Pattern Reviews

Petite Stitchery Saffron and Sage Patterns

I was able to test out three new woven patterns for Petite Stitchery these last few weeks.  The Baby SaffronSaffron, the Girls Saffron , and the Girls Sage all released this week and are fantastic for Fall!

The Girls Sage  is a great layering piece for Fall as you can wear it over a shirt or you can wear it alone and throw on a cardigan when it cools off.  This pattern comes in a top or dress length with a feminine V shape on the bodice.  You can choose from a color blocked bodice, slip on without closures, solid bodice or a button placket.  It also includes optional pockets.  I have grown to love buttons but I am also a sucker for a quick no closure sew which this was!  For ours I chose the dress length, slip on solid bodice with pockets.  This bodice is great for embellishing with trim, buttons, lace, you name it.  I layered ours over the Sapphire which is a great layering piece.  I used a dark olive cotton lycra from Purple Seamstress for the shirt and both fabrics for the dress are from Joann.  Grading between sizes was super easy as well, I graded this as a size 10 for length with a size 5 for width to get that perfect fit.

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Next up are both the  Baby Saffron and the Girls Saffron patterns.  Both patterns include options for a scoop back slip on bodice, button back bodice, and 2 different color blocked bodice options.  There are 3 sleeve lengths, 3 skirt lengths and a pocket option with both patterns.  The baby pattern also includes a bubble romper option with a snap panel.  This pattern is also great for adding fun embellishments like trim and lace.  I only needed to grade the baby pattern for a 12 month width and 18 month length and again it was very simple to do to get that perfect fit.

For the baby pattern I sewed up a bubble romper and a color blocked slip on bodice dress.  For the girls size I also sewed up a color blocked slip on bodice dress.  The romper fabric and lace are both last season from Hobby Lobby as well as the animal fabric on both dresses.

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These patterns are on sale for a short time and there is even a womens sizing available on the Saffron as well as one more woven dress release too!   No worries if you miss the sale pricing, they have bundle discounts available 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: Brynn Top by Sew a Little Seam

I was so excited to test out the new Brynn Top pattern for Sew a Little Seam this month.  I love sewing up her patterns and this top is PACKED with options! It’s truly the last shirt pattern you’ll need to buy for your girls -and your guys- as it can be totally gender neutral as well.  Just take a look at these line drawings with over 18 sleeve options, multiple hems, ties and fun extras to choose from:

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I tested this top for two of my girls and since it’s summer here in South Florida I chose to go with the sleeveless option for my first ones.  I chose bands for arms and neckline (there are also visible and non-visible binding options), curved back hemlines and front ties.  My youngest is wearing a 6 month width graded to 12 month height and my older daughter is wearing a 5 width graded to a 6 height.  The fit is spot on for their measurements and the pattern is super easy to grade as well.  These tops are great for dressing up or down and I see many more in their wardrobe!

 

 

There is a coupon code for the Brynn Top for a short time if you head over and join the facebook group.   I have already sewn up a tulip sleeve top for my oldest and have a 4th of July tank cut next for our little man.  What options are you excited to sew up?

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