5oo4 Candy Pants and Leggings ON SALE

Welcome back friends! Let’s continue to work our way through this outfit while all the patterns are on sale!! Today only the Candy pants for big kids and small kids are on sale HALF PRICE!!

I am sorta obsessed with these rainbow striped leggings! The fabric is awesome and so it this pattern. I have sewn a lot of the colored blocked version of the Candy Pants, but this was my first time with the solid version. I decided to go with the solid option because matching all the stripes along the sides would made me so crazy. I decided to sacrifice the pockets for sanity and I am not mad about it.

I decided to go with the ankle length leggings. This worked out perfectly because I had exactly one yard of these rainbow stripes. I used the size 2X for the from belly and XL for the back. I cut the high rise because I like my leggings pulled up to hold everything in place. I added the full gusset. Additionally, I removed 1 inch from the length at the thigh just above the knee to account for my lack of height. 🙂 I used a black scrap of athletic fabric for the waistband and sewed elastic in to add more security for gym day!

Please notice I wore my black rainbow glasses here. 🙂

The Candy Yoga Pants and Leggings is a PDF sewing pattern that includes:

Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL

  • Yoga Pants or Leggings
  • Solid or Colorblocked versions for both yoga pants and leggings
  • Optional side pockets (to be used with the colorblocked version)
  • 7 Lengths: 2″, 5″ and 7″ shorts, pedal pusher, capri, ankle and long
  • 4 rises: High, Mid, Low and Extra Low/Maternity
  • Regular waistband options include exposed elastic, regular knit, foldover yoga band and contour
  • Maternity waistband options include full overbelly panel, contour, regular knit and foldover yoga band
  • Full, half or no gusset options
  • Check out this YouTube video of all of our testers’ versions!
As if I would wear these pants and not smile…

I have sewn a lot of Candy pants and these are the most like compression leggings I buy. This fabric was a fair bit heavier and thicker than ones I have made before so I absolutely will get more. I suggest selecting a higher weight fabric is you want more of a compression fit. Plus like any pants, I suggest making a mock up so you know which person adjustments you need to make before using the “good” fabric. Just make a mock up with a similar weight.

I would love to tell you where this rainbow fabric is from, but I received it from the Jessica Cee collection so the world may never really know. 🙂

Do you need some Candy Pants or Leggings in your life? I know I always turn to this pattern when I need a super quick make! I suggest grabbing it NOW before the sale ends tonight!

Candy Pants and Leggings AffLink

Be sure you stop back on Friday for the Big Birthday Celebration Sale and read about the black top that balances gym fit.

You are going to love it! It is one of my top 3 favorite 5oo4 patterns! Can you guess which one it is?

See ya Friday!

#5oo4 Alpha Bra, Tank, Dress On sale

Let’s make an outfit this week! Day one – Alpha Bra!

Hi friends! You know that saying “New Year, New Me”? Well it is a new year and I did set a few new rules for myself this year. One of the biggest ones I added to my list was to step out of my comfort zone. This top has me right there! Let’s talk about it! The Alpha Dress is a really great pattern from 5oo4 and it is only $6 today!

I have been sewing 5 out of 4 patterns for 5 years and I truly love them. I tend to lean towards the more modest looks, but today I am stepping out of my comfort zone with the Alpha bra. My biggest concern was how can I make this sports bra hold everything in place. A little jog in place and jump test confirmed I achieved the impossible!

DDD, IYKYK. 😉

Let’s talk about it. The first thing I did was use a heavier weight athletic fabric. This is how to get a better compression. I have used athletic fabrics in the past that haven’t held anything in place so just splurge for the good stuff! I also added a layer of power net between my main fabric and lining. I just serged the mesh layer to my lining and rolled with it. Plus understand power mesh/net is NOT the same as swim suit lining mesh. I also sewed clear elastic in all my seams like the directions say. 🙂 The Alpha bra comes with excellent directions and I was able to easily follow along. I used wide (thick) fold over elastic for my bands. This isn’t the same stuff we make hair bands out of. I got it at Joann’s and it is about 16 bucks for a couple yards. Use a coupon, it is worth it for this project. I had some scrap ends left over from another project which worked out perfectly. I just ran a zig zag stich down the side when it was folded over to hold the layers together. This worked out really well. I think I will even make the dress option this spring/summer. It has the built in bra which will be nice since it would be impossible to find a cute bra to wear with these straps!

The Alpha Bra, Tank, and Dress includes:

  • Women’s sizes XXS – 5XL
  • No binding finish – hidden seams for less chafing
  • Full Bust Adjustment (FBA) front bodice piece
  • High or low neckline
  • Bra, tank, and a knee-length dress in either an A-line or swing silhouette
  • Optional pockets on the swing dress
  • Tank and dress have built-in shelf bra
  • Check out this YouTube video of all of our testers’ versions! (Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel while you’re there!)

I made the size XL with the included FBA. I decided on the lower neckline in the front. I would have liked to have an extra 1.5 inches of length in the under bust because my elastic seemed a like too big, but it was what I had one hand so I rolled with it. 🙂 I really liked the fit of this bra otherwise and plan to give it a trial run at the gym this week. What do you think?

This pattern is on sale today only for half price which is only $6. I can assure you, this bra fit better than the $40 one I recently bought! This sale ends at midnight! Don’t miss out! Tomorrow, we will talk about my pants. Go ahead click on my afflink and check out the 5004 Alpha Bra!

5oo4 Annabeth Sweatshirt – one day sale

If you ask me what my most used 5oo4 sweatshirt pattern is, I will immediately tell you that it is the Annabeth. This raglan is hands down a fave. I love the way it fits and how quickly I can sew one together. TODAY ONLY this pattern is on sale for half price which is only $6.00. Click my afflink, grab the pattern no FOMO!

Let’s start with this fabulous penguin print French Terry version! This came from the Jessica Cee collection and I adored it immediately. I made myself one which I will share soon, but I will let you enjoy Momma Mia’s version first! Isn’t it the best?? Sew Cute!

I made this next outfit for her Birthday in November. Let’s start with the top. The Annabeth was an easy choice. Her pants are Diane joggers because we are both obsessed with how amazing the Diane’s are! I think I have made about 15 pair of them!

I used the navy-blue sweatshirt knit from my stash because it is so very comfy cozy. I was sorely tempted to use it for my own shirt because it was so amazing, but I try to share the good things in life. Actually that isn’t true. She bought this fabric so I could make her an outfit. 🙂 She picked it out a few months ago, but I have been an uber slacker when it comes to sewing as all of my readers know. I have sewn the most basic version of this top for you so let me run down all the pattern options.

  • Raglan style sleeves
  • Solid or color-blocked options
  • Hidden front pocket or kangaroo pocket
  • Short or long sleeves that can be hemmed or finished with a band
  • Regular sweatshirt top length or tunic length with a lower hem in the back
  • Hem is finished with a band
  • Standard cuffs or a NEW thumbhole cuff option
  • Crewneck or cross over hood
  • Regular bodice or full bust adjustment (FBA) bodice
  • Sizes XXS – 5X (see the last image for yardage and size chart)

Like I said at the top of the post, this pattern will only be half price today so don’t miss out. Annabeth is one pattern you will never regret making!

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If you want to see a few more of my Annabeth, Here ya go!

#Sewupcycle22

Hi Friends! Today was my chance to kick off #SewUpcycle22 over on Youtube! I ran through all the rules and guidelines. I then shared my plans for possible refashions, rambled a bit, and got really excited about starting my project!

If you follow me on social media, you have seen lots of refashions from me so this will be another fun one! I hope you stop by my video and share some love.

Here are the rules-

Here are the prizes –

Here is my video –

Let’s recap everything –

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Love Notions Annual 40% off sale and Huge Giveaway

Welcome back to the 40% off sale at Love Notions. You can take your pick of all the amazing patterns on the website and create your own perfectly fitting wardrobe. If you have been around the sewing community, you will also know this sale also has some extra perks. 

Breckinridge Tunic

 Perk #1 You can be entered to win a free pattern from each of the brand ambassadors. Just visit them on social media to enter. This year each ambassador is giving away a specific pattern so you want to visit everyone. You can comment here or on my Instagram to be entered into my giveaway. On the last day, I will pick a winner! Here is the link to my instagram. I am giving away a copy of the Tranquil Nightwear pattern. This pattern is intended for comfy sleep, but I would wear it anywhere! I love the wrap look of the tops! Fabric choice is what will take this one from PJs to day time!

Perk #2 Love Notions is also giving away a Babylock Serger! This is a big deal, because this machine is amazing! To be entered to win the serger, all you need to do is complete an order on the Love Notions website. This even includes checking out with one of the free patterns!! Any order will give you a chance to win!

I have made a lot of the LN patterns especially as they started increasing their size range and updating older patterns to include a full bust adjustment. I have so many favorites that it would be difficult for me to suggest just one favorite so I am going to remind you of a couple patterns that I absolutely love!

Please shop with my afflink to help me out! Use Code Sequoia10 for some extra love.

Fraser Cardigan – I adore this one! This is my favorite cardigan. I am still loving this pattern with the huge pockets. I am thrilled it is fall again and I am back to wearing it all the time! It pairs so well with m Vivace dress!

Sloane Sweater – I have made several versions of this top and I wear them all! My favorite has a hem band and cuffs and is this brown burn out velvet from TFC.

Arlington Dress – Super cute, fun and flirty! I love this one with its mock turtle neck, but don’t forget it also includes an amazing cowl neck style.

Tessa Sheath Dress – No way I could leave this one off the list. Tessa will mash with all the skirts from the Sybil pattern collection and fill your wardrobe in no time! I will forever love anything will a color blocked yoke! Momma Mia also has several of these in her closet. 

Tessa #2 with the Sybil skirt portion.

OK Friends! Now it is your turn, go comment on my instagram post where I am wearing the brown Sloane top.

The visit the Love Notions page and run anything through check out for a chance to win an amazing Babylock serger!

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Relaxed T-Shirt – Rebecca Page Toronto Tee

The Sly Fox T shirt fabric sale is still going strong, but we are running out of time to place orders! (I know my blogs have been slower than planned) Have you ordered something amazing yet? I can’t wait to see what starts popping up in the FB group! Don’t forget you can use code PerfectT to save 40% off of any of these fabrics …. DTY, Modal, Double Brushed Poly, Triblend, French Terry and Knub Jersey.

The Toronto Tee is a FREE pattern from Rebecca Page so there is no excuse not to give it a try. This is a sized through 5x. The Toronto Tee is a great boxy fit top and could also be extended into a longer length comfy T-shirt dress. I had never sewn this top before this time and was pleased to find when I checked out and got the pattern emailed to me, I was given a discount code for another purchase! That was a nice added bonus for sure! If you weren’t aware, Rebecca Page has a ton of free patterns (especially amazing holiday dresses) and you should get on their mailing list to stay in the loop.

Today’s Fabric is another amazing one! I love solid Navy as a background and it really makes all the bright colors in this top pop!! This DTY print is called Vibrant on Navy and that name basically says it all! I think that even though Fall is coming to my neck of the woods, the navy background makes it perfect to wear all year.

You should hurry and get your shopping done, so you won’t miss out on this great fabrics!

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Classic T-shirt – Sinclair Bondi

Hi Gang! I am here with my first fabric share for Sly Fox Fabrics. This is my classic fit t-shirt that I mentioned on Saturday. I decided to go with the Sinclair Bondi classic fit T shirt pattern. This is the first time I have sewn a Sinclair pattern and I was very happy with it.

The directions were easy to follow and the sizing great. I loved the final fit of the shirt and have sewed up another one already. I love when I find basic patterns that really fit well and give me the option for future makes or hacks.

Let’s take an inside look at the DTY fabrics that are on sale at Sly Fox Fabrics! This gorgeous print is called Floral Glen Plaid and I absolutely adore it. I love how the plaid makes the background softly printed while the black floral print is the star. This fabric is so easily wore for many occasions. You could dress it up or dress is casual. I paired my look with fitted jeans and black booties for a simple casual look.

If you haven’t used DTY before, I suggest you give it a try. It quickly became a person favorite for me! I love the cool smooth hand, the drape is exceptional and the print colors remain bold and vibrant! I love these things.

Fabric details from the Sly Fox website.

  • Color Scheme: Black, Gray, and Red
  • Content: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
  • Weight: 180 grams per square meter (GSM)
  • Width: 58/60″
  • Stretch: 50% Horizontal  / 25% Vertical

The pattern offers the following options:

View A – Banded hip length with V neckline and sporty short sleeves
View B – Hemmed longline length with wide scoop neckline and short sleeves
View C – Hemmed hip length with scoop neckline and 3/4 sleeves
View D – Hemmed longline length with crew neckline and long sleeves

Compatible with Add-on Puffed sleeves pack (opens in a new window)

Sinclair Bondi Classic Fit T-shirt

I made View B. I hemmed the longer length on this version and used the wider scoop neck. I appreciate that the “wide” scoop isn’t so wide it shows my bra straps and it doesn’t gape open when I bend!

Options

I loved that this pattern offered several necklines in addition to the length and sleeve options. I think in the future I will take a look at the add on sleeve pack because I really like the fit of the pattern base and different sleeves will really add a new feel to the shirt. 

So what have you picked up in the T shirt fabric at Sly Fox? Which fabrics do you want? I have my eye on a few of the Tri-blend colors for the gym! Let me know in the comments which fabrics you want!

Floral Glen Plaid – Used for my classic pattern.

Vibrant in Navy – Used for my relaxed pattern.

Daisy Dots – Used for my fitted pattern.

Zebra Print – Used for my bonus make. Fabric has sold out.

Azalea in Navy – Used in my bonus refashion.

DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE PerfectT TO SAVE 40%

Stop back tomorrow to check out my next top using the Vibrant in Navy DTY.

T-Shirt Super Sale at Sly Fox Fabrics

Stop by Sly Fox Fabrics and take advantage of the 20% off sale on all T-shirt fabrics.

Hi Friends, Welcome back! Two days in a row on my blog is sorta crazy, isn’t it? Make sure you hit subscribe and stop back daily because I am about to hit you with 7 days of fun!

The Deets

I want to start by giving you a quick intro into what will be happening over the next few days. Sly Fox Fabrics is having a huge sale on all their “T-shirt” fabrics. This 40% off sale includes DTY, Modal, Double Brushed Poly, Triblend, French Terry and Knub Jersey. This sale will happen now through next Friday. You have an entire week to pick all your favorites. My blog posts will reflect the DTY fabrics as this was the base I was given to sew. All of these fabrics are perfect for T shirts and can help you achieve whatever look you are going for. DTY fabric, to me, feels and looks a little more dressier than a Triblend and French Terry feels more snuggly than DBP.  The best part of sewing is being able to create whatever look you want through pattern and fabric selections. Even though I am sharing these fabrics as T-shirts, please realize you can use them for so much more. You can make everything from skirts, pants, and dresses to cardigans and so much more. My favorite joggers are made from French Terry and my DBP leggings are so perfect for “pajama day” in public.

Today I am going to show you each of my fabrics and hook you up with the links to get those fabrics. One of my fabrics (The Zebra print) has already sold out, but there are a total of 9 different prints on the website in DTY alone! Over the next few days I will focus on each pattern with the specific fabric. After our 4th day pattern review, I have a bonus refashion for you using a SFF DTY dress I made a few years ago! I am really excited about sharing my new garment. I really do love it, even more than my original maxi. I have already worn it at least 4 times.

What is DTY?

Glad you asked. 🙂 DTY is a polyester knit fabric that has been drawn and twisted with heat. It is brushed on both sides to give it the smooth silky texture that feels and wears so nicely. I personally love that it doesn’t wrinkle much and I can leave it in the dryer for days and not need to fluff it. I also love that it feels cool to the touch when I am wearing it.

The Rules

For the fabric comparisons, each sewist was asked to select one each Fitted, Classic, and Relaxed style t shirt patterns. Then we were given the option to sew anything else we wanted. 🙂 Each of my tops turned out great and I wear them often. They are easy to dress up or down depending on my days activities. I have paired all three of my tops with basic jeans so as to not distract from the lovely fabrics.

Floral Glen Plaid – Used for my classic pattern.

Vibrant in Navy – Used for my relaxed pattern.

Daisy Dots – Used for my fitted pattern.

Zebra Print – Used for my bonus make. Fabric has sold out.

Azalea in Navy – Used in my bonus refashion.

DON’T FORGET TO USE CODE PERFECTT TO SAVE 40%

Tomorrow

I will be back here tomorrow on the blog sharing my first T-shirt pattern. I hope you stick around to see all the pattern info! Be sure to subscribe to SequoiaLynn Sews on my social medias so you don’t miss out!

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Dear Fall Closet, I am working on you. Love, Me

Patchwork dreams coming true.

Insider tip: I am putting together a Fall Capsule project for a guest blog spot. I am really excited about it and can’t wait to share the entire collection, but not today! Normally, I don’t make a lot of things based on a certain color scheme or style because I like variety and prints and mixing a variety of prints. Your girl doesn’t have many items in her closet that she can wear. I am sorta doing a ‘sew as you go’ thing because as my body is changing, I am finding so are my style choices.

Refashioning Roots

I have been refashioning a ton of items from my old handmade closet! It is shocking how many dresses I have sewn in the last *almost* 5 years since beginning this blog. Even more shocking is that I haven’t worn most of them. Dresses sometimes take up several yards of fabric especially when you gather the skirt, so that gives me a ton of fabric to repurpose in creative ways. If you know me in my day to day life, you would know I never wore any of the dresses I made prior to the summer of 2020. 🙂 I began sewing clothing by refashioning thrift store finds. I didn’t know anything about sewing clothing and thought I could learn from taking apart already made items and creating new ones. It does work, but I have learned a lot of things in the last 5 years. I am loving my new perspective on sewing in general as well as my knowledge on doing said refashions. Progress is always good and my mind is always working. I *may* having a project coming up where I turned a beautiful full maxi dress into a great pair of pants. 🙂 Plus in October, I am participating in #sewupcycle22 and I am looking forward to creating something incredible for that. Now onto our regularly scheduled sewing.

I love Patchwork Prints. Most likely this is because I am a quilter at heart and love all things scrappy, vintage, and upcycled. I was most certainly born in the wrong decade.

Admittedly, I am not 100% sure this dress will make it in my capsule, but I have been crushing so hard on this patchwork DBP for a few months. I have been trying not to buy any fabrics, but I gave in here because…well, patchwork. Recently, The Fab Clique had a huge 40% off sale so I picked up a few things from it and then I ordered this bundle of fabric which was on sale from the recent Bundle Bonanza. If you haven’t checked those out, you are missing out on some deals! Side note: I have a curated bundle on the site too! This print is part of the Zayne Bundle. This double brushed poly is called Zara and it is so lovely. This brushed poly is my favorite since it feels buttery soft. I don’t know why all double brushed poly doesn’t feel the same, but this is the one I love. The bundle also includes 2 yards of rust colored rib knit which I also have plans for. If you pick these fabrics up from the bundles, you will save 14 bucks!! That will buy more fabric. 🙂

I can always count on Ellie and Mac to have a lovely dress pattern waiting to fit my needs. I wanted a simple pattern without excessive seams so as to really showcase this patchwork print. I decided on the To The Point Dress since it met my needs and had this really fun hem line! I think this is the first time I have used this pattern and I have no idea why. I am always a fan of garments which have extra belly coverage. The dress came together quickly with the same pattern piece used for the front and back. I decided to do the low scoop neck option and cut the sleeve around elbow length. I did a full bicep adjustment as usual.

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What will you be adding to your Fall wardrobe? I can’t wait to add a few more items to my closet. I think I will work on a pair of pants next. I am also planning to make my first ever pair of jeans soon which she be really challenging, but in a good way. I have many plans for my sewing life and hope I can make them happen. Some days I just don’t feel like creating. Somedays I don’t feel like sharing. I know more folks are focused on making video content which I am not great at and I enjoy this blogging things. So many choices, for now, I will blog mainly with a few videos thrown in for fun.

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Carly Shorts – CKC Pattern Company

New comfy shorts make me super happy! In addition to being super comfy, the Carly Shorts from CKC Patterns are an awesome scrap buster. I made my shorts from a left-over chunk of fabric from making a pair of pants months ago. I used this fabric thinking it would be a good mock up fabric because the quality wasn’t great. I was thrilled when these shorts fit without any adjustments at all. This so rare for me so I was totally thrilled! So so rare!

Happy they fit!

Even as summer is winding down in my side of the world, I am encouraging you to take a look at this new pattern. The Carley shorts come together so quickly they can be your go-to scrap buster pattern and you can have all the comfy shorts. I think shorts are something I reach for anytime I am hanging out at home or heading to the gym. I wear them all year long and would love to have an endless supply of them!

I wasn’t even aware CKC had plus sized adult patterns until I saw the tester call. I hate to admit that, but it true. I will thrilled to discover another pattern company that is curvy size friendly. I am happy to report the pattern is inclusive through a 62 inch hip which seems to be the new size chart.  Additionally, the pattern includes a few options. You can add pockets or leg bands depending on what you like. I pulled out some athletic knit scraps to make a couple pair of shorts for the gym. I can’t wait to add the large side pockets to them. Also for you cool kids- There is also a kid’s pattern! The kid’s pattern is half price also.

Today is the last day of the new release sale and the pattern is only $3! That is a steal you should take advantage of!

Carly Shorts

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