Monday, April 17, 2017

Shop Vs. Sew 2017 Spring Trending

The first trending style this spring is the jumper! The picture on the left is the McCall's 6083 by Margo from Creating In The Gap. If you are looking for this look in a different design, the Carly Jumpsuit by Style Arc. The picture on the right is a jumper from Cato Fashion, cost is only $21.99.

The next trend is ruffly sleeves or fun cuffs. McCall 7542, sewing pattern on the left, gives you a lot of choices of different sleeve types. There is also sewing contest for this pattern from now to May 7, 2017. Simply create a top using this pattern and then post it on social media; Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to enter to win. The winnings are a $100 gift certificate to Vogue Fabrics and $100 worth of McCall Patterns! On the right is J. Crew's, Ruffle Sleeve Top for $39.50 with a coupon code; HOPTOIT. 

This Pamela Palm Linen Poncho is from Chico and couldn't be easier to make. At Chico it will cost you $89.00. By the way, this is not linen, at least I don't believe it is. I looks to be Chiffon. It should be Silk Chiffon for that price but probably is not. If you want Silk Chiffon look here at Mood. This is a rectangle with a hole for the head. Here is a free tutorial at Lucky Sew and Sew. You can also make wonderful scarves from Silk Chiffon!

Anthropologie is selling Pilcro Hyphen Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans with trimmed out cuffs for $148.00! You can totally create the same look by sewing fabric or trim to the bottoms of any pair of your pants. That is crazy! Sometimes I am shocked at how high these trendy garments are but someone is paying it! Don't let it be you.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Kid Pik Review

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We decided to try Kid Pik. If you haven't heard of Kid Pik it is a company like Stitch Fix, where you enter information about yourself (or in this case about your daughter) and a fashion consultant sends you a box of 7 items. We received a light sweater, sandals, a bubble top, a tank top, one pair of shorts, a pair of jeans, a headband and a stripe/ floral top. 
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Super cute sweater, with hearts knitted into the fabric.
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This is the shirt my daughter fell in love with. Love at first site! It also matches a lot of the items already in her closet. She is also wearing a sparkly navy headband. We decided to keep both!
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This is my favorite, beautiful flower fabric sewn to the back of the shirt.
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This was a free gift! She received 5 pins she can place on her bookbag, purse or denim jean jacket! Many of the items were placed in cute bags!
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I loved this item the dot swing tank but my daughter didn't. I was hoping she would keep it. This part was hard. I listened to her wishes and put it back in the send back bag. That made her feel good, later when we were on the site telling Kid Pik what we wanted. We were able to tell them this item is not her style, she loved being able to let them know she doesn't like something.
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These were cute but they are too short for school. If we can't wear them to school we don't buy!
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These were cute too, but the weather here is already in the high 80's. So no pants!
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My girls are the same shoe size. Which is weird because they are 3 years apart. Both of them did not like the silver sandals. Oh well, I guess we will see what happens next time. Just receiving mail was so much fun.  
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Kid Pik did not get in touch with Sew Spoiled and wanted us to review. This was all on our own. It was totally free and we kept two items, paid for them and sent the rest back free of charge. So far it has been a great experience. There are some rules; you have 7 days to send back the items you don't want to keep and don't try it on if you don't want to keep it.