Guess what starts tomorrow morning?! The Jersey Love Blog Tour, that’s what! I am so excited about this group of sixteen amazing sewing bloggers who agreed to host the tour over the next two weeks! Each blogger chose a pattern from the first four patterns in my new Jersey Love series to sew and review, AND they each got to choose fabrics from Riley Blake Designs’ new Jersey Basics line to use for their projects! Huge, huge thanks to Riley Blake Designs for sponsoring this tour by providing fabric to all of the bloggers!
My goal with this series of patterns is to get all of you sewing these great designer cotton/spandex stretch jerseys. While they may seem intimidating at first because they stretch and roll, with a little bit of guidance and a pattern that uses those things to its advantage, I think you’ll fall in love with sewing them! Your little ones are definitely going to love wearing them. They’re so comfy. They totally let kids be kids!
In fact, I have a few pictures to share that demonstrate that fact quite well. As you can see from the pictures above, we had several onsite photo shoots for this group of patterns. The day we went to the beach I thought I would dress my boys in outfits from this line and get pictures of them with my 2-year-old Beachcomber Dress model. I had grand plans for beautiful images for the front page of my website. The weather was overcast and still — just perfect for beautiful photography. 2-year-olds and 3-year-olds, however, really just don’t care much about standing still and being cooperative when they’re at the beach. It’s far more fun to throw sand, and that’s what they did . . . pretty much the entire time we were there.You just have to laugh, right? These clothes are made for playing!Ready to see the Jersey Love Blog Tour line-up? It’s a great one! You’re going want to stop in and see every one:
Tuesday, 8/13: Call Ajaire & Rock the Stitch
Wednesday, 8/14: imagine gnats & Busy, Beautiful and On a Budget
Thursday, 8/15: Shaffer Sisters & Blue Susan Makes
Friday, 8/16: Rooibos Mom & Mama Says Sew
Tuesday, 8/20: Designs by Sessa & Hopeful Threads
Wednesday, 8/21: Making More with Less & Sew Can She
Thursday, 8/22: Crafty Hour & Winter Wonderings … Wanderings & Whatnot
Friday, 8/23: Little Kids Grow & Max California