Jocole Fall Blog Tour – Mix & Match Cowl Neck Tunic

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Happy Saturday!!  I’m excited to finally be sharing my fab new tunic from the Jocole Mix & Match line.  I know a few may have been expecting me earlier in the week but Sharon from Sweet Pea and Pumkins was kind enough to trade days.  With moving into the studio the last few weeks have been INSANE!!

So i’ve been a little skeptical about how these mix & match patterns went but I will say now that I’ve made my first one, I can see these patterns becoming staples in my self-care sewing.

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I’ve been in a leggings mood lately so immediately knew a tunic length would be on my list.  Then since our midwest fall has been anywhere from 50-80 degrees daily, 3/4 length sleeves seemed like a great compromise for most any weather.   And to change things up a little a cowl neck- I don’t have much in that style AND I’ve never made one either.

So to recap I used the following Mix & Match:

Classic Sleeves
Classy Cowlneck Bodice
Radiant A-Line Bottom

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I love the length, it has the perfect coverage for leggings and I could even change it up with skinny jeans since its not TOO long.

Oh and hubby must have thought it was pretty good too since I got my favorite compliment ever… “You MADE it?  I figured you went shopping”  Hearing that he can’t tell the difference between store bought and me-made items is like music to my ears 🙂 haha!

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Go check out all the options available in the mix & match series and start planning your next project!  The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Even better!! Want a chance to enter for a FREE Jocole Pattern of your choice??  Be sure to enter HERE!

Also be sure to visit the other stops on the Fall Blog Tour for more Jocole inspiration!

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Happy 2nd Anniversary EYMM!!

Join EYMM and 24 fellow bloggers as we celebrate the first 24 months of our pattern shop with a†huge†sale and giveaway!  We will be featuring 8 different patterns for women and girls, as well as having a Manic Monday sale and a huge site-wide sale.  There is also a great giveaway at the bottom of this post. Don’t wait because you don’t see sales like this often from EYMM and it will be over before you know it!

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*NOTE* The links below won’t show the tour posts until 11am PST on their day of the tour, BUT you are welcome to click through and check their blogs out at any time.

7/27 Connected by a ThreadPattern RevolutionThe Wholesome Mama
7/28 Climbing the WillowRebel & MaliceHibbadoray
7/29 Pretty & Precious ClothingSprouting Jube JubeCall Ajaire
7/30 Once Upon a Sewing MachineSwoodson SaysBlessed X Five
7/31 Beri Bee DesignsSewing the SeasonsSew Outnumbered
8/1 Creative CounselorLulu & CelesteAnalog Bytes
8/2 Handcrafted by RedBoutique BirdieHattieLu Handmade
8/3 Capture, Craft & CookWelcome to Our Crazy WorldCreate 3.5

Who doesn’t love a reason to party??  We’ve been helping Kymy, of Everything Your Mama Made & More (affiliate link), celebrate the shop’s 2nd Anniversary all week and so far, everyone has had some pretty awesome things to share!  Have you checked them out yet?  If not, i’m sharing all the posts at the end so be sure to head back and take a look, plus there might be some giveaway entries in for you 😉

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Skirt Fabric: Vivid Leilani Spearmint Knit by Riley Blake for Patty Young
I am thrilled that I was invited to sew something up, so I decided to go with a BRAND NEW pattern, the Girls Capsule Skirt.  One of the things I think that really sets EYMM apart is the patterns all have amazing size ranges to accommodate just about anyone you will be sewing for.  This girls skirt starts at newborn and goes up to girls 18, plus as an added bonus has a matching doll skirt for 15″ or 18″ dolls.

We really love yoga waists around here so this pattern will for sure be a go-to.  It meets all 3 of my 3 major criteria, amazingly quick to make, knit (it has to be comfy), and a yoga waist.  It even has pockets which is usually a request from my daughter.

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As you can see we are still in comfy/play summer mode here but it could easily be dressed up a bit, making it very versatile.Untitled-1

AND as if all that wasn’t enough, you can even make matching mommy & me skirts since there is a women pattern as well.  We didn’t match (and she’s not very interested in us doing that anymore) but the version for women is every bit as easy and fabulous as the girls!

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Top Fabric: Field of Crosses by Riki Prints on Facebook

Now for our virtual goodie bags (what’s a party without one right??)  How about we start with a coupon for 43% off the WHOLE store!?  Yep, that’s right just, you can save 43% off your purchase at EYMM (affiliate link) with the coupon code EYMM.  This makes many of the Mommy & Me bundles up to 68% off.  This is good now through 11:59pm PST on Monday 8/3/15.

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Not only is there an AMAZING blog tour going on but 1 lucky winner that leaves a comment below between now and 8.3.15 will win a FREE EYMM pattern of their choice!!!! †Which one would you pick?

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Then hop on over to EYMM to check out the†awesome SALE, and an even bigger celebration giveaway with over $1000 in prizes. †There will be 40 winners in all.