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!!), 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!
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So, without further adieu, our first edition of How Does it Sew?

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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:
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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! 
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!)

44 thoughts on “How Does it Sew? :: Sew Liberated

  1. 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!

  2. 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….

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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