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: 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

Petite Stitchery Dax Wardrobe Builder

I was so excited to test out the new boys pattern for Petite Stitchery recently.  The Dax Wardrobe Builder is perfect for building up your son’s Fall wardrobe.  You can create an entire capsule wardrobe from this one pattern alone and it has a huge range of sizes from 2T all the way up to 20 so it will be used for years and years.

This pattern is so versatile offering tank, short or long sleeves for the top and pants or shorts length for the bottoms.  Tons of extras also including in seam pockets, kangaroo pocket, t shirt style pocket, hood, and faux drawstring.  Here’s a look at the line drawing showing the options to choose from.

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Since it’s still sweltering hot here in South Florida I opted for short sleeves on the top and shorts.  I added in seam pockets on the shorts and both the kangaroo pocket and hood on the top.  If your son is like mine pockets and a hood make any outfit awesome.

My son fell in love with a cotton lycra super hero print at Hobby Lobby so we scooped up a yard when it went on clearance this summer.  I paired it with a french terry fleece knit I found at Fashion Fabrics Club.  I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect with the fleece in the title but it is divine.  Super soft and perfect for some lounge shorts!  My girls are now requesting some comfy clothes with it as well.

I can’t wait to sew up the pants when the weather cools off with some coordinating tops!  This pattern is on sale for a short time so scoop it up here and whip up a Fall capsule for your son!  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**