Stylish Fabrics Blog Tour


Sew Ready for Fall LogoI’m so thrilled to be a part of this blog tour featuring Stylish Fabric! Who is ready for a fall-themed blog tour full of amazingly talented ladies, awesome giveaways and gorgeous fabrics?

Does it get any better than this? I think not!

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Tessa Sheath Dress Love Notions

I knew right off the bat, that I wanted to use Love Notions Tessa Sheath Dress (As a disclaimer, Love Notions sponsored this pattern and this post contains affiliate links.) I was pregnant when it originally released and I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting to make this dress! I really wanted to make this dress in a large, striped print. So I headed over to Stylish Fabric and started searching.

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After spending way too many hours ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over all the gorgeous fabric, I finally decided on this one. This is my first time using fabric from Stylish Fabric and I have to say I was quite impressed by their vast selection of fabric. They have a little bit of every type of fabric and I was left with so many different options!

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I instantly fell in love with this white and cream thick-striped liverpool fabric. (The fabric is actually more mint green than the photos show, my DSLR camera decided not to cooperate and I was left with iPhone photos, which are somewhat neon-looking.) Living in California makes for an interesting fall season. Coming from Idaho, I’m used to breaking out my heavy coats, thermals, scarves and boots when fall sets in. But northern California is a whole different ball game! It’s almost never cold enough for a jacket which means my summer clothing gets worn all year long.

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For this blog post, I wanted to focus on how to take a summer look into the fall in true California style. For my summer look I wanted easy, breezy and comfortable. I could wear this look out to brunch with the girls or even to the park. I especially love the high neckline which is perfect for statement pieces like this one.

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Obviously this dress is NOT breast-feeding friendly. I kind of want to give up breastfeeding just so I can wear this dress all day, everyday. Okay, I’m kidding! I would never give up breastfeeding just for clothing…..but it’s tempting because I really hate breastfeeding! I totally wish I was one of those super moms who had tons of milk and loved having a baby latched onto them all hours of the day. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. I do have a breast-feeding hack up my sleeve for the next time I make this dress. So be on the look out for that!

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Love Notions Tessa Sheath Dress

For my fall look I added a chambray shirt, chunky navy wooden heels and a jewel-toned necklace. This gives the dress a darker look and provides me with a little extra warmth. This dress has made its way to the front of my closet because it is hands down the most comfortable dress I own!

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I did make a few minor alterations to the Tessa Sheath Dress pattern. I took about an inch off of each side of the dress from the waist down. I also took half an inch off of each side of the pattern at the top of the center back since I have petite shoulders. Other than those two alterations, I followed the pattern to a T.

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My measurements are Bust 35.5, Waist 30, Hips 41. I traced out a size small bust and graded it to a medium at the waist and hips based on my measurements. Before making the dress for myself, I sewed a straight size small up for my future sister-in-law and it fit perfectly. So I ended up going with a straight small for myself. This fabric has quite a bit of stretch so the size small worked perfectly.

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You can purchase the Tessa Sheath Dress here.

Make sure to enter the AMAZING giveaway here: http://shopitstyleitsewit.com/2016/08/01/sew-ready-for-fall/

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August 4th
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August 5th
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41 thoughts on “Stylish Fabrics Blog Tour”

  1. I just love the 2 looks you pulled together with this. Too bad you didn’t have your nursing hack ready for this one, because that would give it a chance to get a lot more wear now!

    1. Kimberly Coffin

      Thanks so much for all the work you put into this wonderful blog tour! 🙂 I know I’m bummed I won’t get to wear this dress for the next year. But, at least it will be there waiting for me once I’m finished nursing. 🙂

    1. Kimberly Coffin

      Thank you, Monica! I always love high necklines on other people, but I’m not so sure about them on myself. I’ll have to get used to this look! But I adore the sleeve length!

  2. Such a cute dress! I bought the pattern when too prego to bother making it, but now baby is standing on his own and it’s high time Mama had a new dress!

  3. Great job on this dress! Plus, it looks amazing on you. Every girl needs a stylish, comfy dress like this. Perfect!

    1. Kimberly Coffin

      Me and you both! Maternity clothes are the worst! But I’m still stuck in that awkward in between maternity clothing and normal clothing stage.

    1. Kimberly Coffin

      Thank you Samantha! I do too! I love the simplicity of this design, because it allows the stripes to take center stage.

  4. Love this dress. Always on the look out for suitable travel items. Things that can go from casual day out to a fancy pants dinner.

  5. Even though you say the iPhone does not reflect the true color of the dress – I really like this color! Though I am curious how minty the color really is. It looks like a great fit, and sheath dresses are just awesome full stop. I was surprised, though, how come you didn’t opt to shorten it above the knee. I read your bio (5′ 2″ – I’m the same) and my solutions has always been to go for above the knee. Maybe I’m doing this all wrong..oops

    Also, congrats on the baby and you do not look like you’ve just had a baby. Lol I laughed at the breastfeeding joke..

  6. The colors and style are so cute.. Love it! Perfect for a spring day!

    Xox,
    Farrah & London
    Londonhadalittlelamb.com

  7. Love love love it! The fabric, the dress, the whole thing! Oh and I was exactly the same… Totally hated breast feeding! I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thank you!

  8. Love love love it! The fabric, the dress, the whole thing! Oh and I was exactly the same… Totally hated breast feeding! I’m glad I’m not the only one! Thank you!

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