Our Sis Boom Holiday Blog Tour is winding down. Hope you have enjoyed following along with our amazing participants. We are so grateful for all of them and their love of Sis Boom. We can’t do it without all our fans. Remember, if you have any questions about any of our patterns or sewing in general, please join our Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Our final stop on our blog tour is Cookies N Bees and her ingenious idea to turn our popular Marco shirt into a shirt dress.
Sis Boom Holiday Marco Dress
By Brianne of Cookies n Bees
Nov 15 – MrsPodge Nov 17 – Anna’s Heirloom. Nov 22 – Handmade Boy. Nov 29 – Seam of my Pants. Dec 6 – Sunflower Seams. Dec 8 – A Crazy Craft Lady. Dec 13 – Glitter in My Coffee. Dec 15 – Troop to Tots. Dec 17 – Cookie n’ Bees.
Hopefully you’ve been following along with the Sis Boom Holiday tour. If you’re behind, click on the links above to see what the other Jones have been doing.
I purchased the Marco shirt on August 6, 2013 (according to Etsy). More than 3 years ago! And I’ve never made it. (I should really look through my pattern collection to see what other gems are sitting unused and abused.)
The olive drab green and creamy white flannel coordinate with the Christmas-y spirit yet I can still wear it all through the winter season.
I bought the fabric from Joann Fabric who knows how long ago, probably when I bought the pattern.
I have about 2/3 yard left which I think I’ll use to make a Swoon Betty with.
It’s not exactly winter here in SoCal but the mornings and evenings are cool so I slip on leggings or skinny jeans.
I think I look pretty damn hot. My husband agrees!
15 button holes seemed daunting and I really didn’t want to do that many! Pearl snaps were the best solution. It took maybe 20 minutes to set those snaps. Much better than the very possible 2 hours of button-holing. Stab me in the eye!
Continue reading the blog entry over on Cookies n Bees.
Thanks for following along with us on our Holiday Tour. Remember, if you have any questions about our patterns or sewing in general, we have a lovely and active Sis Boom Pattern Co Facebook Group. Today’s post by Troops to Tots is on our popular Betsey Apron. These are a quick sew and would make lovely holiday gifts.
Cherished Family Memories and Sis Boom Patterns
By Troops to Tots
Thanks for stopping by for Sis Boom’s Holiday Tour. I sewed up four completely reversible Betsey Aprons for my grandmother, mom, myself and daughter! It was such a blessing that four generations of my family were able to get together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. Sis Boom has also generously given Troops To Tots a copy of the Betsy Apron to giveaway so you can make your own aprons and create some cherished family memories, and just in time if you need a quick Christmas gift to sew. The Betsey Apron has you covered as it features 3 sizes (child, misses, and women).
And visit us again tomorrow as I am featuring another Sis Boom pattern, the Ethan Shirt.
My family isn’t too big on cooking, we actually ordered our Thanksgiving dinner from the grocery store this year. But for good reason, since it is pretty rare to have so many of us together for a holiday we wanted to spend it enjoying each other’s company – not cooking. However we put our aprons to work baking some brownie deliciousness (and heating up dinner!).
This is Little E and her yiayia (my mom). There is a funny story behind how my mom’s grandbabies started calling her yiayia (which is Greek for grandmother). Little E and I moved in with my parents when she was 3 months old and stayed for 10 months. My husband was stationed overseas in Japan at the time and my parents took pity on me and let us stay with them so I didn’t have to be alone raising a baby, thank goodness for family. Emily didn’t say any actual words while we were living with my parents, but that wasn’t going to stop my mom from finding some syllable that Little E could say easily (because “grandma” was just going to take too long). Little E’s favorite syllable at the time were “blah blah” and so my mom ran with it and found the closest sounding thing to grandma, yiayia. And now all her grandbabies call her yiayia! It has led to some funny encounters when those who speak Greek hear Little E call my mom yiayia and naturally they think we speak Greek. This usually requires some explaining.
Finish reading the post over at Troops to Tots…
Lisa of Glitter in My Coffee, sewed the cutest Gabriella Fae for her daughter. Best of all if snowed before her photo shoot so the pictures are especially festive and magical. You won’t want to miss this tour! There’s also a pattern giveaway at the end so make sure to stop on over and leave a comment.
Walking in a Winter Wonderland with Sis Boom
by Lisa of Glitter in My Coffee
I’m sew excited to be part of the Sew for the Holidays with Sis Boom Blog Tour. One of my favourite things to do for the holiday is sew up a new holiday dress (or two, or three) for my mini. As always, she’s a big part of the sewing process – from selecting the pattern to helping pick out the fabrics. We took a special trip to Joann’s to get some fabric for this one and it ended up being a compromise between her first choice (cartoon Christmas dogs) and my first choice (vintage chalkboard print) and we wound up with this whimsical “naughty or nice” print. I love the combination of aqua, red and black in this fabric for the beautiful Gabriella Fae pattern by Sis Boom.
On the day we went to shoot photos for this post we were covered in snow. Mini Mi had already built a snowperson earlier in the day and has some fun posing with it in her beautiful new dress. The Gabriella Fae has a lot of options – sleeveless, short, 3/4 or full sleeves. I had originally intended to make this with elbow length sleeves but when I cut it out I realized I had underestimated my fabric and so it ended up sleeveless. To provide a little arm coverage I whipped up the shrug to cover her bare little arms for our outside shots.
Continue reading the blog post over on Glitter in My Coffee…
Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday if you live here in the US! Otherwise hope it was a great November. Hard to believe it’s December already! Our Sis Boom Elves have been busy getting ready for our annual Holiday Show at my house in Wilton, CT- Decemeber 1 to 3 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are in the tristate area, I hope you can make it. Our Sis Boom blog tour rolls on with this lovely Leighanna dress in a classic Charlie Brown Christmas fabric by a Crazy Craft Lady. A Charlie Brown Christmas is a favorite holiday movie around here. What holiday movies do you enjoy watching with your family?
Sewing for the Holidays with Sis Boom (and Charlie Brown)
by Amy of a Crazy Craft Lady
Welcome to my stop on the Sew for the Holidays with Sis Boom Tour! Did you see my teaser photo on Instagram? Have you guessed what I made?
If you guessed the Sis Boom Leighanna, you were right! I’ve always loved this pattern and I wanted to incorporate it into Sewing for the Holidays with Sis Boom Blog Tour. Make sure you go to the end of the post to enter for your chance to win this pattern and links to visit the other stops on this tour!
I have had this fabric in my stash and couldn’t wait to pull it out to make something this year. My husband’s family has a tradition of watching A Charlie Brown Christmas every Christmas Eve and after which, my FIL would snuggle the little one(s) and read the Bible passage from Luke to everyone.
Today we have Sunflower Seams and her daughter in the gorgeous Marissa Dress. The Marissa makes a lovely holiday dress don’t you think? We love her bright and cheery fabric choice and off course the addition of our Rachel Reindeer. It’s a free pattern so download it today!
The Holidays with Sis Boom
By Becca Plymale of Sunflower Seams
I am very excited Sis Boom decided to put on a Holiday blog tour. I had such a wonderful time during the Back to School tour that I jumped at the chance to be a part of another.
The holidays are a very special time for me. It’s a time for family gatherings, and traditions but they also have a special place in my heart when it comes to sewing. The first dress I ever made my daughter as a baby was a Christmas dress and that is when my passion of sewing garments became real. I love giving her something special each year, unique to her and her growing personality.
For this year’s Christmas dress, I chose to use the Marissa Dress PDF pattern. It is so elegant but still captures an innocence that she possesses. I don’t need her growing up any faster then she already is.
To continue reading Sunflower Seams post head over to her blog….