I’m sure you have seen the Perfect Pattern Parcel happenings around the blog world. This is one awesome idea that Jill from That Moxie Girl and Rachel from Imagine Gnats created. It is an opportunity to both support independent pattern designers and give some money to charity!
Perfect Pattern Parcel Number One is full of five great sewing patterns:
This gave me the perfect motivation to sew the wildly popular lady skater dress, twice. I first sewed it with thrift store fabric. I can’t even remember when I found this fabric, but it’s been lying in my stash for a while. And there was just enough to sew this pattern, with a little modification. I followed the directions to a t, except I added in pockets, because who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?
For my second round at the Lady Skater I wanted to try a peplum. I ran to Jo Anns and grabbed some double sided knit fabric. It is sooo soft and sews up wonderfully! Amanda has a great tutorial on her blog about turning this dress pattern into a peplum pattern. I wanted a high low peplum, so I cut the skirt portion a little long in the back, tapering up to a higher hemline in the front. I love how this turned out and definitely want to make another!
There are just a few more days to grab Perfect Pattern Parcel Number One, and I would go as fast as you can to snatch it up. I’ve already started printing and taping the other four patterns and can’t wait to share them with you! And take a look at the other bloggers sharing this Pattern Parcel. I had to pinch myself that I am part of this group, they are all awesome sewists and bloggers!
One Little Minute, SeamstressErin Designs, One Girl Circus, casa crafty, the quirky peach, Kadiddlehopper, Sew Caroline, Groovybabyandmama, Fishsticks Designs, the Brodrick blog, verypurpleperson, sew a straight line, Adventures in Dressmaking, true bias, Idle Fancy, La Pantigana, Crafterhours, Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, Max California, YoSaMi, la inglesita, Diary of a Chainstitcher, four square walls, Lauren Dahl, Sewbon, mingo & grace, Dandelion Drift, VeryShannon, Sanae Ishida, buzzmills, Sew Jereli, Figgy’s, Froo & Boo, a happy stitch, Disaster in a Dress, Things for Boys, mama says sew, sew Amy sew, Sew Busy Lizzy, Made With Moxie, imagine gnats