Chirstmas Skort: Lil Luxe Two Haute Pattern Tour: Coupon and Giveaway

I got really really lucky 🙂 I got to be on the Lil Luxe Pattern Tour! There was only one unlucky part and that was that I had to pick which pattern to sew! I mean really! It was so hard to choose!

Two Haute Skort sewn by Ginger House Designs

I picked the shorts in the end because I have so many dress patterns for Molly right now and I need a little variety in her wardrobe.  The pattern comes with two, well three really, views.  The skort, the shorts with cuff and you could do the shorts without the cuffs.  The shorts have cute little slash pockets and the skort has hidden pockets.  Molly loves pockets.  She needs places to keep all her rocks 😉

Two Haute Skort sewn by Ginger House Designs

I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. The instructions were very detailed (it even had directions to make an adjustable waist! That is so wonderful for children who grow up and not out… I know some others out there feel this pain) and the pattern comes together very quickly. I didn’t time myself but I sewed it all in one morning.

Two Haute Skort sewn by Ginger House Designs

The pattern pieces went together perfectly.  I did make a little mistake and put the skort portions on the wrong way (early morning sewing…) but I added some pleats and I’m still overly happy about the way this one turned out! Besides, even loves to modify a pattern, right?

Two Haute Skort sewn by Ginger House Designs

I used a grey quilting cotton with silver designs from Joann’s and I love the way it turned out!  It had the right amount of body to really give notice the cool angular edges of the skort.  To finish off the look, I appliqued the “Rudolph” head on a t-shirt (more on that soon to come). I think together it looks perfectly “Chirstmas” without beating you over the head with candy canes and trees.

Lil Luxe 2014 Holiday blog Tour Banner

And now for the part we are all waiting for 😉

Use the coupon code “BLOGTOUR” to get 30% off December 2 through December 11 and click here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway! Also, Jess of Lil Luxe will be doing a giveaway once a month starting in January 2015 and all you have to do is follow tag @jessbluxe on instagram with a picture of what you’ve made using your Lil Luxe pattern!

Also, check out what everyone else is doing with the patterns by clicking through the links below!

Blog Tour schedule:
Monday, Dec. 1 – Rouche & Division Top
Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Peek A Boo Hoodie
Thursday, Dec. 4 – Alley Cat Romper
Friday, Dec. 5 – Reversible Crop Top & Dress
Monday, Dec. 8 – Modern Belle Dress
Tuesday, Dec. 9 – Socialite Peplum and Dress
Wednesday, Dec. 10 – Two Haute Shorts
Thursday, Dec. 11 – Starlight City Dress

Two Haute Skort sewn by Ginger House Designs

Thank you all for stopping by!!

Holiday Dress: EYMM Blog Tour (and Giveaway)

I’m on another blog tour! This time, I got to sew up EYMM’s Kenzie Dress and it’s Molly’s first holiday dress that I’ve made this year.

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

It was a little cold outside taking pictures but Molly was a trooper (although I did have to bribe her with out of season fruits haha). I think, as the weather gets colder, I might layer this with a long sleeve white shirt. However, since I did make this a size to big, it should fit in the warm weather too 🙂

There were a lot of options for this dress but I chose the simple dress skirt, even though I loved the signature skirt with all the layers.

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

I wanted to do something that wasn’t the traditional Christmas colors since I knew she would wear it for more than just christmas. I then dug around my stash (I try to hit up my stash first) and found three pretty colors.  The light blue looked holiday like to me but was a little bit see through so I needed to line it.  I found the green fabric and the colorful sash that would bring the two solid colors together.

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

I made just a couple modifications to the pattern.  The first was to make the sash thinner.  I didn’t actually want to do this one, I just didn’t have enough fabric to make the wide sash and I really loved this fabric. I felt like the colors were perfect for a holiday dress.  Next time, I will make the sash big and full 🙂

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

The second is that, since the blue fabric was a little bit sheer, I lined it with a green. Then, I hemmed the bottom layer up just a little higher to let a little peak of the green out at the bottom.

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

EYMM Kenzie Dress sewn by Ginger House Designs

The pattern comes in 2 size ranges for kids and a doll size add on! I wanted to sew the doll version too, but alas, I ran out of green fabric.  As I mentioned, there are two skirt options and the pattern also provides the option to make a skirt instead of a dress for both skirt views.

kenzies holiday tour

Use the coupon code LITTLELADY to save 30% off any Kenzie’s Party Dress purchase (newborn-4t, 5-18tween, 18″ doll add-on, or the bundle that includes newborn-18tween plus the doll size), good at until 11:59pm PST on 11/12/2014.

And now for the giveaway information! Giveaway prizes total $125 and include $50 EYMM gift certificate, Stitchbox Monthly November Sewing Box ($35 value), $25 EYMM gift certificate, and a Little Lady Sheet of Jamberry Juniors Nail Wraps ($15 retail). Click here to take you to the Raffle Copter Giveaway!

And, when you sew your version of the Kenzie dress, head back HERE to post it in the linky party! (One day *hopefully* soon, I will be self hosted and able to actually post these things on my blog! Here’s to wishing, right)


Emerson Dress Blog Tour Day 3

Emerson Dress Blog Tour

Today we are headed over to Britches N Bloomers!

Amy’s blog is relatively new (a lot like mine!) and over there, she makes charming and classic things for her little girls.  The Emerson Dress she created is no exception!  Head on over to here more about what she made!

Emerson Dress by Britches N Bloomers

The fun is only half way through! We still have three more seamstresses working their magic tomorrow and Friday!!  See you back here tomorrow!

Emerson Dress Blog Tour Day 1!

Emerson Dress Blog Tour

Today, we are touring two bloggers! Shelly from Giggles and Beans is up first!

Shelly makes some very beautiful things for her little girls.  She has an awesome tutorial section on her blog and also runs a fabric shop, So Tweet Fabric on Etsy!  For the blog tour, she made this gorgeous, soft, sweet version for her little girl.

Emerson Dress Giggles and Beans Emerson Dress Giggles and Beans

Pop over to her blog to read more about it!

Check back this afternoon for our second blogger on the tour!