This collection of sewing patterns for baby's first year has me flipped! So much so, that we are flipping the blog today -- the HOW TO is up first!
I'm part of a blog tour promoting the release of this pattern. If you follow the tour, you'll see lots of beautiful photos of babies wearing garments made and inspired by the entire collection. A few of us used baby dolls that were carefully selected to fit the sizing of a preemie or newborn -- so you might even see photos of those as well.
Most important to me in promoting this pattern is to let you know that I participated in the testing of this pattern; and straightaway I knew it was a winner. I used scrap fabrics, as I usually do during testing of a new pattern, and wouldn't you know it . . . I should have used my best fabrics because
All of the items were perfect the first time!!!
That is why . . . . .
I finally have a GO-TO pattern
for baby showers and newborns!
Here's HOW-TO create your own, easy to access, never cut it out again, best-baby-gift ever-pattern-pieces, conveniently stored for use over and over again from Stitchwerx !
Grab everything you need to start tracing your new favorite pattern:
- Tracing paper
- Printed Pattern (link to purchase the pattern)
- Pattern Weights
- Cutting tool
Lay your fully taped pattern on a flat surface.
Place your tracing paper on top, lining the edges on the fold side or straightest edge of the piece you are tracing. Place pattern weights on top.
Trace the pattern with a sharpie.
Use a ruler to keep the straight lines straight. This really helps!
Mark your grain line direction and all placement markings.
Grab an envelope or file folder.
Pretty it up so you'll be able to find it later -- I'm keeping this pattern on TOP of all the others!
The next time you get an invitation to a baby shower, or news of a new baby on the way,
you are ready to go!!!
I've decided NOT to share the photos of my first gift set. They're for my niece and nephew. The shower is in July. Emma Rose is due early September. You don't want me to ruin the surprise for them do you?
For inspiration and to view an array of beautiful garments you can make with this collection,
please visit these blogs on the pattern release tour:
|WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11||THURSDAY, JUNE 12|
|Pattern Revolution||Rebekah Sews|
|Mama Says Sew||Lulu & Celeste|
|The Berry Bunch|
|Begin With B|
|FRIDAY, JUNE 13||MONDAY, JUNE 16|
|Once Upon a Sewing Machine||Golden Rippy|
|Feather’s Flights||Playground Pixie Designs|
|Pattern Nut||Friends Stitched Together|
|The Life of Jennifer Dawn|
|TUESDAY, JUNE 17|
|Stitch and Bake|
|The Life of a Compulsive Crafter|
You can also enter to win a fabulous Prize Package as Stitchwerx celebrates the release!
Prize Package & Giveaway Rules
*4 patterns of your choice from Stitchwerx Designs
* Set of 4 Custom 8 x 10" Art Prints from Artful Life Designs
* $25 Gift Card from the Fabric Store of Your Choice
* Set of 100 Custom Mommy/Playdate Cards from Artful Life Designs
The Contest Rules:
You must be 18 to enter.
You can gain entries by entering the Rafflecopter Prompts.
Giveaway end: 6/20/14 at midnight EDT.
One winner will be chosen and announced on 6/21/14.
Good Luck everyone! And, you can come back and thank me later!
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