Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour

Today I’m part of the Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour. A celebration of Thread Faction‘s newly released Spring-Summer collection of knit patterns for girls. And what an amazing collection! It’s the sort of clothes your kids can actually play in but still look stylish.

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour

I know what you must be thinking, these are girl’s patterns and I have two boys… The great thing about some of these patterns is how you can easily make them wearable for a boy.

I chose #104, the tank top and hacked it into a romper. Toddlers always look so cute in rompers! This being a Summer collection, my mind went straight to beach wear. Have you ever seen those 1920’s pictures of people on the beach? Remember the men’s bathing suits? That was my inspiration! Of course I wanted to make it a little more fun and up to date, so I played around with stripes and also the shape, giving it a lowered crotch. I just wish I hadn’t rush it and took better care of the stripe alignment, but I was so eager to see my son wearing it! Lessons learned… But I did add some kam snaps to the crotch for easy diaper access.



Basically, I just added harem pants to the tank top. It ended up being a bit long, because my little fella’ refuses to let me measure him! But that’s ok, he’ll grow in to it… and this way it’s perfect to hold his cookies!


The armhole and neck binding are perfect for a pop of colour!


The instructions are awesome! Love the new design layout and it’s full of great tips, fabric choices and inspirational ideas on how to colour block your tank top.


The pattern itself is a great basic, that any kid will wear all summer. Quick to sew and I just love the shape of the back.


Since this is a celebration there’re some goodies to give away.

You can win the #104 tank top. Enter the rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hop over to Liz’s blog for the main giveaway. She has some amazing prizes lined up.

Prize Nº 1 – $50 store credit with Raspberry Creek Fabrics
Prize Nº 2 – $50 store credit with LA Finch Fabrics
Prize Nº 3 – $35 Store credit with Girl Charlee Fabrics plus $20 store credit with BWD Fabrics & Supplies
Prize Nº 4 – $25 store credit with Phat Quarters plus $30 store credit with the Fabric Fairy.

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour Sponsors

Don’t forget to check out all the lovely ladies on the tour:
26/5 Nap Time Creations Miss Castelinhos Swoodson Says Needles to say

27/5 Made By Sara Sew Not Perfect Hello Holli Whisk ’em

28/5 House of Estrela Made By Amanda Rose Max California Brave Fabrics

29/5 Create 3.5 Bless by Tone The College Seamstress

30/5 Ma Me Mi Mo Paisley Roots Skirt Fixation

31/5 Sew Very Rebel and Malice Call Ajaire

01/6 Better Dressed Child Buzzmills Handmade Frenzy

02/6 Lamb and ewe crafts All Things Beautiful Pen, Seb & Rox


Thank you so much for having me Liz!


The pattern was given to me for the blog tour, but all opinions are my own.


Dyyni Skirt . Pienkel

Some time ago, my niece asked me for a skirt. She showed me one of her RTW skirts and asked for something similar. Immediately I thought of the Dyyni Skirt for Girls from Pienkel, that had recently been released. Needless to say it was a big hit!

Today Nienke is releasing the Dyyni Ladies Skirt.


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Santa Fe Top . Hey June

Whenever Adrianna puts out a tester call, I know I’m in for a good time and an awesome pattern! I love testing for other designers, because it’s always a great learning experience, specially now that I’m drafting my own patterns. You learn about the process of the test itself and also about the construction of the pattern. You can see how much work and dedication goes in to it.


Workshop Fato-de-banho Splash

Splash swimsuit-01

Splash Swimsuit – Lily Sage & Co.

Orientadora: Diana Pais


Sábado – 11 de Junho de 2016

Sábado – 25 de Junho de 2016

Horário: 10h – 14h (1 sessão de 4 horas)

Local: Fidibiko Coworking, Setúbal

Nível: Intermédio

Conteúdo: Vamos aprender a costurar um fato-de-banho ou bikini de senhora. Medir o nosso corpo, de modo a escolher o tamanho correcto. Aprender dicas para costurar com lycra e aplicar forro.

Materiais incluídos:

  • Molde em formato papel e PDF (o molde inclui versão bikini)
  • Forro

Materiais necessários:

  • Máquina de costura
  • Linha 100% poliéster
  • 1,50m de lycra
  • 60cm de elástico transparente (para fato-de-banho)
  • Tesoura e alfinetes
  • Linha de alinhavar e agulha
  • Fita métrica

O valor do workshop é de 45€ (com factura, acresce IVA à taxa em vigor).

Inscrições através do número 919 124 369 ou pelo formulário abaixo.

(Inscrições limitadas)


Garçonne Shirt|Dress . Charlotte Kan

A few weeks ago I got the chance to test another pattern for Charlotte Kan, the Garçonne Shirt/ Dress. I’m a big fan of her sophisticated minimal sense of style and this pattern is a great example of that.

A classic shirt/ dress is always a great addition to your wardrobe. I’ve been wearing mine non stop, in all sorts of ways.


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