Spring is coming!…..Right?

Every other Wednesday, Danielle from Whimsical Fabrics puts a bundle of fabrics on sale in her group for a special price. I have been purchasing mine ahead of time. We have had a blast picking out patterns and brainstorming what can be done with these bundles. This weeks is Summer celebration by Riley Blake. It just screams spring and summer!

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For this bundle, after brainstorming, we thought it would make a beautiful Sofia Beach bag from Swoon….so I ordered the 1 1/2 yards it would take, thinking fully that that would be what it would become. When the fabric arrived, the teen said  she wanted a skirt out of it. I brushed her off and printed out my bag pattern. As I was putting my pattern together to cut it out, she came over and again told me that she really wanted a skirt out of it and that I could use 2 of the prints for shorts for her brother.  She rarely ever asks me to sew her something out of a specific fabric, and usually, if I tell her the fabric is earmarked for something, she ends the discussion there. What is a momma to do? I made her a skirt of course!

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I used the Tie Dye Diva Patterns Chocolate Chip Skirt. I made the reversible option with the yellow scales on the reversed side. She was thrilled when she walked out to see the finished product!

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I didn’t adjust the length at all, since she prefers a longer skirt, and the way she has been growing, it will be above her knees by summer! There is also a kids version called the Potato Chip Skirt

Sizes included: XS through XXXL
It’s designed to be an easy and quick sew with a flat front, elastic back, and inset pockets.
Unlined, lined, or reversible options.
Pockets with piping and the ability to show a contrast fabric.
Flat front and gathered back.
Recommended sewing experience: A quick sew with no gathering needed – a great first ‘self sewing’ project! Beginner/Advanced Beginner.

For the toddler’s shorts, I used another Tie Dy Diva pattern! The Way Cool Shorts were perfect for some cotton shorts to kick off sewing for warmer weather! I actually made him 2 pair, and already planning more! Next time, I will add the cargo pockets or some side seam pockets as he definitely asked about where his pockets were to store his flowers and rocks!

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Sizes  2T, 3T, 4T, 6 and 8
Optional cargo pockets
Faux fly in front
Elastic waist

You can pick up your fabric bundle today in the Whimsical Fabric & Me Group on Facebook! Sale goes live at 12 noon CST (1 pm EST, 10 am PST). Bundles are while supplies last! Last bundle (see my creations here) sold out in just 15 minutes!

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A Vision To Remember Apron

Before I found A Vision to Remember, I thought that rag quilts were the only option for that sewing. I also thought it could only be done with flannel! Boy was I wrong! I have made a purse and now an apron! I am already thinking about other things I can make..a pillow? towels? doll blankets? Really, the possibilities!

Bobbie asked if she could send me fabric for this project, and she picked a gorgeous line! I love this so much! It was perfect for Valentines day! We had originally planned this tour in February but once we started sewing them,  decided the pattern needed some updating. Bobbi was great and quickly took the advice of the bloggers and made the changes needed to bring the pattern up to date. Now we get to share it with you!

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Isn’t this fabric so pretty??? Something about pink and black together! Once cut, this pattern is so quick to come together! The front is all quilting cottons and the back is a lovely cream flannel.

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The pattern has a line drawing at the end, and I used it to label my fabrics/pieces before hand to ensure I would get the look I was going for!

I’m going to be wrapping this up for a gift, so I opted to only do flat shots and not wash it (in case the recipient has sensitivities or allergies!)

I will be making more of these and playing with this pattern some more! I want to make the toddler an art smock and the teen one for art/science/messy projects!

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I can only imagine how lovely this will look once it is washed!

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Be sure to hit all the stops this week!

3/1: Larissa from Connected by a Thread

3/2: JaNette from Merri Poppins

3/2: Patricia from Sew Far North

3/3: Melissa from Rebel & Malice

3/3: Ula from Lulu & Celeste

3/4: Denita from HattieLu Handmade

3/4: Essence from Amazing Adventures of Bubba and Bug