Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

If this is not the cutest little type of bubble shorts you have ever seen, then I do not know what is! Check out these adorable shorts by GYCT Designs! Head over and sign up for the newsletter too, they had a discount code for the only those that received the newsletter, you wont get this one, but you wont miss the next one is loveme! it's good on etsy until 4/12! hurry over and get it! Or don't hurry, but you only have 2 more days!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The pattern was just released, and you can get it now at the GYCT Designs Etsy Shop or GYCT Designs on Craftsy

The pattern ranges size 6 months to 12! I tested the size 6 and my niece was so nice enough to model it for me with bribery of keeping the shorts, and selecting pocket placement! :)

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}


The pattern has 2 pockets that are placed on the front, but completely customize-able to place them wherever you so wish! I made one with a pocket on the back and one with the pocket on the front. One tester placed the pocket a a cargo pocket on the side! 

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The keyhole on the side is super cute too, and the pattern comes with a super easier tutorial to make your own bias tape for the edges of the leg and keyhole! I used some of Brandon's old pants for these shorts and they are not a lightweight denim! So bias tape out of a rather thick denim was a bit difficult, but I love how they turned out!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

Another great pattern from GYCT Designs! I am so honored to have been able to test these shorts! And don't you just love the name? Love Me Knot shorts? There was a 'contest' and poll to decide the name of the shorts and isn't it just perfect for these? The crafty mind behind Crafty Biggers thought of it and won the pattern, congratulations to you, Erin! 

Head on over to  the GYCT Designs Etsy Shop or GYCT Designs on Craftsy to pick up the pattern!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Love Me Knot Shorts Test {GYCT Designs}

linking up 

Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 Finish-A-long: Quarter 1 Finishes {2014 FAL Q1}

Hurrah for finishing one of the quilts that have been sitting in the craft room! It's been a busy couple of months but I am loving sewing!  Here are my finishes from my 2014 Finish-A-Long: Quarter 1 Goals

1. 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month... Finished! I love it too! Read about that one here!

The Berry Bunch: 2014 Finish-A-Long Quarter 1: Finished

Linking up at the-littlest-thistle

Monday, March 24, 2014

Rabbit Rabbit Creations: Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test

This is a great idea. I've heard of infinity cardigans before, but as a cardigan? Crazy but so cool!

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

You can pick up a copy of the pattern on Rabbit Rabbit Creations Etsy shop for $7! Or you can bundle it with other patterns 2/$10 3/$14 and more!

I have to say that the sheer size of the pieces scared me (after all it is a cardigan and scarf in one) but totally worth it!

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

There are so many different ways to wear this cardigan!

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

The directions are easy to follow. It is really a simple sew! Sleeves, down the arm and side, then the front, and hemming if you decide to hem. I left mine raw.

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

I am thinking that grabbing some 4-way stretch at SAS Fabrics would go pretty awesome as this cardigan! Or try again with a solid! I love it!

And, Nikolai wanted some pictures with him and sister...

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

The Berry Bunch: Rabbit Rabbit Creations; Sunset Infinity Scarf Cardigan Pattern Test & Review

check it out and head over to etsy...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183647546/on-sale-sunset-infinity-scarf-cardigan

Happy Selfish sewing!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

Pattern test for little man! So excited to share this with you! It is due to release today, etsy and craftsy had it up and available last night.. :)

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}


You can see/get the pattern at:
You have several options with this pattern: Short sleeves, long sleeves, flutter sleeves, shirt or dress. The sizes go from 3 months to size 8. 

I had to make two: a short sleeve and a long sleeve, but not until after I made one with the mistake of printing the pattern with the fit to page option selected. The size 3t was closer to the 18 mos. size! So make sure that you don't make my mistake and remember DO NOT select the fit to page or scaling options! This is what happens!

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

still cute, but oops...

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

It was great even shrink down, but it didn't fit my little guy... Luckily I had enough of the fabric to make the long sleeve a second time, hurrah for discount fabrics! So... for take two... So much better! (and it fit over his head, phew)

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}


The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

And short sleeve... The facing was so easy to do... I think this shirt is just awesome! It took me about an hour... Cutting out fabric, pressing, messing with the thread, pressing some more. :) It's a fast sew. 

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}

The Berry Bunch: Get Your Crap Together: Seaside Summer Top Test {GYCT Patterns}