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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween Costumes: Planning the Outfits {Free Printable}

I am so excited to share with you a printable for planning out kids Halloween costumes! I need lists to get things done. You should have seen my hair-brained attempts last year at creating the halloween costumes. I felt I was all over the place! After having created and {finally} shared my party planning printables with you through GYCT Sizzlin Summer Series and Baby Girl's 1st Birthday, I figured I could make one for Halloween costumes! Maybe then I might be a bit organized with it?

Download the Printable here: Halloween Costume Planning Printable. I use one for each member of the family.

The Berry Bunch: Halloween Costumes: Planning the Outfits {Free Printable}


I know this is a bit early too, but if you are like me and need as much time as you can get then this is even pushing it! 

So on the sheet, I have a spot for the patterns to use and a place to paste the inspiration picture for reference! I wish my printer was printing in color. So don't mind the black and white.

The Berry Bunch: Halloween Costumes: Planning the Outfits {Free Printable}

I am using a combo of the Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop's Aloha Burn Blocker and Classic Footed Pajamas  for baby girl's costume and a combo of the Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop's Lullaby Line Bodysuit and Lap Tee and the Classic Ringer Tee (affiliate links). They are still a work in progress, we'll see. I don't even have a clue about what to do for my costume yet.

The Berry Bunch: Halloween Costumes: Planning the Outfits {Free Printable}

I thought this would be handy for taking with when shopping. I cannot shop for a ton of fabric at one time, and need to have a list handy and ready to just grab, cut, then go. The kids get super fussy super fast. So I have a section for the notions and fabric amounts needed.

The "to do" section is a checklist you can use to write down what needs to be done in order to finish the costume. Complete with a finished check box at the bottom of the sheet. Yeah, because it is always fantastic to say, "hey, I have finished something!" :)

The Berry Bunch: Halloween Costumes: Planning the Outfits {Free Printable}

As you can see, I actually added a background to this printable and I cannot handle not having it printed in color. I already started coloring in one as I was filling it out! LOL

Download the Printable here: Halloween Costume Planning Printable

What are you going to be this Halloween?

Our Costume inspiration images used: Batman here; Cat Woman here, Baby Harley Quinn here, Scarecrow here

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour and Giveaway}

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

One of my most favorite PDF patterns so far is the Tinley Tee by GYCT designs (read about them here, here, and here) and she is having an awesome sale combo with the Love Me Knot shorts (I blogged about them here and paired with the Tinley Tee test) which are one of the cutest pairs of shorts there is! Plus, I love sewing for my little girl and these two patterns make that so much fun!

The Tinley Tee

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

I have had this fabric forever. It was one of the first knits I bought from the local discount store because it was so fun. But I just did not have the perfect project for it, until this shirt!

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

Modification: I combined the standard short sleeve and the gathered sleeve to add the puffy gathers at the top, but the length of the short sleeve. I also added a cuff to give it a sporty look. I love how it turned out too! Super cute! 

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

Love Me Knot Shorts


I've sewed up this pair of shorts 4 times now and I still have so much fun with it! 

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

I used an old pair of slack for these shorts (this was the 3rd pair of shorts I got out of these old slacks!) and some scrap blue fabric I used here. I thought it went with the blue for the neck binding, waistband and cuffs pretty well! 

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}

Stay tuned for more outfits coming your way, check out GYCT Designs on Facebook.

  Image Map

For the fun part, GYCT Designs is having a giveaway! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Can't wait to win the giveaway? The patterns are bundled right now! She also has a coupon, use "save15" at checkout to save 15%!


Only want one or the other?

Tinley Tee:  Tinley Tee
Love Me Knots:  Love Me Knot Shorts

Want to join in on the sewing fun? Use these to share in social networks!
Hashtags:
#lovemeknotshorts
#gyctdesigns
#tinleytee


This is my favorite picture. So here you are again. ;)


The Berry Bunch: Tinley Tee and Love Me Knot Shorts: GYCT Designs {Blog Tour}


Happy Sewing!

Friday, August 29, 2014

GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

I had the pleasure of testing the Rival Raglan Tee for GYCT Designs and it is so fast and easy to sew! I love it!

Nikolai was excited to have a camo shirt! :)

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

You can get the pattern discounted for 5.95 until the end of today (8/29).
Find it here:
Etsy: Rival Raglan by GYCT Designs
Craftsy: Rival Raglan by GYCT Designs

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

There are so many options for this shirt!

Sleeves: Long sleeve, short sleeve, 3/4 sleeve. Plus directions on layering the sleeves.

Shirt: Regular length, tunic length, dress option for a girl


The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

The Berry Bunch: GYCT Designs: Rival Raglan Tee, Tunic, and Dress {Pattern Test}

I have a couple that I want to do. I cannot wait to layer the sleeves! Perfect for the upcoming fall and winter!

Check out some of the tester photos and the range of options available with the pattern Rival Raglan Tee for GYCT Designs!

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bundle Up for Boys - Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Bundle Up! And, so excited that these patterns are for boys! Yay sewing for boys!

Check out all the awesome patterns for this bundle. I have to say it is a pretty incredible collection! And I hope to be able to make a purchase soon. Better hurry though, it ends the 29th! That is in 2 days! Then the patterns can be purchased through the designer at regular price.


The two patterns I sewed up for the tour are the Letterman Jacket by Fairytale Pattern Designs and the Butler Britches by Brownie Goose.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Letterman Jacket by Fairytale Pattern Design

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Fabric: I used a red suiting bottomweight for the body and a blue bottom weight from the "jean" section at Joann's. The lining is flannel. I used an interlock for the neck binding, cuffs and waistband.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Modifications: The lining is not in the original pattern. I used the pattern pieces and modified to the bodice front pieces to incorporate the facing as a panel. I quilted the bodice flannel pieces over cotton batting to add in an extra warmth layer. The sleeves are not quilting, just lining and shell fabrics.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Because I used the lining (and Little man was extremely upset when I put the shell on him to try because he couldn't see the pictures) we also made this jacket reversible! All seams are hidden.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Embelishments: I traced the Spiderman Logo on freezer paper. I used the same image for both, just resized when printing.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Butler Britches by Brownie Goose

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Fabric: I used the same blue bottomweight and flannel from the jacket.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman


The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman


Modifications: I used the flat front waistband option but did an adjustable elastic by creating my own buttonhole elastic. 
The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

Embelishments: I did not add any of my own. I had a hard time matching the button color and little man wanted a brown button... So brown it was.

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The patterns were relatively quick to sew and so much fun! Directions were clear and easy to follow. :)

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

The Berry Bunch: Bundle Up for Boys: Spiderman

There are only 2 more days for the sale! Head over to Bundle Up! :)

And, don't forget to check out all the other awesome sewing projects completed using the patterns from the bundle.



Happy Sewing!