Bebelambs – Labri Maxi (and a sneak peek)

My husband went to work out of town, unfortunately. But, that gives me a chance to catch up around here a little bit.

I’m part of Bebelamb’s core tester group, and as mentioned in this post, I had the chance to do a pretest on the Labri Maxi. When it went from pretesting to testing, I had the chance to test it out again.

Let’s be honest. I love the Labri Maxi and the Hope Floats Top patterns. I think I’ve figured out the simple reason why. It’s just so summer fun, and I need a little summer right now. How looooooong was winter this year? I barely remember a time without snow. I need a little summer. I need a lot of summer, actually, but I don’t want to sound greedy.

Here is my tester for the Labri Maxi. I made River a size 3T this time around. I believe for her Hope Floats, I originally made a 2T. She has a bit more wiggle room in the 3T.

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River LOVES it! And I particularly love the picture of her showing me her “glass slippers.” She’s so princess sometimes. It was actually a lot of fun taking her pictures because she was so excited about her dress. Difficult to take her pictures. But fun! I don’t really understand why, but she calls it her “Sofia dress.” I understand what she is referring to. Sofia The First, you Disney Moms know who I am talking about. I just don’t know why this particular dress makes her think of Sofia The First. Any guesses?

Oh, you like the embroidery design. Thanks. It’s free! Head on over to Sealed With A Stitch and download it – Enchanted Shoe La La. Gotta love a free embroidery design.

Make sure you head on over to Facebook and give Bebelambs a like. There is a blog tour going on now for the Hope Floats Top. Click on that link, and you can find out all about the blog tour line up, and enter to win the Hope Floats pattern. I got to kick the blog tour off this morning. You can read my post here.

Whoops! I clicked publish, and forgot I promised a sneak peek. I had a chance to pretest the next pattern coming out from Bebelambs. The Cassandra. Want a peek? Sure you do!

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River was annoyed at me for adding tulle to the bottom. Not because she doesn’t like it. She’s actually happily worn it since I made it. She wasn’t happy because right when I finished, she found sparkly tulle in my stash, and was upset at me for not using the sparkly tulle.

What do you think of the Cassandra? Yes, that’s shirring. Do not fear! Lynn walks you through it. It’s in testing right now, which reminds me, I need to finish mine up.

I’m linking up, here.

Make It and Love It

And here.

And here.




About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.
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4 Responses to Bebelambs – Labri Maxi (and a sneak peek)

  1. Pingback: Bebelambs – Hope Floats BLOG TOUR | Manning The Machine

  2. I adore the first dress–my daughter would wear it everywhere! And her showing off her glass slippers is just adorable!


    • She’s all about glass slippers right now. If it is glittery – it’s a glass slipper. If it an actual slipper – it’s a glass slipper. If it is a dress up shoe – it’s a glass slipper.


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