Pattern Reviews

Petite Stitchery Bonfire Basics Collection

I was so excited to test out the new Bonfire Basics Collection for Petite Stitchery last week.  The Bonfire Basics Collection  is so fun  for Fall.  I am just in love with all the options jam packed into ONE pattern!  You can make an entire mini capsule out of one pattern, that is a total win in my book!

This pattern is so versatile offering options for days!  Here are the options you can pick from:

*Three different romper styles with 2 different closure options (snaps or envelope back)

*Bodysuit

*Dress/Skirted bodysuit

*Separates:  tee (banded or hemmed), harem pants

*2 sleeve lengths:  short or banded long

*Optional pockets, patches, flutters and ruffles!

Since it’s still sweltering hot here in South Florida I opted for short sleeves on both of the rompers I sewed up.  I also did sleeve flutters and the ruffle romper on both because I am a sucker for those girly details.

For the first romper I used up some camo print I had in my stash from Girl Charlee and paired it with a cheery solid pink that I had from Purple Seamstress.  If you are looking for a great selection of cotton lycra solids Purple Seamstress is the place to shop!  I added a little glitter heat transfer vinyl as well at the last minute!  Don’t be intimidated by the snaps if you have never done them before.  They are seriously so easy and make diaper changes so convenient.  But, if you have a love/hate relationship with snaps the envelope romper option has NO snaps at all.  I made this romper in a straight 6 month size with a rolled hem on the ruffles and flutters; while it is a tiny bit big still it should fit great through the entire Fall season.

 

For my second romper I wanted something with a bit more of a Fall feel to it so I used this navy Jolene floral paired with a solid rust that I just swooned over.  They are both from Knitpop but I believe the floral is currently sold out.  They are my absolute favorite shop to buy fabric from:   they have lightning fast shipping, incredible customer service, have frequent sales, and a customer reward program.  I also did a straight 6 month size for this romper but used a traditional hem for my ruffles and flutters instead of the rolled hem I used on the camo romper.  This made the length on the pants a little shorter making it a perfect fit for right now.

 

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I can’t wait to sew up the dress version and some separates for everyday wear!  This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here and whip up a mini Fall capsule for your babe!  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**

 

Pattern Reviews

Petite Stitchery Back to School Collection

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!

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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**

 

Pattern Reviews

Petite Stichery Franken Tank

Last week I was able to test out a new baby and toddler pattern from Petite Stitchery.  The Franken Tank is LOADED with options and goes from newborn all the way to 4T sizing!  I was so excited to try out a few different versions for my  littles.

First, let’s take a look at the options available:

*Simple Tank Top

*Hooded Tank Top

*Shorties

*Skirt (with or without shorties)

*Romper (One piece or with a waistband, with or without hood)

*Dress (with or without hood, with or without shorties)

When you calculate all the options it’s practically endless (over 40 different combinations), you can create an entire summer wardrobe in ONE pattern!  The biggest drawback to the pattern is that the largest size is 4T and my older kids are jealous!  Hopefully a big kids size is in the works as it would be a huge hit as well.

My favorite option so far is the romper with a waistband for the baby sizes.  I made three in testing for my 3 month old and already have several more planned!  Both of these rompers pictured are made with fabrics from Raspberry Creek.  Their fabric is a dream to work with and these prints are so fun for summer!  The snap panel makes diaper changes a cinch and the neckband is stretchy enough to easily fit over the head.  You can customize it so many ways to your own liking as well by adding htv to the bodice, faux drawstring, a lace pocket accent, fringe on the neckline, and the list goes on!

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For my 4 year old the dress is my favorite option (so far!).  She LOVES all things twirly and this dress did not disappoint.  I have a hooded dress planned next for her.  The fabric for this dress is from the Doodles line at Joann.  The doodles fabric was on super sale so I scooped up some adorable prints last week.

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The pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop up the pattern and whip up a summer wardrobe for you little!  Grab your pattern here and tell me what options you sew up!

**I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS PATTERN AS PART OF THE TESTING PROCESS. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS**