Pattern Reviews

Pattern Review: Petite Stitchery Fair-Weather Trousers

I was so excited to test out the new Fair-Weather Trousers for Petite Stitchery these last few weeks!  Like their other patterns I have tested out this one is also full of options.  My girls fell in love with the bib (overalls) option so that is what we tested out.  There are also different variations for paperbag waist pants.  All of the options can be made in shorts, capri or pants length and with wide or tapered leg and several different pockets.  This pattern has a huge size range from 2-17 as well.

We are heading into summer here in South Florida where it is hot all the time so we opted for tapered shorts on both pairs of overalls.  These will be so quick to throw on over a swimsuit for trips to the beach.  For the first pair I used a woven from Joann that Ava has been eyeing for quite some time (I mean who doesn’t love unicorns!).  For the second pair I used a cotton woven also from Joann as Annabel has been on a sunflower kick lately.  The cotton wovens I used work great for the tapered shorts but you will definitely need to use a drapier/flowier woven if you decide to go with the wide leg options. I used buttons on the straps and shorts cuffs for both pairs but you can opt for easier snaps instead.   I also wanted a cleaner finish on the inside facing of my bibs than the pattern called for.  I cut two sets of facing, sewed right sides together, flipped and top stitched to enclose the raw seam before attaching the facing to the overalls.  It was a few extra steps but I love the nice finished look on the inside so much better.   I paired both bibs with a Sapphire top which is my favorite layering top, it’s quick and has ruffle options built into the pattern.

We will be making the shorts next as I am just in love with the paperbag waist! This pattern will be a staple in both my girls summer wardrobe this year.  And, they also just released this in women’s sizing as well so you can sew these up for yourself too!

This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here and whip up some fun summer 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 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**