   Another Pattern Fusion! I’m loving just mashing two patterns together, it’s super fast and fun! This is two of my own patterns, the Sophie Shift with the Callie Top, both from the Garden Party Collection. The Sophie Shift is a simple shift dress with a zipper in the back. I sewed it up in […]

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Another Pattern Fusion! I’m loving just mashing two patterns together, it’s super fast and fun! This is two of my own patterns, the Sophie Shift with the Callie Top, both from the Garden Party Collection.

The Sophie Shift is a simple shift dress with a zipper in the back. I sewed it up in this leopard knit fabric (from Girl Charlee, it’s still available!) so I left the zipper out. The simple modification is using the small ruffle from the Callie Top, and sewing it in the sleeve!

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I also skipped the collar and just folded under 1/2″ at the neckline to finish it. This dress is so comfy!

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PATTERN FUSION/// Sophie Meets Callie

Materials:
-2 yards leopard knit, or other ponte de roma

Instructions.

1. Print out the small ruffle from the Callie Top pattern.
2. Cut the back piece of the Sophie Shift on the fold, omitting 3/8″ seam allowance.
3. Sew up the Sophie Shift. Leave side seams open. Skip back dart. Fold over 1/2″ at neckline and sew to finish neckline.
4. Gather the small ruffle and baste to outside of armscye.
5. Insert sleeve using the flat method. (see this post for help)
6. Sew up side seams, hem the dress and you’re done!

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40 fat quarter projects! http://seekatesew.com/40-fat-quarter-projects/ http://seekatesew.com/40-fat-quarter-projects/#comments Fri, 06 Mar 2015 13:00:24 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=13107 Little projects that you can make with a scrap of fabric are some of my favorite things to make! After sewing so many clothes, I always have large scraps to work with! So here are 40 fat quarter projects that will get you started! Hopefully you can find some weekend sewing ideas in here!   […]

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40 FAT Quarter ProjectsLittle projects that you can make with a scrap of fabric are some of my favorite things to make! After sewing so many clothes, I always have large scraps to work with! So here are 40 fat quarter projects that will get you started! Hopefully you can find some weekend sewing ideas in here!

 

1. Velcro wallet
2. Baby bloomers
3. Easy drawstring bag
4. Ruffle bib
5. Bandana bib
6. Universal pacifier clip
7. Ruffle diaper covers
8. Silk bow headband
9. Patchwork potholder
10. Secret pocket pillow
11. Little button pouch
12. Sunglasses case
13. Basic zipper pouch
14. Zippered bow pouch
15. Nail polish kit
16. Bow makeup pouch
17. Ruffle zipper pouch with geometric stitching
18. SD card holder
19. Leopard sequin clutch
20. Gold dipped knot bag
21. Biased bib
22. Bath bomb bag
23. Metallic gem zipper case
24. See through zipper bag
25. Emoji Zipper Pouch
26. Zipper book clutch
27. Ruffle Clutch
28. Floral trucker hat
29. Maternity bow belt
30. Double bow tie for boys
31. Knot bow
32. Hexagon coin pouch
33. Coffee cozy
34. Sunglasses case with pleather bow
35. Bucket of burpees
36. Ruffle flats
37. Floral yoke top
38. Boat shoe embellishment
39. Ruffle button onesie
40. Vintage lady onesie
41. Stuffed Bear Toy

 

 

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STYLED// pink penelope peplum http://seekatesew.com/styled-pink-penelope-peplum/ http://seekatesew.com/styled-pink-penelope-peplum/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12831 I’m so excited for spring sewing so I thought I’d start on my spring wardrobe a little early. This top is a pink Penelope Peplum with a cap sleeve. The fabric is a tri-blend from Girl Charlee, it looks like they a sold out of this color(Chalk Red), but there are a few others to choose from. Tri-blend […]

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I’m so excited for spring sewing so I thought I’d start on my spring wardrobe a little early. This top is a pink Penelope Peplum with a cap sleeve. The fabric is a tri-blend from Girl Charlee, it looks like they a sold out of this color(Chalk Red), but there are a few others to choose from. Tri-blend knits are SUPER soft.

I used 1/4″ elastic to gather the skirt on this top, which was really easy. Anyways, it’s my new favorite top!

Penelope Peplum pattern!

 

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What is on your spring sewing list? (I need ideas!)

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pattern fusion // zippy top turned DIY jumpsuit http://seekatesew.com/pattern-fusion-diy-jumpsuit/ http://seekatesew.com/pattern-fusion-diy-jumpsuit/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=12836 I made this jumpsuit a few weeks ago and I have been living in it. It’s soooo comfortable! I guess I never thought about how comfortable a jumper would be! And since it is made out of knit, it’s extra comfy. I’m thinking I will get a lot of use out of this jumpsuit in […]

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I made this jumpsuit a few weeks ago and I have been living in it. It’s soooo comfortable! I guess I never thought about how comfortable a jumper would be! And since it is made out of knit, it’s extra comfy. I’m thinking I will get a lot of use out of this jumpsuit in the summer. It almost feels like a maxi dress in how cool and lightweight it is, if that makes sense.

DIY jumpsuit

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This is another Pattern Fusion, which means it’s super easy to make! The two patterns are my Zippy Top pattern and the Go To Patterns Go To Knit Pants, which are, consequently, two of my favorite patterns to sew and wear! It only makes sense to sew them together!

So let’s make a jumpsuit!

DIY jumpsuit tutorial

Materials:
-2-3 yards of knit fabric
-one 16″ zipper (or longer)

 

1. Sew up view B of the Go To Knit Pants. The only modification we are making is to the waistband. Instead of cutting the waistband on the fold, cut 4, adding seam allowance where the fold would be. Sew waistband pieces together at the short ends and press seam allowance open. Then stack waistband pieces with wrong sides together and sew to top of pants. The top of the waistband will still be open. This is where you will insert your elastic later.

 

2. Cut the Zippy Top pieces from fabric. Drop the front neckline into a V-neck and make new facings.

3. The back facing will be the one in the pattern with the zipper extension removed.

4. The new front facing should be made by drawing down 1.5″ on either side of the neckline. Round the bottom and cut on the fold.

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5. Sew up zippy top normally, but insert zipper into the front.

6. Do not hem zippy top.

7. Now is a good time to try on the zippy top and pants together to find the right length. You will have to trim the zippy top into a curve, as shown below.

8. Sew waistband and zippy hem together with right sides together. Leave a small opening so you can insert elastic.

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9. Close the casing and you’re done!

DIY jumpsuit
Photos Copyright Megan Weaver

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