This week, I’m so happy to be involved in the blogger showcase sharing a slew of items I’ve sewn from the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3.
Next up is the Jorna Tank and let me just tell you, I was so excited to see a tank included in the pattern parcel. You see, I received the patterns a few weeks back so I could have items ready for this showcase and I was right in the middle of Me Made May. When I signed up to participate in Me Made May I didn’t exactly put it together that I was registered for a 5K in the middle of the month. Hmm…how was I gonna run a 5k in something handmade? This was my problem.
Of course a simple tee would have sufficed but when the Jorna tank pattern popped into my in-box, well, PROBLEM SOLVED. I knew right away I would make the tank for the 5K. (Um, I really wish you were here because if you were we would drink some wine and mock my expression in the photo above. I mean, honestly, taking pictures of myself is just so difficult! But that is no excuse for that sour face!) It’s a good thing I have such a happy face in this picture!!
Yup. It’s the tank in action!! By the way, by some fluke I came in 8th place for my age group and gender! Can you beleive it!? It must have been the tank. I swear.
Ok, so a few details about the tank top. It’s designed by Jenna Brand and it’s her first pattern. It can be tank length, jumper or dress. It’s actually designed to have a good bit of flair around the hips. I’m not a fan of adding to my considerable hip-age so I altered the pattern to take most of that out. The straps and neckline are assembled using a lining that slips inside the tank. You can sort of see it in my ‘sour face’ picture. I’m not crazy about the lining so when I made it a second time (more on that beauty next week) I did it without lining. My grand plan is to make a tank dress in black to wear under everything this summer. I can promise you will see more of this tank!
The whole Perfect Patten Parcel #3 is only on sale until June 13th! There are five official patterns (one bonus pattern if you pay over $28), you get to set your OWN PRICE and allocate some of what you pay to the charity Donorschoose.org. What is not to love?
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin
Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’
Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift
Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch
Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty ||
Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon
Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’
Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston
Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard
Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking
Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery
Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida
Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet
Disclosure: I was given the PPP#3 and asked if I would kindly blog about it but I received no compensation and my opinions and critiques are my own.