And the winner is……..

As you can imagine Anna and I had a rather difficult time deciding the winner of the Florence Christmas Blog Tour Competition. Each Florence had elements of beauty and brilliance. But, it so happened that when Anna emailed me with her top 3, we both had 2 of the same bloggers on our list. Continue reading

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: On reflection

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11 extremely talented bloggers have shown over the last few days what magic you can create with the Florence blouse pattern. Why not have a go yourself, you still have time to purchase the pattern and save 20% on Florence and all other patterns at MadeIt Patterns until Sunday, midnight GMT. Continue reading

READ THIS POST NOW. TIME IS RUNNING OUT…

… and it’s all my fault. I totally messed up.

For some reason I had it in my head that this post was for tomorrow. The thing is. normally it doesn’t matter when my posts go out but today, the timing is essential because if you like what you are about to read and you want to take action then you have to be quick. Continue reading

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: FINAL DAY

Kimmie Sew Crazy

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Hi!  I am Kim or as some (including my daughter unfortunately) call me Kimmie of KimmieSewCrazy.  I am a mom to three boys that I sew for sometimes and one girl that I sew for all the time : ).  I am also very very excited to be here and be part of this blog tour/competition for Madeit Patterns Florence top.  Thank you so much Olu for inviting me :)

Made by Sara

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Hi! I am Sara, mom to three amazing kids and I am passionate about all things handmade. Sewing is a passion that I share over my blog – Made by Sara – and on Instagram. I was thrilled when Olu invited me for this blog tour! (Thank you and Anna!) I am so in love with this blouse… Head on over my blog to check my version of this pattern.

My Sweet Sunshine

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Hi, I am Alexis of My Sweet Sunshine. I have been handcrafting children’s clothing on my Etsy shop for 6 years now. I enjoy letting my creative side run free and Blogging about fun new patterns and participating in Blog Tours. Besides sewing I am crazy busy with my two very active kids. So If you can’t find me in my sewing room I am probably on the soccer field. I am excited to show you my twist on the Florence Pattern so please click HERE


 

Please remember to leave a comment on the Florence Competition Page to help us choose a winner. Anna and I will be deciding the winner over the weekend and it’s not going to be easy.


 

 

 

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: DAY 4

Call Ajaire

Hi, I’m Ajaire from Call Ajaire and I’m excited to participate in this series, but first a brief introduction.  I’ve always loved making. At an early age I started cross stitching and sewing and I taught myself to knit and crochet during college. When our now three and a half year old daughter Bean was born I was filled with all sorts of inspiration, so now I find ways to manage my crafty time and treasure those moments.  Okay, I won’t hold out any longer…. I just can’t wait for you to see more of the Florence I made for my girl!

 


 Sewing Sober

Hey all, it’s Ashley from Sewing Sober. I am so excited to be on the Florence tour with all these amazing bloggers, and was floored when Olu asked me to participate! I am a mommy of two little girls ages 5 and 10mo, 25 years old and living in Tampa, Florida with my fiancé Ryan. I hope you enjoy my “non-traditional” holiday Florence :)

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Bonnie & Lottie

Hi I’m Sam from Bonnie & Lottie.  When Olu contacted me about the Florence I was so flattered to be included and immediately intimidated.  Although I have sewn many outfits for my 2 daughter’s, I have been able to avoid the blouse.  It took me ages to find the right fabric but when I did, it all came together!  Head on over to my adventures in blouse making with a festive spin.  Thanks Olu!

Bonnie and Lottie

 


And don’t forget to head over to the Florence Competition page and tell us your favourite Florence so far.


 

 

 

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: DAY 3

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Hi there! I’m Sarah from The Crazy Tailor and I’m here with my twist on the Florence! I’m a huge PDF pattern addict (also, I love Kam Snaps, but that’s another story…) and I always like to give them my own spin! Head on over to my  blog to see what I did to change this blouse up a little! Thanks for having me, Olu!

 


Made by Toya

Made by Toya is a place for sharing my passion for sewing plus some family friendly craft projects and tutorials. I am a self-taught home sewer and predominantly make clothes for my 2 daughters and myself. I love learning new techniques and experimenting with pattern drafting.

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The Florence Christmas Blog Tour was my first blog tour, and due to a combination of over-enthusiasm and indecisiveness I chose to make two different versions. For the first, a Mary Poppins inspired look, I followed the original pattern faithfully, and for the second, a snowflake shirt dress I played around with the original pattern quite a lot. You can details of both projects here.


 

Climbing the Willow


Hi, I’m Teri!  I’m a mom to six kids who keep me pretty busy :)  But in my spare time, I love to blog about my sewing projects over at Climbing the Willow.  I was thrilled when Olu asked me to be part of the tour for the Florence Blouse by MadeIt Patterns.  I’ve never tried one of Anna’s patterns, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity!   But, as always, I couldn’t just sew the pattern as is, so I made a couple of changes to make Mae a Christmas jumper that can be worn throughout the winter.  I’m not sure that white was the best choice for my always-in-the-middle-of-the-mess toddler, but I love how it turned out, so she’s wearing it anyway!

Florence Christmas Blog Tour: DAY 2

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Hi, it’s Nina of Fliegfederfrei. I live in Switzerland and I have a one year old daughter and a two year old dog. I’m a sewing addict and I spend every free minute in front of my sewing machine.

Today is my turn to show you my Christmas inspired Florence. When Olu first asked me to be part of this tour, I fell instantly in love with the pattern. On closer inspection I realised it started at size 2Y. What was I to do? My 1 year old daughter would probably be too small. I sewed a test version and as expected it was a bit too big. That was when I hit upon the idea to sew a Florence coat instead of a blouse. And I’m so happy with the result. It suites her like a charm.

Just hop over to Fliegfederfrei to see all the details.

 

florence-28Hello! I’m Tasha–blogger at Glitter+Wit, small-business owner of handmade goods under the same name, 27-year-old wife of seven years, and mother of two adorably feisty children. I live in Southwest Missouri, USA. Sewing is pretty much my all-time favorite thing, though when I do take a break you can catch me binge-watching my favorite television programs. I’m currently preparing for my first craft show, but I just had to make time for the Florence. See the rest of my daughter’s red+green shirt on my blog (styled two ways) on my blog, and keep up with me on Instagram for more making madness.