I was so excited to test out a few new patterns in the Back to School Collection for Petite Stitchery last week. The Schoolhouse Tunic and the Tardy Bells are so fun and versatile for Fall! My girls are in completely in love with both styles.
Living in South Florida we don’t need warm clothes for Fall so I was thrilled to see that the Schoolhouse Tunic had both short sleeve and sleeveless options. I sewed up the short sleeve version for both but plan to try a sleeveless version with flutters next time! It also fits a wide range of sizes going from size 2-12. This pattern is perfect for that boho chic style with the full bottom ruffle and optional chest ruffle with or without accent buttons. It’s also a great pattern for using up scraps with the color blocking on the sides. I love mixing and matching fabrics so this pattern was right up my alley. The tunic is full of options to get totally different looks all from the same pattern.
The Tardy Bells are probably my favorite pants pattern I have ever sewed up. They are incredibly quick to sew up, as fast as a pair of leggings. I was able to cut and sew each pair in under 20 minutes the first time. There are elastic and knit waistband options which is great for my girls who hate elastic waistbands. They were easy to grade for sizing with my very thin tall 9 year old who needed a 4 width and 8 length as well. And, rumor is that ladies sizes are in the works! My high school flare leg jean loving self is a little too excited about this prospect!
These patterns are both on sale for a short time so scoop them up here and whip up some back to school outfits for your girls! I’d love to see what you create:)
**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE TESTING PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**