All these pyjama blog tours have come in handy. Little Miss V is a summer baby and big sis Silly Bean is a winter baby, so none of the pj hand-me-downs that fit Miss V are the right season. I suppose I could just buy a few pairs of pjs, but sewing them is so much more fun!
The only thing I didn’t do on this were the eyelet holes in Marissa’s top (for lacing the shoe lace through), I had forgotten to pick them up at the store on my last trip there, so I will be adding them on later.
|Moving in for a kiss!|
So what makes Marissa a learning doll? Her starfish hairbow clips on and off; shoelaces to tie and weave through the holes in her top (if I had put them in); buttons on the skirt; a zipper on the back; snaps on the shoulders of her top; and velcro closure on her skirt.
I’m thinking on the next one I’ll make her heart (under her top) out of minky to add some texture fun too.
- Pattern cutting layout, fabric requirements chart
- I like how the tutorial separates out each section of the doll so you prepare the pieces for each section (upper body, lower body) before moving onto the next step. I found that to be a good help to keep from getting confused.
- Clear, easy to understand steps with photos
- 15 pages to print
- Glossary of sewing terms included
Would I make this again?
Yes, definitely. It’s a bigger project with all the little pieces to cut out and the snaps, etc to install, but so cute and seeing my girls light up was worth it. I say it took me about 6 hours in all from start to finish.
Keep reading, giveaway at the bottom of this post!
|Zipper practice! Ignore the rice krispies on her shirt, ha!|
Pattern Bundle Details:
- 3 mask styles, cape, wrist cuffs and belt, as well as appliques for different shapes (heart, diamond, circle, crown, and more) as well as the alphabet in order to completely personalize your child’s costume. (You can see official details with sizing chart here*)
- big size range: Newborn to 10 PLUS 18″ doll
- Includes sizing chart, yardage requirements chart; clear instructions with diagrams; and plenty of tester photos for inspiration!
The bundle is for sale here* at the low price of $4.95 BUT until October 21, 2014 with the code HEROSET you can get 40% of the purchase price (valid only on the Superhero bundle) making it just $2.97!!
And I know there are lots of free patterns for capes and masks out there but most of the time they’re in one size only and haven’t gone through testing. I think this is a great deal 🙂
Welcome back! Today is the LAST day to purchase Pattern Parcel #5, so hurry on over and get it!!
Disclaimer: I received the pattern for free for the purpose of this tour. All opinions are my own of course!
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman
but if you spend $28 or more you get the bonus 6th pattern: The Sunki Dress by Figgy’s
Anyway, on to the Playhouse Dress!
The Playhouse dress by Fishsticks Designs comes in sizes 12m to 12 years. I sewed up a size 18m for my 14-month-old. She generally fits size 12-18m in RTW and in most PDF patterns. The pattern includes a finished measurements chart only (no child measurement chart) and chose accordingly. Fit is great!
There is also the option for long sleeves, but I decided to go with short (well, I had no choice, not enough of the white knit for long sleeves!)
The fun thing about this pattern is that it can be made in a combo of knit and woven or all knit. I decide to go all knit for the bodice and sleeves and used a plaid flannel for the bottom. I think it makes a great Fall dress. (Although, look at that! It’s October and we’re going barefoot outside! I’m in Montreal, Canada, this is so rare, lol)
I highly recommend this pattern. I think it would make a great everyday princess dress what with the little puff sleeves and the curved bodice.
I really wanted to sew up the other patterns from this parcel, (and I will eventually), but check out the rest of the blogs on the tour schedule below to see some of the other looks that were sewn up. And click the link below to get to the Pattern Parcel website to find out more info on the different patterns available.
Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo
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|MONKEY LEGGINGS PATTERN BY TERRA’S TREASURES | KAUFMAN LAGUNA STRETCH KNIT BUTTERFLIES|
Disclaimer: I received the pattern for free for testing it. All opinions are my own. The pictures are of a tester version of the pattern, slight modifications may have been made in the final version.This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click the link and buy through it, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Here’s another pattern I had tested for Terra’s Treasures (affiliate link). These were super cute and fun and easy to make. I think the Monkey Leggings (affiliate link) were one of the first things I tested with knit fabric. These were made this past March, so she’s about 7.5 months in these pics.
When I had tested the pattern, the legs had wound up a little long, so the length was adjusted in the final pattern. I ended up leaving them too long which worked out great because they lasted her for so long. This pair was the size 6-9 months I believe and she only just outgrew them a few weeks ago. (The waist is a little tight now, the too long length is now perfect. But the corrected length in the pattern would have been too short now).
|I tried to match up the butterflies at the seam but couldn’t figure it out.|
- Sizes 0-3 months to 5T
- Finished measurements chart, size chart, yardage chart, and a stretch gauge are included
- Tips for sewing with knits
- Cutting layout included
- Professionally graded pattern pieces
- Two cutting lengths: capri and regular
- Both the red and butterflies are Kaufman Laguna Stretch Knits purchased from Fabric.com
|And a cheesy pic because why not?|
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