Friday, 5 September 2014

Another Tova Tunic!

Yep, this is my 3rd Tova Tunic by Wiksten, my favorite tunic pattern!


I made this in half a day, just few hours before a movie date with darling hubby ;)

I love the fabric I used this time, it's a beautiful green print from the Collage Collection by designer Carrie Bloomston. Those criss crossing newspaper print collage is so unique, love it!

I decided on this pattern again mainly due to my larger size now :'(  After baby number 3 I just am not able to shake off these excess pounds, it's heartbreaking! Nothing in my wardrob fit! So I have no choice but to make new clothing...Another reason  is that I am still breastfeeding baby E, so the open placket in front of this tunic is perfect for nursing! 


I forgot to snap some pics of me wearing this, but it fits me great! I made the top version but I lengthened it by 1.5 inch, just nice for me to wear with jeans.

Till later, bye! 

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! :)

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