Thread Faction SS2016 Tour (and Giveaway!)

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour

So excited that I was able to make a few of Thread Faction Studio‘s #108 tunic/dress pattern for my girls. I had some perfect custom fabric panels from Dark Matter Fabric I’ve been wanting to use for a long time and finally had a pattern that would work great!

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Red Riding Hood custom – who could resist?

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free pattern by commenting on this post and follow this link to the big giveaway Thread Faction is hosting with lots of fabric and other goodies! I’m giving away a copy of #108 – the pattern in this blog 🙂

I made 3 of the peplum length (two in size 4 and one in size 2). I was a little leery of how the shirt sleeves would look but the look and fit is really perfect. It looks wide when laid flat and cutting, but fits so well as you can see from the photos!

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My 2yo showing fit 🙂

The peplum tops are made exactly as the pattern describes with the only change being that I cut my skirt in 4 pieces instead of 2 folded sections so as to have my pattern going the same direction all the way around.

As the sleeves are a part of the shirt cutout it is such a fast sew. No need to attach sleeves 🙂 The tutorial is very clear and well written. This is the same concept as pattern #105 which I was able to test a few months ago:

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For my hack on this pattern I added a hood to the dress length in the size 4 to make a great beach coverup. I made it out of stretch terry that I had. Unfortunately it was chilly and rainy for picture day so it isn’t over a bathing suit on the beach as intended. Still super cute and she didn’t want to take it off! Of course when making anything for my oldest, I had to add a pink heart. All clothing items must have something girly on them for her 🙂

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Here is a mashup of photos of the 4 versions I made of this pattern. Total love and great warm weather pattern 🙂

There are some awesome giveaways as a part of this blog tour! If you leave a comment on this post you will be entered to win one free pattern from the spring set!

There are also a ton of other awesome seamstresses who created amazing things with this tour – please visit their posts:

5/26 Nap Time Creations Miss Castelinhos Swoodson Says Needles to say 5/27 Made By Sara Sew Not Perfect Hello Holli Whisk ’em 5/28 House of Estrela Made By Amanda Rose Max California Brave Fabrics 5/29 Create 3.5 Bless by Tone The College Seamstress 5/30 Ma Me Mi Mo Paisley Roots Skirt Fixation 5/31 Sew Very Rebel and Malice Call Ajaire 6/1 Better Dressed Child Buzzmills Handmade Frenzy 6/2 All Things Beautiful Pen, Seb & Rox