A Tale of Two Elephants-a pattern review with bonus cocktail recipe (yeah, it was that kind of project)

So, here's my review for this month. I decided to make elephants for my little carnies as part of their Valentine's Day gift. I had no idea what I was doing... I chose the DIY Fluffies Love Elephant pattern. My pattern was delivered, and I printed it out, looked it over quick, and didn't think much of it...then I sat down to make these guys and read that the seam allowances WERE NOT included in the pattern. No problem, I thought. I'll just trace 1/4" around all the pieces. Ah? Nope. I was … [Read more...]

The Banyan Tunic-a pattern review

Well Hello. I am so excited about this pattern! It's the Banyan Top & Tunic from Figgy's Patterns available at Go To Patterns.com (affiliate link) Here is the cover shot for the pattern. As you can see, it comes with a "boys" and a "girls" option, and tunic or tee length for the girls. ¬†Georgia already has a top like this from Old Navy or Target or something, and I love it on her, but it's a little too short to wear with leggings, and I was already trying to work out how to hack a … [Read more...]

Another Pattern Review, and a lesson learned.

Time for another pattern review! So this time I tried sewing for me. It's the Luna Top by Liola Patterns from Go To Patterns. This is what it's supposed to look like: Cute right? I mean, if you're familiar with Y seams, this thing is a breeze, and very slimming with the darts and such....but if you should happen to disregard that old idea that you should prewash your fabric, then perhaps your garment will shrink, like a lot. Add to that the midwestern phenomenon that is "Winter Weight" … [Read more...]