Sew Your Zierstoff with the ALIZIA Tee

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I made a whole outfit!

Sure, that phrase shouldn’t need an exclamation point, but since I am notorious for sewing pieces with barely a thought given to what I’m going to wear it with: I made a whole outfit!

The pieces for my casual outfit are simple enough, but I gave thought to pairing fabrics that would work together and that’s a big step in the right direction.

Firstly, I made the SVEA Pants (see details here)

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My second piece is the ALIZIA Top.

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The Alizia is easily constructed; but if you’ve not inserted a V shape before, I’d recommend watching the V neckband instructions from Hey June as a good guide to successfully making a smooth insertion.

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So, once completed, I put on my Alizia to see my handiwork and realized I made a tunic. How on earth did I do that? I still need to go back and figure out how I made it so long. I did fit checks along the way, but I was focusing on how the sleeves and width of the bodice fit and didn’t even look at the length. Geesh.

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Alizia top

On the positive side my Matilda leggings are a perfect match, since I used remnants from them as the accent pieces on the Alizia. This is not at all the outfit I was aiming for, but it is lemonade out of the lemon of making a way too long shirt. I do like how slimmer I look in this pairing versus the Alizia plus Svea pants combo I originally planned. Loose fitted top plus loose fitted bottoms just doesn’t do it for me.

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So, I made an outfit! It’s not what I planned, but I’m still going to call it a success. I’m pleased with the fabrics I chose, but just need to pair patterns that balance each other better. Lesson noted. Let’s see how long it takes to sink in.

Alizia top

Are you sewing up anything from Zierstoff Patterns for the Sew Your Zierstoff contest?

There are prizes to be had, plus you get new wardrobe pieces.  (details here)

To help you along, Zierstoff Patterns are 40% off with code VALENTINE40 until 2/28/17

As always, thanks for stopping by today.

 

Finding your inspiration– Sew Your Zierstoff

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I’ve been spending a lot of time looking around the Zierstoff Patterns website while getting the Fun with Zierstoff events ready for this month and I keep finding more and more patterns I want to try.

Since I can’t barricade myself in my sewing room and shirk all responsibilities for two weeks to sew all I want. I’m going to share what I’m thinking about and some fabric inspiration. Maybe you’ll make one of these and I can live vicariously through you.

The biggest surprise to me is the HENRIKE. I always imagine jumpsuits working best for the tall and lanky and therefore NOT me, but I cannot stop looking at this one.

Dare I try it in some black brushed poly or this Navy & Pink Chevron?

I already have some leggings in this chevron, so I know it is awesome.
I already have some leggings in this chevron, so I know it is awesome.

I’m a big fan of hoodies, though I rarely pull the hood up. The EMIL hoody has a snap/button front opening for extra room and opportunities for added color.

 

Go classic with the Nautical Stripe French Terry paired with the Pearl Rayon knit as lining from Sew Vagabond.

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Go feminine with the Vintage Aviary French Terry paired with the Coral Pink rayon jersey as lining.

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For the boys, I keep coming back to the DAVID.

I think my little guy would like this Black Heathered french terry and Spider Web jersey from Raspberry Creek Fabric.

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And oh my, I love this new EVERY DAY bag.

This pink version is so cool, but how about a yellow microsuede paired with tanned leather handle and corners.

 

 

 

 

 

That’s what’s been on my mind this week.

Have you started sewing something for the Sew Your Zierstoff sewing contest? Participating will be fun and there’s a prize (details here)

To help you along, Zierstoff Patterns are 40% off with code VALENTINE40 until 2/28/17

As always, thanks for stopping by today.

Sew Your Zierstoff sewing contest

Welcome back. Zierstoff Patterns has been hosting our fun the last couple of weeks with a giveaway and scavenger hunt. Please join me in congratulating our winners of the 10Euro gift codes to Etsy.com: Anne-Mari, Jeanine, Fenna, and Sue.

Now that I’ve sent you poking around, you’ve been making your pattern wishlists, and some of you have purchased patterns; it’s time to take the next step with the…

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Are you game?   Here’s how to participate:

Between today and February 28th enter your Zierstoff creation into the link up to enter (web links and direct upload options).

 

To help you along, Zierstoff Patterns are 40% off with code VALENTINE40 until 2/28/17

Are you social? Use #sewyourzierstoff on social media. Tag @mahlicadesigns on IG.

Prizes:

You can win a 20 Euro gift code to Etsy.com from our sponsor Zierstoff Patterns.

Zierstoff Patterns will choose a winner based on creativity, craftsmanship, and styling. Judges decisions are final. Winner will be chosen early March 2017 and notified soon thereafter. Multiple entries allowed, however only one entry per unique item. Any Zierstoff Pattern is eligible for the contest. Items made previous to the contest start date are ineligible for this contest. Open internationally.

As always, thanks for stopping by todaynow get sewing!

Scavenger Hunt Day 6 with Zierstoff Patterns

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We’re finishing up our scavenger hunt today, so I hope you had fun finding the objects of the hunt and got your entries in. I’ll be announcing the winners of Giveaway week and Scavenger Hunt week pretty soon- I hope it’s you.

The current hunt ends soon, so get to it!

Visit Zierstoff Patterns to hunt for your answer and come back here to enter for a chance to win one of two 10Euro gift codes for Etsy.com.

What’s you favorite Zierstoff pattern?

Enter Here!

 

So… are you curious about what’s happening next week? I won’t give the surprise away right now, but you may want to start planning your Zierstoff outfits.

As always, thanks for stopping by today.

Scavenger Hunt Day 5 with Zierstoff Patterns

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We’re starting our final hunt today and after making you work on the last clues, I’m taking it easy on you this time.

Visit Zierstoff Patterns to hunt for your answer and come back here to enter for a chance to win one of two 10Euro gift codes for Etsy.com.

What’s you favorite Zierstoff pattern?

Enter Here!

Here’s how the Scavenger Hunt works: Today and tomorrow you have the chance to hunt around the Zierstoff Patterns website to find the answer to the posted question. Enter here with your answer to be entered to win one of two 10 Euro gift codes for Etsy.com.

As always, thanks for stopping by today.

Scavenger Hunt Day 3 with Zierstoff Patterns

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I hope you have your sleuthing hats on because we’re starting a new hunt.

Visit Zierstoff Patterns to hunt for your answer and come back here to enter for a chance to win one of two 10Euro gift codes for Etsy.com.

Here’s the Question of the Day:

In what country do the Zierstoff ladies live, work, and create?

New hunt and added chance for entries begins on Friday. Hope to see you back!

Enter Here!

 

Here’s how the Scavenger Hunt works: Today and tomorrow you have the chance to hunt around the Zierstoff Patterns website to find the answer to the posed trivia question. Enter here with your answer to be entered to win one of two 10 Euro gift codes for Etsy.com. The final hunt and added chance for entries begins on Friday.

As always, Danke Schoen for stopping by today.

Scavenger Hunt Day 2 with Zierstoff Patterns

Are you needing a little help finding where this image snippet belongs?

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Hint: Take a look through the Free Patterns from Zierstoff

New hunts and added chances for entries begin on Wednesday and Friday. Hope to see you back!

Enter Here!

 

Here’s how the Scavenger Hunt works: Today is your last chance to hunt around the Zierstoff Patterns website to find the image this snippet is a part of. Enter here with your answer to be entered to win one of two 10 Euro gift codes for Etsy.com. New hunts and added chances for entries begin on Wednesday and Friday.

As always, thanks for stopping by today.