Tuesday, July 28, 2015

EYMM Anniversary Blog Tour!!

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!


I could not have been more pleased to be chosen for this blog tour. I am a huge fan of EYMM (affiliate link) as well as a fan Kymy Johnson as a person I started sewing about 2 years ago. I am completely self taught and when I was brand spanking new, I found EYMM. Carlie's Dolman was one of the first patterns I tried and it was one of the patterns that gave me the confidence to continue learning to sew. I can remember asking Kymy silly things like "can I topstitch knits?" I am totally positive that I was annoying and Kymy was ALWAYS patient and kind with me and took the time to explain to me whatever random thing I needed clarification on. Of great assistance to me in my learning to sew journey were the EYMM tutorials!

Sooooooooooo.....what did I make? Let me SHOW you!

I made Carlie's Dolman! Super easy sew. It took me maybe 30 minutes from printing the pattern to hemming it. It looks fantastic with just about anything you pair it with and I'm thinking it will be a fantastic layering piece for this fall and winter. I wanted the shorts to be EYMM as well and I totally like to get every single bit of use I possibly can from every single pattern I own so I used just the shorts portion of the Calla Lily Skort, which,  btw, comes bundled with a mommy size too! But I digress lol. the only change I made, other than leaving off the skirting, was that I cut the shorts at the longest cut line and they came out the absolute perfect length for a stand alone pair of shorts.

I made a traditional Calla Lily Skort, too! Paired, of course, with Carlie's Dolman! I made some changes to the skort, since my daughter is VERY active and definitely a climber. I used the longest cut line on the shorts and the shortest cut line on the skirting. I didn't make any changes at all to the waist and it fits her very well and she LOVES it! She was swishing all around the house and yard in it and calling it her beauty queen skirt.

Like I said, I love EYMM (affiliate link) designs. They're edgy and right on top of trends and she offers sales pretty frequently. This is a talented designer I like and respect and that I am proud to support.

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