Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Vintage Lace Jumper by Rain City Patterns

I was so excited to test out the new Vintage Lace Jumper pattern for Rain City Patterns this summer.  This was my first pattern with her and I love it so much.  The jumper features a vintage length with ruffle, crossed suspender straps, back elastic and pleating on the flat front waistband.  Don’t care for the straps?  Just leave them off and you have a gorgeous skirt!

I always have to grade patterns pretty drastically for my skinny ten year old and this was no exception.  I sewed up a 4 width/10 length size for Ava and it was super easy to grade with all rectangle pieces and fit her just perfect.  This is also a beginner friendly pattern, if you have a sewing machine then you can make this.  We were lucky enough to be visiting her grandparents Indiana farm to get these lovely pictures which emphasize the summer vintage feel to this jumper.

The pattern is on sale for only $3.85 right now which is a steal.  This is such a great pattern for summer and I can’t wait to sew one up for her little sister.  If you grab this pattern on sale let us know what you think!

**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

Pattern Review: Brynn Top by Sew a Little Seam

I was so excited to test out the new Brynn Top pattern for Sew a Little Seam this month.  I love sewing up her patterns and this top is PACKED with options! It’s truly the last shirt pattern you’ll need to buy for your girls -and your guys- as it can be totally gender neutral as well.  Just take a look at these line drawings with over 18 sleeve options, multiple hems, ties and fun extras to choose from:

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I tested this top for two of my girls and since it’s summer here in South Florida I chose to go with the sleeveless option for my first ones.  I chose bands for arms and neckline (there are also visible and non-visible binding options), curved back hemlines and front ties.  My youngest is wearing a 6 month width graded to 12 month height and my older daughter is wearing a 5 width graded to a 6 height.  The fit is spot on for their measurements and the pattern is super easy to grade as well.  These tops are great for dressing up or down and I see many more in their wardrobe!

 

 

There is a coupon code for the Brynn Top for a short time if you head over and join the facebook group.   I have already sewn up a tulip sleeve top for my oldest and have a 4th of July tank cut next for our little man.  What options are you excited to 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**