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Zenith and Quasar Earth Day and March for Science

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I'm super late putting this blog post together, but not too late. Zenith & Quasar has some amazing panels and prints at preorder specifically for Earth Day and for the March for Science. The March for Science will be held on Earth Day. Earth Day is on April 22 - for those that may not know.

Zenith & Quasar prints on Athletic Brushed Poly (ABP). It's super soft, breathable, and wicks away moisture. I love it! You can Order HERE. The preorder closes on February 28th (but may be extended to March 3 - MAYBE).

I especially love the "Science is not a liberal conspiracy" panel. Many going to the March for Science will be wearing brain hats - so there needed to be a brain panel too.  The Rainbow coordinate is so pretty too!


Then there are the Earth Day prints themselves - love these! I'll be making myself a shirt with each of these! The background on the panels is a recycled paper print and the designs have a vintage/weathered look to them.


I was sent the "Sc…

Zenith and Quasar Math and Science

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It's no secret that Zenith & Quasar is my favorite fabric group ever. This Round is so amazing! It's Math & Science and Woman empowering!

First I have to show you everything that's running.

These are the panels. The experiment panel features 4 women scientists: Chien-Shiung Wu, Lise Meitner, Irene Joliot-Curie, and Alice Ball.

 The Compute like a girl panel features 6 women who were the "women computers" of NASA. They are featured in the new movie "Hidden Figures".  Shown are: Dorothy Vaughan, Melba Roy, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Annie Easley, and Christine Darden.


These are the 6 amazing prints. Many of these are by Robyriker - you can find many of her designs on Spoonflower.



I sewed up the Experiment like a girl panel and the teal science damask.


The colors are gorgeous and go great with my Teal heavyweight supplex Zen Pants (pattern by 5 out of 4).


I also got a printer error - a large scale of the grey science damask.



This turned out s…

Star Dust Textiles - Brushed Poly

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Star Dust Textiles is now offering brushed poly! It's 95% polyester and 5% spandex. It's 200 - 220 gsm.

The first round is some previous prints that were very popular. The 2 prints I sewed up are inspired by the shows Firefly and Serenity.

The preorder closes on February 28th. Order HERE!

I used the Serenity print to make the HallaHey Babie.



I love the fit of this top.





The Verse is a print I've always loved and I've made a couple different things in this print previously. But when you get it on brushed poly - you have to make leggings with it!


I love it with my Zenith & QuasarvelvetGreenstyle CreationsLaurel Tunic.



The colors are so vibrant!



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Greenstyle Creations Scarlet Swing Dress

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The Scarlet Swing Dress from Greenstyle Creations is wonderful! I made 2 versions. I made the short hi-low hem dress and a tunic.


It's on sale for $8.50 - Buy it HERE!



Here is my dress. I made it with an ITY (interlock twist yarn) knit I purchased from Steve at Super Textiles.




I had to do some spinning around to show off the swing of the dress.


This dress is so easy and quick. And it's so comfortable to wear.



My versions are pretty simple - but there are options for "cold shoulder" and bell sleeves.


You can really see the high-low hem in this photo.


Here is the tunic version I made with a brushed poly from Sly Fox Fabrics.


I really, really love the tunic version. I'll probably make 100 more.


You will probably see me wear various versions of this top all year long.


But the best part of testing this pattern, was that my friend Sharon (Sweet Mama Sharon Blog) was also a tester for the Scarlet Swing Dress.  So we had to get together for photos.

These ended up being m…

EYMM Valentine Essentials Blog Tour

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Make sure to visit all the stops on the Valentine Essentials Blog Tour! (Keep in mind that the links below won't work until their scheduled date.)
Feb. 3 - Sewing by Ti Feb. 4 - Joelle at EYMM Feb. 5 - Embrace Everyday Feb. 6 - Sprouting JubeJube and Capture, Craft, and Cook Feb. 7 - Call Ajaire and Blessed x Five Feb. 8 - Rebel & Malice and Sew Haute Blog Feb. 9 - Kelly's Sewing Creations and Sew Far North Feb. 10 - Roundup at EYMM During the tour, the Everyday Essentials pattern is on sale for half off! Use code VDAYTOUR on the EYMM site to save 50% on the Women's Everyday Essentials pattern until February 12 at 11:59pm PST.

I'm so happy to be apart of another EYMM blog tour. I've had the Everyday Essentials Set for awhile - and this gave me the push to go ahead and make it. Also - since this is for Valentine's and my husband is taking me away on a trip, I thought I'd make one that he might like on me. I get accused of dressing like a nun when I sl…

Halla Patterns - Hey Babie!

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Halla Patterns are some of my favorites to make. The main reason is they have rulers on the pattern at the bust, waist, and hips - so it's so so easy to grade between sizes to get the perfect fit.

All patterns are on sale for 20% off with the code "MILKMAID"

When I first saw a teaser for the Hey Babie - I knew I was going to need this pattern. My cousin had a baby a few months ago and had been wanting some cute nursing tops. Her main complain was that most nursing tops were also maternity tops. And who wants to wear a maternity top well after you had your baby? No one does! She really wanted something fitted - not like those other tops that had ruching and lots of extra fabric around the belly.

The Hey Babie was design specifically to be a cute nursing top - but you can make it to be non-nursing. The top is slightly fitted, and you can adjust the amount of ease you want using those handy dandy rulers on the pattern. The top includes options for a completely attached (no …