Summer vacation started last Friday, so all I can think about is Summer sewing! I am not sure how much I will be able to actually sew in the next ninety nine days. Yep, kids around here have those many days of Summer vacation. I think it is pretty cool actually! Kids need free time to play, imagine, create, to develop all those skills that come from playing freely with no tight schedule, aka long hours of boredom. :)
Of course the other side of the coin is the increased amount for grey hair on my head. Being at home for 24/7 for 99 days with three kids under 7 is... oh well, you know what it is... Amazing! Fun! Happy times! :)
Today I am part of the Canadian Pattern Tour hosted by Ula from Lulu & Celeste blog. On this tour many sewing bloggers are showcasing PDF patterns from several Canadian indie PDF pattern designers, and I got to sew up a pattern by E+M!
Pattern: Dress No.15, pattern by E+M.
Fabric & Notions:
Light weight French Terry with a Hawaiian floral print - it is so Summery, right? - from my local fabric shop (Feira dos Tecidos), and a pink polka dot bias tape for the ties.
This pattern is meant for knits and features some cute ruched dolman sleeves and a shirred waistband. I thing this design is perfect for a beach dress!
I have actually cheated because I haven't shirred the waistband, I made an elastic case instead on the inside. It works great so if you don't feel like shirring you can just go for this easy modification.
Recently I had the chance to test the new Dress No.19 pattern from E+M (you can see it here) which I truly loved to make! And this one didn't disappointed. The instructions are great and it is an easy sew, no tricky steps or techniques.
Here is the line up for this tour!
Along with this tour there are great giveaways, a sew-along and amazing prizes!
E+M patterns are offering a discount of 25% off any purchase with the coupon code CANADATOUR, good for either the Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/empatterns) or the website (www.empatterns.com) and from Monday (15th) to Saturday (20th) at midnight.
You can also try your luck on winning 2 patterns of choice chosen from www.empatterns.com by entering the Rafflecopter below (from June 15th at 12am to June 18th at 12am):
a Rafflecopter giveaway
All other designers are offering discounts and giveaways too! So make a blog hop through all the participants on this tour to find them!
There is also a sew-along running during this tour with a huge prize!
Any blog post made after April 1st, 2015 featuring something made from a pattern of one of the featured designers can be linked up, and you can link up more than once. Link up will close July 1st at 11:59pm.
Project linked to:
Sew + Show @ StraightGrain