Kymy’s Dolman – EYMM 2nd Anniversary Blog Tour & Sale

kymys dolman PDF sewing pattern eymm

If you sew PDF patterns, you’ve more than likely heard of Everything Your Mama Made & More. Kymy, the owner/designer, designs comfy, modern patterns that cover a wide size range. Kymy is also super nice and helpful so I was excited to be invited to sew for this tour, celebrating 2 years of EYMM being in business!

I’m sharing my version of the Kymy’s Dolman, with some thoughts below, as well as a coupon code for 43% off the whole store, in honor of the 43 EYMM Patterns released in the last 2 years. Join EYMM and 24 fellow bloggers as we celebrate the first 24 months of our pattern shop with a huge sale and giveaway!  The tour is featuring 8 different patterns for women and girls, you have a chance to win an EYMM pattern of your choice by commenting on this post, too!

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Scrapbusting Hanging Towels

diy dish towel sewing tutorial

I started and admin a group of fabulous sewing/craft bloggers on Facebook – it’s so great to talk about blogging issues and ideas with people who “get it”. A few of us decided to do a swap so we could try out a free pattern or tutorial on someone else’s blog. I was paired up with the lovely ladies, Rachel & Donna, behind Once Upon A Sewing Machine. They sell PDF clothing patterns in their shop in addition to blogging, so be sure to click over and check out some of their other work! I know their free peasant dress is super popular, and I appreciated this tip on matching seams well, because I’m lazy and often fudge it but this looks easy!

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Five Tips for Thrift Shopping to Upcycle & Refashion

Thrifting tips for refashion and upcycle

I love refashioning! I haven’t done a ton of it lately, which is a bummer, because I have a whole stack of “transformation ready” clothes in my sewing room. I was happy to get some motivation by participating in Magda’s Refashion Month and thought I’d share some general tips on shopping for upcycles & refashions. I’ve also been bulking up my refashioning Pinterest board with both tutorials and inspiration! If you haven’t heard of Goodwill Outlet, do yourself a favor and read more; I just snagged two leather jackets from mine to make baby moccasins.

Even before I could sew I was drawn to the transformation of making something unique from a thrift store reject -one of my first refashions was in high school, see the dress in this post. My Dad raised me to be a bargain hunter, taking me to antique shops and garage sales from a young age. I now also try to shop second-hand for environmental/ethical reasons (you can read more in my post about ‘Overdressed’). The bulk of my son’s clothes are made from upcycled fabrics, in that I just cut up bigger tshirts and reused them like fabric, and I’ve done a few refashions for myself – two of the most popular ones are this no-sew sweater cowl & one silk shirt into three shirts.

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“Little Things To Sew” by Oliver + S – A Sewing Book Review

Oliver + S Book Review

Oliver + S has a great reputation for classic, well written patterns and while I haven’t sewn any of their clothing, I swooped up their book after previewing it at my library. I already sewed up and blogged about these juggling balls, they still get regular play in our house! I thought I’d write up a “formal” review and try another project – this time I’m sewing ahead of season with a cozy winter bear hat for my baby.

I’m reviewing one book a month this year, check out my other sewing/craft book reviews on this page!

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