Hi, there Baste + Gather readers! I am very excited to be one of the stops on today’s Momiform Makeover Tour. Lauren had an amazing idea (as usual- 🙂 ) for making over your “Momiform”. I was totally game!
Even though, I spend most of my daytime working on my pattern line (spilt between computer work at home and sewing time at my studio), the rest of the time is running the kids around, baking, cooking, errands, and of course all the things moms and wives do during the day. So in general I look like I am heading to “work out” (before photo) which of course is just not quite going to happen in the course of the day.
After a quick consult with my F/W capsule board on Pinterest, I settled on making two outfits that I can easily throw on and still feel ultra comfy while running from place to place and of course my base color was going to be black.
I had this awesome concept in my head for this one leggings with pleather insets and an oversized mini dress… well, I found this pattern in the BurdaStyle summer magazine and thought it would be make an amazing mini-dress. The raspberry fabric is from fabric.com and the black is from Jo-anns. I am so-so on the mini-dress, I should have sized on the dress due to some recent weight loss (live and learn, I guess), but these leggings… AMAZING!! I adore them! The pattern is the Go To Knit Pants from Go to Patterns. I added a strip of pleather (from Jo-anns) to each side seam of the pants to create a wide side panel!. I love them and they are going to be in heavy rotation in my fall wardrobe!
I have been dying for a black jumpsuit for quite sometime now! When I first saw the Sallie Jumpsuit from Closet Case Files, I had put it on my must make list. I jumped at the chance to make it for my “Momiform” makeover. I used some heavier weight ponte knit from Jo-anns and lined the bodice with some of the leftover raspberry knit I have. I like how it peeks out, but I could have stay stitched to keep it from peeking out.
I actually didn’t make a muslin for this one (which normally, I would have) and really there are only two minor adjustments I would make: to drop the armscye just a smidge and to add at least an inch to the torso. Other than that it is perfect, the pockets and the wide legs, love!
On days when it’s a little cooler I will just throw on my “Grace” cardigan and head out the door.
**The patterns that I received for this blog tour were the Go to leggings from Go to Patterns and the Sallie Jumpsuit & Maxi Dress Pattern from Closet Case Files. **
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Get 10% off your fabric order from now through October 1 at Michael Levine/LowPriceFabric.com with code: Makeover10
Get 20% off your pattern order now through October 1 at UpCraft Club with code: MOMIFORM
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Be sure to check out all the awesome series participants to get lots of momiform inspiration!
Reyna Lay Designs | Call Ajaire | Golden Rippy | Love Notions
Sew Not Perfect | Scientific Seamstress | Rebel & Malice
Creative Counselor | Mabey She Made It | If Only They Would Nap | Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
Shaffer Sisters | FABulous Home Sewn | Fa Sew La | Baste + Gather
Lulu & Celeste | Swoodson Says | Phat Quarters | Hey June | Stitch Upon a Time
Climbing the Willow | Everything Your Mama Made & More | Näh-Connection | 110 Creations
A Jennuine Life | Straight Stitch Designs | Sew Straight & Gather | KZJO’STUDIO
Wild & Wanderful | Mae & K | Handmade Frenzy | HattieLu Handmade
Special thanks to these major sponsors who generously donated the following items for the giveaway:
(There will a different winner for each line item so we can spread the love around!)
Janome – One Skyline S5 Sewing Machine*
Indiesew – Four $50 gift certificates (four separate winners)
Michael Levine / Low Price Fabric – Four $25 gift certificates (four separate winners) and 10% discount for readers through October 1 – code: Makeover10
UpCraft Club – Two $25 gift certificates (two separate winners) and 20% discount on patterns through October 1 – code: MOMIFORM
And the following pattern designers who graciously provided patterns for the series participants and/or contributed the following items for the giveaway:
Grainline Studio – Two patterns of your choice
True Bias – Hudson Pants & Southport Dress patterns
Colette -Two patterns of your choice
Closet Case Files -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Much Ado -Two patterns of your choice
Sew Straight & Gather – Three patterns of your choice
Golden Rippy – Two patterns of your choice
110 Creations: A Sewist’s Notebook
Patterns for Pirates – Two patterns of your choice
Itch to Stitch – Two patterns of your choice
Mouse House Creations – Two patterns of your choice
Hey June Handmade -Two patterns of your choice
Peekaboo Pattern Shop – Three patterns of your choice
Go-to Patterns – One women’s pattern of your choice
GreenStyleCreations -Two patterns of your choice
Puperita – One pattern of your choice
Sofilantjes – Two patterns of your choice
Charlotte Kan – One pattern of your choice
So Sew Easy – Two patterns or one bundle of your choice
OUSM Designs – Women’s Thumbs-Up Tee pattern
E-Beth Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Muffin Head Patterns – Any pattern of your choice up to $10
GrayDay Patterns – Sandpoint Top or Athena Top pattern (your choice)
Scientific Seamstress – One pattern of your choice
Stitch Upon a Time – $20 gift card
5 out of 4 – Two patterns of your choice
Frianki Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
KZ Jo Studio – Two patterns of your choice
Straight Stitch Designs – Full collection of patterns
Sewing Patterns by Aivilo Charlotte – Two patterns of your choice
Striped Swallow Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Rose and Lee Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Sewing Geek Patterns – One pattern of your choice
Filles a Maman – One pattern of your choice
Bella Sunshine Designs – One pattern of your choice
Liola Designs – One pattern of your choice
Cali Faye Collection – One pattern of your choice
Tinman Patterns – Orbit Skirt pattern
Felicity Sewing Patterns – Two patterns of your choice
Winter Wear Designs – Two patterns of your choice
Ellie Inspired – Three patterns of your choice
Love Notions – One pattern of your choice
a Sparkly Baby – Two patterns of your choice
Terra’s Treasures Designs – Two patterns of your choice
*Janome giveaway winner must be located in U.S.A. and is therefore on a separate Rafflecopter below. Machine must be picked up at a local dealer; it cannot be shipped.
This second Rafflecopter includes all the other sponsor items since they can be awarded internationally! You must enter both Rafflecopters in order to be entered to win both the sewing machine and the rest of the giveaway items. All patterns awarded will be in PDF format. Enjoy!