EYMM Mama & Me tour — California girls (and boys)

Since EYMM was having a Mother’s Day tour, I did something I have never done before — I made “mommy and me” outfits for not just one, but all three of my kids!

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

**Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.  Also, I received the patterns free of charge for this tour.  I always try to keep my opinions honest and objective in spite of that.

So these may not scream “mommy and me” since we don’t actually match, but I just don’t do matchy-matchy.  Instead, I went with complimentary patterns and coordinating fabrics 🙂

N and I are both sporting EYMM’s California dress (affiliate link).  Hers is the scoop neck maxi length with an elastic waist.  Mine is also scoop neck, but I cut it above the knee and omitted the elastic for a looser tank dress.  My only other alteration to my dress was to shorten my straps by about 3/4″.  I am petite through the upper torso, and that small modification made the bodice sit nicely against my upper chest.

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

The boys are both wearing EYMM’s Parker Vintage Tee (affiliate link) hacked into muscle shirts.  We’re in late spring, marching towards a hot and dry summer, and both boys were in need of tank tops.  Muscle shirts must be about the easiest tee hack ever too.  I narrowed the shoulders by about 1/2″ and then just added a band to finish the sleeve.  Not only do they each have another tank for summer, but I didn’t have to set in sleeves — win-win!

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

The fabric for my dress and N’s dress, as well as the binding on J’s muscle shirt is from the Raspberry Creek club line.  This was my first time working with their club line, and I must say, this fabric feel ah-mazing against the skin!  It curled something awful on the edges, which made it kind of a PITA to work with, but it’s so buttery soft that it was worth the headache.  Definitely recommend!

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

The body of J’s tank is a super soft jersey blend that I got a while back from Cali Fabrics. Unfortunately, it looks like they’re sold out because I could not find it on the site.  I originally made a top for me out of this fabric, and it was so amazing that I went and bought 4 more yards.  I cut a tank top for me out of it, a Seneca skirt for me, J’s tank, and I think I have enough left for one more thing 🙂

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

Baby J’s tank is an awesome stripe from Girl Charlee.  I picked this up ages ago too, so I’m sure it’s long gone.  It’s one of the cotton jerseys, so the quality of the fabric isn’t great, but the awesomeness of the stripe kind of makes up for that.  And the colors coordinately quite nicely with the colors in N’s dress!

Creative Counselor: EYMM Mommy & Me Tour

I’ll be back at a later date with full-on reviews of each of these patterns, but for now, check out the other Mommy and Me posts on the tour and don’t forget to enter the EYMM giveaway!

Mommy-&-Me-web

Make sure to check out all the stops on the EYMM Mommy & Me Blog Tour! (Note: the direct links below won’t work until their scheduled day, but feel free to click through and check out their blogs any time!)

May 6

The Wholesome Mama, Wally and Grace, Call Ajaire

May 7

Rebel & Malice, Blessed x Five, Coral + co.

May 8

Welcome to Our World, Analog Bytes, Pear Berry Lane

May 9

Sewing by Ti, Pretty and Precious, Creative Counselor

During the tour, all Mommy & Me Bundles are on sale!  Use coupon code MOMMYANDME2016 on the EYMM site to save 25% on any Women and Youth Size Pattern Bundles until May 10 at 11:59pm PST (note: build your own bundles are excluded from this sale).

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7 thoughts on “EYMM Mama & Me tour — California girls (and boys)

  1. pearberrylane

    I have the hardest time photographing more than one child at a time! I can usually squeak by with just one and after several hundred shots count on 5-8 actually working. I give up on the group shot for now. 🙂

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    1. Katie Post author

      Haha! Yes, I don’t think we’ll be doing any group shots for a while. The older two aren’t completely terrible, they’re just not very comfortable in front of the camera and always end up looking awkward. My little guy is the most photogenic at the moment, but also the least likely to stop moving for 30 seconds :/

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