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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.


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.

I sew Bio.

  • Liz Elliott

    May 26, 2016 at 10:28 am Reply

    This is awesome, from your sneak peak (from the back) I thought you were making a long dress, but this is soooo much cooler!!! Love it!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:26 am Reply

      Thank you so much Liz! I’m so happy you liked it!

  • Kate

    May 26, 2016 at 10:45 am Reply

    Great to see how This works well for a boy. Love the hack and the colour blocking. Stripe matching has sent me round the twist before. Sometimes it’s better for your sanity to let it go.

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:25 am Reply

      Thanks! I’m much better at letting go now that I’m older and wiser!

  • Emi

    May 26, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply

    What are you talking about?! Those stripes look perfect to me. And what an adorable romper!!!! I love it with the harem pants. Too cute 🙂

  • Jill A

    May 26, 2016 at 11:08 am Reply

    I’m hooked on rompers this year and this is adorable!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply

      Thanks! I love rompers and been wanting to make one for the longest time.

  • Heidi

    May 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm Reply

    Adorable! Love the stripes and color-blocking so much!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:23 am Reply


  • Dian @Bioka

    May 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm Reply

    So cool, I love the colours and your stripe matching technique is awesome 🙂

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

      Thanks! I’m pretty happy with the outcome, but I always see the failures and give my self a hard time. But I’m learning to let it go!

  • Gemia Carroll

    May 26, 2016 at 11:04 pm Reply

    I love your fabric combo!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:20 am Reply


  • Maria

    May 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm Reply

    I love finding out about new patterns and designers. I Cant wait to try these patterns soon!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:19 am Reply

      These are truly great patterns!

  • Kathy E.

    May 27, 2016 at 4:02 am Reply

    Your little fella is so handsome! Watch out when he gets older! 🙂 I do like sewing with knits, but they aren’t my favorite fabric choice. I’m more comfortable with cotton or cotton blends.

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:18 am Reply

      Thanks! He is a hand full also! I love sewing with knits, but it’s not the easiest fabric, sometimes it’s quite stressful.

  • Chris

    May 27, 2016 at 5:47 am Reply

    I do like knits for children. Wonderful!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:16 am Reply

      Thanks! Me too!

  • Virginia

    May 27, 2016 at 5:53 am Reply

    Still getting started on knits – but first pair of Mini Virginia leggings was an awesome start – very successful 🙂

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:13 am Reply

      That’s awesome! Knits are a bit addicting!

  • Ana Sofia

    May 27, 2016 at 9:11 am Reply

    Great hack – Looks so cool on your stylish little boy!!
    Love the stripe matching (yes, it does look that fabulous!!)

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 10:12 am Reply

      You’re always so sweet! So glad you liked it! Thank you!

  • Patricia Brissos

    May 27, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

    Adoro! Ficaram um máximo e tu és a rainha das riscas! 😉

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    May 27, 2016 at 1:14 pm Reply
  • Olga Becker

    May 27, 2016 at 3:49 pm Reply

    So so cute! Love it!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm Reply

      Thanks Olga!

  • Mamemimo

    May 27, 2016 at 5:54 pm Reply

    I have sewed something for my boy, too. Those pattern are so versatile! Great job!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm Reply

      Thanks! They really are!

  • Elisa

    May 27, 2016 at 6:15 pm Reply

    Love the fabric and the final outcome!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm Reply

      Thanks Elisa!

  • Marta

    May 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

    Adoro, Diana! Que ideia tão gira e que concretização espetacular!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Diana

      May 27, 2016 at 9:35 pm Reply

      Obrigada Marta! 😀

  • Diariodenaii

    May 27, 2016 at 10:05 pm Reply

    Adorei! Realmente esse molde serve para os meninos também! Perfeito para eles brincarem ! Me uno ao sorteio também!obrigada

  • Janai

    May 27, 2016 at 10:57 pm Reply

    I love sewing knits!

  • Judith Martinez

    May 27, 2016 at 11:22 pm Reply

    I don’t mind sewing knits but I don’t very often as I find it to be more expensive.

  • Chelle Chapman

    May 28, 2016 at 9:34 am Reply

    I DO love sewing w/ knits, prob more than any other fabric! I just ADORE what you’ve done here w/ the tank! Thanks for participating, this gives me even MORE ideas!!

  • jessica

    May 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply

    adorable! love the pop of red in the neckband. i love sewing with knits.

  • Shaina Grondin

    May 30, 2016 at 3:44 am Reply

    I love when a pattern is easily mashed to fit boys and girls! Great job!

  • Sara

    May 30, 2016 at 12:35 pm Reply


  • Amy Carter

    May 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm Reply

    Knits are my favorite to sew! I love your romper. So cute.

  • Karen Christensen

    May 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

    What a clever use of this pattern. Lots of inspirations.

  • Bethany

    May 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm Reply

    This is a perfect modification for a little boy – make me wish mine were still littler. I definitely see the hint to old fashioned men’s swimsuits!

  • Amy Mayen

    May 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm Reply

    I almost exclusively sew with knits. Too comfy! Love this little outfit!

  • Tiffany Hering

    June 1, 2016 at 3:34 pm Reply

    So cute! Love the pop of color at the bindings.

  • Angela tyler

    June 2, 2016 at 1:23 pm Reply

    I need to make this for my twin boys!!!! Maybe my twin nieces and nephews too!!

  • Stephanie

    June 7, 2016 at 3:59 am Reply

    I LOVE rompers and this turned out so cute!

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    July 7, 2016 at 8:05 pm Reply

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