So let me start by explaining how this thing works... From now until September 5th you can purchase these patterns while supporting both the awesome indie designers who made them AND children's education equality, as after expenses are paid the remaining profit is donated to Donorschoose.org. So there are 5 patterns included in the bundle and you kind of get to name your own price on this bundle (retail value is over $60). If you pick a price over $26, then you get a special bonus pattern that is also VERY cool. If you can, the Perfect Pattern Parcel people (say that one ten times fast?) would love it if you choose to pay as much as you can so that they are able to donate as much as possible to Donorschoose.org, especially since it is back to school time!
The patterns for this parcel are:
Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs
Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns
Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado
Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads
Jet Pack Bag by Betz White
Bonus Pattern: Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle.
So for my first Perfect Pattern Parcel #4 post, I am going to show off my Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns. I actually own a couple of patterns from Blank Slate, but they were bought on a whim and have sat in my MAKE THIS folder for way too long. After making the Zippy Jacket, I went ahead and printed out the pieces for the other Blank Slate patterns I have.
First of all, the fit was spot on with the chart. Connor is in the 18mo/2T and it fits him perfectly. Second, the instructions were fantastic. I love how each step is clearly and simply explained and the entire jacket can me made with a very finished look without needing a serger.
For my jacket I used a cotton-lycra knit from So Cheeky Fabric with a white wide-ribbing for the cuffs, bottom band, pocket bindings, and for the underside of the collar. Start to finish the jacket took me under 2hours to make, which was surprising in itself. I sat down to sew in the evening with a cup of coffee, since I looked at the jacket and thought, *I could be here a while.* In the end, I finished the jacket, watched and episode of Dr. Who, made a birthday gift, organized my ribbon, watched another episode of Dr. Who, and then finally the caffeine wore off enough for me to go to sleep.
The pattern itself comes in four sizes: 18mo/2T, 3T/4T, 5/6, and 7/8.
Comes with very clear and easy to understand instructions.
Nicely drafted and easy to piece printable pattern pieces.
And I know this is the boy's parcel, but this jacket is totally fitting for boys or girls, and I'm already planning out Inara's for this fall.
You really can't go wrong snatching this up during the Perfect Pattern Parcel #4 deal, and make sure you check out the other awesome bloggers over the next two weeks, who will all be showing off more of the patterns that are available in this parcel!
Friday, August 22 casa crafty || Lulu & Celeste || Keep Calm and Carrion
Saturday, August 23 Max California || Amanda Rose
Sunday, August 24 little betty sews
Monday, August 25 Kadiddlehopper || Radiant Home Studio
Tuesday, August 26 La Pantigana || Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts || Friends Stitched Together
Wednesday, August 27 Make It Perfect || Modern Handmade || GYCT Designs
Thursday, August 28 Needle and Ted || Mae & K || Mimi's Mom
Friday, August 29 Pienkel || Once Upon a Sewing Machine || Friends Stitched Together
Saturday, August 30 FABulous Home Sewn || Gray Skies || The Crazy Tailor
Sunday, August 31 Nine Stitches || Max California || Oliver's Fancy || Friends Stitched Together
Monday, September 1 a happy stitch || lady and the gents || Our Family Four || Swoodson Says
Tuesday, September 2 verypurpleperson || Things for Boys || The Crazy Tailor
Wednesday, September 3 Our Family Four || Rebekah Sews || a happy stitch
Thursday, September 4 Sew a Straight Line || la inglesita || Made by Sara || Knot Sew Normal
Friday, September 5 Knot Sew Normal || Gracious Threads || Sofilantjes || Max California