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!
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 ;)
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.