I can't even tell y'all how excited I am to be part of the inaugural release of the Perfect Pattern Parcel!
I know you've probably already heard about this amazing group of patterns and the novel way they are supporting indie pattern companies while also giving to relevant charities, but just in case, go check out the website, patternparcel.com.
I had a really hard time deciding which pattern to sew for the blog tour. I'm pretty sure I'll be sewing all of the patterns in the package at some point, which is definitely not something I can say for most pattern bundles! Seriously, the lineup is awesome.
The Skater Dress by Kitschycoo Dandelion Dress & Top by Disparate Disciplines Summer Concert Tee by Dixie DIY Ava by Victory Patterns Accordion Bag by Sew Sweetness
Since I've already sewn the Lady Skater a few *ahem* times (hint: you can see them here, here, here and here.) I decided to try the Dandelion Top by Disparate Disciplines.
Every version of this pattern I've seen sewn up is amazing. I love the way the bodice is pieced. It shapes it nicely, and provides opportunities for color blocking, which I definitely had to take advantage of!
The pattern is drafted for wovens or stable knits, but I threw caution to the wind and sewed it up in jersey and interlock. The pink interlock is fairly stable, but the striped jersey of the center panels is nicely stretchy. I used a solid white interlock for the facings to minimize print or color show through.. Since the neckline is open and the fabric has plenty of stretch, I skipped the back zipper and cut the back panel on the fold - fewer stripes to match!
In fact, the only stripes I had to match were the half side seam! Win! The pink panel is actually one piece, so there are no side seams there. The design is very innovative. It looks very tricky to sew, but the instructions are excellent, so it wasn't confusing at all. It was actually really fun to see it all come together!
I'm madly in love with my Dandelion Top, and I hope you'll take a moment, if you haven't already to check out the Perfect Pattern Parcel website, and be sure to visit the other bloggers on the tour! It's a great lineup and I am honored to be among them.
And definitely don't forget to enter the giveaway!!
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