2015-06-24

Canadian Designers Blog Tour

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Quando vi o alerta para participar deste tour, organizado pelo blog Lulu and Celeste, soube que também queria participar. Infelizmente quando me inscrevi, a maior parte das vagas tinham sido ocupadas. O sorriso voltou-me ao rosto, porque as vagas para os moldes da Filles à Maman ainda estavam disponíveis, e assim, pude experimentar e publicar mais um dos seus moldes. Podem ver os que fiz anteriormente aqui e aqui

When I saw the call for bloggers to join this tour, hosted by Lulu and Celeste, I wanted to be part of this right away. Sadly for me, when I joined, a lot of places were already taken. A smile returned to my face though, when I realised I could sign for Filles à Maman, and have a chance to sew and blog about another one of Mel's patterns. You can see the ones i did before here and here


Olhando para trás, os meus últimos projetos têm sido todos feitos a partir de peças de tecidos, em vez das habituais transformações. Estava mais do que na hora de voltar às minhas andanças, um aperitivo para o mês que se aproxima, e assim sendo aproveitei o fato deste molde misturar malhas e tecido, para reciclar uma t-shirt/polo do pai. As cores e o padrão da blusa original com o molde Marc shirt, formaram a mistura perfeita para fazer a mais nova camisa para o meu pequenino. Adorei!

Looking back, my last projects were all made out of fabric pieces, instead of my usual refashions. It was about time to go back to my thing, like an appetizer for the next month, and so, because the pattern mixes knit and woven fabric, I refashioned a daddy’s polo shirt. The colors and pattern of the original shirt and the Marc shirt pattern were the perfect match to make the newest shirt for my little one. I loved it!


Não queria repetir-me e dizer o quanto as instruções são boas, e o quanto gostei dos acabamentos tão profissionais, mas essas coisas não se podem contornar, porque estão realmente lá. Gostei particularmente do uso da entretela para dar estrutura às peças e estabilidade também para que a malha não deforme. Quando aprendi a costurar um pouco mais a sério, o uso de entretela era comum, e quando comecei a usar os PDFs foi algo do qual senti falta. Não é um molde difícil de fazer, nem tão pouco demorado. Definitivamente algo que se pode fazer numa manhã, ou numa tarde, ou durante uma sesta mais longa dos nossos bebés. Eu levei 3 horas, e isto com um bebé gatinhante que não parava quieto.

I didn’t want to repeat myself by saying how good the instructions are, and how much I liked the finishing touches, so pro, but those things are there, and I can’t pass through them. I particularly liked the use of interfacing to give some structure to the piece and stability to the knit so it doesn’t stretch. When I learnt how to sew a little more seriously, it was really common the use of interfacing, then when I started using the PDF patterns, it was something I missed. It is not a difficult pattern to make, nor even takes too long to make it. You can do it in a morning time or afternoon, or in a longer nap from your babies. It took me 3 hours, even with a crawling baby that just wouldn’t stop.


Escolhi fazer o modelo mais pequeno – vai dos 12M aos 14 Anos – para o S. e porque o que ele precisa mesmo agora com este calor, são blusas de manga curta, optei por essa opção. A única alteração que fiz, foi nas mangas, pois quis aproveitar o acabamento das originais, por isso, estão diferentes do molde. De resto, foi tudo como indicado e não tive problema algum na construção. Vejo muitas mais no nosso futuro, este é sem dúvida mais um dos moldes para menino que experimentei e aprovei!


I chose the smaller size – it goes from 12M to 14Y – for S. and because short sleeved shirts is what he needs the most, that was the option I picked too. The only thing I did differently was the sleeves. I wanted to use the original sleeves hems/bands, so those look different from the pattern. Apart from that, everything was made as is and I had no problem at all. I see a lot of these shirts in our future, this is definitely one of my favorite boy patterns, tried and approved. 


Vejam o resto das bloggers no tour e fiquem a saber mais sobre as grandes designers e os seus moldes. Os links para os seus blogues encontram-se abaixo. 

Check out the rest of the bloggers in the tour and learn more about the amazing designers and their patterns. Links for their blogs are below. 

June 1 - 3 Gracious Threads - Interview Creative Bug - The Wholesome Mama - stitched by crystal June 4 - 6 Jalie – Interview Shaffer SistersCall Ajairehibbadoray June 8 – 10 Thread Theory – Interview Handmade BoyRebel & MaliceSew Out of Control June 11 - 13 Audrey & Tiffany – Interview All Things Katy!Not Sew FastConversas de Hermanas June 15 – 17 E+M Patterns – Interview From-a-BoxMade by SaraClimbing the Willow June 17 - 19 Victory Patterns – Interview Swoodson SaysThread Riding HoodSprouting JubeJube June 18 – 20 FABulous Home Sewn – Interview Create3.5Calm and CarrionStitches by Laura June 22 – 24 Filles a Maman – Interview Pattern RevolutionPhatQuarterssewstarlyHouse of Estrela June 24 – 26 Closet Case Files – Interview gloria juneRebel & MaliceSew Far North June 25 – 27 Elegance & Elephants – Interview Sprouting JubeJubeAmandaRoseMae & K June 29 - 30 Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post July 1st Last day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!


Of course, the best way to finish a blog tour is with a giveaway. This one, for a chance to win a Filles à Maman pattern of choice, runs from June 22 at 12am EDT to June 25 12am EDT. There is also a huge giveaway for the tour $400 value that you can enter at Canadian Pattern Designers tour Grand Prize Giveaway

If you can't wait for the giveaway, you can use the coupon code CANADATOUR for 30% off everything on the website only (http://fillesamaman.net/). Valid from June 22 to 25th (ends at midnight).

9 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! He is very comfy in it

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    1. Thank you. I love to see him wearing it.

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  2. WOW Magda! You did an amazing job! And it looks adorable on your little one.

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  3. Super gira! E os acabamento são realmente impecáveis! Esse rapazola está o máximo! :D

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    1. Obrigado Diana! Os moldes Filles à Maman já estão no meu top de preferidos!

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  4. Ficou óptima e os acabamentos estão mesmo impecáveis!! Como ele cresceu!!! ;-)

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    1. Obrigado Maria. Crescem num ápice, sem darmos conta, não é?!

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  5. Thank you so much for having taken part in the tour! He's so cute :)

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    1. I'm the one who's thankful for taking part of it.

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