Monday, September 22, 2014

PR&P: Hand Me Some Purple

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

This weeks Project Run and Play Challenge I wanted to make something fast, fun and great for everyday wear.  Since the challenge was called "Hand-Me-Down Makeover" I knew a little upcycling would be in order.
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Friday, September 19, 2014

31 Days of Halloween Countdown

Just a 2 more weeks!  Are you excited?  We have lots of fun planned, tons of projects to share and some AMAZING bloggers!!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

ABC Photo Books Tutorial

ABC Photo Books Tutorial by GYCT

I have always loved photos.  Really.  I'm a little obsessed.  As a tween and teen I had huge photo collages all over my room of friends, family, trips.  It is an addiction I am pretty sure I have passed on to my children.  They love getting out our family photo books and looking at their pictures.  It is super cute, but a little "dangerous" for their mom.  I don't want them to rip out a page or ruin them but I really want them to love looking at all the pictures.  So ABC Photo Books to the rescue.
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Monday, September 15, 2014

PR&P: The Wuzzles

 Since this is the first week of Project Run and Play and I am super excited about this weeks challenge.  The challenge is "80's Cartoons".  I thought of the usual, like Strawberry Shortcake or Rainbow Bright, but then I remembered The Wuzzles!

PR&P: The Wuzzles by GYCT Designs (Tinley Tee and Persimmon Dress)   PR&P: The Wuzzles by GYCT Designs (Tinley Tee and Persimmon Dress)
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fall Clothing Series: Traveling Backsak Free Pattern

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Traveling Backsak Tutorial and Free Pattern from GYCT

For the past 8 years, I have taught high schoolers to sew.  Some while a public school teacher, some in my home through sewing lessons.  One thing remained the same, the Traveling Backsak.  This pattern is one that every student I had enjoyed and used quite frequently.  It can be a great beginner pattern while still challenging the student to do new techniques.

Traveling Backsak Tutorial and Free Pattern from GYCT
This pattern is great for simple travel like to Grandparents or a trip to the library.  You can use it to transport those all important ballet slippers or the soccer cleats.  You can also adjust the straps on the pattern to fit the needs of your child and whatever age.

Traveling Backsak Tutorial and Free Pattern from GYCT

I will admit, this is a pattern that I have made for countless nieces and nephews, friends, children and my own little ones.  My sister likes to use them for her children while they travel on planes and trains.  They pack up all their precious cargo and can entertain themselves for hours.

The pattern has a simple divided front pocket and the finished measurements come out to be 15" x 13".  You can grab the pattern for free in our GYCT Designs Craftsy Shop.  The pattern comes with step-by-step full color photo instructions, pattern measurements AND/OR printable pattern pieces.  It is up to you what you choose.

Traveling Backsak Tutorial and Free Pattern

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall Clothing Series: Pajamas

Fall Clothing Series at GYCT Designs

I hope you are enjoying our Fall Clothing Series so far.  If you just joined us, check out our posts on Boy Clothes and our post on Girl Clothes.

Today for our Fall Children's Clothing Series we are going to focus on Pajamas.  Who doesn't love a great pair of pj's?  My kids sure do!  AND when they are mommy made they seem to love them even more.  So today I have 3 different pajama patterns that I LOVE and want to share with you.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall Clothing Series: Girl Patterns for 2014

Fall Clothing Series at GYCT Designs

Today for the Fall Children's Clothing Series, I thought I'd share what I have put together for my baby girl.  It has been fun sewing for a girl.  I looked at her wardrobe yesterday and laughed because everything is pink.  I need to make more of an effort to use other colors.  But she is a girl after all.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall Clothing Series: Boy Patterns for 2014

Fall Clothing Series at GYCT Designs

For the second year in a row, I thought it would be fun to put together a Fall Children's Clothing Series.  This is simply a way for me to share with each of you a few of the designs and outfits that I have made for my children this fall.  This year I made about 50% of my son's wardrobe and 80% of my daughters.  My son got a lot of nice hand-me-down clothes from cousins and friends.  My daughter has a little but not a lot.
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