Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour



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Happy Hump Day Lovelies!

Today is my stop on the Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour! The challenge of the  tour is to start and complete a garment in the time it would take us to do a load of laundry.   How fun is that?! Ironically, I was folding laundry when I saw the notification popped up on my phone that something new was posted in one of my PDF groups, and welcomed the break to check it…..any excuse to not fold laundry is a good one to me. I would much rather be sewing than doing anything else …especially NOT laundry! And what better way to cancel the need to fold laundry than to MAKE a garment instead?  But EVEN BETTER, how about making a garment FROM the laundry you’re ignoring? Or EVEN BETTER THAN THAT, using it as a chance to check a pattern block you’ve been working on for a while. *insert cheesy grin here* It was just a perfect coincidence!

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If you’ve being following me for a while on IG or FB, you might have seen a few times in the past where I’ve mentioned taking a course in learning how to create PDF Patterns, – I even created one, did a tutorial for it and everything, and it’s still just sitting there on my desktop. I don’t know why, but it just didn’t feel like the right time for that one. BUT not this one, this one I’m completely excited about – for the sole reason that it’s NOT a typical pdf pattern, this pattern is a pattern block that can ONLY be used in UPCYCLING a collared shirt. It’s a super quick sew, it only took 1 hour to complete  – from printing the pattern to completing the garment.

DIY COLLARED SHIRT UPCYCLE

Not sure what was happening here, but I think she was channeling her inner rockstar…lol

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The pattern ranges from a size 6 mths to a size 4 and has two views. It’s in testing this week, but I couldn’t help but share with you a SNEAK PEEK! I do plan on having it completed long before Father’s Day, as this would make for a PERFECT Father’s Day Upcycle don’t you think? If you’d like to be the first to know when the pattern is live, please subscribe to the newsletter HERE.

Now on for some more fun details of the blog tour!

A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, and here are the codes!

George & Ginger use code MAKELAUNDRY25 for 25% off her patterns

Blaverry use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off her patterns

Stitch Art use code MAKELAUNDRY for 30% off patterns

Paisley Roots use code MAKELAUNDRY for 25% off patterns

These codes are good through June 12th!

Then Laela Jeyne’s Emily Womens T-shirt & the Deluxe Charlotte Kids Leggings are on sale through the 11th! No code needed!

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Everyone loves a good giveaway so here are the prize packages:

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE PRIZE PACKAGES, BE SURE TO ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW:
AND LASTLY, be sure to visit the blogs of the other talented anti-laundry bloggers on this tour:

14 Comments on Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour

  1. Madelyn
    June 1, 2017 at 12:28 pm (4 weeks ago)

    What`s a great idea to make such a lovely dress from so uninteresting shirt!!!!! I would never guess! I have two daughters and a lot of shirts after my ex…Thanks for this idea!!!

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    • Candice Ayala
      June 2, 2017 at 4:03 am (4 weeks ago)

      Yay! So glad you could find this useful Madelyn! =)

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  2. handmade writings
    February 16, 2017 at 12:43 pm (4 months ago)

    The dress and these sunglasses look great! Now I want to buy something similar for my cousin=)

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      • college paper
        April 3, 2017 at 11:52 am (3 months ago)

        I really liked your idea of creating such a beautiful dress from a normal men’s shirt.

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        • Candice Ayala
          April 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm (3 months ago)

          Thank you College Paper! I’m uploading another as we speak! =)

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  3. Karly Nelson
    June 10, 2016 at 3:16 pm (1 year ago)

    LOVE your upcycle! The dress is just perfect!

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  4. fenna
    June 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the upcycle!!! That shirt is (was I should say) perfect for it.

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  5. Eleri
    June 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm (1 year ago)

    I have always wanted to try a shirtdress for my girls. I love your remake of one, and I will definitely try it soon for my toddler daughter!

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    • Candice Ayala
      June 19, 2016 at 5:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you Eleri, up cycles are so much fun! =)

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  6. Meriel A
    June 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm (1 year ago)

    You and your upcycles – I LOVE it!

    Reply

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