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Month: June 2016

Pool Side Beach Party Tour


Do you see this extraordinarily cute little guy here? He wants to help me type up my post tonight. 

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He also thinks that momma should hold him 24/7, and that playing with his vast collection of toys is not nearly as exciting as sitting on my lap and pounding keys. Why am I telling you this at the start of a blog tour post? 

Am I a person filled with excuses? Nope, not so much. But sometimes, the little people in my life have different plans for how my nights go. And this little love? He thinks that I should be his personal seat. Because obviously if I’m staring at something else, it must be interesting. So, when I signed up for the LuLu & Celeste Sprouting Jube Jube Pool Side Beach Party Tour, I felt ambitious. I was going to sew all the things for the whole family. Because, I mean, we all need swimwear for our invisible pool. Plus! Fun! Sew all the things! Never mind that I’m gearing up for the launch of my Smashed Metatoes™ line of kids’ clothes on July 16, or the other obligations I’ve had lately (I still need to head out to get photographs for the baseball outfit I made. I swear, those are coming!) I was going to sew all the things.

(Be sure to read all the way to the end. There is a Rafflecopter giveaway and there are coupon codes! Today’s prizes are:

  • $15 US gift certificate to Gracious Threads
  • 1 pattern of choice* from Handmaiden’s Cottage
  • Four Season’s Cardigan pattern from EYMM

Then, I realized that was insane. I took a deep breath, and I thought “Okay, I already have two swimsuits I love that I made that are not getting use. None of my kids swim. Besides, let’s pretend for a minute that I could go to a pool side beach party with just my husband. What else would I wear to a pool side beach party?” The answer came to me: a sexy fun tank dress that can go on OVER my super cute swimsuits. (All from Peekaboo Patterns: Bahama Mama Blouson Top, Bahama Mama Colorblock Tankini Top, and Bahama Mama Boy Shorts, Affiliate links)

So cute, right? 

2016-06-05 09.40.06And if I’m going to a swim party, you better believe I don’t want to have to keep track of too many clothes. So, I’d totally wear a tank dress. Still cute, fun, fabulous. I used the Essential Tank Pattern from Patterns for Pirates (affiliate link). The pattern has several different lengths and hems you can choose from. I chose to do the dress length version with the racerback arms. I paired the dress with a couple of my favorite handmade beaded necklaces that I’ve had forever and an elastic belt I found at a thrift store a little while back.  

I feel like it puts me in top form for a good backyard pool party! All I need is a glass of rosé wine and some delicious canapés (and maybe a pool?), and I’m good to go and get my pool party on! 

Here are some more photos of my fun dress! 

Be sure to scroll down further for coupons and the Rafflecopter giveaway for today’s leg of the tour!

13508942_10153521284070764_4316845697838118897_nModkid (use the code POOLSIDE2016 for 25% of at checkout until July 2nd)

Sew Happily Ever After with the code Poolside16 get 50% off the Nana tote in thier Etsy shop until July 4th (

Also Jennuine Design (one of the prize sponsors) is having an unrelated sale on selected patterns until June 30th. 40% off with code SATYASEASON

Phat Quarters Free US shipping on orders of $25 or more with code SUMMER25

BLAVERRY 15% off with code INDEPENDENCE2016  until July 10th

5 Out 4 Patterns  FIREWORKS2016 for 20% off your purchase now (6/27/2016) through Monday, July 4th, 2016. (Coupon cannot be used on PowerNet fabric)

Filles à Maman JULYONETOFIVE for 25% off everything including bundles, the coupon is valid from july 1st ending July 5th midnight EDT

Gracious Threads 40% off all patterns with code canadaday2016 Good from July 1st to 8th

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Okay! Here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for!
Today’s prizes are:

  • $15 US gift certificate to Gracious Threads
  • 1 pattern of choice* from Handmaiden’s Cottage
  • Four Season’s Cardigan pattern from EYMM
  • *Excludes bundles
  • Open Internationally

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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