Watcha Wearin’ January Blog Tour – New Year’s Day with Kermit the Frog!

Today marks the first day of the new year and another first for me…my first blog tour! I am excited to be taking part in the Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour which is being hosted by Tibeca fromhttp://sewingbyti.blogspot.com.15732285_10209140761170834_3503836692557205043_o

The idea of this blog tour is that we showcase what we are wearing this month that is appropriate for our climates.Where I am, the month of January can easily be described as damn cold with lots of snow! It will also show how the bloggers in the tour incorporate handmade/me-made items in their everyday lives.

watcha-wearin-blog-tourThere will also be some really great prizes from our awesome sponsors, so be sure to click on the link at the end of this post to enter the rafflecopter drawing! Look at these great prizes packs!

Prize pack #1: 28 patterns, $100 in store credit to Raspberry Creek Fabrics and a $20 gift card to Mummykins and me.
Prize pack #2: 28 patterns, $30 credit to posh prints, $25 credit to You made something, $20 credit to P4P AND 2 yards art gallery fabric +1 coordinate from NR fabrics.

Since yesterday was New year’s eve and we spent the evening enjoying time with our family and friends, today is going to be a day to just veg around the house.

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I am going to do this in as much comfort as possible and wear the  Wardrobe by Me attire I have been working on for the last couple of months. I have blogged about the Trudy Turtleneck in a previous post but didn’t get around to sharing my his ‘n’ hers Ziggy Zip-up Hoodies or the Urban Joggers.

 

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When I saw this lovely jewel-toned green fabric in the fabric store, I really liked it but wasn’t sure what I would make with it. I had never worked with sweatshirt fleece, either. A few days later, Christina, from Wardrobe by Me put out the tester call for a unisex hoodie pattern and I knew that this test was for me and high tailed it back to the store as soon as I knew how much fabric I would need for 2 hoodies.

 

The hoodies were quite easy to put together and provided a great opportunity to get some pics of the hubs and I, since our last pictures together were from over a year ago.

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I actually had a fair bit of fleece left since I had just kind of guesstimated what I would need for 2 hoodies, so I decided to grab a copy of WbM’s Urban Joggers pattern. I had had my eye on these for a while and this was the perfect use for the remainder of the fabric!

 

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I also decided that I would put an extra long yoga style waistband on these instead of the waistband that was called for. I have made a few pairs of pants in the last year and all of them have been just a bit shy of my preferred rise, as I like a higher rise. I didn’t need to, though, as these were perfect just as they were.

 

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The next part of this ensemble came when Christina announced that she was going to be releasing a turtleneck pattern, which I reviewed here.

I really like the 1×1 ribbing I had used on the hoodies and I knew when I saw it that it would make a great turtleneck, so I headed back to the store and got some more. It is a really nice weight for a winter turtleneck and it is also really soft!

 

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When I wore all of this together, hubby playfully teased me and said I was channelling my inner Kermit the Frog! What a guy!!! But I am really warm and comfortable and I REALLY like this colour. It falls into the colour family that I am working on building in my wardrobe, so it actually looks pretty good with a lot of my other makes!

I think this is the perfect way to kick off 2017!!!

 

 

 

I will be doing a weekly post in this blog tour, so be sure to subscribe so you can find out what else I will be wearing to keep warm and hopefully fashionable in the Great White North!!!

I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year and I would love to hear what your plans are for including me-made items in your wardrobe!

 

And now, here are the details for the incredible prizes!

To enter for Prize Pack #1, click on this link to the Rafflecopter page and follow the links to gain entries in the Rafflecopter draw.

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Prize pack #1 includes:
2 patterns from 5 out of 4
2 patterns from A Sparkly Baby
1 pattern from Blank Slate
1 pattern from Closet Case Patterns
3 patterns from Create Kids Couture
2 patterns from Daydream Patterns
2 patterns from Duck Butt Designs
3 patterns from Everything Your Mama Made and More
1 pattern from Gracious Threads
1 pattern from Greenstyle Creations
1 pattern from Itch to Stitch
$20 store credit for Mummykins and me
2 patterns from New Horizons Designs
1 pattern from Laela Jeyne Patterns
1 pattern from Rad Patterns
3 patterns from Sew A Little Seam
2 patterns from Sew By Pattern Pieces
1 pattern from Street Style Patterns
1 pattern from Stitch Upon A Time
2 patterns from Winter Wear Designs
AND
$100 store credit to Raspberry Creek Fabrics to buy fabric to start sewing up your new patterns!

To enter for Prize Pack #2, head on over here and share a link to a picture of you wearing one of your me-made creations! You can link up once per day so that gives you 31 possible entries!!!

LinkUp Party

Prize pack #2 includes:

2 patterns from A Sparkly Baby
3 patterns from Bella Sunshine Designs
1 pattern from Closet Case Patterns
3 patterns from Create Kids Couture
2 patterns from Daydream Patterns
2 patterns from Duck Butt Designs
3 patterns from George and Ginger
1 pattern from Greenstyle Creations
1 pattern from Love Notions
2 patterns from New Horizons Designs
$20 Store Credit to Patterns for Pirates
1 pattern from Rad Patterns
2 patterns from Sew By Pattern Pieces
1 pattern from Sew Straight and Gather
1 pattern from Sis Boom
1 pattern from Stitch Upon A Time
1 Pattern from Street Style
3 patterns from Wardrobe By Me (Akinori Kimono, Urban Joggers and Ziggy Zipper Hoodie)
2 patterns from Winter Wear Designs

And of course more fabric to sew up your new patterns!
$30 Store Credit to Pretty Posh Prints
$25 Store Credit to You Made Something
AND
2 yards of Art Gallery Fabric and a Solid Coordinate from NR Fabrics

If you’re ready to be inspired, feel free to begin clicking through the other bloggers on tour for this week. Obviously, posts go live on their date 😉

Sunday, January 1st: Sewing By Ti, Embrace Every Day
Monday, January 2nd: Sewing By Ti
Tuesday, January 3rd: Sewing By Ti
Wednesday January 4th: Tenille’s Thread
Thursday, January 5th: Crafty Like A Rox, Harper+Lu
Friday, January 6th: Creative Counselor, Lulu & Celeste
Saturday, January 7th: Wild & Wanderful

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15 thoughts on “Watcha Wearin’ January Blog Tour – New Year’s Day with Kermit the Frog!

  1. Love it Jenny. Its the perfect, I don’t care, I was up way too late last night, outfit. Fuzzy, warm. My outfit for today will be a bit more fancy, but we’re doing dinner at my parent’s tonight. Can’t wait to share it with the readers next Sunday.

  2. Love the green. Your outfit looks so comfy.I may have to try the jogger pants. They look like they would be very comfortable.

  3. I love to be comfy around the house too. Great sewing! I’m making a blouse first this year, and then a OneCardigan that I’ve been wanting for a while.

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