Zoe’s is a pattern drafted for knits with tons of options included. You can sew up a dress or peplum top length with gathered or circle skirt. The bodice has the choice of a solid front or princess seam bodice with or without bands. The back bodice has a regular or scoop back. The skirt has optional pockets with or without bands that accentuate the princess seam bands. Sleeveless, short, elbow or long sleeve options are all included. Sizing runs from 2T up to size 12 and projector files are included! This pattern is perfect for bringing all your color blocking visions to life.
I sewed up two dresses for my 7 year old dress obsessed little girl! I chose almost all the same options on both dresses. We opted for scoop back, princess seams with bands, short sleeves, circle skirt and pockets with bands. I did a traditional hem on one dress and a rolled hem on the other one. The pockets are nice deep pockets with plenty of room for treasures. For her sizing I used a size 5 for the chest, size 6 for the waist and a size 7 for the length. It was a little tricky blending the sizes using my projector but only because I am fairly new to projector sewing. You do need to double or triple check that your pocket bands and bodice bands are lined up before sewing to get that seamless finished look. I suggest basting them together once they are aligned so that the bands don’t shift when serging the seam together. All of the fabrics I used are from Knitpop and are double brushed poly. The sunflower and solid neon pink are unfortunately sold out but the rainbow neon tie dye (which is SO vibrant and cheerful) is still available here.
The pattern is on sale 20% off through September 2 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**
I was able to test out the newest pattern for Petite Stitchery amongst the chaos of quarantine with 4 kids and Covid-19. The Rey Overalls in adult, kids and baby sizes all released this week and are packed full of options like all PSCO patterns are!
I sewed up the adult option for myself and am so excited to share it with you! This pattern requires a stable knit with 50% 4 way stretch. I am including the line drawing below so you can see how many options are available to mix and match. Just a few of them are overalls in shorts, skirt or pants, stand alone pants, skirt or shorts and tons of different accents such as pockets, drawstrings and closures.
I opted for the shorts overalls since it is already getting quite hot in South Florida. I sewed a size medium using the front tie straps, bib pocket, 5″ shorts inseam and drawstring in the waistband. For my fabric I used a dreamy stretch suede I scored on clearance at Hobby Lobby for super cheap. I only had one yard and was able to squeeze my entire set out including the lining! I love that the front bodice, back bodice and waistband are all lined for a really clean professional finish. I paired my overalls with a sleeveless Juliet leotard in cotton lycra from Purpleseamstress for the perfect Spring outfit.
These patterns are on sale for a short time here and are eligible for bundle discounts on the website as well! I’m going to sew up all the shorts and overalls for summer over here. 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**