Coming Soon to Lulu & Celeste

Coming Soon …

What’s happening this month you ask? Well, I’m super excited to let you know! Coming soon, very very soon are a bunch of fun blog tours I’m taking part in. I especially love doing tours that are very open-ended (like the topic allows for interpretation or sewing whatever pattern I want) and I also really like organizing blog tours. And lucky me, there are a few of both types happening this month.

Coming up soon in honour of St. Patrick’s Day is a blog tour hosted by CraftingCon called For the Love of Legends. I’m still finalizing my project but I will say that it is going to involve unicorns somehow.

Then the following week is the super awesome Spring Break PJ Party blog tour that I’m co-hosting with Deb, Jaime and Meriel. Jaime and Meriel also admin the Sew Your Pattern Stash group on Facebook. Basically all 30(!) of the bloggers participating will be sewing up pyjama patterns (or using non-pj patterns to sew up pjs) from their pattern stash. The patterns that will be featured are all ones the bloggers owned at the time of signing up! There will be roughly 25 designers featured. Lots of inspiration to be had! There will be daily giveaways and a big (BIG) prize for sewing along and linking up. So get your patterns out and sew yourself (or your kids or significant other) some pjs! More details on the prizes and how to link up will be posted next week.pj04


Then after that one I’ll be taking part in an Easter dress tour. I’m sewing up an Easter dress for Miss V using a pattern I own. (I’m trying real hard to sew up my pattern stash this year and not purchase new patterns!)

In April I’ve decided to host an Earth Day blog hop. If you are interested sign up >>HERE<<. Details are on the sign up form. It will be an anything-goes-(almost)-hop, as long as it has to do with upcycling/recycling/refashioning it’s golden!

There will be more fun stuff happening in April but I will share those later on in the month.

Oh, besides all the fun blog tours there will be another interview, a tutorial or two (if I remember to edit the pictures) and a couple reviews. So come back soon-ish to see what I’ve got coming up 🙂

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1 Pattern 3 Ways

Hey Everyone!

Thanks for following along on the 1 Pattern: 3 Ways tour being hosted by Bethany of Sew-Not-Perfect! It’s such a great idea to get the most use out of the patterns already in your stash (although I cannot deny the allure of purchasing new patterns!)

I still haven`t had a chance to finish all three looks.. Wah! But I have two versions of Girls’ Dress and Shirt Pattern No. 6 from E+M Patterns (affiliate link) to show you!

First, is the pattern hack version. It’s a simple pattern hack. I followed the directions for the dress version with a waistband, but instead of adding the skirt, I made the waistband 12″ long (so 6″ folded over) to make a top with a wide band. Hopefully I will convince her to pose in it this afternoon and I can get pics of her wearing it! It looks so cute on (she tried it on but wouldn’t agree to photos).

Pattern hack Top No.6 pattern by E+M Patterns

The next version is the tester I made last year. This one was made following instructions exactly. Top length with flutter sleeves.



I have dress version in the works! Hopefully will update the post again in a couple days.

Check out the giveaway details below and the rest of the tour stops!

Have you used a pattern more than once and want to share what you made? Grab the button below and put it in your post!

1Pattern:3Ways Blog Tour


Check out the other stops on the tour!

1Pattern:3Ways Tour Schedule & Links

July 10      Creative Counselor & Sew-Not-Perfect

July 14      Sew Starly

July 17      From-a-box

July 21      create 3.5

July 24      Rebel & Malice

July 28      Sew-Not-Perfect

July 31      Lulu & Celeste

Aug 04      Bee Quilted Beauties

Aug 07      Hattilu Handmade


There’s also a giveaway!  For full information on prize packages and other details see here.
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And finally link up your posts of things you’ve made:

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Canadian Pattern Designer blog tour: What I’ve Made

Ok, so originally my goal was to make one pattern from each of the designers on the tour. But then hubby lost his job and I needed to work full-time for a few months so I barely had a chance to sew (especially since on my days off, Miss V would be sooooo clingy). I went back to working part-time at the beginning of June so I’ve had a bit more free time, but working on this tour took up a lot of my me time so I didn’t have a chance to sew too much.

I did however, manage to sew up the Starfish shorts from Gracious Threads.


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Tour Stops: Sew Far North and AmandaRose


First up we have AmandaRose with a cute Ponderosa dress:




I love how she played around with the pattern and got her daughter involved with designing the dress! Go check it out here.

Here are the other stops on the E&E tour:

June 25: Sprouting JubeJube – June 27: Mae & K

And don’t forget to read the interview and enter the giveaway here! There’s a discount code too good until tomorrow night, so you don’t want to miss out on that either!

Today is also the last stop on the Closet Case Files tour! Check out the pretty Nettie that Patricia of Sew Far North made:






She did an amazing job! Go read her post 🙂

Did you miss one of the other reviews? Here they are below:

Gloria June  –  Rebel & Malice

Since it’s the last day of the Closet Case Files tour you don’t want to miss out on entering the giveaway!