It’s Perfect Pattern Parcel time! This time around the pattern bundle is 100% women’s clothing and I am so smitten with all the patterns. I was jumping up and down when I was sent the bundle. What to make?! So many options! The honest truth is my closet doesn’t have many fall items that I like and I’m aiming to sew my way out that problem. This pattern bundle is a great place to start. Look at the options:
Speaking of, special thanks to my husband for these pictures and to the kids for patiently exercising their bike riding skills! They managed to avoid crashing into me…most of the time.
The cardigan is very snuggly and certain to become a regular part of my wardrobe. The pattern is really versatile and so easy to put together. I was very happy with it. I probably shouldn’t have tried it the first time with stripes, though. There are lots of places stripes need to align on this cardigan and mine didn’t always match up with their stripe buddies quite right. It was pretty good but not perfect.
The fabric is a lightweight jersey knit I bought at Jo-Ann a while back. I also made the tank dress I’m wearing. I modified the Jorna tank dress to be more a-line to create this simple slip-like dress. It’s also perfect for the comfortable everyday wear look I’m going for most days. And, how fun an entirely handmade outfit that (I hope) doesn’t looks too mumsy.
If this pattern package looks good to you don’t forget that you get to set your own price (but if you pay over $32 you get the bonus pattern making it only $5 a pattern! Score!) and some of the funds go towards a charity, Donors Choose, that benefits schools. Plus, it benefits Independent Pattern Designers who are regular people like you and me, making things and selling them to support their families. The sale ends on Halloween so scoop it up now mamas!