Meet Simplicity 8267. It’s OOP (out of print) and I’m gonna be honest, I’m not surprised.
It’s gonna be a while with these baby centric posts until I’m through everything I’ve made for her (and her brother!). But don’t worry, I slipped a couple of things in for me along the way, and you’ll get to watch her cute-ify in fast forward!
But first: take a gander up at my new blog logo! How freakin’ awesome is it? I’m really lovin’ it. My good buddy Chrystal saw the lame ass logo I had created with an online logo generator and offered to help a girl out…and boy did she. Thank you so much Chrystal!
Holy crap, people.
*tap tap. Tap tap tap*
Is this thing on?
It’s been quite a while since I last posted. Might as well start where we left off:
And with that all said…onto the belleh.
This dress is a great one: it’s Simplicity 1469, and is great for both mamas-to-be and mamas-to-new-babies because it has both belly room AND nursing access. Win-win! The Simplicity version is out-of-print now, but never fear: it was a reissue of Megan Nielsen’s Amber dress and top. Continue reading “I made a dress! And I’m working on a another big project!”
Been a few weeks, but here we are with more THROWBACK THURSDAY! Today is a pattern I love and have made twice (but haven’t blogged until now). I always think about making more, but then get distracted by another new pretty pattern.
Anywho, here it is: Simplicity 2369
This purty dress got lots of wear at weddings last year.
LuLaRoe has become a giant phenomenon, and I have friends and family that are huge fans, but for the most part I’ve looked at what they offer and thought “Man, I’m glad I can sew.” Mostly because I often score RAD deals on knits and can actually save money sewing my own.
That said, I’ll admit I do own some pieces. I’m definitely not begrudging the consultants that sell LLR; sewing is not for everyone. Even as someone who does make her own clothes, sometimes there’s only time to buy ready to wear instead of DIYing.
That said, the beauty of sewing is you can make exactly what you want exactly how you want. You can get the exact fit, fabrication, and colors or prints that YOU love (well, the latter if you can find ’em). And prints really are LLR’s shtick; the garments themselves are all quite simple.
Basically, I keep seeing sewing patterns and repeatedly thinking “That’s LLR *insert name here*!” so I thought it would be fun to share my pattern and fabric suggestions for some popular garments they offer. Imitation is the purest form of flattery, amirite?
These are by no means the only options, but just the first or best (IMO) ones that have come to my mind. In no particular order… Continue reading “LuLaRoe Copycats: My Pattern Picks”