Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Petite Stitchery Thistle

I was able to test out one of the newest patterns for Petite Stitchery that released this week in their unwind collection.  They released four (plus a FREEBIE) different patterns for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation in this collection.   The Thistle Sleep Set is available in baby, girls and women’s sizing.  I tested out both the girls and babies for the cutest matchy sleep sets for my girls!

The Thistle includes SO many options to create the ultimate sleep capsule that are perfect for warm summer nights!  You can choose from a shorts romper, shorts and tank set or nightgown.  There is an optional placket on all options and ruffle as well.  The tank comes in regular or crop length and nightgown in dress or maxi length.   The baby sizing runs from newborn to 24 months and the girls sizing runs from 2T to 17.  A knit fabric with 50% 4 way stretch is needed such as cotton lycra, rayon spandex or double brushed poly.  The Petite Eye Mask is a fantastic freebie that released as well that we added to our sleep capsule.  This mask is available in adult, child and doll sizing and has a traditional or cat ear shape. 

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As you can see from my capsule lay outs above I went a little extra sewing these up!  For Eliana I sewed the baby pattern in 18 month width mashed with 24 month length.  I chose the tank/shorts separates (with no ruffle or placket so they were SUPER fast) and the nightgown with ruffle.  For Ava I sewed the girls pattern in size 7 width mashed with 12 length.  I chose ruffled and plain separates for her as well as a plain nightgown and the sleep mask.  All pajama solid fabrics used were cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress, the tiger stripes are an oooooold fabric from Girl Charlee in jersey knit and the giraffe floral is from Mabel Madison (who has since closed) in cotton lycra.  The sleep mask used the tiniest scraps of cotton woven and I used FOE from my stash for the band. 

 

I wanted a collection that was easy to mix and match that presented lots of options and the Thistle did not disappoint! These patterns are on sale for a short time and are eligible for bundle discounts on the website as well!   

I’d love to see what you create:)

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

 

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Children’s Family PJs by Rebecca Page

I was able to get my holiday sewing started early with the new Children’s Family Pjs pattern for Rebecca Page last month as a brand ambassador for them.  I am often a last minute type of sewist so having my kids’ Christmas pajamas finished (and photographed!) before December first is a huge accomplishment for me!

This pattern comes in a large size range from 12 months up to size 12 which means it will fit all of my kids without buying baby sizing as well!  It features 2  bottoms (shorts or pants), 2 sleeves (short or long) and has optional accents such as pants inseam pockets, chest pocket and piping!  This pattern is for woven fabrics such as flannel, satin, cotton, etc.  This is also the perfect time of year to score some great deals on flannel to stock up for these pajamas!

I sewed up 8 pairs (yes EIGHT) for my kids!  I sewed up a non-Christmas pair in shorts and short sleeves for each of them to wear year round and then sewed coordinating Christmas pairs in pants and short sleeves (because Florida) as well.  I skipped the piping and chest pocket on all of them but did add the inseam pants pockets to all but the baby pairs.  I used flannel (all found at Joann) and snaps (instead of buttons) for all of the sets.  I did some size grading as well and found it very simple to do resulting in that perfect fit on every pair.

This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here (and also comes in both mens and ladies sizes!) and sew up all the matching family pajamas!  I’d love to see what you create:)

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