Make Laundry, Don't Do Laundry Tour

Friday, June 10, 2016


The only thing I remotely enjoy about laundry is taking freshly pre-washed fabric out of the dryer that is ready to sew!!! That is what makes the blog tour just about perfect. We all have a great excuse to shirk the laundry pile and sew something new instead!! While others may go out and buy something in avoidance, we can make it!


I'm not quick when it comes to sewing. I like to take my time with pressing, finishing seams, and ensuring quality construction. After all, I'm creating laundry to last through a couple of kiddos. When I signed up for the tour, I opted to make a fresh sew. That is, I wouldn't resort to a quick standby pattern that I have made time and again. I needed to use a new to me pattern. I immediately knew I would use a Modkid pattern since I can trust the instructions and fit. The Modkid Bridget Dress is one I had yet to make, but was on my summer sewing list.


I started to track the time it took me to make this one, but I lost track after repeated interruptions from my children and a 30 minute phone call with my sister during what I had dedicated as sewing time. But, isn't that how laundry goes!?! A much needed phone call takes precedent, and the laundry gets pushed aside. At least that is how it works in my house.  


I would guess my total sewing time was around 2.5 hours. This actually beats my laundry time. I usually get things going in the morning. Then, I'll dump the dry clothes on my bed, so I have to fold them before I can get in bed.


Enough about laundry!! Let's talk about the Bridget dress! With the fitted bodice and soft shoulder strap, the Bridget is a great dress to get you through the hot summer months. 


The cute fold over pocket detail and racerback give this dress extra style.


One more advantage to leaving the laundry for later and sewing something new is we now have the perfect 4th of July dress ready and waiting!! Of course, that means I'll have to actually do the laundry between now and then. 

Keep reading for all of the discounts, giveaways, and link-ups for the tour!!
Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors for being a part of this tour.

A few of the designers are having sales for the duration of the tour, so here's 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!

I know everyone loves a good giveaway so here's the prize packages:

Link-up Prize Package
Prize Package 1
Prize Package 2

9 comments:

  1. Courtney, I think you win the prize of being the post that inspired me to instantly purchase a new pattern :-) Or really cross my fingers to win it in the giveaway!

    Your fabric choices also really make this pattern POP!

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    1. That is a high compliment Eleri! Thank you! Best of luck!

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  2. Really cute pattern! I sewed my first Modkid pattern for the tour and am inspired to make more, they are great patterns :) I love the little pockets!

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    1. I loved your Tandy! I'm biased since that pattern was named after my daughter. I agree that Modkid patterns rock! This one has a great fit.

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  3. It's adorable! And I love how perfect it will be for the 4th of July that's just right around the corner! I love things to be correctly made too, which is why I usually go for an assembly line so I can switch out my needles for the double needle and all that. Saves sooooo much time! LOL
    And laundry.....oh laundry......You have more strength then I do. My laundry gets put on the bed too, but, not going to lie, it usually gets shoved off unfolded until the next day. LOL

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  4. So cute!!! Love this series!

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  5. I never would have guessed that there was a Modkid pattern you hadn't seen! Who knew?! I love your creation!

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    1. Patty said the same thing! There are actually quite a few Modkid pattern I have yet to sew. I need to get busy!

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  6. Hi fellas,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
    If someone want to read more about that Peter Rabbit I think this is the right place for you!

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