Hello, and welcome to my stop on the Lugu Blog Tour! Sit back, get comfy…I made a LOT of LUGU! But wait! Did you check out Jessica’s intro post? It’s ok. This post will still be here when you get back.
March has been my Month of Sewing Lugu. I made several items for the lookbook, and we made a fun and chaotic morning of taking photos for it!
Jess’s collections are always easy for me to go overboard with…I am lucky enough to be able to go over to her studio to pick up fabric, and the air is THICK with creativity. Seriously. It is a magical room full of color and magic. I can’t stop thinking of things I could make and inevitably leave with about 72 projects planned. Lugu has NOT been an exception to this trend!
Around the time I joined the tour, I booked a trip with my little to go visit my sewing favorite, Loni. She’s got 3 kids, and I was providing my one nugget. Knowing we’d have a whole gaggle of tiny humans to bribe into modeling for us (I recommend Cadbury Mini Eggs #notsponsored #butopentoit), I pictured a movie night/slumber party situation. Loni helped stage the room perfectly by sewing some pillow covers in approximately 47 seconds. That’s only a very slight exaggeration. It was probably more like 48 seconds.
I whipped up 4 sets of jammies and parked the kids on the guest bed (very thoughtfully furnished with light and neutral linens). The real motivation behind my shoot inspiration was knowing I could turn on the funny cat videos on youtube, and then click click click!
My absolute FAVORITE tee pattern and starting point for anything I make my child (4) out of knit fabrics is the Girl’s Fun Tee by Sew By Pattern Pieces. It’s a great fit and easy to modify for a more gender neutral shape if desired! Every pj top was made from this pattern. I used the Halla leggings (a free pattern if you join their fb group!) for all but H’s pants which are the True Bias Mini Hudson pants. (I used a non-Lugu AGF knit for his eponymous pants. I know! sacrilege!) I used Sova Sunshine knit for C’s jammies and Sleep Tight Reverie for M and A. All the solids are also Art Gallery knits and were either provided by AGF or already living in my stash.
I told Loni that 4 pairs of pajamas felt like not enough bc they’re such quick and simple projects. She rolled her eyes at me…AND THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE 6 PAPER PIECED MOTH decorated items! So. NOW who’s ridiculous? Me. It’s still me, and it’s also her, too. But the Lugu Love was in the air, and we just couldn’t help ourselves! I, oops…accidentally also made my kid a couple dresses, too. It happens, amirite? I made one SLPco Saylor, and I loved it so much…I made another! Loni wanted to make Maike a top to match the other moth tops she sewed, and I had to tell her that if it can be confused with a dress…my child will do so. Then we will both cry bc she’ll refuse to wear pants, and it will be a BATTLE. So-Loni made the moth, and I made the dress. YAY TEAMWORK! (But I can’t use this whole post to write about Loni and how great our visit was, or how much fun we had (spoiler alert: sew much) collaborating on ALL THE THINGS…I’ll write about all of that another day.)
Lauren from Sew By Pattern Pieces very generously offered one of her patterns (FUN TEE, FUN TEE!) and I have some leftover Lugu knits…one lucky blog commenter can win both of these things by entering the rafflecopter below! (I will cover shipping in the USA. If you’re outside the USA, I would ask that you cover the shipping difference.) There is a good amt of fabric in this prize, you won’t want to miss it!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are as full of ideas of what to do with this beautiful collection as I am! What is your favorite print from the Lugu collection? What would you make with these buttery soft knits?a Rafflecopter giveaway