Indigo dress pattern from petitboo patterns sewn by Lulu & Celeste

Petitboo Rebranding Tour

Today I’m sharing with you the Indigo dress by petitboo patterns that I sewed up. The designer, Allison is not new to the pattern designing world but has in fact been designing patterns under the petitboo brand for a while now and recently decided to make it easier on herself by merging E+M Patterns with the petitboo brand.

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Not Just a Sunsuit tour: The Panelled Sunsuit pattern + Giveaway


I was really flattered when Ajaire sent me an email asking me to take part in the tour (and basically buttering me up, lol). I had grand plans to make a cute outfit from one of the bazillion options in this pattern but then life happened and I wasn’t able to sew for a few weeks and then I fell into a bit of slump and just couldn’t sew anything even when I wanted. In the end though I did it! I made probably the simplest view from this pattern.

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1 Pattern 3 Ways

Hey Everyone!

Thanks for following along on the 1 Pattern: 3 Ways tour being hosted by Bethany of Sew-Not-Perfect! It’s such a great idea to get the most use out of the patterns already in your stash (although I cannot deny the allure of purchasing new patterns!)

I still haven`t had a chance to finish all three looks.. Wah! But I have two versions of Girls’ Dress and Shirt Pattern No. 6 from E+M Patterns (affiliate link) to show you!

First, is the pattern hack version. It’s a simple pattern hack. I followed the directions for the dress version with a waistband, but instead of adding the skirt, I made the waistband 12″ long (so 6″ folded over) to make a top with a wide band. Hopefully I will convince her to pose in it this afternoon and I can get pics of her wearing it! It looks so cute on (she tried it on but wouldn’t agree to photos).

Pattern hack Top No.6 pattern by E+M Patterns

The next version is the tester I made last year. This one was made following instructions exactly. Top length with flutter sleeves.



I have dress version in the works! Hopefully will update the post again in a couple days.

Check out the giveaway details below and the rest of the tour stops!

Have you used a pattern more than once and want to share what you made? Grab the button below and put it in your post!

1Pattern:3Ways Blog Tour


Check out the other stops on the tour!

1Pattern:3Ways Tour Schedule & Links

July 10      Creative Counselor & Sew-Not-Perfect

July 14      Sew Starly

July 17      From-a-box

July 21      create 3.5

July 24      Rebel & Malice

July 28      Sew-Not-Perfect

July 31      Lulu & Celeste

Aug 04      Bee Quilted Beauties

Aug 07      Hattilu Handmade


There’s also a giveaway!  For full information on prize packages and other details see here.
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And finally link up your posts of things you’ve made:

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Canadian Pattern Designer blog tour: Week 3 in review!

We’re closing in on the end of the tour! Just three more features left this week, and then next week is the end of the giveaway, so get to sewing and linking up what you’ve made from the featured designers’ patterns!

This week we featured interviews three different designers, E+M Patterns, Victory Patterns, and FABulous Home Sewn:


Ongoing Coupon Codes:

15% off at Victory Patterns with CANADATOUR. Valid until June 23!

25% off at Thread Theory with code CANADATOUR. Valid until July 8th.


Ongoing Giveaways:

Grand Prize Giveaway: Enter the link up here. If you’ve made *any* pattern from any of the featured designers link them up!! You have the chance to win over $300 in prizes.

Second Prize Giveaway: Go to the bottom of this post to enter the Rafflecopter. Up for grabs are gift cards from Simplifi Fabrics, L’Oiseau fabrics and Amazon and one PDF pattern of choice from Serger Pepper. Combined retail value of approx $85 CDN.

Winners of the past giveaways are displayed at the bottom of this post.


Come back tomorrow when we’ll have an interview with Filles a Maman, then later this week Closet Case Files and Elegance & Elephants!

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Double feature! Climbing the Willow and Swoodson Says

It’s the last day of featuring E+M Patterns and the first day featuring Victory Patterns! Scroll down to see the look from today’s VIctory Patterns blogger Stephanie.

The last blogger to feature E+M Patterns for this tour is Teri of Climbing the Willow:

Climbing the WIllow - E+M Patterns, pattern no.6


I love love what Teri made, the fabric is so pretty! Teri is the designer behind the free Izzy top pattern that many many people love, it went viral in one of the pattern groups I’m in on Facebook. Teri sews beautiful clothes for her children, you should check her out! Read her full post about Shirt and Dress Pattern No. 6 here!

Here are the rest of the other stops on the E+M Patterns tour:

From-a-box – Made by Sara

Last day to win 2 PDF patterns of choice from E+M Patterns!

Go here to read the interview and enter the giveaway(There’s also a discount code!!)


Today is also the first stop on the Victory Patterns mini tour! Today we have Stephanie of Swoodson Says:

Lola Sweatshirt Dress

Doesn’t Stephanie look absolutely adorable! She’s so cute in everything she makes herself. She also sews for her children, admins a Facebook group for creative bloggers, and maintains a social sewing calendar on her blog (as well as all the million other things she does). Read her full post on the Lola pattern from Victory Patterns here.

Here are the rest of the stops on the Victory Patterns tour:

June 18: Thread Riding Hood – June 19: Sprouting JubeJube

You could win 1 PDF pattern of choice from Victory Patterns!

Go here to read the interview and enter the giveaway(There’s also a discount code!!)

Don’t forget to link up anything you’ve sewn up recently by any of the featured designers!! You could win a prize package with a retail value of over $300!! Go here to link up!

E+M Patterns Day 2: Made by Sara

It’s the second day of featuring E+M Patterns!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click on a link I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. All affiliate links are marked with an asterisk.

Edited March 4, 2017: Please note that E+M Patterns has merged her shops and now sells all her patterns under Petitboo Patterns. You can find all the patterns under new names on Etsy* or Craftsy*.

Today’s stop is Made by Sara:

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Sara sent me three pictures to choose from for my feature post. But they were all too beautiful I couldn’t choose and made a collage!

Check out her full post here!

Check out the other stops on the E+M Patterns tour:

June 15: From-a-box – June 17: Climbing the Willow

E+M Patterns are giving away 2 PDF patterns of choice!

Go here to read the interview and enter the giveaway(There’s also a discount code!!)

Don’t forget to link up anything you’ve sewn up recently by any of the featured designers!! You could win a prize package with a retail value of over $300!! Go here to link up!