Wednesday, May 31, 2017

InBlue Art Gallery Fabric Tour

It's two posts in one day!

Not only is today day 3 of The Fighter Tee tour, but it's also my stop on the Art Gallery Fabrics InBlue tour. Yippee!!

It's so fun to sew for a boy. But at times, it can be a bit challenging. Especially as they get older. I try very hard to only sew things that Thomas wears in real life.

Thomas prefers solid colors and the denim fabrics in the InBlue line were perfect for him.

This guy loves vests. He recently outgrew his Schoolboy Vest, so it was definitely time for a new one. I love how it looks in the solid smooth denim Indigo Shadow. We went with a denim on denim look and paired it with some Castaway Cargos in Afternoon Sail. A Classic Polo in Art Gallery's cotton spandex knit in Graphite was the perfect shirt for this look.

I had to sneak some pattern in there so I lined his vest with Delftegels. I also gave him a fun hidden pocket!

He looks so nice in his new look!

He was still comfortable enough to play hard in this new outfit. It wasn't long before he looked like this.

Luckily, Art Gallery Fabric washes up beautifully! So it's no big deal to toss these in the washer and make them good as new again!

I always forget how wide the Art Gallery smooth denim is! So I had enough to make a denim shirt Thomas has been requesting also! Not bad at all to get a pair of shorts and a denim shirt in size 8 from a single yard of fabric!!

We paired his new Classic Oxford with another pair of Castaway Cargoes. This time in Scarlet Brick

The fabrics from Art Gallery's InBlue collection were provide to me in exchange for this post. The Scarlet Brick denim was purchased by me and in my stash.

We can't forget that today is day 3 of The Fighter Tee tour!

Thank you so much Paisley Roots, Handcrafted by RED, Ruby Rue Creations and  Free Notion for joining me today!! Please hop over to their blogs and show them some love. They created some awesome Fighter Tees and I'm so happy they joined me in this!

We have several girl versions of The Fighter Tee today! First a sweet stripe from  Free Notion.

Casey's sweet daughter got a fun new shirt that really supports the cause! Her little guy also got a new shirt! You can find them both on Ruby Rue Creations.

Paisley Roots made a pretty little tee for her daughter also! I absolutely love the floral!

Handcrafted by RED made her little guy a fun tee! His smile is so contagious!

Thank you to everybody who has helped me do this.

Monday: The Wholesome MamaMy Creative RoomWild & Wanderful

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fighter Tee Tour Day 2

The Fighter Tee Blog Tour Day 2

I do hope you are following along on The Fighter Tee tour! I feel so honored to have so many great people join me in supporting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Remember 100% of the proceeds from the sales of The Fighter Tee are going towards St. Jude. 

Today we have talent of Jenn from Jenniune Life.

Super cool Lindsay from Doodle Number 5

And the fabulous Tami from Sew Sophie Lynn.

Thank you to everybody who has helped me do this.

Monday: The Wholesome MamaMy Creative RoomWild & Wanderful

Monday, May 29, 2017

The Fighter Tee Blog Tour

Introducing The Fighter Tee

It's been quiet here on the blog but not so quiet behind the scenes! A couple of weeks ago I released my first pattern, The Fighter Tee. The Fighter Tee isn't just any pattern though. 100% of the proceeds are going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

That's right. 100% of the proceeds.

This is my first year as a St. Jude runner. By signing up as a runner, I promised to raise $1000 for St. Jude. I wanted to combine my passion for sewing with my passion for running. And what better way than to create a pattern and donate the sales to my run.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is dedicated in helping children fight life threatening illnesses. No family is ever given a bill. I am doing a very small part in helping raise money for this organization. But every little bit helps!!

If you would like to give directly to St. Jude, you may do so through my runner's affiliate link. 

The Fighter Tee is a unisex pattern and available in sizes 2T-12. It's relaxed fit and really great for knits with drape, such as athletic fabrics. But it works well with your favorite cotton lycra, also! The Fighter Tee features side accent panels on the body and sleeves. This makes the main portion great for those custom panels you may have in your stash! If you or your child prefer a less relaxed shirt, you can size down a size. The Fighter Tee was drafted professionally by Tami, the designer behind Love Notions Patterns. Tami donated her time in helping me draft this pattern and I can't thank her enough for everything she did.

Thomas loves the fit of this shirt. He likes a looser fit usually.

To help spread the word about The Fighter Tee, I've called in some amazing bloggers to do a little blog tour. I can't thank these ladies and their kids enough for helping me do this.

I also had some amazing help from testers. Many of them joined me on the blog tour and I'm so excited to have them be a part of this!!

Thank you to everybody who has helped me do this.

Monday: The Wholesome Mama, My Creative Room, Wild & Wanderful