1mo old and featuring LadyBud Bend!!

Ready for the 1st pattern? I know I am. This pattern was actually the very first pattern I tested that launched my love for testing patterns! Maybe it was because sewing for a girl was so much fun, or maybe because it is such a cute pattern. Either way, it’s a win-win!

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But let’s take a little walk down memory lane first. Ruth was still a wee little thing but growing already! She was still tiny and able to fit in newborn or 0-3mo clothes. Wore newborn diapers. However being small didn’t keep her from adventures! During the first month she went on her first lunch date with mommy and Grammy and saw her first movie (Turbo, which she slept through). She gets hiccups all the time just like when she was in my belly!  She was just a content baby that loved getting love from her family!

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Now it’s time for the pattern! This is the LadyBug Bend Sassy Schoolgirl shirt. I think the name really says it all. A cute little schoolgirl button down shirt with a ton of options. These include optional Peter Pan collar, 4 sleeve lengths (short, long, flutter, and double: flutter + short/long), and a little pocket. One of the best options: the size range!! A huge range of sizes from 0-3months to 12yrs and even an 18″ doll size!! This one will last a long time.

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Taya really did a great job with the tutorial. This was the first button down shirt I ever made and it came out great!! I even got to make two. Double the fun! If you don’t want to wait the whole 2weeks for the giveaway you can buy this pattern HERE!

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Time to start getting your entries in for the giveaway!!! Because I blog on WordPress, unfortunately they aren’t very Rafflecopter friendly. So you will need to follow this link to enter:  a Rafflecopter giveaway.  I know its one extra click…but sooo worth it! The Rafflecopter will be active now till 9/1/14 to give everyone enough time to enter! Good luck!

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Don’t forget to come back for all the dates!!

8/19: 1mo Ladybug Bend’s Sassy Schoolgirl Top

8/20: 2mo Terra’s Treasures Monkey Pants

8/21: 3mo Sewing Mama Raeanna’s Cupcake Top

8/22: 4mo Titchy Threads Small Fry Skinny Jeans

8/23: 5mo Everything Your Mama Made Riley’s Nightgown and sleepshirt

8/24: 6mo Little Kiwi’s Closet Bella’s Bolero

8/25: 7mo Aila and Frankie’s Honeyflower Dress and Tunic

8/26: 8mo FooFoo Thread’s Lucky Penny Girl’s Knit ruffle Top

8/27: 9mo MuffinHead Pattern’s Sammy Jacket

8/28: 10mo Jennuine Design’s LOL Swing Top

8/29: 11mo Whimsy Couture’s Tulle Ruffle Dress

8/30: 1year! Fairytale Pattern Design’s Arianna Dress

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1st Birthday Bash and Giveaway!!!

Have you wondered why I have been so quiet lately??? Ready to find out why? Alright, I’ll tell you! As many of you have seen, I test a lot of patterns for my baby girl. I’m sure you have seen her photos on Facebook, Etsy, or even Craftsy too! Well did you know that we have been testing since birth, and that she is almost a year old now? Time is flying!! In just 12 days she will be turning one! So in celebration of her first year of life I am going to take you on a little tour of 12 amazing patterns that we tested for each month of her first year. It was really hard to only pick 12 as I loved every pattern we tested. For my designer friends that I didn’t pick, don’t worry I still love you; it was such a tough choice…

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RTC_0334Now would you like to officially meet the birthday girl?? Let me introduce you! This little girl made quite the entrance. I barely got to the hospital in time. 15 min to spare to be exact, and that is only because my mom made me go in. Good thing too; otherwise she would have been born at home, and I just didn’t have that planned. She was born in the recovery room asOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA there were no labor rooms available! After two pushes I welcomed my daughter Ruth Estrella into this world. She was born at 9:16pm on August 30, weighing in at 6 lbs 13 oz and 19 inches long. I couldn’t have been happier, and neither could her brothers!

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I knew when I found out I was having a girl that I just needed to make a cute coming home outfit for her.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I searched and searched for the perfect outfit, and finally found 2 free patterns that really were just perfect. I came across the blog Mellysews and just fell in love with her Criss Cross Dress and Ruffle Bloomers. They both only come in a 3-6mo size so I did need to down size it in order to fit a newborn. It turned out OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAperfect though! Such an easy sew and so cute. I love the fact you can embellish the dress any way you choose. It is a blank canvas for creativity! As you can see from the photos I also made a headband too. For that I took a ruffle and attached it to elastic. Then I cut out a bunch of flower shapes, stacked them so that the bigger ones where on bottom and smaller ones on the top, sewed a button in the center, and then attached it to the elastic ruffle. It was just perfect for Ruth!!!

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Now even though it may not be your birthday, everyone still deserves a chance to get an unbirthday gift right? Well each designer that I am featuring has generously given that pattern for a giveaway. Yes, I said GIVEAWAY!!! One lucky winner will get ALL 12 patterns. How about that for a little birthday treat? Rafflecopter will start tomorrow in the month 1 post. So get ready for Ruth’s Birthday Bash!!!! With this designer line up you won’t want to miss a post!!

Here is the line up:

8/19: 1mo Ladybug Bend’s Sassy Schoolgirl Top

8/20: 2mo Terra’s Treasures Monkey Pants

8/21: 3mo Sewing Mama Raeanna’s Cupcake Top

8/22: 4mo Titchy Threads Small Fry Skinny Jeans

8/23: 5mo Everything Your Mama Made Riley’s Nightgown and sleepshirt

8/24: 6mo Little Kiwi’s Closet Bella’s Bolero

8/25: 7mo Aila and Frankie’s Honeyflower Dress and Tunic

8/26: 8mo FooFoo Thread’s Lucky Penny Girl’s Knit ruffle Top

8/27: 9mo MuffinHead Pattern’s Sammy Jacket

8/28: 10mo Jennuine Desig’s LOL Swing Top

8/29: 11mo Whimsy Couture’s Tulle Ruffle Dress

8/30: 1year! Fairytale Pattern Design’s Arianna Dress

 

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