Tuesday, July 28, 2015

eymm anniversary blog tour


Join EYMM and 24 fellow bloggers as we celebrate the first 24 months of our pattern shop with a huge sale and giveaway!  We will be featuring 8 different patterns for women and girls, as well as having a Manic Monday sale and a huge site-wide sale.  There is also a great giveaway at the bottom of this post. Don't wait because you don't see sales like this often from EYMM and it will be over before you know it!

*NOTE* The links below won't show the tour posts until 11am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.

7/27

7/28

7/29

7/30

7/31

8/1

8/2

8/3
 


Disclaimer - I did receive this pattern is exchange for participating in the blog tour.  I do not consider this to be an official review of the patterns because I don't think people (including me!) can actually give an unbiased review of something that they received for free.

I have never sewn an EYMM pattern before, and I have to say that I love the no trim method of assembling the pattern!  It only took a couple of minutes to print, tape together and cut.  I actually put my chicken on the grill and had my pattern ready to sew before I had to go outside and flip the chicken :)  The first pattern I made is the Carlie's Dolman Top in a size 3/4 with a modified neckline since Mae has fairly narrow shoulders.


Mae calls this her spaceship shirt :)  She doesn't really seem to care about the different between a spaceship and a UFO, although I don't really blame her since they're both ships that fly in outer space!

I couldn't really tell you why I decided to put a UFO on her shirt, other than I was bored at that particular moment and it looked like fun!  And sometimes I just like to sew something different than my usual fare for no better reason than it's different. Quite often I look at it when I'm done and wonder why I bothered ;)  But that is the beauty of kids clothes - you can get away with different, and they outgrow it pretty quickly if it's really that bad!


The second pattern I made is the Four Seasons Cardigan & Duster.  Although it no longer resembles either a cardigan or a duster :)  I started with the size 4T, and then made a whole bunch of modifications to turn it into a wrap style pool coverup.  It's pictured here as a sweatshirt since it was getting late and we weren't going swimming at the time, but you'll have to take my word for it that it's cute as a pool coverup as well!


I absolutely love this stripe fabric from Jumping June Textiles!  It's a European import lightweight sweatshirt knit.  It reminds me of a toweling material, just with a whole lot more stretch.  It's also super soft and washes beautifully!  I can't to sew with a few of the other prints that I bought :)


I had to include this last picture because Mae rarely looks at the camera and smiles at the same time.  Plus her hair is brushed which is more of a challenge that one might have imagined.  It's nice to finally have a picture of her that I can send to the Grandparents!  Although I'll probably remove the blog link first ;)


Materials:
Star Print - 95/5 Cotton/Lycra knit from Jumping June Textiles on Facebook
Aqua Stripe - Lightweight sweatshit knit from Jumping June Textiles on Facebook
Solids - 1x1 cotton elastine rib knit from Ottobre Design on Etsy
Denim Skirt - Old Navy




Not only is there an AMAZING blog tour going on but 1 lucky winner that leaves a comment below between now and 8.3.15 will win a FREE EYMM pattern of their choice!!!!  Which one would you pick?

Then hop on over to EYMM to check out the awesome SALE, and an even bigger celebration giveaway with over $1000 in prizes.  There will be 40 winners in all.

26 comments :

  1. That is adorable as a sweatshirt, and am sure it would be cute at the pool as well. :)

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  2. Very cute! I love Kymy's patterns

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  3. I would like to have The Four Seasons Cardigan and Duster for myself!!!

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  4. I might have to try the The Four Seasons Cardigan for my little one.

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  5. Ha-ha. I know what you mean about the hair. Great swim cover-up.

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  6. I like the women's calla lily skirt pattern. Love your makes, they are very cute.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  7. So cute! I would like to try the dolman

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  8. I want the calla lily skort.

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  9. Congrats to EYMM on the 2nd anniversary! One of my favorite patterns is the Jocelyn’s Leggings (NB-18 Tween)...every little girl needs leggings!

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  10. I like the Riley’s Nightgown & Sleep Shirt pattern
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  11. love the sweatshirt you made!!!

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  12. I love the star prints!!! I would love the off the shoulder top!

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  13. Beautiful sewing! I would like to try the harem pants.

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  14. I like and am following your blog now. Thanks, EYMM, for introducing me to these blogs!

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  15. I love your versions of the patterns. Both very cute. I would love to try the his and hers hoodie pattern.

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  16. I would like to try the new Girls Capsule Skirt.

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  17. Love the applique! Great idea.

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  18. I would love to make a dolman top or a 4 seasons cardigan.

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  19. I love how you always vary the pattern with a twist. Both turned out very cute. I am eyeing the four season cardigan and california maxi dress

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  20. I would pick the Dolman Top. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I love what you did with the sweatshirt - it looks gorgeous. May have to try that for my little one.

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  22. I LOVE the sweater. How cute is that?!

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  23. Cute outfits!! I'm hoping for the cardigan pattern

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  24. Very cute outfits! And her smile is beautiful! :)
    I'd love to try sew the Capsule Skirt for myself.

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  25. Oh my gosh, I LOVE the UFO with the stars, what a great idea! I have to get braver with embellishing the things I make for my girls. You do such wonderful work!

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