HOC and Stitchin’ Pretties giveaway

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Stripes and Puppy Dogs- Yes!!

As soon as I saw these doggos I wanted to wear them! How can you not love fabric that has dogs wearing glasses on it?? I paired the pups with a modern black and white stripe and I ABSOLUTELY love this top!

5oo4 Nancy Raglan 4x-5x(4)

So what makes this actually work? The scale of the prints are totally different. The pups are a large graphic design while the stripes are a small steady print. If I had used the dogs with a large scale strip the overall look would have been totally different and not nearly as exciting.

5oo4 Nancy Ralgan 4x-5x (4).JPG

Both of my fabrics are Double Brushed Poly from Stitchin’ Pretties! Stitchin’ Pretties sponsored our giveaway prize this week so read to the bottom to enter the rafflecopter. I am on the promo team for them which means I believe in what they are selling. It also helps that Laura ships orders within 24 hours! I mean, how can you beat that?

Pooch can be found here.

Lizzy stripes can be found here.

5oo4 Nancy Raglan 4x-5x(3)

I love a raglan shirt! This is Nancy from 5outof4. I sewed the tunic length with a 3/4 sleeve. I used a 4x graded to a 5x pattern. It came together quickly which I love. The length is fine with jeans, but always totally wearable with leggings! I will have another version of Nancy coming up this week!

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Author: SequoiaLynnSews

I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out. I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way. People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :) Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn

42 thoughts on “HOC and Stitchin’ Pretties giveaway”

  1. This coordinates beautifully. I love tunic length everything, When using two prints how many times do you change your mind…I plan for one then change my mind later..lol. you look fabulous.


  2. I just bought the Nancy Raglan pattern, and I am super glad you explained how and why the pattern matching works.


  3. I can’t wait to see what you have in store! I need inspiration to attempt pattern mixing on my own.


  4. Sequoia, I didn’t realize you were as short as I am!! I actually have you beat by one inch at 5 foot even. If I liked your sewing before I am going to LOVE you now!!


  5. I love this! Your top is amazing. Those puppies are so cute and you make a really good point about the scale of the prints. I hadn’t thought about that before when pairing two prints, but I will now.


  6. Love the Nancy Raglan! It’s one of my favorite patterns. I’m also a big fan of “breaking the rules”. I make what I like and other people can deal with it!! (That being said, I was complimented by all the barista’s at the coffee shop today for my me-made top…it follows the rules, but the striped sweater I wore with it doesn’t exactly “match” the crazy mario print shirt).


  7. I bought this fabric for my daughter, but haven’t used it yet and your project inspired me. Thank you for sharing.


  8. Oh my gosh I love it! I was literally looking for that exact kind of striped knit for the challenge too!!


  9. I love a pattern with a built-in FBA!! And I really need to take lessons from you with pattern matching. This looks great!


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