As with just about anything on the internet, how we get from one thing to another can end up being a mystery. Somehow I recently stumbled upon a new to me blog, Sew DIY. Beth writes the blog and she is dedicated to sharing inspiration, as well as sewing tips and tutorials to help you live your own DIY life.
Typically, the blogs that are showcased here are written by those who are following my blog. In this case, I made an exception as I really wanted to share this wonderful free printable that Beth has on her blog. Someone this generous needs to be showcased!!!
Beth has put together a 12 month calendar, a separate page for each month to help you organize your thoughts and projects for each month of 2017. You can find the post HERE along with a link to the free file. I'm planning to get some really nice card stock type paper, punch holes and keep the pages in a special notebook.
Beth has a lovely easy style about her. Below is a linen jacket she made using the By Hand London Victoria Blazer pattern and she coupled it with the super cute McCall's knit jumpsuit pattern.
Check out THIS post for some tips on matching stripes. Such a cute top!
Beth continues that fun easy style with her patterns. You can find her pattern shop HERE. I really love that little baseball skirt!!!
Up next is Nikki of Pin, Cut, Sew. She's a mom to 3 adorable children and she has found that she has a passion for teaching.
For Christmas she somehow managed to ink out enough time to make this adorable little dress using Butterick 5706. Her mom had given her the black lace and a friend gave her the fabric that she used for the lining. What a lovely and special garment.
You can find Nikki on Pattern Review. She participated in last year's Sewing Bee competition and made the cute shorts you see below.
She also enjoys stretching a pattern. Below is a raglan sleeved Jalie top pattern that she turned into a dress. Since she lives in Hawaii, easy, cool clothes are a must. I love how the 2 fabrics work together.
As I said, Nikki has found that she has a passion for teaching. Below are a few of her students with their beyond cute piggy neck pillows. Nikki used THIS free travel pillow pattern for the base, and then created THIS free template for the pig face and ears.
Another great project for kids are the emoji pillows. You can find the 2 templates that Nikki put together HERE. There are so many options and I think kids of any age would have fun with these.
I hope you enjoyed the post! Be sure to pop over and check out both Sew DIY and Pin Cut, Sew. I know you'll find lots of inspiration.