August 19, 2016

Calla Lily Crop Top for One Thimble 12 Tour (Plus, a e-zine review!)

Today I am taking part of the One Thimble Issue 12 Tour! This issue is jam-packed with lots of great patterns and articles! Keep reading to see what I made, have a sneak-peek on all patterns and read my magazine review.

Making a crop top was on my huge summer-sewing list for my girls. Of course I haven't tackled half of that list (blame it on the pregnancy and maternity sewing) and although summer is still in full swing around here (well, today is a bit chilly and raining but another heatwave is expected for next week) I am already thinking (and working) on my kids back-to-school wardrobe. They all had a growth spurt this summer and it looks like they need a whole new wardrobe for Fall...

Well (going back to the crop top), Jennuine Design just released two new patterns (yay!) and one of them is the Calla Lily Crop Top included in issue 12 of One Thimble

June 30, 2016

The Top Knot Dress & Romper

Today I am joining the Top Knot Tour! It is all about the Top Knot Romper, Dress & Tunic, a pattern by the talented Gabriela of Chalk & Notch. Don't miss all the versions made for this tour (a.m.a.z.i.n.g) and there are some goodies for you at the end of this post! 

June 29, 2016

The Moiano Coat

This blog post in a single sentence: I have FINALLY found my go-to pattern for coats!

You have no idea for how long I have been looking for a pattern like this! And the-all-amazing An nailed it! (Thank you An!)

May 27, 2016

Sisters New Knit Outfits - Thread Faction SS2016

Hi! Today I am showcasing new coordinating knit outfits I made for my girls as part of the Thread Faction SS2016 tour.

Do you know Thread Faction patterns? (formerly Hatchlings patterns) 
It's a pattern company owned by the amazingly talented Liz Elliott, who lives in Australia. Believe me, you want to know these patterns! I am so (so!) impressed by their overall quality! 

Thread Faction just launched a new pattern collection. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection presents several knit girls patterns. (But you can hack a few of them into boys patterns! Just check what my friend Diana did here. Super cute, right?)

There's a mix of 7 patterns that make up for the perfect beach/Summer styles: shorts, romper, circle skirt dress, racer back tank & dress, boxy top, etc. They are all super trendy and easy to make! And the best part: Liz makes use of all the proper techniques for sewing with knits. These patterns will take you to the next level on your sewing skills! 

May 15, 2016

Baby sewing, because baby #4 is on his way!... Also, One Thimble #11 is out!!

Hi everyone! Is it Spring already in your corner of the (northern) woods? I can't wait for Spring to show up for good. It has been raining a lot with some occasional sunny days now and then... It seems this year we are heading from Winter straight to Summer with no Spring in between... At the same time, I am enjoying all the beautiful Fall photos of the southern hemisphere. I love Spring but I also love Fall.

Today I am joining the One Thimble issue 11 blog tour with some... baby sewing! Baby #4 is on his way!!! (If you follow me on Instagram you have already heard the good news!) 

It was a huge surprise since we were not expecting any more babies, but we are all very, very happy! The kids are really excited and I can't wait for them to meet their baby brother. <3 The best, most important and truly valuable thing we can give our kids are siblings. There are no material things, iPhones, iPads, high-end clothes, trips to the Disneyland or to foreign countries that can match the happiness and value of having brothers and sisters.