Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Seafarer Top & Guesting at Make for Mom

First off today... I'm over at Shaffer Sisters for their Make For Mom Series! I made some cute Mommy/Daughter matching pjs for my SIL and my sweet niece! Check them out! :)
I love the heart behind the Make for Mom series! The Shaffer Sisters are challenging all of us moms to sew more for ourselves, to get out of the habit of "frumpy mom".

Let's be honest... I don't quite have problems with this! LOL!

I've already sewn plenty of items (12 -but who's counting) for myself this year, and today, I have an awesome pattern now available for you by Abby from Sew Much Ado! I loved pattern testing for her! What a sweet gal! We decided we would be instant friends! This was my first time testing/sewing up one of her patterns and it was great! I have no negative things to say! She is very thorough and develops wonderful patterns and I felt like this pattern was so easy that any beginner could attempt sewing with knit!

This pattern is only $9 and has lots of options to adjust it! The testers were divided into groups that would do the banded sleeves and hem and then those that would do a simple hem option. That was me, but I'm itching to sew a banded version! I think it's so cute! See Abby's product photo below...
You can head over to Sew Much Ado for a full description of the Seafarer Top pattern!

With my version, I went a little less nautical and a little more southern, monogrammed preppy! I can't help myself! Sorry, I'm not very "fancy" looking... I probably shouldn't take photos after working for 9 hrs!
It's been a go-to-closet shirt ever since it's been made and I really love the comfort of it!

The teal is a knit from Jo-anns and the pocket fabric is from Creative Sewing, where I work. I believe it is a Free Spirit fabric. I will check and let you know, but it was cute and lattice-like and I loved all the bright colors. 
Of course, you got a little preview with the Easy Summer Infinity Scarf tutorial! Be sure to check out the Seafarer Top at Sew Much Ado! It's the perfect women's t-shirt pattern! I really love it, so expect to see another version soon! :)