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Simple Simon & Co fabric tour

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Hey there, friendly blog readers! Can someone please tell me what happened to my 5 year old and who is this grown up kid?? Aaaaghh! Seriously, I popped the scarf on her and she aged 8 years. Never again. 

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But she’s still a great little model, even without a candy bribe! I’m on tour today with the ladies over at Simple Simon and Company. You may recognize that name from previous Project Run & Play seasons, Skirting the Issue, and Teach the ONE to sew…what can I say? They’re busy doing great things! And then they somehow squeeze in designing a fabric line. This fabric is part of a mini collection called By Popular Demand. It’s meant to coordinate with their Four Corners line (LOVE IT!!!) but give a little extra variety. This is the Gray Feathers jersey knit and it is DELICIOUS to sew with! If you sew, you know what I mean, haha!

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So since I wanted the fabric to shine (because I love feathers and it’s such a nice warm gray colour) I decided to sew up an Uptown Downtown Dress by Sew Straight & Gather. Terri so kindly sent me the updated version of this and WOW. The options are endless! It’s a great basic Fit and Flare style, but with various options for sleeves, neckline, cowl, maxi length…mix and match for days! I’ve made two other versions of this, one with the cowl neck (which my daughter LOVED) and a short-sleeved one as well. This time I did half-sleeves, banded neck and sleeves and dropped the hem to more of a midi length. This kid is growing UP so fast, I’d love it to fit maybe through the winter, haha! I did raise the neckline slightly as well. I love how well this layers but how cute it is on it’s own….although I failed to snap any photos of it styled alone, oops!

by popular demandSee what I mean?? She’s WAY too grown-up looking. And her closet is more stylish than mine…

Isn’t that a lovely drape? This fabric is amazingly soft and just plain fun to sew with! It’s the perfect weight for shirts, dresses, and maybe even a pair of baby pants for my little munchkin who is also growing up so fast – 10 months old yesterday! 

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Thanks for having me along, ladies! Be sure to check out Simple Simon and Company‘s blog for links to the rest of the tour!

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