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Sew Yourself Some Love with Winter Wear Designs

I haven’t had a chance to blog about my makes in while! I’m happy to be returning with another Sew Yourself some Love post!

When Suzanne first showed the sketches for this set, I was pretty sure it wasn’t something I would like to sew or that I would be sharing photos of on my blog/page! But, here we are!
If the past year has taught me anything, it is that I need to take care of ME if I want to be able to take care of everyone else. Easier said and done when we are in the middle of a pandemic with everyone home 24/7. I also homeschool (this is my 8th year!) and run a small business. I really wasn’t taking care of me, so when I looked in the mirror, I only saw the bad (in my eyes), rather then the person I was. I saw the number on the scale, the mom pouch belly, etc…
Then one day, I decided I had enough! I turned my negatives into positives. The mom pouch belly is the result of bring THREE awesome kids into this world. That number on the scale- it shows me how much muscle I am gaining because while it hasn’t changed much, my clothes have…I’m down a while size in both tops and pants! There is positives for every negative thought we see…IF we are willing to look. I decided that I should be proud of myself, so I made not one but two of the new Y-back sets!

I did a two piece top and shorts. Both are a poly type mystery fabric from a mystery box a couple years ago. I started out with a size Large based on my measurements, and ended up having to take it in just a touch along the sides to get the fit I liked…Thankfully, the alterations within the pattern made that easy!

My second one, I decided to try the longer slip. This is again a mystery box fabric….likely another poly blend! Based off of how the first set was, I decided to size down to a medium for my second set. The second round of using the slides went much quicker.

Now, I have two new PJ sets, and my dear loving husband even asked where I bought them…even though I showed them to him multiple times while sewing!

Here are all the details of the new Y-back Sleep Set:
This sleep set is designed for woven fabrics.  With classic lines, these patterns can be sewn up to create simple looks or easily dressed up with lace details.  The delicate Y back can be created with adjustable straps using bra slides or a simple tie back feature.  The Slip features bust darts for shaping.  The Shorts sit just above the high hip (not at the natural waist).  There are two rise options on the shorts:  Low Front or Straight Front.  The Low Front has full coverage in the rear and then angles down to the side seam and curves down in front.  The Straight Front has the same full coverage for the bum, but then does not angle down as much at the side seam and comes straight across the front for fuller front coverage.

Slip Options:

  • Crop, Petite, Regular, or Diagonal Lace Hem Top Options
  • Above Knee Sleep Dress Length

Shorts Options:

  • Regular Hem
  • Lace Hem
  • Triangle Side Inserts
  • Low Front Rise or Straight Front Rise (shorts sit at high hip, not natural waist)

Make sure to get your copy here for yourself for just $6.50!!!!!

Happy Sewing!


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It’s a Spring Break Pajama Party!

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When I saw this tour, I had all these big plans to sew PJ’s for everyone in the house. Then the husband said he wouldn’t be in pictures. So I decided to just sew for the kids.

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Picking a pattern for the teen was easy! She fell in love with my Comfy Cozy Pj’s from Laela Jeyne*. You can read more about the pair I sewed myself during the testing in this post. For hers, I chose the shorts and short sleeves since spring is on its way. I have had both flannels in my stash for a while, with the plan to make the toddler a Star Wars rag quilt. She decided she really liked the combo though, so I went with it. She has worn them to bed twice this week already and keeps telling me she loves them and that they are the best PJ’s ever. I only modified them to have snaps rather than buttons since I didn’t have any buttons that would match!

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For the toddler, I knew I would make him some sort of cotton pants, but I really wanted to push myself to use one of the (many) patterns I own but have never sewn. I ended up choosing the Tie Dye Diva Snazzy Pants. I should have sewn a size up for him, the 3T was a little short in the rise for him. He is not too fond of his new pants, so trying to get pictures proved near impossible. A few M&M’s and he gives me a little bit of a smile. I paired his pants with a RTW thermal since we took pictures outside. Over all, the pattern was super quick to sew, and it went together really quick!

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Of course, they can never take a nice picture together, but they really do love each other!

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Hopefully, you are ready to sew up some PJ’s for yourself or your kids! Be sure to comment with what patterns you want to use and enter the giveaways below!

Happy Sewing!

There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!

Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Create 3.5 to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!

We are also lucky to have four fabric shops offering readers discount codes:
Fabric Sponsors

Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!

PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.

Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!

Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!

And now for today’s giveaway!

Today’s prize is sponsored by Serger Pepper and Pollywoggles. You could win 1 pattern of your choice from both shops! Visit Serger Pepper and Pollywoggles to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 23rd at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 8 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 24th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.

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Want to win more prizes? Visit Lulu & Celeste tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Sprouting JubeJube’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 22nd)!

Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below!

Monday, March 21st

Sew Far North | The Wholesome Mama | From-a-Box | Pattern Revolution
Inspinration | Paisley Roots

Tuesday, March 22nd

Sprouting JubeJube | 5 Out Of 4 | Sew Happily Ever After | Beri Bee Designs
Phat Quarters | Connected by A Thread

Wednesday, March 23rd

Create 3.5 | Handmade Boy | HattieLu Handmade | Made by Melli
The Crafting Fiend | Sweeter Than Cupcakes

Thursday, March 24th

Lulu & Celeste | Sew Starly | Phat Quarters | Pear Berry Lane
Rebel & Malice | Creative Counselor

Friday, March 25th

Made By Jaime | Mae & K | Mabel Madison | SewSophiLynn
Amazing Adventures of Bubba & Bug | MahlicaDesigns