It’s Perfect Pattern Parcel time again! This parcel of amazing patterns is knocking it out of the park with a whole bundle of amazing women’s patterns and I’m so bloody excited to be involved in the blogger parade and share what I made with all of you! I actually made lots of things and I plan on sharing all week long. Wahoo! One of the great things about having a bundle of patterns is I find myself inspired to sew things I wouldn’t otherwise make.
But, before I show off what I made, I want to talk a little about PPP#3. Perfect Pattern Parcel supports independent pattern designers. They also allow customers to name their own price for each Parcel. AND, customers can decide to allocate part of their Parcel price to Donorschoose.org charity, which helps schools and teachers buy educational supplies! To that end, Pattern Parcel has raised almost $4,500 for charity. How is that for a trifecta of awesome? So, if you are thinking about investing in a few patterns, this is a great bunch to snap up! This parcel includes 5 patterns and one bonus pattern: Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand Staple Dress by April Rhodes Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files And a Bonus Pattern: At a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #3 you will be sent the Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie. Ok, now that you know all about PPP#3 I’m going to share my Poppy Tunic (were you hoping I made the swimsuit? Yeah, not a chance.) This adorable, breezy little tunic is a pattern from the Australian folks Make it Perfect. I normally shy away from baggy clothing but I really like this easy-going tunic. I made it with some inexpensive striped (!) linen I had on hand, which was paired with an amazing Liberty of London print I’ve had for years. In fact, this was among the first Liberty fabric I ever bought (on a beautiful day at Purl Soho in Manahattan). It was the first time I cut into my Liberty lawn collection and it wasn’t easy but I’m so glad I did. At first I was worried that the stripes and floral together were too much but I’m actually so pleased with how they work together. Plus, I’m really fond of the way that linen wrinkles as you wear it. For some reason wrinkled linen always looks like vacation or days in the sun to me. I also like how it fits in a no-fuss fashion and I like the ability to add a bit of detail to the top and bottom. I messed around with the pattern a little bit. Instead of having a tie-string at the front, I opted for a simple cutout. I also lined the whole dress because as much as I love linen and its wrinkles I don’t like the feel of it against my skin. The next time I make this dress I’m going to bring the armhole up a half an inch or so because it is droopy in that area. It works perfectly with a shirt underneath but it’s a little exposing without one. (As an aside, the amount of time I spend thinking about my armhole is stupendous! Is this a small breasted woman problem? Anyone know?) This is the kind of dress I will wear on an everyday basis. It’s casual but still pretty. It allows for ease of movement without looking frumpy. I’m a fan. The whole Perfect Patten Parcel #3 is only on sale until June 13th and there are a parade of bloggers making amazing items to share in case you need convincing.
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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.