Perfect Pattern Parcel is back again and this round is all about women’s patterns!
If you’re just getting caught up, the Perfect Pattern Parcel is a curated collection of 5 PDF sewing patterns from indie designers where YOU get to name your own price for the entire bundle with a portion of the proceeds going to Donors Choose. This time, there’s even a bonus pattern when the purchase price selected is over $28 – the not yet released Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie!
Pattern Parcel #3 includes:
Poppy Tunic by Make it Perfect
Water Bottle Tote by Radiant Home Studio
Jorna Tank Dress by Jenna Brand
Staple Dress by April Rhodes
Bombshell Swimsuit by Closet Case Files
Prefontaine Shorts for Women by Made with Moxie (BONUS PATTERN!)
I really wanted to sew all the patterns from this parcel for the blog tour, but sadly there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Instead, I decided to sew up the Prefontaine Shorts for Women pattern since I had been a fan of the children’s version of the pattern for a while and was thrilled to see it released in women’s sizes.
I’ve never actually made pants or shorts from a pattern before so I wasn’t super sure how to measure myself for the sizing. I think I might have measured wrong because the shorts are a little on the big side for me for what I thought my measurements were. My hips (if I’m measuring at the fullest part) are around 38 inches (I think?), so I rounded up to the size 4 since it was a finished size of 40 inches. Although it’s a little big, it’s not a big deal since I’d rather have shorts that are a little loose than too tight!
For the fabric, I used a super soft double gauze fabric I had been hoarding for ages and used the reverse side to make the contrasting bias tape. The fabric is so soft that these shorts will likely find themselves in heavy rotation for important tasks like lounging, napping, walking the dog, and sewing.
The pattern instructions were super easy to follow and I learned some new skills in the process, like how to do a welted pocket! I love how the contrast bias tape really makes the pocket stand out.
All in all, I’m very pleased with this make and pretty darn proud at how I tackled some new skills.
Want to get your hands on this pattern too?! Make sure to check out Perfect Pattern Parcel soon as the sale ends Friday, June 13th!
About Pattern Parcel:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised almost $4,500 towards eliminating educational inequality.
For more inspiration, check out the Parcel #3 Inspiration Tour Schedule:
Friday, May 30
Sew Busy Lizzy || Pienkel || SeamstressErin
Saturday, May 31
Design By Lindsay || the Brodrick design studio || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Sunday, June 1
Diary of a Chainstitcher || a happy stitch || Disaster in a Dress || sew Amy sew
Monday, June 2
Idle Fancy || Casa Crafty || Kadiddlehopper || Dandelion Drift
Tuesday, June 3
Our Family Four || Casa Crafty || Cookin’ and Craftin’ || a happy stitch
Wednesday, June 4
Lexi Made || The Quirky Peach || Stitched || a happy stitch || Casa Crafty
Thursday, June 5
verypurpleperson || Casa Crafty || sew a straight line || Sewbon
Friday, June 6
Shawnta Sews || Mama says sew || a happy stitch || Cookin’ and Craftin’
Saturday, June 7
Casa Crafty || sewninestitches || ‘So, Zo… What do you know?’
Sunday, June 8
oonaballoona || A Stitching Odyssey || Sew Charleston
Monday, June 9
Sew Sweetness || True Bias || Ozzy Blackbeard
Tuesday, June 10
Welcome to the Mouse House || Sew Caroline || Adventures in Dressmaking
Wednesday, June 11
Peneloping || YoSaMi || sewVery
Thursday, June 12
la inglesita || La Pantigana || Sanae Ishida
Friday, June 13
Seamster Sewing Patterns || Paunnet
Disclaimer: The 6 PDF patterns offered in the Perfect Pattern Parcel #3 were provided to me free of charge for participating in the Perfect Pattern Parcel Blog Tour but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.