Wednesday, April 30, 2014

EYMM Mommy and Me Blog Tour

I was very excited to be selected to participate in this tour.  I *think* I may have a little bit of dorky mom in me, because as soon as I read the title I was imagining matchy-matchy outfits for Inara and I.    But I managed to talk myself out of that pretty quickly, mostly because I could feel Inara's eyes rolling just at me telling her my idea.  <Disclaimer: I will be reimbursed for the purchased pattern as part of this blog tour, but all opinions are my own!>

So we sat down and flipped through the Everything Your Mama Made & More patterns that I already owned (which is nearly all of them, lol).  And on our flipping we saw Riley's Nightgown and Sleepshirt.  In her intro email, Kymy brought this pattern up as a way to involve your little man, and I thought, how cute would it be if we all had them??
The details:
Riley's sizes NB - 18yrs  and Callie's sizes XS - 5X
Gown or sleep shirt length
long or short sleeve options
Available for purchase individually or as a bundle

Sewing time:  approximately 45minutes.  The longest part is finishing the bottom facings. 

So first came Connor...  He got this cool knit print that I picked up in a destash group months ago, paired with a kelly green cotton-lycra blend for the sleeves and binding.
Riley's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion
I said "pose like your sister," and this is what I got...
He loves it, but then again, most of his jammies consist of t-shirts that are too big that come down to his knees anyways.  And I have to say that nightshirts are perfect for late night diaper changes - no pants to mess with getting off and on!  The length is perfect on him.  He's nearly 22 months, but small for his age, and is a RTW 18mo.  I did the 18-24mo on him, and its perfect. 

Then came Inara.  She picked this bath diva print and paired it with what was left of the pink/yellow/white bubble print that we picked up in the red tag section at Joann's a while ago (*Note to self: look for more of this before Daffodil Dash ends*)  I did the size 6 on her, so she would have a little growing room, but did the nightshirt length as well.
Riley's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion
Best. Pose. Ever.
So now they're both happy with their night shirts.  Like really happy.
Riley's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion
Jump on the bed happy. 
We don't usually do photo shoots all over the house, so they were having a ball.  And on to me... (I still hate being in front of the camera.)  I picked up the Callie's Nightgown and Nightshirt to sew for myself.  I did a size bigger than my measurements called for, and here's why.  Little man still breastfeeds.  Mostly at night, and a nightgown that I can easily feed him in, without falling out of all night (I know, I know, TMI, but really, who designs nursing nightgowns??)  In retrospect, I could probably have just sized up the neckhole, but since I chose an interlock print for mine (pink guitars from the group Fabric Dealers on Facebook), I wanted to make sure I had all the stretch I needed.  The sleeves are from a solid pink interlock and the neck binding is a ribbing that I have no idea where it came from... (sign of a recovering Fabricholic).

Riley's and Callie's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion




I did the nightshirt length on mine as well.  Apparently we are a nightshirt kind of family around here.  The pattern is really easy to follow, with clear and simple instructions.  Which is true of all of Kymy's patterns.  The fit is great as well, just go with the measurement she says is most important and you can't go wrong.

Riley's and Callie's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion
That mirror smudge is making me really embarrassed. 
So dorky or not, we all took our photos, brushed our teeth, read a story, and went to bed in our matching nightshirts.  AND if you want to be cool (dorky)  and extremely comfortable, like us, you can pick up the Riley and Callie's Sleepwear bundle and save 15% off what it would be to get them individually.

Riley's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion
The majority of our photos look like this...
 I also highly recommend joining the Everything Your Mama Made and More Facebook Group in case you have any questions or want to keep up with what's going on with EYMM.

Thanks for stopping by!  And please check out the rest of the tour!


EYMM Pattern Tour www.eymm.com

4/28 - Lisa www.piepiedesigns.com

4/30 - Deborah www.sproutingjj.blogspot.ca

5/1 - Alyssa www.calmandcarrion.blogspot.com

5/2 - Tasha www.FriendsStitchedTogether.wordpress.com

5/3 - Emily Www.justanothersewingmama.com

5/4 - Nienke www.pienkel.blogspot.com

5/5 - Shino www.nutta.typepad.com

5/6 - Melissa www.rebelandmalice.blogspot.com

5/7 - Erin www.craftybiggers.com

5/8 - Jessica www.bunchoberries.blogspot.com


Riley's and Callie's Nightgown and Shirt from EYMM by Keep Calm and Carrion

5 comments:

  1. I love this blog post! ~ Serina

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  2. Awesome!!! Matching nightgowns rock!

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    1. I'll try to convince Inara that we need matching ones next!

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