Golden Rippy Delilah Blog Tour- Sewing for moi! + GIVEAWAY

Hey there! Welcome to my stop on the Golden Rippy Delilah Blog Tour!

Delilah top by Golden Rippy sewn by Lulu&Celeste
Photo taken by the ever talented Silly Bean!

Golden Rippy is a newer designer sharing their designs with the world! There are currently two patterns out. The Delilah (of which I’m sharing my version here) and the Dahlia which is the girl’s version of the Delilah. (So if you want to do the whole mommy and daughter matching thing you can!) 

Read to the bottom to find out how to enter the giveaway!

 Delilah top by Golden Rippy sewn by Lulu&Celeste

The Delilah is a cute Dolman style top. I like these style tops, loose and flowy and help hide the mummy tummy but still flattering. I know horizontal stripes are maybe not the best but I loved the colours. 

I sewed up the XL size and did a few modifications to fit it better on me. I cut the hip band in the size L since my hip measurements fell into lower end of that range. But then cut a few inches off the hip band length so it would be a little more snug on my hips. I also shortened the overall length by a couple inches cuz I was afraid it would be too

Delilah top by Golden Rippy sewn by Lulu&Celeste

I’m so happy with how this turned out! It is the first project I’ve sewn for myself that turned out so well!! And I did pretty good with matching the stripes! yay! 

Delilah top by Golden Rippy sewn by Lulu&Celeste

This is a pretty fast sew. For me maybe about 2 hours. But part of that was stopping to check fit every so often. The next ones should go faster.

I’m already planning to make a few more. And next time I’ll use a plain knit so I can try out the embellishment options. My sister has also asked me to make her a top too! I call this a successful project!

Pattern details:
  • illustrated instructions
  • six sizes  XXS to XL (bust measurements 30-43″)
  • 2 sleeve lengths (cap and half-sleeve)
  • 2 embellishment options
  • printing guide
  • pattern layout guide
  • grainlines
  • 28 page PDF pattern download to make the top; pattern pieces prints out on 20 pages
  • fabric yardages for 45″ and 60″ widths
  • seam allowances included
  • professionally designed and graded pattern
A nice drapey knit that I bought locally! I think it would make a nice maxi length dress too 😉 (That was totally accidental. I thought the fabric looked familiar when I bought it and remembered where I’d seen it after it was sewn up!)

Both of her patterns are currently on sale so check them out!

Link to Golden Rippy Shop:

Link to Delilah Top Pattern:

Link to Golden Rippy Facebook Page:

Link to Golden Rippy Blog:


Prize Package & Rules

Two winners will each win:
            * 2 Patterns of your choice from Golden Rippy
The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway ends: 8/6/14 at midnight PST.

Two winners will be chosen and announced on 8/7/14

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the rest of the blog tour! What a great lineup!

Monday- July 28

Tuesday- July 29

Wednesday- July 30
Thursday- July 31
Friday- Aug 1

Saturday- Aug 2

Sunday- Aug 3

Monday- Aug 4
Daisy Chain Creations – Knot Sew Normal – Lulu & Celeste (You’re Here!)   

Tuesday- Aug 5

Wednesday- Aug 6
Bebe Lambs – Create3.5 – Lady and the Gents    


I’m sewing up my stash this month! This counts as project #1 of stash sewing. I used approx. 2 yards of fabric from stash! Woot!

Modkid Hailey Misses top

It’s my turn on the BundleUP blog tour for the Women’s bundle collection at Pattern Revolution.

For the tour I sewed up the Hailey Misses top by Modkid.

The pattern is easy to put together and sews up fairly quickly. The directions are also easy to understand.

It calls for shirring under the bust but I’ve never shirred before and couldn’t get it to work on my sewing machine. So I did an elastic casing, which I kinda messed up which is why I’ve got a belt on, ha! World’s greatest seamstress I am not! :p

In hindsight I should have also done up a muslin bodice because it was only once I had sewn up the sides did I realize that the bodice seam cut across my bust. Next time I will lengthen the bodice slightly so that the seam falls under. I think I will also remove a bit of width from the skirt of the top since I find I tend to fall into a larger size up top than down below and the extra fabric isn’t too flattering on me when it’s a top. (As a dress I think it works.) 

I will for sure make this again. Just make the little alterations I need to do so it fits me properly. As a top it works great for nursing moms!

Pattern details:
-Sizes XS to XXL (bust measurements of 30″-42″)
-Pattern pieces print out over 17 pages
-Tutorial includes diagrams (line drawings)
-3 different length options plus optional ruffle hem
-Tips for sewing with knits and different hemming options if using knit fabric.

Fabric used:
It’s some sort of poly cotton that is lightweight almost like a voile, lol. I really should have written it down. All I remember is that it is machine washable! Bought at Fabricville (local fabric store).

There’s one more day to enter the giveaway to win a bunch of prizes, including a serger!!

Check out the rest of the stops on the blog tour!

June 20
June 21 
June 22
The Mother Huddle, Gloria June
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
June 27

Pattern Test: Purse Organizer by GYCT

I had the pleasure of testing the Purse Organizer for Chelsea of GYCT Designs

The pattern is on sale until June 14th for just $4.95! You can also buy it in a bundle with the Lazy Days Crossover bag for just $7.95! (If I didn’t have the organizer I’d totally get the bundle).

It was a nice change from making clothes. So easy to get pictures of for one thing! No fussing or fighting, no nap-times to work around 😛

It has SO many pockets! (Which a good organizer should have!) The outside features a large pocket on the back (shown below), two side pockets and a pocket on the front with smaller card slot type pockets (first pic).

Inside are even more pockets! (see below) Two side pockets and two large pockets that you can divide into smaller ones. I decided to make one large enough to hold my favourite notebook and made a few smaller slots for pens. You can make as many slots as you like.

It’s a fairly fast project. The longest part is cutting out all those pieces (the only downside to this project). But really, if you want to have all those pockets you’ll need to cut out lots of pieces 😛 Well, the only other downside is that your 4-year-old might want to steal yours like mine does.

And now I love purse organizers! You can keep everything in it and just transfer the organizer from one purse to another. You could also just use it as a little tote. I’m going to make another one for my daughter (I’ll leave off a few pockets on the outside since the way she carries things they’ll just fall out), and then I’m going to enlarge it to make more of a tote size.

Oh, there is one change from the pattern that I did. I accidentally cut my side pockets out oriented the wrong way so they’re a lot shorter than they should be. 

Pattern Details:
  • Finished project is 8.5″ x 8.5″ x 3″. You can play with your printer settings to enlarge or reduce the pattern for a larger or smaller organizer.
  • Pattern pieces are provided. Which is good because there are a LOT of pieces to cut out, so it helps keep them sorted for one thing (I did however also pin labels to other pieces to keep track better). It prints out on 5 pages.
  • Instructions are easy to understand with clear photos
  • Cutting guide (so you can make sure you have all the pieces you need)


Michael Miller Garden Walk Wing Song in Aqua and Kona Cotton in Pink both from

Thank you Chelsea for having me test! So much fun 🙂

GYCT Designs patterns can be found here: Craftsy or Etsy
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