How many of you have patterns that you want to sew but just haven’t gotten around to? Or perhaps you need a deadline or some other motivation to actually get you sewing? Yes, I am one of those too!! I will procrastinate till the bitter end if you let me! So, what better motivation to sew a pattern I have been wanting to sew than to participate in a blog tour? Today we are on tour with the Filles a Maman Extraordinary Girl. Honestly, I don’t know why I waited so long to make this! Keep reading and you will find out why!
Let’s start with a bit about the pattern first. This comes in both girls (12mo-14) and women’s (XS-XXL) sizes. I love the neckline as it veers from the traditional neckline and offers a more modern one. Also perfect for bigger heads to get through! The pattern also offers 2 sleeve lengths of 3/4 and long. Want to know the best part about the pattern? The option for color blocking. The way this is designed lets you have a little fun, or not. It’s up to you!
Now on to the part I have been waiting for!!! Let me tell you about the ones I made!! But first I have to give a big thank you to Trixie over at Trixie’s Fabrics and Kiddie Duds Boutique for helping me find some of the Yellow Brick Road fabric for this project. She went above and beyond the call of duty and I thank her sooo much! My mom loves Wizard of Oz so I was able to surprise her with this shirt thanks to Trixie! Oh, and one more thing, this is my mom Barbara. She’s pretty awesome and the best mom ever! I know I’m a little biased, but it was time you all met her properly!
Ok, now back to the shirts. For mom I made a size large. I went with the traditional color blocking for this shirt. As you can see the fit is great and really shows her great curves. I think she loves it. What do you think? Now for baby girl I wanted to do a little something different. I wanted to make this a dress with a circle skirt. First, I shortened the shirt. I eyeballed it with the skirt pattern piece I had to make the right length. Unfortunately I cut off a bit too much in front. See that yellow band in front? Yup, I had to even it out. Turned out to be a happy accident, though, as I love more color blocking! For the skirt pattern I used Dandelions n’ Dungarees Saucy Skirt. The size 18mo fit perfectly on the 12-18mo top! I just love this as a dress!! The fit is spot on too!
Honestly, I really don’t know why I waited so long to make this pattern. And I really need to make a bunch more too as they are super easy and super fun to make. Now, if you want your own copies you can head on over to the website and grab a copy. The girl’s or women’s pattern separately are on sale for $7 each or just get the bundle of the girls and the women’s for $13. Trust me, you need both!!! Don’t forget to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for your chance to win one of two great bundles of prizes!
Check out all the other stops on the tour for more inspiration!!!
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