I am a member of an amazing community, an online community where people come together to share what they have made. We encourage each other, this is a community where strangers become best friends, over a shared love of sewing. Many of my friends think my creations are great, but honestly have no idea why I put so much time and effort into creating something that I could go buy at the store. This is one of the many reasons I jumped to be part of this blog tour. Just because I can buy it instead of make it, doesn’t mean it’s better, actually my seams are straighter and my patterns all run the same way, the same can not be said for store bought.
First we had to choose a ‘ready to wear’ piece or outfit, then we had to figure out which of the patterns to use, the hardest part was picking a ready to wear inspiration picture. The pattern designer who put this challenge out to us is Kellie over at Meyraki Patterns, formerly Pickle Toes Patterns. If you go through my last few blog posts, most of the patterns I use are hers. I knew I wanted to take one of her patterns, and make it something completely different from what she had originally intended, just so everyone could see that if you have a great base pattern, a little skill and tons of imagination, you can make anything you set your mind to. I am one of 6 sewists being featured in a Mary Kay Garden Tea Party fashion show and fundraiser at the end of the month. I wanted to make some new things for the girls to wear so I thought what better way to show off Kellie’s pattern and Kd’s imagination than to make something fit for the runway!
Kd has a strange addiction to hoodies, so we went looking for hoodie trends on Pinterest and came up with these:
She has been against dresses for a while but apparently VSCO girls are in with sweatshirt dresses (I am quoting her, I have no idea what that means). So she headed to the fabric explosion (aka the basement) and came up with a fabric we have been saving for “just the right outfit” and some plain black, extra soft, cotton lycra. Once we had the fabric we went to check out the pattern page and figure out which one would be IT. I swear it took her 3 seconds, a half a scroll and she announced “That one. It’s perfect” and it is. Meant to be a hoodie not a dress, with a very cool pocket feature and snap front placket. I knew it was one that she would continue to want to wear after I got it made. The same cannot be said for all the things she has talked me into making, lol.
This pattern was easy to follow and easy to adjust for my 10 going on 17 yr old VSCO girl. It only confused me when I let it, like at 11 pm when my brain had shut down for the night. When I went back the next day it all made sense and I swear I can make 5 more of these before the end of the blog tour, but I won’t because I need more than just great hoodies for the fashion show.
So without further ado here are the pictures we got from our last minute before the sunset photo shoot. Pattern is Meyraki (Pickle Toes Patterns) Perfect Play Henley. Fabric is Fabricville (at least I think that is where I remember picking it up).
For all my sewing friends you can check out all the great makes in the Meyraki Pattern Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/PickleToesPatterns/ for anyone who hasn’t yet joined, you should it’s a great group.
You can find the pattern here: https://pickletoespatterns.com/products/perfet-play-henley?_pos=1&_sid=0e15d09de&_ss=r
and all the other great patterns here: https://pickletoespatterns.com/