How Does it Sew? :: Sew Liberated

I mentioned this on the Facebook Page a while ago, but this Summer I am going to do a series on sewing patterns.

Since I began sewing a few years ago, patterns scurrrrred me. It wasn’t until I began my job at the locally owned fabric store that I work at that I was able to get up enough courage to sew something from a pattern.

SO, this Summer I have deemed the Summer of sewing patterns!
And guess what? I have some fun giveaways (with designers!!),Β guest posts, and other cool stuff lined up all about sewing patterns!

At the end of the Summer, I want to have a sew along with you all & I’d love your suggestions for what we should sew together!
So, without further adieu, our first edition of How Does it Sew?

A few weeks ago, Meg from Sew Liberated contacted me about a blog tour she wanted to do for her newest pattern, the Paloma Top, Tunic, & Dress.

I obliged because I simply love her patterns & the style she portrays!
(You can see here & here where I’ve raved about her Schoolhouse Tunic pattern.)
This pattern was different from most that I sew because it called to sew with knits. Scary, huh?
Not so much!
It was a fun project and I really loved the fabric I chose to make it out of! I made the dress version as you can see here:
I belted mine because flowy things don’t always look great on me… but I love the fullness of the dress. Its fun & flirty!

the details:
fabric: etsy seller
pattern: Sew Liberated: Paloma Top, Tunic, & Dress
prep time: 1 hour
sewing time: 2 hours

Do you love to sew??
Meg is giving away Paloma Top, Tunic, & Dress patterns to TWO of my lucky readers!Β 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

be sure to head over and check out these fellow bloggers who are showing off their Paloma this week too!!
Old House Mama
Small + Friendly
Sweet Verbena

OH, and if you’d like to shop at the Sew Liberated store…. use the code sew caroline for 10% off your purchase!!

(don’t forget to leave me some feedback on what YOU would like to sew along with me this Summer!)


  1. Such a cute dress! Can’t wait to see more out of this series!

  2. Sounds like an awesome series! Can’t wait

  3. hey cute lady– i can’t enter your rafflecopter giveaway! and it makes me sad…

  4. Such a cute dress, and I love the print!! A perfect summer dress!! xo Heather

  5. Excited! I am loving the bohemian carpet bag sewing pattern today on sew liberated :)

  6. For some reason the rafflecopter just isn’t loading at all!

  7. I love how yours turned out! Great fabric choice! And adorable pictures!

  8. I really want to try and make that for my first knit project!

  9. I like the Aurelia Cardigan pattern from the Sew Liberated website!

    I’ve been wanting to make a dress at some point, so maybe all your projects will motivate me. :)

  10. Well done on your version! I love meg’s patterns. Thanks for the giveaway

  11. love the paloma top/dress pattern, esp. your version!

  12. super cute as a dress! I have never been much of a pattern person but then I realized that if I followed the directions I could create much more complicated projects then I could on my own with out a pattern! Happy sewing!

  13. I am a fan of Meg’s Lolita apron as well as this lovely top.

  14. very nice! i can only sew if i have a pattern or some sort of instructions and photos.

  15. The Paloma top is my new favorite, by far! I love her child’s apron as well.

  16. the fabric you choose is darling!

  17. Love this dress version of the Paloma, I’d love to be able to make one of my very own! Thanks for the chance!

  18. Rafflecopter wont load on my computer for some reason BOO. I love Meg’s patterns and that tunic looks lovely on you.

  19. I love the Mei Tai baby carrier pattern! It’s so hard to pick just one.

  20. Super cute dress, I want to make all 3!

  21. ooh, I would love to start sewing with knits!

  22. it’s hard for me to choose one because they are all just great! i would love to try the tunic pattern but have never done this before….

  23. I like the Messagener Bag pattern & the schoolhouse tunic! Great idea & thanks for the giveaway! ~Stacy

  24. The paloma is so cute! I would make it in tunic first I think. I love her patterns.

  25. My favorite pattern on Megs site is her emeline apron it is super cute!

  26. Super cute dress! It looks like the perfect summer attire!

  27. I really like this Paloma pattern, but my favorite is the Schoolhouse Tunic – and I LOVE what you did with them.

  28. This paloma pattern looks great and very comfortable (especially helping hide my post-pregnancy belly). I also just received her growing up sew liberated book so I’m looking forward to sewing up some baby clothes for both my boy and baby girl.

  29. ooh, I think my fave is the tunic pattern. I have the pattern and fabric and just need to get busy one of these nights!

  30. Oh my there are some CA-UTE things on her site! I love the Mariposa Tee Sewing Pattern!

  31. Rock on with your modeling self! You do it very well! :)

    Can I say that I’d like to make all three? The dress would be my first pick though.

    So pleased to have been introduced to your blog! Thanks!

  32. I’m really excited to sew the Mariposa Tee pattern, but I’m loving all the versions of the Paloma pattern!

  33. I’m thinking of making her baby carrier soon!

  34. I love the Paloma – tunic version! the schoolhouse tunic is on my to-do list too!

  35. I like the Paloma best. I think it would fit a variety of women well and flatter them all.

  36. I would sew the Paloma tunic along with you. I have some knit fabric waiting to be used

  37. I’d love to see how the Paloma tunic or the Schoolhouse tunic are sewed!

  38. I love the Paloma tunic! Your outfit turned out fantastic! :)

    Rafflecopter form won’t come up for me either…. :(

  39. This top is sooo cute…would love to win!

  40. The Paloma tunic is perfect for this summer, can’t wait to make mine!

  41. Such a great design! thanks!

  42. i have been offline and now i see the paloma pattern needs to go on my birthday list…genius!


  1. […] see some of our Sew Caroline favorites- she sews for herself (a couple of my favorites here and here), she decorates (don’t you love that pouf?) and her ombre tote is about to make her famous […]

Speak Your Mind