Friday, 21 September 2018

Thread Faction - Girls Tank and pants set - Blog Tour!


Hi all!

How great are blog tours? Its so fantastic to see everyone's take on the same pattern, and to see which beautiful fabrics they've paired.

I'm super excited by the collaboration between Thread Faction and The Material Girl Australia! What a fantastic opportunity for two inspiring women to come together.

As always, Missy Rose (from The Material Girl Australia) had a rather large representation in my fabric stash, so it was difficult to know which one to choose. My amazing Husband did a fantastic job in picking out these two and I think they work really well together.



This is my darling middle daughter, Esperance. She's learning the whole toilet training gig, and was SO excited that I had made her cute undies and a matching singlet. She loved them so much, she wore them to bed that night (with a nappy underneath, because we are definitely NOT night toilet trained!) :D


This was a super-quick sew! I have a 3 week old baby, so time is at a premium these days. Even with interruptions (baby needed a feed/kids were apparently STARVING...) it still only took me an hour, start to finish!


The fit is spot on! I am not awesome (yet) at bindings, but with these instructions, and just taking it slowly, I achieved a really great result. All of the inner seams can be finished with an overlocker/serger, but that machine is not essential to make this adorable set. A regular sewing machine is just fine :)

Liz's patterns are always really well written. I'm sorry I hadn't discovered her patterns when I was new to sewing, because she makes it very easy with in depth written instructions as well as diagrams. For this pattern, she has even made a video tutorial to help out those that may need it.

Pattern #123 - Girls Tank and Pants Set is available now on Thread Faction's website (not an aff link)

https://threadfaction.com/collections/girls-patterns/products/123-girls-tank-and-pants-set-instant-download-pdf-sewing-pattern

*Disclaimer* Although I received this pattern for free, my opinions and review are my own.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Thread Faction - Bespoke Briefs Blog Tour!

Hi sewing friends!

I know you're all here as part of the blog tour by Thread Faction. I was SO excited when Liz asked me to be a part of the fun! I've always wanted to participate in a blog tour :)

 
 
I had the privilege of testing for Liz before. She has excellent communication, and her patterns are always really easy to understand.
 
For this pattern, I wasn't a tester (as I'm EXTREMELY pregnant), so I don't have any photos of me wearing them. This is the second time I've attempted flat lays, and I'm hopeful you can all see how awesome these briefs are!

They are a very fast sew. As in, an hour and a half from printing to completed project...including interruptions from my three cherubs. AND, I'm a slow sewist! This is a hobby for me, not a business, so I try to wring every minute of pleasure out of creating a new item, regardless of how long it takes. It is my 'alone' time, and recharges my batteries. Sewing is such a great creative outlet!

The briefs come with FOUR different finishing options and all variations are thoroughly explained. You could make it with: lingerie elastic, fabric bands or two different styles of fold over elastic.

This pattern is truly suited for a beginner sewist, as the instructions are so detailed.

My absolute favourite step in this pattern is how to assemble to liner. I have made panties from several different designers, and this is the nicest way of constructing a pair of panties I've seen yet. Very tidy!

I used my overlocker to tidy up the front seams, but I could have easily skipped this step if I didn't have one. Its hard to see in my photos, but the briefs have front seams, instead of side seams. I think this is ideal! Side seams tend to dig into my chubby bits, but the front seams don't. #winning

Upon my Husband's suggestion (he makes the fabric choice for all of my creations - what would I do without him?!) I used Smoogie's Space Lace in cotton lycra. I also used 5/8" FOE sourced locally.

 
 
For my next pair, I'm going to use a different fabric selection for the front piece, as compared to the back, to highlight the panel. And, because I have a baby due in about 2 weeks, I'm going to get a head start on my Christmas sewing, and make a whole heap of these for my relatives. ;)
 
Here's the link for this really great pattern:
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/636987195/thread-faction-202-ladies-underwear?ref=shop_home_active_1
 



*disclaimer*
I received this pattern for free, in return for trying the pattern out and writing this blog post. My opinions are my own.


Thread Faction - Girls Tank and pants set - Blog Tour!

Hi all! How great are blog tours? Its so fantastic to see everyone's take on the same pattern, and to see which beautiful fabrics ...