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.
Jill || Made with Moxie & Pattern Parcel says
Your Jorna looks great! And CONGRATS on your race. That’s awesome!
Congrats on coming in 8th! That is awesome. The tank must be perfect if it led you to that finish. 🙂
I would love for you to share in my new linky party.
Anna @authenticparenting.com says
The tank top looks great and it’s my fav color…
Congrats on the race! That’s amazing.
Melissa Q. says
Thanks so much Anna! I’ll bet you look stunning in Teal. 🙂
Thanks so much for cranking out a Jorna! What a hoot – and you look awesome!
Melissa Q. says