Red, White, and Pink Tour
After our entire household being hit hard by the flu in January, I’m ready for a new and hopefully, better month! I didn’t get to sew much at all last month, but I’m already off to a good start for February with my latest makes for my kiddos. Today is my stop on the Red, White, and Pink Blog Tour hosted by Sewing By Ti. I’ve really loved being a part of Ti’s tours because they give me a direction for my sewing as well as some motivation to stay on track! Plus, I love seeing how the other bloggers on tour interpret the theme. Make sure to check out the schedule posted at the end so you can follow along all month.
With this tour, my immediate thought was of course Valentine’s Day. At first I was thinking I’d make a new outfit for myself for date night with the hubs, but then I realized I had the perfect fabrics stashed away that would work great for coordinating outfits for my girls. I’m not giving up on sewing myself something, but today’s post is all about the girls’ outfits.
For my twins, I usually sew the same patterns but I may change up the fabrics. This time, I decided to use two different shirt patterns instead. I let them each look at my patterns and choose what they would like. They enjoy having a say in what I make, so I like to let them participate.
First up is the top from the Cartwheel Collection* by Love Notions. I’ve used this pattern several times in the past and my girls love the fun cut-out back. Business in the front, party in the back! I love this particular pattern because it really does come with an entire collection. You get a shirt, tunic, dress, skirt, shorts, capris, and leggings ALL in this one pattern. It’s a pretty sweet deal. I can’t recommend this pattern enough!
Next up is the Emmy Tee* by Laela Jeyne Patterns. This pattern is an awesome go-to tee shirt that includes some great options. My daughter really wanted a hood so I used that option as well as the side triangle accents. These little accents are my favorite feature of this pattern. It’s fun to add a little pop of contrasting fabric.
For my youngest, I decided to make a Bella Fit and Flare Dress by Jalie Patterns. This is probably my favorite dress silhouette on my girls. The princess seams look awesome and the twirl factor is in full force as well! I also decided to applique a little heart on the bodice for a sweet Valentine’s look.
For some reason, I decided making short sleeve shirts in February was a good idea. We’ve had some beautiful 60 degree days recently but, unfortunately, it was 29 degrees on the day I took these pictures! Mom fail! I literally snapped 2 pictures of each kid and hoped they would turn out OK. At least my kids are all set for Valentine’s Day!
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Let’s get inspired!
February 1st: Sewing By Ti (intro), Mahlica Designs
2nd: Sewing With D
3rd: Sewing With Sarah
Sunday, February 4th: Tenille’s Thread
5th: My Heart will Sew On
6th: Kathy Kwilts and More
7th: Stitched By Jennie
9th: With Love In Every Stitch
10th: The Bear and the Pea Atelier
Sunday, February 11th: Our Play Place
12th: My Sewing Roots
13th: Margarita on the Ross
14th: Very Blissful
15th: Seams Sew Lo
16th: Sew Sew Ilse
17th: Aurora Designs
Sunday, February 18th: Sewing Scientist
19th: Manning the Machine
20th: The Fairy Dust Bin
21st: Hazelnut Handmade
22nd: Kate Will Knit
23rd: Lulu & Celeste
24th: Flaxfield Sewing
Sunday, February 25th: Twinado Alley
26th: Ma Moose
27th: Auschick Sews
28th: Oak Blue Designs