Girls’ Summer Basics by Thread Faction


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Hi guys! I’m excited to be part of Thread Faction’s Spring/Summer 2016 blog tour today! I already own and love one of Liz’s patterns (remember these cozy joggers?) so I was excited to sew up a few of her current patterns for little girls.
Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour



Juliet’s look here is made up of tank #104 and skirt #106…and I love them both!  This is my first time putting binding on a tank like this and, while my skills could use some work, I think it sure turned out cute!  And the skirt, with attached shorts underneath is just perfect for active little girls.  I hate having to remind my girls to put on an extra pair of shorts to cover those little bums…with these they don’t have to!  Plus, the tank pattern offers lots of inspiration for colorblocking which is my absolute FAVE design element.




Kira’s wearing dress #108 and it’s so flirty and darling!  In fact I couldn’t decide between making this one, the tank dress (#107) or the romper (#110).   They’re all just perfect for hot summer days.  My girls are pretty minimalistic when it comes to dressing themselves…while they love to prance around in fancy dressups for play, they stick to the same simple outfits when getting dressed in the mornings.  These creations are sure to see lots of wear!  (In fact, one wild little curly-haired munchkin reeeeeally wanted to model this dress instead of letting her sister do it, but she wasn’t being very cooperative and got left behind.  She might never forgive me for it!)

To check out the other amazing bloggers on the tour and their creations, click on the links below!

26/5 Nap Time Creations  * Miss Castelinhos * Swoodsen Says * Needles to say

27/5 Made By Sara * Sew Not Perfect * Hello Holli * Whisk ’em

28/5 House of Estrela * Made By Amanda Rose * Max California Brave Fabrics

29/5 Create 3.5 * Bless by Tone * The College Seamstress

30/5 Ma Me Mi Mo * Paisley Roots Skirt Fixation

31/5 Sew Very * Rebel and Malice * Call Ajaire

1/6 Better Dressed Child * Buzzmills * Handmade Frenzy

2/6 Lamb and ewe crafts * All Things Beautiful * Pen, Seb & Rox


Lastly, Thread Faction is having a hue giveaway over on their blog!  Head over HERE to check it out and to enter.    Can we get a shout-out for free fabric?!?

Thread Faction SS2016 Blog Tour Sponsors

Liz has also graciously offered a free pattern of your choice to one lucky Whisk ‘Em blog reader here!

Just click the rafflecopter giveaway link below.  But if you can’t wait, you can purchase any of the patterns HERE!
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    Jill Auxford
    May 27, 2016 at 5:54 am

    I want all of them! I think I’ll start with the tank, or maybe the shorties.

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    May 27, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I’d pick #106–practical and comfortable!

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    May 27, 2016 at 8:29 am

    The dress! We have a couple of weddings this summer, and how cute and easy would that dress be in different wedding colors?

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      For sure!! You could definitely dress it up!

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    May 27, 2016 at 10:05 am


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    Liz Elliott
    May 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    Gorgeous work as always ūüôā

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Thank you, Liz! Always amazing using your patterns!

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    May 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    So cute you girls! I definitely would choose the skater skot with shorts to sew! Love this pattern!

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    May 27, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    So cute! I love how you used two different fabrics for the dress. I sewed that one up for the tour too and loved how it turned out.

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      I LOVE the fabric you used, Elizabeth!!

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    Chelle Chapman
    May 28, 2016 at 2:17 am

    SEW hard to choose, I DO love the Romper & would probably start there. Thanks for being on this tour, getting LOTS of ideas!!

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      You’re welcome! I am obsessed with rompers too!

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    May 28, 2016 at 7:33 am

    both outfits are awesome!! Love the way these clothes are perfect for play!!

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Emily! They really are perfect, huh?

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    Judith Martinez
    May 29, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I love the circle skirt!!!

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    May 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I would love the 107! My daughter is a lot like yours and just wants to throw something on and go!

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    May 30, 2016 at 7:32 am

    These are all so cute. Great job! So hard to choose a favorite pattern, but I am itching to make my daughter a romper, so I think I would pick that one.

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    Lisa Rybka
    May 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm


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    Amy Mayen
    May 30, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Lovely makes! I’d choose the tank pattern- they’re all great staples though.

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    May 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Love the idea of a skirt with shorts attached. I think my granddaughters would love them

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      May 30, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Pattern 108 the circle skirt

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    May 31, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I think #110, the romper, is really cute but my daughter would look better in #108, the dress,

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    May 31, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    The more of the blog tour I have read, the more I can’t decide which pattern is my favorite, but I think the skater skort and dolman sleeve dress are my top two favorites.

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    May 31, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Bonnie – both are lovely outfits. I love the dress with the black top and red leopard print skirt and binding (it also reminds me of a cute ladybug). I sewed #106 and #108 so far, but I can’t wait to sew the racerback tank. I think I’ll combine that with the shorts I made from #106 for summer pjs, and maybe a tankini.

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    Tiffany Hering
    June 1, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Love this collection. I love all of the outfits you made!

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    June 3, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Woooooo thank youuuuuuu!!!! Gracias!!!

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