I was lucky enough to get invited on the Perfect Pattern Parcel tour for their second launch…and can I say how excited I am over here!? Little old me on a blog tour for PPP…yea, can’t get much more exciting then that! I’m sure by now that most of you have heard of Perfect Pattern Parcel, where you can purchase a small bundle of curated patterns, support a great cause (children’s education) and support indie designers. Their first launch included patterns for women, and they were to die for! And their second launch was made for the girl…and I am so excited with the patterns put together (mostly because they’re all patterns that are on my to-sew list).
So let me tell you what I sewed up for PPP! Because I have some serious sewing behind the scenes going on (all will be revealed next week!!) I opted for the ‘easier’ patterns…i.e. ones I already had fabric on hand for, and ones that didn’t require buttons/zippers/etc.
My first choice, I knew, was going to be the Celestial Tee by Figgy’s. Now what fabric!? I’ve been hoarding this Michael Miller print for the past year or two not knowing what to make out of it. It’s the Mod Tulip in yellow/orange from the Heaven and Helsinki collection by Patty Young. I wish I could find some more details online for you but it seems that there’s nothing :(. And when I couldn’t find much for knits in my stash, and my reluctance to purchase anything new, I knew I’d be using it…and I’m so glad that I did, who knew it would turn out so nice (I’m kind of jealous that I don’t have my own!).
The top itself was such a quick sew (took me just under an hour to sew up) and I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results from the pattern itself, plus the bonus is that you don’t have to sew in the arms…how much easier can you get? Sew in the hems and add a bit of topstitching and voila, you’re done!
Next up were the Hosh Pants by Lou Bee Clothing. For these, I had luckily grabbed some khaki stretch denim, I think that’s what it is, to sew up a pair of shorts for A a few weeks ago, and I had just enough to make the pants! Bonus is that it goes perfect for the look I was hoping for with the Celestial tee.
These pants sewed up really quickly as well. They took me just about an hour to make. Plus did you know that the Hosh Pants have a button elastic waist?! I didn’t and I am more then impressed by it, since I find I have to always tighten the elastics a bit more then the pattern suggests for their size.
One more pattern that I’ve had the chance to sew up (in the past) which is available with the Pattern Parcel is the Hanami Dress/Top by Straight Grain. I had sewn a top version for A last summer, which I was absolutely impressed with, since she’s grown a bit over the winter I’ll have to be making some new ones for this summer again. You can see my version here. The other two patterns included in the Parcel are the September Tunic And Dress by Too Sweets! Patterns and the Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations, plus, if you spend over a certain amount, you get to unlock (and receive) the bonus pattern, the Prefontaine Shorts by Made with Moxie.
So tell me that this isn’t a steal of a deal?!? Don’t forget to make sure to head on over to Perfect Pattern Parcel to grab your parcel! 😉
And last but not least, make sure to check out the rest of the lovely ladies that are participating in the blog tour and see what they’ve made with these great patterns!