Thursday, 30 April 2015

Little Kiwi's Closet - Bow Back Beauty Blog hop

I am very excited to be a part of the Bow Back Beauty blog hop! From the moment I saw the very first sneak peaks of this pattern on the Little Kiwi's Closet Facebook page I knew I had to have it!!

I bought the pattern as soon as it released, but as so often happens, I hadn't had a chance to give it a go yet. So when Lydia asked for some bloggers to join the blog hop, I thought it would be a great opportunity to join in with some other lovely stitchers and finally sew one up!

 My favourite bit about this pattern is - as the name suggests - the beautiful bow detail at the back!

Now that the weather is getting a little warmer in the UK, I think this will be one of Little Bs most worn tops - perfect with leggings or shorts! And if it happens to warm up a little more I think I'll make her the dress version too!

Little B loves how twirly the skirt is - being a full circle, it gets some serious height as she spins around!! There are loads of other options too - including a double peplum, a full length maxi skirt, a hi-low skirt, and you can also do a plain vest - or attach your chosen skirt to the vest version.

I went with a short sleeve for Little Bs top, but you can also do sleeveless and long sleeves. I love how there are so many combinations you could put together with this pattern - both with the options and how you choose to place your fabrics - you can get so many different looks - and with a size range of NB - 12yrs - I can see this pattern getting a lot of use!!!

If you want to be in with a chance to win the pattern (or another of your choice if you already have it) make sure you enter the giveaway below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to check out the rest of the blog tour to see some more beautiful versions!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Pattern release and giveaway!! Gracious Threads Spring-Summer collection

Introducing three great new patterns from Gracious Threads - the Rainbow Tee, the Cirrus Skirt and the Sunshine Headband! Great to wear as a set, but the three pieces also work brilliantly as separates too.

All three of these patterns are super quick to sew up - so if you are looking for a quick new summer outfit that is cute and functional - here it is!! With great instructions and really clear images to help you along the way with each step, these really are easy patterns to sew up, even if you're new to knits.

I did the simple version of the Rainbow Tee because I had this gorgeous fabric that I wanted to showcase, but you must check out the colourblocked versions on the Pattern Listing - they are so cool!!

The Cirrus Skirt is soooo fast to sew - and Little B of course loves the fact that it has pockets! I used a decorative stretch stitch to top stitch the pockets and to sew the hem - you could do this in a contrasting thread to really make a feature of it. See an example of this on the Pattern Listing.

Last but not least is the Sunshine Headband - this comes in sizes 12 months all the way up to adult size! It complements the rest of the collection wonderfully, but is also great to wear with any outfit.

As it comes in my size, I thought it would be rude not to make myself one too! Perfect for holding my long hair out of my face! Get the pattern Here.

You can also get a bundle deal for $14.50 for a limited time Here

If you would like to be in with a chance to win the whole collection - just leave a comment on this blog post and let me know - which pattern would you sew first if you won??!

A winner will be picked randomly on Monday 27th April.