Monday, December 22, 2014

Naughty and Nice Double Pattern Release Tour: Greenstyle and EYMM

Yay for some sewing time for me!  As a last minute holiday treat, Greenstyle Creations  and Everything Your Mama Made & More are releasing two patterns that you're just going to LOVE.  I know you probably saw both of them during the Sew Fab bundle sale, and if you weren't ready to commit to all of the patterns in the bundle, I hope you're ready to grab these two when they release tomorrow (December 23rd)!

First up, the Norah Nightgown and Underwear (I apologize ahead of time for the cleavage shots, but man does this pattern totally make the girls look fantastic).  
The details:
Sizes XXS to 3XL
Two nightgown lengths
Crossover bodice option
Instructions for adding optional under-bust support band 
Gathered or bust darts
Boy short and two types of thong patterns
Approximate sew time: 90 minutes for the nightgown and 20-30 for the underwear

Let's discuss the bust for just a minute...  I am a 38DD and I did the crossover bodice with darts and the optional elastic casing under the bust. 

I am totally comfortable sleeping bra-less in this and it has enough support and the right shape that everything stays in place!

I used a ruffled elastic to bind my bodice and straps, but you can use FOE, lingerie elastic or even clear elastic.  

And I picked a length that was sort of in-between the sweet and the sassy because, well, I have a big tush, and I wanted to make sure it stayed covered lol 

The gown itself is made from a rayon/spandex print from Joann's.  

And while I won't scar you with pics of the modeled underwear, I made both the boy shorts and the thong.  I would say the boy shorts are kind of length between hipster and boyshort, but they are REALLY comfortable, and the thong is as well.  

It is a bit strange posting my "unmentionables" on the internet!  

Th thong is laying face down at the top and is edged with FOE.  The middle is made with a stretch mesh and edged with lingerie elastic and the bottom is FOE edged as well.  
And to the right here are the ones I made this weekend.. They are just stretch lace with no edging, and they stay up perfectly ;) 

AND now for the second pattern that you NEED to get yourself for a Christmas gift... The Off the Shoulder  Dress and Peplum from EYMM.

Don't mind my hair that is in desperate need of being dyed...  My winter coat is coming in (heehee).  

The details:
Sizes: XS - 5X
Long or 3/4 sleeves
Peplum or dress length
Gathered or circle skirt.
Approximate sew time: 90min-2hrs 

This top is fantastically comfortable.  I went with long sleeves and a circle peplum.  The bodice and  cowl fabric are from Joann's and the skirt fabric is a custom print from The Fabric Igloo.  

No idea what I'm doing in this picture... Probably enjoying how snuggly this shirt is.  It was like 45 out, and I wore the shirt to the store and it was just perfect without a coat.  The big oversized cowl is great, and the instructions on making have those great gathers are really clear and easy to follow.  I've decided to make myself a dress version after Christmas as well.  I'm a total sucker for a circle skirt!.  

Just showing you that the peplum covers the bum nicely!  

I have to say how excited I am that these designers are releasing these patterns for you all to snatch up as they really are fantastic in both fit and instructions.  In fact, I am wearing my Off the Shoulder top to run all my last minute Christmas errands tomorrow AND, check me out while I'm writing this post...

Totally rockin' my Norah with a cardigan and a glass of wine!  Cheers!

And make sure you check out the other bloggers as part of the mini-tour:

December 22nd

December 23rd
Heather at Boutique Birdie
Denita at HattieLu Handmade
Jessica at Gracious Threads

**Note: I was a tester for the Norah pattern and received the Off the Shoulder pattern as part of the blog tour, but all opinions are completely my own and I wouldn't blog on them if I didn't like them!**


  1. Love both of your outfits! So cute with your wine and nightie!

  2. I love both outfits. I really like your Gallifreyan tattoo.