see kate sew http://seekatesew.com sewing, crafts, tutorials, DIY Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Pattern of the Month: the VIEWFINDER TEE only $4! http://seekatesew.com/viewfinder-tee/ http://seekatesew.com/viewfinder-tee/#respond Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10761 Pattern of the Month is a new feature! Each month I’ll choose one pattern to put on super sale for one day only—the last day of the month! So since today is July 31st, the VIEWFINDER TEE pattern is only $4! That’s over half off! This pattern is a girl’s knit tee pattern for sizes […]

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Pattern of the Month is a new feature! Each month I’ll choose one pattern to put on super sale for one day only—the last day of the month! So since today is July 31st, the VIEWFINDER TEE pattern is only $4! That’s over half off! This pattern is a girl’s knit tee pattern for sizes 12M to 8. It’s easy to sew and really cute! This would make a great weekend sew, perfect for back-to-school sewing! Here are the details: The VIEWFINDER knit tee is a feminine fitted tee with cute bands at the sleeve. This banded sleeve tee will quickly become your child’s favorite to wear and your favorite to sew. The viewfinder tee is simple with a fitted body and slight hi-low hem. This is a great shirt to customize or print on. 9 sizes include: 9/12M, 12/18M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6, 7, 8 +20 page PDF file with full size pattern pieces. +Professional illustrations accompany step-by-step instructions +instant download +prints on 8.5″ by 11″ or A4 paper +suitable for beginners on up PURCHASE HERE! the VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.com the VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.com the VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.com the VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.comthe VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.com the VIEWFINDER TEE // seekatesew.comEnjoy!

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DIY Floral Yoke Top http://seekatesew.com/diy-floral-yoke-top/ http://seekatesew.com/diy-floral-yoke-top/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39:24 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10485 Written by Vivian of Vivileen. I have another shirt makeover for you this month. This time I thought it would be fun to add a floral yoke to a simple button down shirt! (Do you say button down or button up? It’s a never ending argument between my husband and me if button up or […]

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Written by Vivian of Vivileen.

I have another shirt makeover for you this month. This time I thought it would be fun to add a floral yoke to a simple button down shirt! (Do you say button down or button up? It’s a never ending argument between my husband and me if button up or button down is correct.)  This was an easy project and a fun way to customize a plain denim or chambray shirt.

DIY floral yoke shirt

DIY floral yoke shirt

Materials:

any plain shirt with a yoke

floral fabric

pins

paper and pencil

needle and thread

DIY floral yoke shirt

I used a thrifted denim shirt that had some holes at the seams so it worked out perfect for this project!

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First trace the front yoke of the shirt and create a template for cutting the floral fabric.

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Trace and cut the yoke template onto your floral fabric.  Add about an extra quarter inch all the way around.

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Press under 1/4″ all the way around.

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Pin the floral yoke in place.

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Top stitch all the way around

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Repeat all steps for the other side of the shirt and show off your new floral yoke!

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Vote for the next SEW-A-LONG! http://seekatesew.com/vote-next-sew-long/ http://seekatesew.com/vote-next-sew-long/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10720 Hey friends! It’s time to vote for the next see kate sew SEW-A-LONG! I always have a blast with these, with pattern hacks, different fabric combinations and (best of all) seeing your projects! So if you’d like a say in the next pattern sew-a-long, click over to this post on my facebook page and cast […]

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Hey friends! It’s time to vote for the next see kate sew SEW-A-LONG! I always have a blast with these, with pattern hacks, different fabric combinations and (best of all) seeing your projects! So if you’d like a say in the next pattern sew-a-long, click over to this post on my facebook page and cast your vote!
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more hoodie! // a colorblocked explorer hoodie http://seekatesew.com/hoodie-colorblocked-explorer-hoodie/ http://seekatesew.com/hoodie-colorblocked-explorer-hoodie/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10657 Are you sick of hoodies yet? Sheesh! When I was tweaking the pattern I made quite a few of these. I typically like to test my patterns myself over and over just to be sure things are right, but this hoodie was just so fun to make I got hooked! There are also lots of […]

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Are you sick of hoodies yet? Sheesh! When I was tweaking the pattern I made quite a few of these. I typically like to test my patterns myself over and over just to be sure things are right, but this hoodie was just so fun to make I got hooked! There are also lots of options and ways to change it up and I had to try them all, multiple times of course. I still have one or two hoodies that just need a zipper sitting around. But I have a few more to share here. I hope you don’t mind!

The colors were really fun for me to put together on this one. I love the bold colorblocked feel of this one. Girl Charlee sent me this fabric, it is their new modal french terry. It’s super soft and smooth on one side and then a little rougher on the backside. Such a comfy fabric! I’m jealous! They have this fabric in a few colors including grey and green, check it out!

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The other fabrics were just leftovers. It was fun using up some scraps as I made these hoodies. Since the pocket and cuffs require such little yardage, you can get crazy! The yellow is a ponte also from Girl Charlee. I think I bought the grey stuff locally.

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I did the half-zip centered option for the front. The angled zipper was the hoodie’s inspiration but I like a traditional straight zipper, too. I used a vintage metal zipper, it’s nice and bulky.

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He loves it so it’s a win!

This pattern is available with the MAKE [BELIEVE] collection for just a few more days! ;Snag them now!

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LITTLE ZIPPY pattern hack with gleeful fabrics http://seekatesew.com/gleeful-fabrics-dress/ http://seekatesew.com/gleeful-fabrics-dress/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10106 I’m thrilled to be on the Gleeful Fabrics Tour today with Sew Caroline’s new fabric line for Art Gallery! Gleeful is such a bright and fun collection, it was kinda hard to choose one print. I sorta wish I got the squigglys! But no, this fabric is really gorgeous and we all know my heart […]

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I’m thrilled to be on the Gleeful Fabrics Tour today with Sew Caroline’s new fabric line for Art Gallery! Gleeful is such a bright and fun collection, it was kinda hard to choose one print. I sorta wish I got the squigglys! But no, this fabric is really gorgeous and we all know my heart belongs to florals. I originally thought I’d make myself something with this fabric, but when I got it I just knew it would be a dress for my girl. You know when some fabric is just telling you what to make with it? MAKE ME A BABY DRESS, is what it said!

So, anyways, I did little hack with the Little Zippy pattern to make it. I used a 4X ratio for the skirt, which felt kinda crazy for me. Since I design for women first, I sometimes forget that girl clothing can be outrageous and frilly. I think the result is really fun. And I’ve said this before, but Art Gallery fabric has a great hand and just feels great for apparel. It’s heavy enough to give this dress the look I wanted but lightweight enough for comfort and movement. I sorta want a skirt out of it now!

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I curved the bodice a little and used a straight skirt, so the edges of the skirt curve up just a little at the side seams. Pretty simple to sew and I’m happy with the result!

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You can check out the whole Gleeful line at the Art Gallery site! There are some knits and voile, too! Woo!

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the explorer hoodie: details! http://seekatesew.com/explorer-hoodie-details/ http://seekatesew.com/explorer-hoodie-details/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10622 The Pattern Anthology MAKE [BELIEVE] collection is still for sale! Thanks for all your support with this collection, we were so excited about these patterns and so glad you are too! We love seeing your projects from them, so tag us on Facebook or post to our wall if you have something to share! Today […]

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The Pattern Anthology MAKE [BELIEVE] collection is still for sale! Thanks for all your support with this collection, we were so excited about these patterns and so glad you are too! We love seeing your projects from them, so tag us on Facebook or post to our wall if you have something to share!

Today I wanted to share more details about my contribution to the collection, the Explorer Hoodie. I originally made this hoodie back in February to go with my triangle pants pattern. (You can also get 4 pant patterns including the Triangle Pants in the super bundle!)

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There are lots of options with this hoodie! You can make a straight zipper, an angled zipper, add a button tab, or use woven fabrics for the cuffs and hem band. So many ways to make the pattern! I also love that you can mix and match fabrics to create a really unique hoodie!

 

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There are only a few days left to order your Pattern Anthology MAKE [BELIEVE] collection! Package-Deal-blog-post

 

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MINI ME collection photos + mommy&me bundles http://seekatesew.com/mini-collection-photos-mommyme-bundles/ http://seekatesew.com/mini-collection-photos-mommyme-bundles/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10558 The MINI ME collection is all officially out! 6 new patterns to match 6 favorite women’s patterns! The patterns include the LITTLE ZIPPY, HARPER TOP, AVERY TOP, MINI MAIA top + dress, OLIVIA dress, and the PIPPA ADD-ON. They are all available in the shop! I also added a new shop section called mommy&me where […]

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The MINI ME collection is all officially out! 6 new patterns to match 6 favorite women’s patterns! The patterns include the LITTLE ZIPPY, HARPER TOP, AVERY TOP, MINI MAIA top + dress, OLIVIA dress, and the PIPPA ADD-ON. They are all available in the shop!

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I also added a new shop section called mommy&me where you can find these patterns bundled up with the matching women’s pattern for a steal! Save $5 when you purchase this way!

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I had some great testers help me out with these patterns. Here are some of their photos!

Tasha from Glitter&Wit tested out the Avery top:

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Trinh of Sweet Cheeks Design tested the Harper and the Mini Maia:

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Jessica tested the Pippa add-on circle dress pattern:

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Lisa from Mabey She Made It tested the Avery:

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Renee from Two Many tested the Little Zippy:

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Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine tested some pippas:
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Danielle tested the Olivia and :

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Rachel tested the Little Zippy:

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Kimberly of The Nest Creations tested:

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thousands of free patterns at Craftsy! http://seekatesew.com/thousands-free-patterns-craftsy/ http://seekatesew.com/thousands-free-patterns-craftsy/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=9895 This post is sponsored by Craftsy! Check out Craftsy’s FREE pattern database for your next sewing project! Today I wanted to share a resource with you that you might find valuable…if you like sewing that is! I mean, you’re here so you probably already love FREE sewing patterns! Craftsy has a database where anyone can […]

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This post is sponsored by Craftsy! Check out Craftsy’s FREE pattern database for your next sewing project!

Today I wanted to share a resource with you that you might find valuable…if you like sewing that is! I mean, you’re here so you probably already love FREE sewing patterns! Craftsy has a database where anyone can upload their free patterns, creating an awesome resource for sewers of all types! Just click over and check it out!

FREE PATTERNS on Craftsy

You can filter the free patterns to find something specific, like a bag, clothing or a doll.

FREE patterns at Craftsy

Or just browse around!

I LOVE this Ruched Romper by Straight Line Design:

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And how about this super cute Bathurst Bag?

Or Ruffled Capris?

There are thousands and thousands of patterns available on the Free Pattern Page! Go find yourself some free patterns!

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the adventure tee on a really cool kid http://seekatesew.com/the-adventure-tee/ http://seekatesew.com/the-adventure-tee/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10543 My cool kid and I had a little adventure tee photo shoot the other day. The Adventure Tee is one of the brand new patterns available in the Pattern Anthology MAKE[BELIEVE] bundle. I made the hoodie pattern and Andrea made this tee pattern. The other patterns in the collection are a button-up and a versatile […]

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My cool kid and I had a little adventure tee photo shoot the other day. The Adventure Tee is one of the brand new patterns available in the Pattern Anthology MAKE[BELIEVE] bundle. I made the hoodie pattern and Andrea made this tee pattern. The other patterns in the collection are a button-up and a versatile jacket!

We summer-ized this outfit with some sunglasses and a hat, but it will be a great outfit to take us into fall also!

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The Adventure Tee has lots of options including a few different necklines and fits. I chose the slim fit, which I love. I realized that I made a size too small after this photo shoot. We’ve just moved into the next size up but I am so used to sewing a 4T that I always cut a 4T. Anyways, I really love how slim fitting it is, it’s so hip!

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I used the short sleeve pattern piece and front placket without a snap. I like the front open a little bit. This tee was super fast to make, it took less than an hour! I used a really nice bamboo knit in minty blue! It’s super soft and we both love it! So comfy and so useful, I know he’ll be wearing it a lot!

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He protested the shoes because they were too tight on him. Hah, he has a mind of his own these days!

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the Adventure Tee

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This tee is great for dancing, spinning, crawling, it’s the perfect play-time tee!

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The Adventure Tee is only available in the MAKE [BELIEVE] collection!

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Check out PatternAnthology.com for 3 buying options and save up to 55%!

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on picky eaters and motts for tots http://seekatesew.com/on-picky-eaters-and-motts-for-tots/ http://seekatesew.com/on-picky-eaters-and-motts-for-tots/#respond Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://seekatesew.com/?p=10084 Fruit juice has been my one saving grace as a mama to a very picky toddler. My son is not just picky, he’s REALLY picky. We are just happy when he tries something. When I first discussed my concerns with my pediatrician, he was happy that apple juice was on the very small list of […]

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Fruit juice has been my one saving grace as a mama to a very picky toddler. My son is not just picky, he’s REALLY picky. We are just happy when he tries something. When I first discussed my concerns with my pediatrician, he was happy that apple juice was on the very small list of things he would eat. Lots of nutrients packed into that little box!

I always buy juice without added sugar and Motts for Tots has been on our radar. It’s better than regular 100% juice because it has 40% less sugar*. The sugar is always a concern when I feed my kids juice, so this makes me feel better! They even have a variety of flavors beyond apple juice, like fruit punch. Luckily, both kids love it and I do, too!

Motts for Tots comes in different packaging, a 64oz bottle or juice boxes, so it’s convenient for on the go or at home. My kids like to have their own little juice box with straws but they also drink it from sippy cups. All of the flavors are packed with vitamins E, A and C!

Getting them to drink the juice was easier than getting photos of them drinking the juice, so I’m calling Motts for Tots a win! I also appreciate the happy little fruit guys on the packaging.

You want some?? Follow Motts on Facebook and Twitter!

*Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge have 15g sugar and the market average of 100% fruit juices and blends have 25g sugar.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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