We are having a wonderfully warm…and now, hot summer!! I have tested a few patterns for The Plucky Butterfly Designs and she has a few awesome tops that are great for summertime. These are both a quick sew, and fun and easy to make.
First up, Rissa Roo’s Knit Pixie Summer Tank Top, which like the title says, is made from knit fabrics. This has a great size range from size 2 through 14 girls.
The pattern calls for knit binding, which I used in the red/white stars stripe, but in the lavender top, I cheated and used foldover elastic, which made the process even easier and faster. Either way, cute results and my daughter loves how comfy and cool they are!
She also has a pattern for halter if that is your preferred style “Rissa Roo’s Knit Pixie Summer Halter Top, same size range as the other, and a very quick sew also.
She also created a pattern for the halter using woven fabrics, called the Cotton Woven Pixie Halter combo. This pattern has several options, including a dress. Here is the top view of the pattern with a double ruffle.
Photos above show how you can either tie at the back or tie as a halter.
These patterns are all perfect for this hot summer weather!!
You can check out all of her patterns in her Craftsy store.
I had the opportunity to test this great summer pattern. Hana loves it, and has already worn it a few times!! This is a pretty easy sew and the results are super cute and fun, perfect for warm spring, or hot summer days. She has also worn it with a t-shirt underneath, when it was a little too cool for just the straps.
You can check out GYCT Designs for more photos showing off this cute pattern, which you can see would be perfect for the 4th of July. You can find the pattern here: GYCTDESIGNS on Craftsy
Here is the finished dress on Hana
Posted in Pattern Testing, Sewing, Summertime
Tagged Country Cuttin's, girls sewing, girls summer dress, GYCT Designs, Hobby Lobby Fabric, kids clothing, pattern tester, tester sewing, The Fabric Zoo, The Firecracker Dress and Tunic
summer 2009 garden
Soooo, my dh built me some raised beds for mother’s day, and my dd bought me a few plants, and I purchased a few more. My ds bought the soil and had it dumped in the driveway, and we used that to fill the raised beds, and also fill in the front yard flower beds. So, we planted, watered, and watched and we are seeing great results for first time gardeners, in my opinion anyway, LOL! Here are a few photos:
Lettuce, spinich, arugala……
And this is what happens when you toss a rotten pumpkin in the late fall:
And more……….I am going to try to dig them up and replant them so they have room to grow!