Shelly of Figgy’s Patterns gathered together bloggers, seamstresses and designers to help spend the month of February celebrating the delightful new Heavenly Collection sewing patterns that feature wardrobe essentials you can mix and match. I was so honored to be asked to join in the pattern tour ~ and today it’s my turn to share what I’ve sewn up!
You can even win your own pattern! That’s right – Figgy’s will give one lucky winner a free downloadable pdf pattern of your choice! Simply comment on this post before 3/2 at 11.59pm PST and I’ll pick a winner. Winner to be announced Monday 3/3. Contest open to ALL!
These patterns are such a joy to sew that I couldn’t stop at just one project, so today I’m showing you a peek at three! First up, is the Celestial Tee – a beautiful take on a wardrobe essential. I simply adore the high/low hem and I think the extra length at the back makes it the perfect top for wearing with leggings. It gives the whole thing a nice ‘swing’! The pleats at the front give the top added interest too and it’s just something a little different from the norm. You can tell in the photo above right how nice it is to move around in!
Next, I sewed the Seraphic Raglan Tee which is another great wardrobe essential. Tegenn is almost 7 1/2 years old. I sewed up the 8/9 size, which is a little large at the moment (particularly in the sleeves), but she is growing so rapidly that I fear that she will not stay small for long. This pattern features a sweet pocket that immediately caught Tegenn’s eye.
The release of these two patterns in particular couldn’t come at a better time, since Spoonflower recently released a new fabric type - Modern Jersey – which is a poly/spandex blend that sews like a dream! The colors are fabulous (as you can see in my photos) and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been desperate for a lightweight jersey knit and thanks to the endless contemporary designs available in the Spoonflower marketplace you’re bound to find something completely gorgeous! Or for a truely unique look, you can even design your own!
My final project for today is the Ethereal Dress, which I sewed to a tunic length, though the pattern has options for top, tunic or dress lengths. It features a whimsical frill across the front bodice which I love! The pattern instructions for finishing this dress are fantastic and though you can’t see it in these photos, the inside is finished as beautifully as the outside. I even perfected a rolled hem on my machine – my most successful rolled hem to date!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little contribution to the pattern tour. Please be sure to check out all the other participants and contributors below. And don’t forget to comment on this post to be in with a chance to win your choice of pattern from this collection.