Candi Couture Designs goes to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Striped Swallow Designs

For 2 weeks in late February/early March Houston has a Boot Scootin Good Time when the Rodeo comes to town. My husband and I went to the rodeo during college and we saw some great bands…oh and there’s also rodeo stuff too but I love music so that’s why I go to the rodeo.

When my friend said she had tickets to sell, I jumped at the chance to take my oldest daughter to another concert. She is 13 and she’s been to about 4 concerts now. She has seen Taylor swift (twice both birthday gifts), Demi Lovato (last year at the rodeo), and last night we saw Alessia Cara. She was very good. I loved her set.

Earlier last week, I asked if she wanted me to make her something to wear to the rodeo. I told her to browse Pinterest and give me some ideas. She was busy with school so during one of my late night Pinterest-scrolling-sessions (some people call it insomnia), I found a top and sent it to her. She said Yes to the Top…lol.

It didn’t take me long to find a pattern that was similar. I found Striped Swallow Designs. The Cloud Chaser was the perfect pattern to recreate what she was looking for in a top to wear to the rodeo.

This pattern came together very quickly. I modified the pattern and just left off the sleeve cuff that the pattern calls for. She wanted more flowy sleeves so that is the direction that I went.

Now onto my top. While I was on the Striped Swallow Designs website, I saw the Desert Breeze Top and immediately knew that is what I wanted for my top.

I made this pattern per the instructions without modifying it at all. For mine, I used some red (my favorite color) floral from So Sew English. I’m so glad that I have more of this fabric leftover to make myself something else. It is beautiful.

I am very pleased with my first 2 Striped Swallow Designs patterns. I wish I would’ve tried these patterns back when I bought them all those months ago (probably when they released)! I am excited to make more of these and all the ones I have already purchased.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my sewing. I’m so excited to be able to share with everyone.

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