3/27/2015

~Free Bib Pattern~

My sewing of late has been the kind brought on by necessity fixing holes in pants, adding sleeves, making bibs for the babe and that sort of thing. I was going to make my own bib pattern and share for everyone to use but have you looked around for a bib pattern lately? They are everywhere. Everywhere! I found one that I really liked the look of and made one to see if it was really as good as the one in my head. It was, so I proceeded to make 3 more.

The pattern is here. There is a laminated version and a reversible one but I kind of combined the two for my reversible bib with a front pocket. I am in love with this pattern! It was easy and fits perfect.

Parker actually likes it too, which is kind of a miracle for any bib. I made the toddler size since he is in a size 12 months and as you can see the bib fits great. I'm really glad I found this pattern as most I have found didn't include a pocket (which I could have added easily enough but now I don't have to) or they were the kind where I had to sign up for something or were just too small. This pattern had it all for free and was easy, my two favorite things!



 PS. I bought this pattern a year or so ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that it now goes up to a size 12 years! I am so excited that they upped the sizing on not just this pattern but all of them. I emailed the shop and they happily sent me an update with the larger sizing, at no cost!

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 After finding this out I signed up as an affiliate (which means I get a small commission for any pattern bought through this blog) and bought a pattern. I used to love their patterns but they only went up to a size 8 so I kind of mentally crossed it off my list when Broc grew out of that size. I am excited that now their patterns will last much longer for all my boys to wear :0)

3/24/2015

Free Patterns for boys

I am so, So, SO excited to share this! On my Free patterns for boys tab I been been working for a long time to make all the text into images and finally, finally I am done!They are categorized by size and now you can see a small image of it before going to the site that hosts the pattern. I still have some work to do but I am beyond thrilled to share this with others, heck I use this more than anyone so I'm glad for me!


 There are more than a hundred patterns listed here and I have a few for Men as well, since they are hard to find, I like to have them on hand for myself ;0)
As always these patterns are actual patterns you can print (with only 1 or 2 exceptions) I love me a good tutorial but sometimes I just want a pattern with the size already there and not something I need to measure out. Go check it out and enjoy! Its just in time before the next kids clothes week challenge (April 20-26) so you can plan and print all you need for a summer wardrobe for your boy!

http://seemesew.blogspot.com/p/free-boy-patterns.html

3/23/2015

18" Doll blanket and food

You remember my niece I made the Dresses for? Well June just had a birthday and since I was itching to make some doll stuff I decided that she really needed a blanket for her American girl doll.

And when you make a doll blanket you obviously need to make a pillow, a new skirt and then the dolly will need a snack, right? Right. My ten minute project turned into a few days worth of ten minute projects but I didn't mind :0)

 The quilt is tiny, tiny scraps that I pieced together, added a backing (with extra for self binding) and free motioned it all together. The pillow is a simple square stuffed and hand stitched.


 
 A doll skirt is the easiest thing to make. Really I promise! I used a simple rectangle hemmed on one side and added elastic by stretching while sewing a zigzag stitch and bam, done!

The food was hand stitched and the patterns were inspired from several around the web but made up by me.
June was so, so excited to get them and she gave me a great, great big hug! It was the best thing ever :0) She'll definitely be getting more dolly stuff from this Aunt! ;0)

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