Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #1: Summer Concert Tee & Lady Skater Dress

Perfect Pattern Parcel is a really awesome concept.  It is a bundle of great patterns by independent designers for which you can name your price AND a portion goes to charity!  How cool!  So I snatched that right up.  Here is the summer concert tee pattern by Dixie DIY.

This is the second one I made, so it came together much better and quicker.  Let's just call that first one a muslin.  ;)

It is so incredibly comfortable in a jersey knit.  It will be a perfect summer staple.  I also love the lowered hemline in the back -- perfect for leggings.  I lengthened the pattern just a touch as I am too old for showing my midriff.    I also decided to make the XS even though I'm usually a medium.  It is so roomy, and I just prefer a closer fit on tops like this.  I also didn't use the collar dimensions after ripping it out twice on the first version.  It just wasn't long enough for me to work with.  I found this youtube video, and followed her instructions. 

And here is the Lady Skater Dress by KitschyCoo.  It sewed up like a dream.  I would not have thought myself capable of this at all, much less during naptime (mostly).  This cotton jersey fabric from Girl Charlee feels like butter.  So comfy.  I think I'll wear it tomorrow.  Pardon the winter white legs and strange facial expression.  I was laughing at Everett.  No modifications on this one.  It was perfect as is. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks adorable on you! And that fabric is really nice for the Summer Concert Tee. Thanks for sharing your makes with us!