One pattern many ways. Show Your Stoff blog tour wrap up

Thank you so much for following along with the Show Your Stoff Blog Tour.

I’m still making my Zierstoff shopping list based on all the great things that the bloggers made this past week for the Show Your Stoff blog tour (discount code below). Very quickly I was impressed by how the same pattern could look so different when in the hands of different bloggers. I’d like to showcase some of those variations for you today.

The SVEA pants were made by:

 Life Sew Savory, Bless by Tone, Idle Sunshine

Svea collage

The NICKI capris were made by:

mahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Fabulous Home Sewn

Nicki collage

The ALENA tee was made by:

mahlicadesignsThread and Scissors

Alena collage

The LILIA Jacket was made by:

Tenille’s Thread, Stitches by Laura

Lilia collage

The HENRIKE jumpsuit was made by:

Inspinration, Very Blissful, Kate Will Knit

Henrike collage

GRETA for girls and Women was made by:

Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday

Greta collage

OLE pants for girls and boys:

Anna’s Heirloom Boutique

Ole collage

MAXI pants for kids and Women:

mahlicadesignsThread and Scissors

Maxi collage

KATI top and dress:

Kaleidothought, Zowie Zo, Thread and Scissors

Kati collage

DELIA Cardigan:

Kaleidothought, Adventures with Bubba and Bug

DELIA collage

CLARA pant:

Glitter in my Coffee, Sew A Piece of Joy

Clara collage

LENA for kids & LENA women:

Sew A Piece of Joy

Lena collage

KITTY top for women and girls:

Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Anne-Mari SewsLife Sew Savory

Kitty collage

You can really get a big bang for your buck with patterns that come in a broad range of sizes. You can also easily make mommy and me outfits and take advantage of the patterns that can be used for boys or girls.

Why not stock up on these very versatile patterns with code MahlicaDesigns30.  You’ll save 30% off patterns during the month of April.

 

The full Sow Your Stoff tour included these wonderful sewists, please stop by and share your comments with them:

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14-  Bless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom BoutiqueGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

This post contains affiliate links, if you purchase through my links I get a small portion to help pay for my sewing hobby.

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour- Last Day

Welcome back to the

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour.

 

There have been some amazing creations using Zierstoff Patterns this week. Have you been inspired? Then read to the bottom for a discount code that you can use to make your own.

How about a little sneak peek of what Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches are showcasing?

Saturday collage 2

There have been some amazing creations using Zierstoff Patterns this week. Here’s just a few.

Wrap up collage

The Full Tour includes these wonderful sewists:

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

Don’t forget to use code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% off at Zierstoff Patterns during the month of April.

Zierstoff Patterns provided the patterns for the tour bloggers to use, no strings attached.

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour Day 5

Welcome to Friday, day 5 of the

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour.

 

Are you ready for more? Today’s bloggers are Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say,  and Adventures with Bubba and Bug

How about a little sneak peek of what they’ve made?

Friday teaser collage

 

The Full Tour includes these wonderful sewists:

 

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14- Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

Don’t forget to use code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% off at Zierstoff Patterns during the month of April.

Zierstoff Patterns provided the patterns for the tour bloggers to use, no strings attached.

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour Day 4

Welcome back to the Show Your Stoff Blog Tour.

 

Show Your Stoff offset

We’re mid-week in our showcase of Zierstoff Patterns. I don’t know about you, but I’m really impressed by the variety and creativity used by the bloggers in the tour.

Please visit today’s bloggers:

Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina Makes, Thread and Scissors.

Thursday collage

 

The Full Tour includes these wonderful sewists:

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14- Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

Don’t forget to use code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% off at Zierstoff Patterns during the month of April.

Zierstoff Patterns provided the patterns for the tour bloggers to use, no strings attached.

ELIAS and MAXI Show Your Stoff

Welcome to day three of the Show Your Stoff blog tour. We’re featuring  Zierstoff Patterns throughout the tour.

I’m one of several bloggers Showing My Stoff today, so please be sure to stop by and see what everyone has made and tell them what you think in their comments section.

Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns

Wednesday teaser collage

For my little guy, I’m drawn over and over again to patterns that have details built into them that I can colorblock or use contrasting colors with. The ELIAS tee and MAXI pants have both.

I paired this truck print from my stash with some turquios cotton lycra from Simply by Ti to get the look.

Elias 8

For my 4.5 year old who seems to be timing his growth spurts with me sewing him something new, I sized up to a 116 (5-6yr old) in the ELIAS and in the MAXIs. Now where is that growth spurt?

Elias 7

I found I needed to trim down the neckline of the ELIAS tee by 1/2 (front and back) for the tee to lay smoothly around the neck. All else about the tee goes together very easily and I love the look of the envelope neckband.

Elias 4

On the MAXI pants, I decided to do a hemed versus banded leg opening so I could extend the life of the MAXIs with a really deep hem that I can let out later. Without a contrasting band to break up the print, I added a turquois side stripe to do the job. This was extra fun as the little guy and I worked on his first try at sewing with me. I operated the foot pedal and helped him feed the fabric through the machine to topstitch along the stripes. He did really well and was so excited to show daddy. The practice scrap is still hanging on the art wall in his room.

Elias 6

My little guy tends to think a knit top and bottom equals pajamas, and with the fact that the top and bottom are so matchy matchy he may just end up being right about that. So is his new outfit destined for casual day wear or bedtime coolness? Time will tell.

Have you missed some of the tour? The Full Tour includes these wonderful sewists:

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14- Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

Want to Show Your Stoff too, use code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% off Zierstoff Patterns during the month of April.

 

Zierstoff Patterns provided the patterns for the tour bloggers to use, no strings attached.

ALENA and NICKI Show Your Stoff

Welcome to day two and my stop on the Show Your Stoff blog tour. We’re featuring  Zierstoff Patterns throughout the tour and I have a discount code for you below.

I’m really excited to Show My Stoff today, but before I jump in, please be sure to stop by today’s other Show Your Stoff bloggers.

Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn

Tuesday teaser collage

Now, back to me. 😉

ALENA IG

The ALENA top was an easy pick for me with its slight kimono sleeve and high and wide neckline, both of which work really well to deemphasize my round shoulders and balance out my pear shape.

A+N 12

Finding a match for ALENA did take some thought and I finally settled on trying the NICKI capris. My one try with rtw capris in the past looked pretty awful on me;  I know there’s some magic formula for where cropped bottoms should land, but I didn’t use it. I took a chance with what felt comfortable and am super pleased that the NICKIS look good on me.

A+N 6

I made the ALENA in size 40 using 3/4yd of a very lightweight jersey knit from Finch Fabrics. The fit is perfect and the construction was quick and easy. My sewing machine is no fan of tissue weight knits, so I stabilized my sleeve opening with Pellon Knit-n-Stable before folding it over to hem.

A+N 2

I made the NICKI capris in size 36 using about 1 yd of a brushed poly from Sew Vagabond. Using the brushed poly was a bit of an experiment. I knew the fabric would give me some nice stretch but wasn’t sure how it would work for the pocket and fly details on the pant. It sewed up wonderfully. The faux fly and front slash pockets look neat and tidy and the stretch makes these oh so comfy. Take care pressing multiple layers though, it took a couple washings for the press mark to come out.

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I did make some of my usual adjustments for pants: adding a full seat adjusment and shortening the legs for my 5″3′ frame. I also topstitched the pockets closed and cut out the pocket bags. In the brushed poly I was getting pocket seams showing through.

A+N fun time collage

The ALENA is going to be a Tried and True pattern going forward and I have a plan in the back of my mind to do a pattern hack with the NICKI capris. In the mean time, I’m going to get good use out of this outfit for an upcoming trip to New Orleans and any other time I want to look smart this spring and summer (and secretly be really comfortable).

Thanks to the ladies at Zierstoff for supplying the patterns to enable me to make todays outfit, gving you a discount code,  and thank you for stopping by today.

Use code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% through the end of April.

Did you miss yesterday’s bloggers? Here’s the full tour.

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14- Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

 

Show Your Stoff Blog Tour on mahlicadesigns

Welcome to the Show Your Stoff Blog Tour.

 

Show Your Stoff offset

This week over 25 bloggers are joining me in a showcase of Zierstoff Patterns. With Zierstoff‘s wide range of patterns there will be a little something for everyone, and you can make these pattens your too with code MahlicaDesigns30 to save 30% off patterns during the month of April.

 

I’ll be posting here daily with teasers and links to each day’s bloggers and showing some of my newest Zierstoff makes too.

Today we have:

Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday

SYS Monday teaser collage

The Full Tour includes these wonderful sewists:

Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews,  InspinrationTenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstressmahlicadesigns, Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12-  Thread and ScissorsKaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina MakesThread and Scissors.
Friday April 14- Tales of a TesterBless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Musings of A Seamstress,  Anna’s Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B HandmadeGlitter in my CoffeeAnne-Mari SewsStitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches

As always, thanks for visiting the bloggers on the tour.

Zierstoff Patterns provided the patterns for the tour bloggers to use, no strings attached.