Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Holiday Pattern Sale - 40% off all Patterns

Huge Holiday Sale here at GYCT Designs. 40% off on all our PDF patterns. Prices marked down already, no coupon code needed!! Sale runs from 11/26-12/1. Don't forget to grab the Holly & Ivy Party Dress or the Tally Pleated Skirt for all those holiday parties!  Sale on our website and Etsy.

Monday, October 19, 2015

8+ Fun Halloween Food Ideas

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the fact that you can make some super fun and tasty treats.  Every Halloween we have a family party.  We get together, eat yummy food and go trick-or-treating.  I try to make some fun themed food each year.  So today I thought I'd share some things I've done in the past, plus so fun ideas I hope to use in the future.

The best party about food recipes, is even if they aren't Pinterest worthy, we'll all still eat them!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

10+ DIY Halloween Projects

If you have followed our blog at all over the last few years, you'll know that we LOVE Halloween.  Not the scary, creepy Halloween, but the fun, memory making kind.  In fact, we have celebrated several years with our 31 Days of Halloween.  You can check out those great projects HERE or HERE or HERE

This year I thought I'd share a few round-ups of some fun projects you can do yourself or with your little ones.  To make the season more fun and create some great memories!  Enjoy!!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Monthly Madness: Happily Ever After

Since this month is Halloween we thought the Happily Ever After Dress would be the perfect pattern to put on sale.  So from now until 11:59pm on Tuesday, October 6th, you can grab the pattern for only $4.00.  

Shop now in our Shop or on Etsy

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monthly Monday Madness: Denali Fleece Jacket only $4

Happy Monthly Monday Madness!!  Today and tomorrow only grab the Denali Fleece Jacket for just $4!  Perfect for the fall weather.  Sale ends 9/15 at 11:59pm.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire
We're back!  Yes, GYCT Designs took a little break this summer.  Mostly to spend time with the kiddos and now we are trying to get back in the grove.  So we jumped at the chance to join Call Ajaire's Not Just a Sunsuit Tour.  The Paneled Sunsuit is a fun and unique pattern with TONS of options.

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

Since we are working to squeeze ever last drop out of our summer fun, we went with the paneled sunsuit with shorts.  It is perfect for those hot weather days.

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

The little miss loves here new princess jumper and enjoyed prancing around and picking strawberries.

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

If you know me you know I love to use shirring whenever I can.  (Like in THIS post or THIS one)  So it was no surprise that when faced with this sunsuit I decided to add a bit of shirring to the shoulder straps instead of elastic.  I had great intentions of using shirring instead for all the elastic pieces.  But in the end I decided just to shirr the shoulder straps.  I really love how they turned out.  Just a little change but a cute one.

Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

But this is just one of the MANY options for this great pattern.  So grab your copy right now!  PLUS, you can get a 15% discount if you purchase during the tour.  So make sure to grab it while you can.
Paneled Sunsuit Tour for Call Ajaire

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Guest Posting at Whimsical Fabric

Back2School Art Kit by GYCT

Today I am hanging out over at Whimsical Fabric sharing the Back 2 School Art Kit tutorial.  Go check it out.

Back2School Art Kit by GYCT

I promise it will be worth your time.  Plus, the fabric is perfect for Back to School.
Back2School Art Kit by GYCT

You won't want to miss this tutorial.

Back2School Art Kit by GYCT

Now if you enjoyed that tutorial, make sure to stop by the blog or follow me on social media.  

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT

Summer is one of my favorite times of year.  No school, a free calendar and loads of time to play in the sun.  The last few years we have enjoyed time camping with family.  However, the kids haven't had anything to sleep in and usually ended up in our sleeping bags.  This year, I knew we needed a change.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT

That is how the Kids Camping Sleeping Bag was born.  I am happy to share.  After shopping on Amazon and reading all the reviews on kids sleeping bags, I figured I could make one for about the same price and much better quality.

Materials Needed
Cut 2 - 30" x 45" main fabric panel and lining
Cut 2 - 30" x 14" contrasting fabric panel and lining
Cut 1 - 60" x 58" batting or fleece fabric
20 -30" separating zipper

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 1
With Right Sides Together (RST), place the main fabric panel and contrasting fabric panel together and stitch.  Repeat with other side.  Place the two finished panels with right sides together and stitch down one of the side seams.  Open and press flat.  Repeat with lining pieces.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 2
With RST, place the main sleeping bag and the lining sleeping bag together.  Lay flat on the ground.  Place the batting or fleece pieces over both pieces.  

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 3
Open up your separating zipper.  Decide which of the zipper will go on which side of the sleeping bag.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 4
Fold over batting and lining piece of the sleeping bag so the main piece is visible.  Place the zipper down the side edge of the sleeping bag with the teeth on the inside.  Fold the batting and lining piece back over the zipper.  Pin in place.  Using your zipper foot, sew down the side seam until the end of the zipper.  Repeat on opposite side of the bag.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 5
Open the sleeping bag now so that the two zipper sides are down center front, the outside of the bag is on one side and the inside on the other.  (See above)  Zip the 2 sides of the zipper together.  Lay bag flat.  Pin around the bottom edges of the bag and up the side seams.  Stitch along those edges closing the bag up.  Follow lines in above picture.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 6
Carefully match up the front of the sleeping bag and the back of the sleeping bag at the very top.  (The bottom edge of the bag will still be separate from sewing Step 5.)  Stitch along the top edge of the bag leaving a 5-6" opening so you can turn the bag right side out.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT
Step 7
Gently pull the sleeping bag right side out through the opening.  Topstitch along the top edge to close the opening.

Optional:  You may wish to topstitch along the stitching line between the main fabric and contrasting fabric to help keep the lining and batting from moving.  You may also wish to topstitch along the zipper to keep from the zipper catching.

Kids Camp Sleeping Bag Tutorial by GYCT

There you have it.  Your own Kids Camping Sleeping Bag.  This is great for sleepovers around the house, or add a heavier batting for colder conditions.