Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ADVTee blog tour

Hi all, here I am again, after a long, unintended blog break. 
As a matter of fact, I didn't touch my sewing maching for a few months, feeling that my latest creation -the upcycled denim vest-  had taken so much creative energy that I needed some time to recover.
But then Anne from Sofilantjes invited me to participate in the ADVTee blog tour, hosted by Sprouting Jube Jube. That was a good trigger to start thinking about sewing again. An easy, nice sweatshirt, the perfect project to get my sewing mojo back. 
The ADVtee pattern has two neckline options; a simple V-neck and an asymmetric button closure. I chose the V-neck. Simple, but I love how it turned out with the striped ribbing.
For the pocket I used a bit of the Menagerie Onyx fabric from Art Gallery. This fabric has been on my wish list for a long time, so when I found out that Petite Couture had it in stock, I immediately bought a yard. It's such a great print, with all these cute animal faces; perfect for fun details such as this pocket.
I sewed a size 3 for my 2,5 year old, and it fits perfectly. As you can see, I didn't hem the sleeves and bottom before taking these pictures. Daylight is scarce these days, so I had to take the photos before finishing the sweater. 
I'm really happy that I could join this tour, because I love this sweater. I've already printed out the size 9, to make a version for my daughter. Can't wait to get I think I've got my sewing mojo back. Thanks Anne and Deb!
Curious what other participants in the blog tour made? Check out the tour schedule here:

Nov 30: From-a-Box - The Wholesome Mama - Sprouting JubeJube
Dec 1: Lulu & Celeste - Handmade Boy - Boevenbende
Dec 2: Rebel & Malice - Vera Luna - Liesel Love
Dec 3: Vaahtokarkkimonsteri - Huisje Boompje Boefjes - Khadetjes
Dec 4: Call Ajaire - Straight Grain - Nononsonsmoms

And to celebrate this blog tour, Sofilantjes is giving a 20% discount on their patterns. You can use the code "CELEBRATE" at checkout  from November 30th to December 6th.

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