Day & Night Dress Challenge is coming for you!

I have fun news to share with you!

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Elizabeth of Elizabeth Made This is hosting the Day and Night Dress Challenge in January and there will be a chance for you to participate for one of three cool prizes.

I’ll be participating in the blog tour (see more here) to start things off January 8 to January 14th.

The community challenge (see more here) takes place January 8th through January 28th.

Elizabeth has lined up an impressive group of sponsors and prizes for the competition. Check them out here!

I really hope you will sew along with us in the challenge and stop by to see what the lineup of bloggers has put together to inspire you.

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway.

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)!

Sew Long Summer Wrap Up & Contest winners

Sew Long Summer sew along has concluded. It was fun to see all the creations you made and it’s hard to say goodbye to seeing what everyone has been sharing in the link ups, facebook, flickr, and Instagram.

I’m thankful for my co-hosts who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to make the sew along happen, including offering some of the prizes for our contests.

Cindy Parrett

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Elizabeth Made This

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Sewn by Ashley

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Musings of a Seamstress

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mahlicadesigns (that’s me!)

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A special thanks to Striped Swallow Designs for offering a pattern of choice to the winner of Summer Crush contest and Paprika Patterns for offering the Jasper Sweater pattern as a prize in our Fabulous Fall contest.

Now, it’s time to give away those prizes.

The winner of the Sewists’ Package giveaway is Melissa S. of Thread and Scissors. Take a look at what Melissa made for the sew along and send her your congratulations on the box of sewing goodies coming her way.

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The winner of the Summer Crush contest for a $25 Wawak gift card & a Striped Swallow Designs pattern is Diane at Gatorbunny Sews.

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We especially liked how well the jumpsuit fit and that big smile reveals how happy her daughter is with it.

The winner of the Jasper Sweater pattern for our Fabulous Fall Contest is Maartje from huisje boompje boefjes.

We especially liked the color combination, and creative piecing to make this dress a great fall piece.

Winners, watch your inbox so we can get you those prizes.

 

Thank you all for following along and participating in Sew Long Summer.

Holi-Daze Wrap Up

Holi-Daze week has come to an end. It was fun to see the variety in what we’re making.

Some of my favorites are:

Ashley’s Crepe dress

Cindy’s cape

And now for a reminder, we have just a few more days to enter your items for the Fabulous Fall week contest.

Meet our Fabulous Fall sponsor Paprika Patterns

Our favorite submission for Fabulous Fall week will win a copy of the Jasper Sweater from Paprika Patterns. Simply add your project to the LinkUp and you’re in.

Paprika Patterns designs clean and clever sewing patterns.

The Jasper comes in a top and dress version, hooded or cowl neck.

Cowl neck Jasper Sweater

The Onyx is right on trend with it’s boxy shape, cropped option, and a colorblocking tutorial.

The Onyx top

The Jade Skirt comes in a mini and midi length, features origami inspired front folds, and includes an exposed zipper option.

The Jade Skirt

Paprika Patterns includes everything you need to make one of their patterns; clear and well though out patterns and instructions, guides for picking your size and the right fabrics, and tutorials to walk you through techniques.

Summer Crush Wrap Up

Summer Crush Party has come to an end. It was fun to see all the creations you shared.

A few of my favorites are the romper from gatorbunnysews , the border print tunic from Thread & Scissors, and Ashley’s Lonsdale.

Be sure to look through the Summer Crush party and give some feedback to our participants on what they’ve made.

Stay tuned for our announcement of the Summer Crush contest winner on September 25th.

Meet our Summer Crush sponsors Striped Swallow Designs and Cindy Parrett

Completing your Summer Crush is now even sweeter. Our favorite submission will win a $25 Wawak gift certificate from your co-host Cindy Parrett and a free pattern of your choice from Striped Swallow Designs. Simply add your project to the LinkUp and you’re in.

Cindy Parrett; Sewing*Family*Life. From sewing an Audrey Hepburn inspired wardrobe for her daughter to fantastically delicious recipes, Cindy really does cover it all. Stop by her site to see all she has to offer and give her a note of thanks for sponsoring Summer Crush.

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Striped Swallow Designs offers bohemian inspired patterns for adults and children. These thoughtful patterns are loaded with options so you can make and make again, come in extended sizing, and are offered in bundles making their value even greater. I think you’ll find much to like in their pattern store.

The Wanderer Tunic pattern
Coachella Shorts pattern

Wildflower Kimono pattern

Sew Long Summer sew along is just around the corner!

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Sew Long Summer Sew Along is starting in just a few days, August 24th.

I hope you’ve been working on something to show off for one or more of our weekly themes. If you’ve just found the sew along, you still have a little time to get ready, and we definitely want you to join in on the fun.

We’ll have Link Up parties to show off what you’ve made for each week’s theme, some contests, and lots of inspiration from your hosts.

Be sure you’re following all of our pages so you don’t miss anything, you can still enter our giveaway too.

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