June is Nani Iro Month over at Miss Matatabi. For me this was the perfect excuse to finally buy some Japanese fabric that I’ve been ogling over forever! I must admit this past week was a really good sewing week. I was for once not pumping out a new design, testing it till no end. I seriously almost always make 5-10 versions of each new design and by the end of the process I’m so sick of it and can practically sew it with my eyes closed! So this week I took a break from design and sewed for fun…and I was lucky enough that the girls weren’t sick and were behaving themselves enough to let me sew
How cute are these flat front bloomers?! And the crop top?! I LOVE how this came together!! I was inspired by my friend Ashley’s look for STYLO Magazine Issue 4 and I just had to create something similar for my little fashion diva! See more by my friend Ashley on her blog Sewing Sober and check out STYLO Magazine Issue 4 to see if you can spot more looks using patterns by Lil Luxe Collection.
You’ve asked and asked and now here it is!! A video tutorial for a sleeveless bodice with a lining using the “burrito” rolling method.
(update) WOOHOO!! I was the First Place Winner!!! When I saw Pattern Revolution’s Over the top Challenge, I couldn’t help myself but to want to participate even though I was in the middle of my Holiday blog tour and had already sewn two of every pattern I’ve designed this year. I work well under pressure, so finished up all my sewing, drafted the rest of my blogs for the tour and got to thinking about what I would do for my Over the Top Look.
In addition to everything else going on this past month, I also had the chance to test the LOL Swing top (affiliate link). From the moment I saw Jenn from Jennuine Design working on this pattern, I knew I had to have it! It’s everything my girls love in a top… the perfect amount of girlyness in the swing, comfort and wearability for their active lifestyle and super stylish race back design!