Make It Perfect's BIG JOEY // Pattern Testing

 If you are a regular reader of my blog, you might know that I absolutely love pattern testing for people.  So, when Toni from Make It Perfect offered up the Big Joey pattern with a bit of a short turnaround time, I didn't hesitate. 
  This cute little tunic/dress is right up my alley.  The pattern is for knits, which I love to work with and my daughter loves to wear.  The pockets add a nice detail to front and a nice little spot to stash acorns or chilly hands.
The thing I love most about this dress/pattern is that the style works pretty much year round.
 I can see myself making many more of these, especially since it came together rather quickly.
 You can find this and other great patterns HERE.  I may have to try the grownup version of this for myself.

This pattern was provided to me for free for.  I am not being compensated for this post and all the opinions expressed are my own.


Back To School Boys Necktie

 I can't believe I haven't had a post up since mid-August.  The end of the summer was a little crazy with last minute vacations and getting the kids ready for back to school.  My son is starting Kindergarten this year and our town has them start a week after the big kids.  So, there's been quite a bit of mommy at home time.
 I wanted to make the little guy something special for his first day and came across this Tie Tutorial from Fishsticks Designs.

These adorable ties are so easy to make.  The tutorial has instructions for a velcro neck-strap which is what I made.  I ended up making my neck-strap narrower and longer than the instructions indicated.
This guy was so cute and excited for his first day.  When he got home he told me that a teacher asked him if he was the principal.  He was pretty excited about that!  I'm thinking maybe the Star Wars tie for Monday.  
Which is your favorite?


Perfect Little Lunch Bag Pattern is HERE!

 It's finally ready!  My Perfect Little Lunch Bag Sewing pattern is here.  Hopefully just in time to sew up a new bag for school.

 The pattern features a little ice pack pocket, a zip closure, 2 different sizes, and the bag is totally machine washable!

Get your pattern HERE.

I'd love to hear what you think!