Have you heard about the Perfect Pattern Parcel? No? (Who ARE you?!) Yes?! I thought so. Isn't it awesome?! Okay, okay...if not, it's a collection of five fabulous sewing patterns by five fabulous pattern designers:
AND, you get to NAME YOUR PRICE for the bundle. If that's not enough, a portion of all sales go to charity! Amazing, right?
For my entry into the blog tour, I decided to sew the Lady Skater Dress. I've made one of these before, but I wanted to try again with the cap sleeves and without a nursing modification. Yeaaaahhh!! No more nursing for me! For now anyway...muwahahaha.
This fabric is an exquisitely soft French terry purchased from A Fashionable Stitch. Even though it's lightweight and breezy, it's completely opaque because of the little loops on the back. I absolutely love it. And don't YOU love my purplish-white legs? This is why they pretty much never see the light of day. (And so the cycle continues.)
Toddler photo bomb!! This dress is perfect for a mommy like me because it has plenty of coverage for playdates and bending over in my van to change poopy butts. I'm sure I'll get a ton of wear this summer.
I sewed the size 4, and my measurements are about 34-30-37. It seems they change every single time I post about something I've sewn for myself since, you know, that whole having-a-baby thing and whatever...but my waist seems to stay the same. Bah. Perhaps I will get on the rowing machine and start Pilates again at some point. Until then, I will have a size 10 waist on my size 2-4 body!
The only thing I might change about this dress now that it's sewn up is to serge out the clear elastic at the waistline. I dunno...I find it itchy. And it makes the waist a little too tight on me (see above about waist problem). I don't think it will compromise the dress though since I've made other similar styles without it.
Whatta you think? Are you so excited to get your hands on this bundle and SUPPORT INDIE DESIGNERS?
You can even enter a sweet giveaway to get some fabric to sew your Perfect Pattern Parcel patterns: a Rafflecopter giveaway
...and be sure to visit the other tour participants' blogs to see what they've cooked up!
One Little Minute SeamstressErin Designs One Girl Circus casa crafty the quirky peach Kadiddlehopper Sew Caroline Groovybabyandmama Fishsticks Designs the Brodrick blog verypurpleperson sew a straight line Adventures in Dressmaking true bias Idle Fancy La Pantigana Crafterhours Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts Max California YoSaMi la inglesita Diary of a Chainstitcher four square walls Lauren Dahl Sewbon mingo & grace Dandelion Drift VeryShannon Sanae Ishida buzzmills Sew Jereli Figgy's Froo & Boo a happy stitch Disaster in a Dress Things for Boys mama says sew sew Amy sew Sew Busy Lizzy Made With Moxie imagine gnats