Sewing with friends; Liana Jeans and Lisbon Cardigan for ITS Love Tour + Giveaway

My friend Diane of Sewing with D and I decided to work together to sew up two items on our project list, the Lisbon Cardigan and Liana Stretch Jeans from Itch to Stitch (ITS). We had already completed our Lisbons and were about to start on our Lianas when the opportunity to participate in a blog tour in support of Kennis from Itch to Stitch came to the forefront. (See why here)

Diane and I quickly decided to open up our plans to sew together to the entire Itch to Stitch facebook group so others could join in with us and let’s just say some sewing got done. Hoorah!

For my stop on the ITS Love tour, I’d like to present my Lisbon and Liana outfit.

I made up the Lisbon in an interlock knit that’s been in my stash for over five years. The Lisbon is super easy and fast to make, especially if you skip the buttons. I think I finished this project in less than 2 hours cut to finish.

Being on a bit of a pant making stretch, the Lianas came together easily for me too. All the time I’ve invested into working out my fitting needs and having more practice making pants is really starting to pay off.

Special thanks to Diane and all the sewists that joined us to make our Liana jeans. I’ve been needing the extra motivation lately.

As always, please visit my fellow bloggers today.

Replicate Then Deviate, mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, The Petite Sewist,  kreamino

These ITS Love tour sponsors have generously provided wonderful prizes for you to win. See my post here for all the details about the FIVE prize packs we have to Giveaway and how to enter.

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ITS Love Blog Tour

My sewing friends today is the launch of the ITS (Itch To Stitch) Love blog tour.

Recently, Kennis Wong the designer behind Itch to Stitch Patterns returned to find her house thoroughly burglarized. While her fans were going bananas purchasing her patterns to help in her effort to raise funds, several of us thought it would be fun to do a blog tour to continue to support her. And hence the ITS Love Tour was born.

This week we’re showing our Love for ITS patterns and for Kennis by showcasing our favorite patterns new and old. We have tour sponsors that are showing their love and support for Kennis by donating a great collection of prizes for us to giveaway.

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My hope is that you’ll follow along with the tour and if you’d like to lend your support you can do that by purchasing your favorite Itch to Stitch patterns from the shop.

Your ITS Love bloggers are

Monday: Sew Sophie Lynn, Merritts Makes, Sewing with Sarah, Sewing with D

Tuesday:   Shalini’s Blog, Auschicksews, Rebel and Malice, Sewing Vortex

Wednesday:  Replicate Then Deviate, mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, The Petite Sewist,  kreamino

Thursday: Sewing Curves, Creative Counselor, Sew MariefleurFairies, Bubbles & Co, Sewing by Ti

Friday: Harper+Lu, MeMade, On Wednesdays We Sew, Heather Handmade, Bellevi,  and please visit by mooglii on IG

The ITS Love Tour sponsors have been so generous in support of Kennis of Itch to Stitch that we’ve been able to put together several prize packages to share with you.

First, you may enter our giveaway to win one of three prize packs:

Prize Pack #1 includes:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

$25GC to Simply By Ti  

$50 Raspberry Creek Gift Card

$50 Bella Sunshine gift card

Prize Pack #2 includes:

$50 Knit Pop GC

$25 Designer Stitch GC

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

3 patterns of choice from Coffee And Thread

2 patterns of choice from Hey June Handmade

Prize Pack #3 Includes:

$15 Thread & Grain store credit

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

$40 So Sew English GC

3 patterns from Halla Patterns 

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Your second way to win is to share with us your recent Itch to Stitch creations (made between October and November 2017). Add your creations to our Link Up Party before Nov. 20th for a chance to win one of two prize packs.

LinkUp Prize Pack #1 includes:

5 Itch to Stitch patterns

 A $40 value PFRE Sly Fox Fabrics.

$25 Maker Mountain Fabrics GC

$50 Love Notions GC

LinkUp Prize Pack #2 includes:

$25 Stylish Fabric GC & sewing box kit

$25 Chalk and Notch GC

5 patterns from Rad Patterns

Pattern of choice from DG Patterns

 

 

Giveaway and Linkup prize winners will be announced on or abou

As always, love.

 

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Zierstoff giveaway week is wrapping up

The Zierstoff giveaway for two 10Euro Etsy vouchers is ending soon, so be sure to get yourself entered below.

Next week we’ll be doing something a little different and I don’t want you to miss out. You can follow me on instagramBloglovin or clicking that “Follow” button in the sidebar.

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Reminder: One of the giveaway options is to complete a survey. The gals at Zierstoff would really like you to take a look around the Zierstoff site and share what you think, so I’m giving you extra entries for doing so and my sincere thanks too. Don’t be shy, take a good look.

Enter the GIVEAWAY here.

 

As always, thanks for stopping by the blog today. I appreciate it.

Fun with Zierstoff -Giveaway Week

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Welcome friends, I’ll be your M.C. for fun with Zierstoff Patterns over the next few weeks. We have some giveaways lined up and then a really fun event.

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To start things off this week, Zierstoff is giving away two 10 Euro vouchers to Etsy. Oh the the goodies you’d be able to choose from: fabric, patterns, notions, or you know…anything.

One of the giveaway options is to complete a survey. The gals at Zierstoff would really like you to take a look around the Zierstoff site and share what you think, so I’m giving you extra entries for doing so and my sincere thanks too. Don’t be shy, take a good look.

Enter the GIVEAWAY here.

Make sure you’re following the mahlicadesigns blog so you don’t miss out on the fun that’s happening next.

Thank you and Sew Long Summer

Thank you again for following along as 25 bloggers shared, in great variety, how we can say Sew Long Summer. Some of you have shared how you used the sponsor discounts, and we had lots of entries in the giveaway (winner announced below). I hope you found inspiration in all that we shared and are ready for the cooler months to come.  I’d really like to see how you’ve been inspired to say Sew Long Summer. Use #sewlongsummer16 or tag @mahlicadesigns on Instagram.

If you missed a day, please link through and leave a comment on what we’ve made.

Sept. 12th Sewing By Ti, Cindy Parrett, Sewing Vortex, Couturious, Nina Makes

Monday Teaser collage

Sept. 13th mahlicadesigns, Musings of a Seamstress, Rainy Day Sewing, Sprouting Jube Jube, Sewing A La Carte, Anne-Mari Sews

Tuesday teaser collage

Sept. 14th AppleGreen Cottage, mahlicadesigns, Kaleidothought, PrettiModesti, Olive Ashby, Sewing Bee Fabrics

Wednesday Teaser collage

Sept. 15th  Lulu & Celeste, Diane Cullum of Two Chicklets, Adventures With Bubba and BugThe Pumpkin Room, Sewing A La Carte, Anne-Mari Sews

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Sept. 16th Sewing by Ti, Musings of a Seamstress, Tales of a Tester, Almost a hippy, At Margareta’s Haus, Sewing A La Carte, Wining Wife, and Birds Of A Kettle

Friday teaser collage

And now…..We have a winner!

Damjana has won a pattern of her choice from On the Cutting Floor.

Congratulations! I’ll be in contact with you shortly and happy sewing.

Sew Long Summer inspiration from our sponsors

I’m very thankful to On the Cutting Floor, Blue Dot Patterns, and Zierstoff Patterns for partnering with me to make Sew Long Summer extra fun for you.

On the Cutting Floor is going to give away a pattern of choice to one lucky winner.

The giveaway ends soon so click through here to enter: GIVEAWAY

I already have the Santiago Jacket and the Megan Blouse on my fall sewing list.

 

How great would the Adeline Dress in denim or the long sleeve Sarah Dress in a double knit be for fall?

Use Code: SEWLONG for 50% off patterns from On the Cutting Floor   (Ends 9/17/16)

From Blue Dot Patterns I’m wanting another Ally Skirt in red. I love cotton sateen, but a fine corduroy would be cool weather appropriate.

May I suggest the Georgia Top in a cuddly french terry or following Diane’s tutorial for hacking her Dover Jacket into a car coat length.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Code: SewLongSummer for 25% off patterns from Blue Dot Patterns (Ends 9/17/16)

I’ve already used the discount to buy the SVEA pants from Zierstoff Patterns, but keep finding more that I want to make on every visit to their site.

The ALIZIA is speaking my colorblocking language and the KAREN has a great fit and cowl to keep you warm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Code: zierstoffpatterns20 for 20% off patterns at Zierstoff Patterns  (Ends 9/17/16)

There’s just a few more hours to take advantage of these discounts, so get going.

Thank you so very much for reading along with the Sew Long Summer tour and leaving comments for the participating bloggers.

 

 

**I have an affiliate relationship with On the Cutting Floor, meaning if you make a purchase through my links to her site, I’ll receive a small portion of the sale.

Easter Egg pajamas for Spring Break PJ Tour at mahlicadesigns

Getting a new set of pajama’s has always made me feel good and since so many of us have fond memories of getting pajamas for Christmas, I bet you feel the same. I make my little guy pajamas every year as a Christmas Eve present, but just kinda wing it when it comes to spring and summer. No longer.

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I started with the free Christmas Raglan PJ pattern from Melly Sews. With a little alteration, I made my little guy a spring version.

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I removed about 9.5in in length from the legs to make shorts, shortened the sleeves to about 3in length, and omitted the ribbed cuffs. Using self fabric worked just fine for the neckband too, though you’ll want to check the stretch in your fabric before you make a shirt you can’t get over the head, ask me how I know.

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I was planning to stencil a cute sleepy time saying on the shirt, but little guy set his mind on Easter eggs, a year long favorite for him; and perfect timing. I simply downloaded a free image and used the freezer paper method to make my stencil.

The Little Guy loves his pajamas and the Easter eggs. I already have my eyes out for fabrics to make a Christmas version of the pattern.

With all this pajama inspiration, what pajamas are you adding to your sewing plans?

There’s still time for you to enter to win prizes in the Spring Break PJ Tour.

 

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Sprouting JubeJube to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Felicity Sewing Patterns and StitchART. You could win 1 pattern of choice (excludes bundles) from Felicity Sewing Patterns and 2 patterns of choice (excluding bundles) from StitchART. Visit Felicity Sewing Patterns and StitchART to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 26th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 8 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 27th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

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Want to win more prizes? You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Made By Jaime’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 25th)!

Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:

Spring Break PJ Tour- with Giveaways, Sew Along, and Discounts!

30 bloggers (including me) and 24 sponsors are bringing you the ultimate Spring Break Pajama Tour starting today.

Give yourself a minute to take all this in. We have giveaways, shop discounts, a sew along and pajamas, pajamas, pajamas!

Let’s start with our schedule and please stop by each blog to see what these wonderful people have to show you. (I’ll be sharing my creation on Friday)

Monday, March 21st

Sew Far North | The Wholesome Mama | From-a-Box | Pattern Revolution
Inspinration | Paisley Roots

Tuesday, March 22nd

Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs
Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread

Wednesday, March 23rd

Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli
The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24th

Lulu & Celeste | Sew Starly | Phat Quarters | Pear Berry Lane
Rebel & Malice | Creative Counselor

Friday, March 25th

Made By Jaime | Mae & K | Mabel Madison | SewSophiLynn
Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
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Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Sprouting JubeJube to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

I’ll edit this portion daily so you have the daily contest info.

 

Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

Visit Lulu & Celeste to enter today’s giveaway

VISIT Create3.5 to enter Wednesday’s giveaway

Want to win more prizes? Visit Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to this post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!

Winners!

Alana & Kathy E are our Blue Dot Patterns giveaway winners. Diane will be providing them with a Blue Dot Pattern of their choice.

Thanks again Diane (gatorbunnysews) for the pattern sale, the giveaway, and providing patterns for our bloggers to have fun with.

I have plans to make a Margo and another Georgia myself, which you will see here on the blog. I hope to see what you make too. Drop me a comment here, facebook, or tag me on instagram @mahlicadesigns so I can see.

 

Sew Long Summer-Meet the Co-Hosts and giveaway

SewLongSummer badgeSew Long Summer our brand new Sew Along is starting soon and we’re very excited to see what you’ve been making and to share what we’ve been up to. Four lovely ladies have joined me in working behind the scenes to make this a fun event. Be sure you’re following all of our pages so you don’t miss anything.

Melissa portraitHi I’m Melissa, of mahlicadesigns. I’m a stay at home mother of a three year old. Sewing is my creative outlet and escape from toddler craziness.

I’ve been sewing in earnest for about seven years after making a baby quilt (on a garage sale machine-it was a hot mess) for a friend. I was hooked. Quilting was my focus for a few years before making the switch over to garment sewing primarily. I had a few blips of sewing experience in 4H and also made my wedding dress. Don’t be impressed, my mother did most of the work.

My primary focus for now is getting a Core Wardrobe put together and making pieces that work well together and fit my shape.

Please meet…

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I’m Elizabeth of elizabethmadethis.com.  I live in Colorado, and I’m completely dotty for sewing.  I started out draping dolls as a child in my own hand-sewn creations that were made from scraps in my Mom’s fabric bag.  I continued sewing by hand growing up, making accessories for my violin, several twin-sized yoyo quilts, and a rather funky vest made from yoyos in 7th grade.  When I got married and hand-sewed 5 yards of stamped fabric into curtains for our apartment, I figured a sewing machine would be a great deal more efficient.

I bought my beloved Janome and have since sewn mountains of fabric into garments and items for my home.  I love the challenge of taking a flat piece of fabric and transforming it into a beautiful, three-dimensional garment alive with color and texture.

As a mom of three sons and a wife of a husband known for accidentally felting all of my wool garments, my clothes and the ones I stitch up for the boys are inherently practical.  If it’s not washable, it’s not in my closet.  I sew hardwearing basics with tons of added detail that comes in the form of embroidery, pattern-hacking, DIY elements, and novel fabric and pattern combinations.  I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills and infuse as much creativity as possible into my work.

My life as a former elementary music teacher and my life-long passion for writing compel me to write about sewing in a way that will help others grow more confident in your sewing.  I’ve learned to sew from the ground up, and I want to teach others to do the same.

My work has appeared in Seamwork Magazine (Aug 2015) & Altered Couture (TBD) .

Sarah musingsofaseamstressHey everybody!  I am Sarah of Musings of a Seamstress.  I started sewing as a kid by hand stitching Barbie clothes out of my sister and I’s old clothes.  I am the only one in my family who can actually sew though.  I didn’t start sewing again until middle school home ec classes.  True story, I failed my high school sewing class, but only because a secretary threw away my project because she thought it was scraps.  Tells you something about how it must have looked.  Even with that I went on to get my bachelors degree in apparel design.

I now work full time as a technical designer for a show choir manufacturer.  I spend my days making patterns, grading patterns, test sewing, and writing instructions.  I love it!! I also spend my after work hours drafting my own patterns that I eventually want to release under my own indie pattern label.

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My name is Cindy of  http://www.cindyparrett.com I’m an Education Counselor for college students during the day,  mother to 2 amazing kids (10 y/o girl  & 4 y/o boy) by night. I am a Military Veteran and a Military Spouse. I love to travel and thanks to the Military I get to go for free. We are currently living in Hawaii.
Sewing is not only a creative outlet but on some days a stress reliever.  I’ve learned how to sew like some of you hand sewing Barbie clothes for my little sister. I learned the basics of machine sewing in high school and if it wasn’t for my amazing teacher I think I would have sworn off sewing then. My final project was a Christmas stocking with my name hand stitched. I am proud to say I still have this stocking and still put it up every year for Christmas.

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I’m Ashley, www.sewnbyashley.com.  I started sewing as a child for 4H, and picked it up a few up again a few years ago.  I mostly sew for myself (selfish I know).  Sewing for me is a way to feel creative, as I work in an administrative position.

You’ll want to follow each of the hosts to see all that we’re doing for the sew along, and let’s have a little fun in the process.

Giveaway!

We have put together a Sewist’s Prize Package with all sorts of goodies you’ll love. How do Fiskar’s scissor sharpeners, a My Pad needle keeper, a $20 Joann Fabric gift card, and few little surprises sound? Great.

Get your entries in the Rafflecopter widget/link below.
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9/22/15 UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed, but you can still be a winner by submitting your makes in the Summer Crush and Fabulous Fall contests.

Giveaway Day 2014 Winner

Congratulations, lsse is the winner of the Blooming Flower Pin Cushion.

She’s just thrilled to have won and is looking forward to having this hand made item.

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Thanks for everyone who stopped by during the contest. It was really interesting to see the goals some of us are thinking about for 2015. Stop back Friday to see some of my plans for 2015.

Be sure to follow my blog, to see more sewing awesomeness in the future.

Giveaway Day 2014

Welcome to mahlicadesigns.

Today I’m joining SewMamaSew for the 2014 Giveaway Day.

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I’m giving away this really cute Blooming Flower Pin Cushion. Handmade and just about 3 1\/2in diameter and 2 1\/2in tall.

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All you need to enter is 1. leave a comment below and 2. enter the rafflecopter below.

Need a topic? Are you thinking past the holidays? Tell me about one of your goals or plans for 2015.

While you’re here, look around a bit. I have a variety of makes and a few tutorials. I’d be pleased if you found something interesting and helpful.

Like what you see? Follow Me for more.

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Contest runs through the end of the day Friday December 12th 2014 and I will contact the winner shortly thereafter.

Contest is open to U.S. residents only, 18 and over.

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