Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pattern Review: Drew and Jesse Fleece PJs from Pollywoggles

Hi! I wanted to take a moment to review this pattern that I just tested, because both of my kids LOVE theirs and it's perfect for this time of year.

**disclaimer: I received this pattern in exchange for testing
Here is Drew and Jesse from Pollywoggles Patterns.  This was my first time sewing a pattern from this company and I really enjoyed it.

The details:
Sizes 12/18mo - 10
Raglan style top
Perfect for beginners
Adorable knee patch option

First, this pattern is made for stable knits like sweatshirt or fleece.  I let the kids go wild and pick their own combos for this.  I was only testing the size 2 (Connor's size), but Inara saw the pattern and loved it, so I made one for her as well.  

The fit on these is great, loose without being ill fitted.  The cute collar makes them nice and snuggly as well.  

Inara wears her all the time.  We keep the heat low at night, and she'd wear them every night if I didn't make her wash them!  As for Connor, well since he's decided to dress himself, he chooses to wear his out and about.  He wears his out to play or anywhere we go really.

I've already agreed to make them both a second set out of my pretty piddly fleece stash (okay, we might have to go shopping some).  And Inara has requested a special pair for the next pajama day at school.  Since we live in the PNW, we'll get quite a few months of use out of these each year during the rainy season (aka September - June)

What I loved:  This is a super fast sew.  I made no fit adjustments to either pair and they fit perfectly.  The knee patches give an awesome detail to add for mixing with Solids.  And really, who doesn't love a snuggly raglan style PJ? 

What I'd change:  I think I'll maybe make matching elbow patches for my next set for Connor.  Otherwise, I'm really happy with this pattern!

I said at the  beginning that this was my first time using a Pollywoggles pattern, and I am really happy with the experience.  The designer was friendly, helpful, and very involved in the testing process.  She took feedback and suggestions well, and really strives to make her patterns great.  I will definitely be getting more of her patterns!  

For now though, Drew and Jesse's Winter Lounge set is on sale for one more day, so grab it here while it's at this awesome (yay for conversion rates!!) price.  

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