Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Breanna’s Peekaboo Shorts, Pants & Capris by Simple Life Pattern Company

Simple Life Pattern Company just re-released Breanna’s Peekaboo Shorts, Pants and Capris with updated fit and sizing options.

Breanna’s is an advanced beginner pattern for woven or knit fabrics with sizing that runs from 2T up to size 12.  There are three different lengths to choose from:  shorts, capris or pants and have optional side ties for a ruched look.  The waistband is a flat front and elastic back.

I sewed up the shorts option since it is already HOT here in South Florida and this is going to be our summer uniform this year!  I opted for the optional side ties and used cotton woven fabric from Hobby Lobby.  The pattern was very easy to grade between sizing for that perfect fit.  My daughter is wearing a size 6 in width and size 7 in length.  We paired these shorts with a Kyra Cross Back Top in the A-Line fit in cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress.  This was also my first time sewing up Kyra and it is my new favorite!  This top has so many options and is perfect for summer.  I love the A-Line top and dress but the twirly skirt option gets my girls every time (and Kyra has both!).

 

The pattern is on sale 20% off through May 13 and I can’t wait to see yours sewn up.   If you buy 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: Pippa’s Scalloped Romper & Dress by Simple Life Pattern Company

Simple Life Pattern Company just released Pippa’s Scalloped Romper & Dress and I was lucky enough to test this gorgeous pattern for them.

Pippa’s is an advanced beginner pattern for woven fabrics with sizing that runs from 2T up to size 12.  You can opt for a circle shorts romper (hello amazing twirl!) or a dress in vintage or knee length.  There are optional ruffles on both the romper and the dress and the back has a gorgeous scalloped detail with dainty shoulder ties.

My ten year old is romper obsessed and was so excited to wear this!  We opted for the no ruffle romper option and added a decorative fringe trim to the bodice.  Her measurements are all over the place so we used a size 6 waist, size 8 chest and size 12 length.  It can be pretty daunting to mash all those sizes together but it was very clear in the tutorial and very easy to get the perfect sizing.  Don’t let the scalloped details on the back intimidate you either! You will have a tracing template for these pieces making it so easy to follow the curves and get them to lay just right.  I bought the fabric and trim at Hobby Lobby and it is the perfect print for summer right around the corner!

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The pattern is on sale 20% off through March 25 (happy birthday to me!)  and I can’t wait to see yours sewn up.   If you buy this pattern (or the others!) 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: Hampton High Low Top & Dress by Simple Life Pattern Company

Simple Life Pattern Company is currently celebrating 5 years and just released two new knit patterns (on sale) along with a site-wide sale!  I was able to test one of these new patterns and can’t wait to share it with you all.

Hampton’s High Low Top & Dress is a gorgeous knit pattern loaded with options.   The sizing runs from 2T up to size 12 with gathered or circle skirts in top, knee and maxi lengths, both with high low options.  The high low skirt has a unique spin as it is shorter on the sides while still being longer in the back.  In addition to a sleeveless bodice there are sleeves offered in either a short puffed sleeve or a long bishop sleeve.  You can choose the solid back or the cut-out back to dress this up even more.  My daughter’s measurements fell into size 6 in all areas so there were no size modifications needed.  The bodice is fully lined giving it a clean professional inside finish.  This is listed as an advanced beginner sew with directions that are very clear and easy to follow.  I sewed up two dresses and love them both!

The first dress I sewed up has the long sleeve, cut-out back and high low circle skirt.  I used a stretch velvet that I bought on clearance (score!) at Hobby Lobby this winter.

The second dress I sewed up is also using the cut-out back and high low circle skirt but with short puffed sleeves instead.  I chose to hem this one with white bias tape instead of a traditional hem to give a little pop of bright white when she twirls.  For this dress I used a double brushed poly from Knitpop that makes me long for summer and fresh strawberries!

The pattern is on sale 20% off through February 17 along with the other new releases.  All other patterns (excluding new releases) are 40% off with coupon code CELEBRATE.  I love Hampton’s so much and definitely plan to grab a few more patterns in the sale.  If you buy this pattern (or the others!) 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: Shelly’s Wrap Dress and Top by Simple Life Pattern Company

I am excited to be testing for a few new pattern companies this year!  I have loved every pattern I have purchased from Simple Life Pattern Company and jumped at the chance to test one of their anniversary release patterns!  They are celebrating 5 years and have 10 new patterns releasing this week along with a site-wide sale.

Shelly’s Tiered Collar Wrap Dress and Top is one of these new patterns and it is packed with options.  The sizing runs from 2T up to size 12 with dress or top length options, tiered or simple skirt (gathered or circle), multiple sleeves and an optional collar.  I sewed up the dress with the collar, simple gathered skirt and short sleeves in a size 6.  My daughter’s measurements fell into size 6 in all areas so there were no size modifications needed.  The fit is perfect on her and great for transitioning from Winter to Spring in this South Florida weather.   The tiered skirt option is also beautiful and we will be trying that one next!

The pattern is on sale 20% off through February 17 along with the other new releases.  All other patterns (excluding new releases) are 40% off with coupon code CELEBRATE.  I love Shelly’s so much and definitely plan to grab a few more patterns in the sale.  If you buy this pattern (or the others!) 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**