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Category: Sew and Tell Project

Advent Preparation: Jesse Tree Ornaments

November is half over already, and the season of Advent is fast approaching.  Now is the time when we are trying to make our Christmas gift shopping lists, plan out Christmas sewing – outfits and gifts alike, design our Christmas cards, and get things organized for the upcoming holidays. Ideally, many of these tasks will be finished before Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas. We can then spend our time throughout the Advent season preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ and experiencing the calm, joyful expectation of the season in the peace of our home with our family.   One beautiful tradition that we are incorporating into this liturgical season is the Jesse Tree. Continue Reading

Special Occasions in Style with Simple Life Pattern Company: A Blog Tour

I have been so excited for this special occasion blog tour! Several weeks ago Becca said “We should do a blog tour for the holidays!” Or maybe Katie said that. Or maybe it was my idea – but I’m blaming Becca for now. In any case, Simple Life Pattern Company has decided to bring you an amazing line-up of bloggers and their SLPco Holiday creations for a spectacular #SLPcoHolidays blog tour. Even better? There is a sitewide sale :  you can shop ALL the patterns and save 20% using the code “SLPcoSpecial” during the blog tour. Make sure you read all the way to the end of my post to enter the giveaway to win fabric and patterns from some amazing sponsors! Continue Reading

Love Notions Sloane Blog Tour

Brrr! Baby, it’s cold outside so I’m keeping this post short and sweet! Did you see my post last month about the new girls’ Sloane sweater? This beautiful pattern was originally just in ladies’ sizing so I couldn’t leave my own closet bare when I saw how cute my daughter looked in hers! You can buy the Sloane bundle for both ladies’ and girls’ here.

For the blog tour, I opted to make something that is just my fit and style these days. I live in the upper Upper Midwest (like almost to Canada, yo). I sewed up View A with the optional yoke. I added 3″ to length both to account for the usual 2″ I add for my 5’10” height and also because I like my tops to run a little long to accommodate all the chasing and bending I do all day as a “go-everywhere-but-home” homeschool mom. Continue Reading

Regem from Sofilantjes: A Wardrobe Staple

Hello everyone! We’ve been a bit quiet over here on the blog lately, but I’m back today with a new release from Sofilantjes. I’m always looking for fun shirts for my boys to spice up their wardrobes. My boys prefer to wear t shirts and pants every day so the Regem is a great way to mix up their wardrobes a bit.

The Regem is a basic long or short sleeve t shirt with two different views. View A is a basic t shirt with no options. View B, which I tested, is a color blocked version. There’s color blocking on the shoulders, yoke, and the bottom of the sleeves. Continue Reading

Fit for a Princess: Halloween Style

Hi friends, old and new! I’m excited to be participating in the Sew Fun Blog Hop hosted by Faith and Fabric today! If you’ve never visited Sew and Tell Project, make sure you stick around and follow us on Instagram here and me (Eleri) here! Thanks, Jen, for having us today! Make sure you read through the post and visit the other makers on the Blog Hop at the bottom of the page.

Can you believe Halloween is just around the corner? It sneaks up on me every year. This year, I am headed to International Quilt Market in Houston (in 10 days!!!) so I want to be sure my kids have their costumes ready before I go so I can just enjoy the festivities when I get home. Continue Reading

Love Notions Sloane for GIRLS: Feminine, Trendy, and Tween-Approved

It’s Fri-yay!

After a grand silence here on the blog by little old me, I have an exciting new pattern to share with our dear readers!

Tami from Love Notions Sewing Patterns has updated and extended the size range on her popular Ladies’ Sloane Sweater Pattern AND also released a brand new girls’ Sloane Sweater! You can buy both of them in a bundle right here!

Why do I love Love Notions Sewing Patterns? Size range of 2T-16 for girls, line drawings to showcase the different options/views, and excellent fit advice! I also love the no-trim pages and layered printing to take me from computer to sewing machine quickly! Continue Reading

A Friday Freebie from Rebecca Page

If you’re looking for a really cute and easy homemade Halloween costume, look no further! Today, Rebecca Page is releasing the Peacock Mask and Tutu. And it’s 100% completely free!

My version is sewn (using double sided, heat sensitive interfacing to hold the layers together, and then top stitching for detail and permanence), but you could easily throw this together with a hot glue gun. Continue Reading

Back to School Alternative Style

I’m excited to be a part of the Lulu and Celeste, Sprouting JubeJube Productions Back to School Tour again this year! Please be sure to check out the rest of the posts for the week for all kinds of amazing inspirations. Many of our sponsors are offering discounts, so visit them, too!

**disclaimer**  I was given most of the patterns that I used by our generous sponsors and would like to 1) extend my thanks and 2) note that the opinions are my own here. I was just lucky, I guess, to have an awesome bunch of patterns! Continue Reading

Back to Preschool!

I don’t know about you all but summer here has just flown by! I’m not sure how it’s almost the end of September! When the chance came up to do some back to school sewing, I decided to whip up a few new items for my preschooler who just turned 4 last week. It was fun to sew him some things now that he’s old enough to provide me with some input.

I started with one of my favorite patterns, the Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Boardwalk. It’s such a fast sew with some fun opportunities for color blocking. I used the Club airplane fabric from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. I love their club line and they’ve recently come out with some more awesome boy prints! I used red cotton lycra from Peek a Boo for the top of my tee. Continue Reading

Exploring new fabrics and new patterns for fall…..

Fall is in the air where I live in North America! Our days are still seeing nice afternoon temperatures, but you can feel the chilly edge when you jump out of bed in the morning or go outside to tell the kids it’s bed time. I did not sew as much for myself this summer as I would have liked, but I did make a few dresses that saw heavy rotation through the summer. I appreciate nothing more than wearing clothes that fit me and the confidence that it brings to my day. Continue Reading