Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Ponderosa Dress - Pattern Testing for Elegance and Elephants

As mentioned in the previous post, I tested the 3rd pattern in the E&E Fall line called the Ponderosa Dress.

This dress is SO gorgeous and unique and surprisingly easy to make! I am so in love with the swingy outer bodice and the soft twirl of the skirt. It's oh so elegant and feminine and lil Hanan love it too!

This is also a knit dress pattern. There are two layers of bodice so I highly recommend a thinner knit at least for the bodice. 

The girl was soooo happy, she didn't want to take the dress off! Another score for mummy!

Don't forget to grab the patterns when E&E releases their fall patterns this week, I highly recommend her patterns, especially this Ponderosa Dress, you will not be disappointed! 

You can also view the lookbook here http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2014/08/e-e-patterns-fall-lookbook.htmlhttp://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2014/08/e-e-patterns-fall-lookbook.html

Magnolia Skirt and Hemlock Top - Pattern Testing for Elegance & Elephants

I was honored to be selected as one of the testers for the talented Heidi from Elegance & Elephants . I have been a long time E&E patterns admirer and I have purchased many of her patterns such as the Bohemian Babydoll and Bubble Pocket Top and Shorts, major love!

E&E is coming up with her new fall lines this week, the first in the line is the Magnolia Skirt and Hemlock Top. The skirt is a cute 6 panel swing style skirt which can be made in both woven and knit fabrics.

The Hemlock Top is a knit top that comes with short and long sleeves options with a cute flutter details on the shoulder. I used a heavier knit fabric here that I purchased with making leggings for my girls in mind. I personally recommend a lighter weight knit fabric for the Hemlock Top so that the flutter detail would ruffle nicely.

I made size 7 for my active girl Hanan and the fit of the pattern is spot on. I absolutely love these patterns!

And that Joel Dewberry print I used for the skirt is just amazing! I cut a heart shape and machine appliqued to the shirt for added detail.

Don't forget to grab the fall lines by E&E releasing this week. For a preview of the patterns you can also look at the lookbook that Heidi have prepared here : http://www.eleganceandelephants.com/2014/08/e-e-patterns-fall-lookbook.html

I have another dress from her line that I tested. Will blog about it in my next post, till then, have a wonderful day! :)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Zee's Tee for Baby E!

I finally get the perfect opportunity to sew for my baby boo. I was part of the testing team for the Zee's Tee, a pattern by Tie Dye Diva, part of the fantastic Bundle Up Boys! pattern offered here.

I had so much fun sewing this t-shirt for baby E. The Zee's Tee comes in so many option - color block, yoke style, pocket style and short or long sleeves. I opted for long sleeves & pocket version. The easiest sew ever! I am now a little more confident sewing with knit fabrics, they are much faster to sew using the trusted serger compared to wovens.

This is the first time him modelling for mummy. It's so funny how he refused to smile and was basically perplexed the whole session as to what is happening lol...

I love my baby boo, need to sew more for him <3 nbsp="">

If you sew for boys, go and grab the Bundle Up Boys deal now! They are offered at great prices and you'd find many beautiful designs from some of the most talented designers. Definitely worth it!


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