Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour

Who wants to wash laundry when you’d rather be sewing?!
Laundry is probably one of the most dreaded chores.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind actually washing it.  Sometimes I even remember to switch the load to the dryer the same day.  It’s the folding & putting away that’s so challenging for some reason.  And then I have to do it all over again, load after load!
That’s exactly one of the reasons I love sewing.  With all the things in my life that I am constantly doing & re-doing (laundry, dishes, picking up the floor), my stitching is something that stays done!
Now if I can just get these guys to help with the chores while I dream of new patterns to stitch up!

We’ve joined up with some fabulous bloggers as part of the Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry blog tour, hosted by Cassandra of Pear Berry Lane, Karly of Paisley Roots, & Jeanine of Crafting Fiend.
In the amount of time it takes to complete a full cycle of laundry, I was able to whip up a new top for me, a matching top for my daughter and some cute up-cycled jean shorts for her as well.  Here are the details:


Here’s my busy girl in her Sugar Pie top by Patterns for Pirates.  I used Swifting Flora Fond in knit by Art Gallery Fabrics for the front & bands.  I switched up the look with a coordinating knit for the back panel & she loves it!  Fabric for the back is Buck Forest Peach knit by Art Gallery Fabrics.
This girl has grown up but not out, so her jeans from last year fit great … as flood pants.  I followed a fabulous tutorial from Make It Love It for transforming her jeans into shorts with a cute fabric knotted hem.  My daughter chose Prisma Elements in Subtle Turquoise to finish off her jean shorts, and it coordinates beautifully with her new knit top.  She was thrilled to have a matching top with Mom, but too busy building fairy houses to actually take a picture WITH me, go figure.

My Top is the Sweet Tee by Patterns for Pirates in Swifting Flora Fond knit by Art Gallery Fabrics.
I made this pattern my own by adding a loose band to the bottom and hemming the neckline instead of  adding a neckband.
I may not have all the laundry done (and the kids may be having too much fun creating chaos! haha!), but I have a new cute and comfortable top, ready for relaxing in the summertime, avoiding laundry, and stitching up the next idea that pops into my head.

Check out posts from the other talented bloggers participating & then join in the fun to win some fabulous prizes!


We know everyone loves a good giveaway so here are the prize packages:

0 thoughts on “Make Laundry, Don’t Do Laundry Blog Tour

  1. great photo shoot! having fun with laundry. maybe i should try throwing my laundry instead of folding it. that way definitely looks like much more fun. the shirt is adorable too!

  2. So, I totally thought I already left you a comment here! Your photos are my favorite of the tour because they show what laundry is truly like at my house! Thanks again for joining in!

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