I'm so excited to be part of the Pattern Anthology Winter Wonderland Tour today!!!!
I had so much fun sewing the patterns I made from the Winter Wonderland Collection! I cannot say enough how much I loved both of these pieces. If you're a reader of my blog you know how picky and clothing sensitive my girl is. She seriously lives in leggings and that's it and even those bug her sometimes. So to see her in pants - real pants - just made me soooo darn happy. And a top with a zipper?? It's a miracle! And she loves them!
I made the Holly Trousers by Andrea Pannell of Go To Patterns. I did the elastic waist version and made a Size 5. Those adorable front pleats are so darling! I have a soft spot for the pleats paired with the modern slim leg. You can even do belt loops and a zipper if you like too! They also come with an equally awesome shorts variation too! Andrea's patterns always leave you with a professional finish and excellent fit. I really enjoy her patterns. I sewed my Holly Trousers using Robert Kaufman's Yarn-Dyed Essex Linen in Denim (one of my all time fave fabrics) with some soft pink thread used for the entire garment.
Next up is the Sweet Bonnie Top by Shwin Designs! Swoon. Peter Pan Collar. Nuff said. Sold.
I really liked the construction Shauna used for this top. First thing I have mention is that my kid hates zippers. Like she won't wear anything with zippers but she really liked this top and felt comfortable in it. The zipper has a facing as does the collar and I think that makes a huge difference for clothing sensitve kids. She can hardly feel it and let me tell you that to even get her in something with a zipper is a huge feat in itself so that speaks volumes about this pattern. I mean how cute is this top? I made a Size 5 for this and used Playful Fox in Pink from Timber and Leaf from Sarah Watts because I was feeling foxy..lol. I added a little pieced detail to the pocket to break up the fox print but highlight the collar color and also a fun bright yellow zipper!
Together they create one of my favorite new outfits for her.
M was such a trooper for this shoot. It was freezing cold and very windy and she rocked it with no complaints! We even paired up the outfit with my Mallory Cowl Pattern (child and adult size available for only $1.99 - 2 for 1!) and I just LOVE it! Seriously can't resist a kid in a rockin' cowl!
Overall every piece in the Winter Wonderland Collection is a great addition to your pattern arsenal for both boys and girls! There are great unisex patterns in this bundle ranging from tops, pants, shorts, capes and hats! Make sure you check out all the tutorials, remizes and style posts for the whole tour! There is some AWESOME clothes being made! I even plan on making more.
In fact tomorrow I will have be reviewing another pattern from the collection so stick around for that!
You can get the Pattern Anthology bundle for Winter Wonderland through till the 18th of this month!
Have you been following along with the tour? Have you sewn one of the patterns? Which one would you make first? Faves? It's Sunday...and it's a special treat for me to have a weekend blog post some come say hi! Coffee's on.... />