Ladies and Gents it's pattern parcel #6 time! This is my first use of 'Perfect Pattern Parcel' and once I heard what it was all about I HAD to get involved!
If you are like I was and are unfamiliar with what it's about, here's a run down:
"Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel it is our mission is to offer high-quality pdf sewing patterns written by independent designers while supporting charity. We go about this in a unique way, by allowing the customers to choose their own price in supporting the designers included in the Parcel. In addition to determining the total sales price, each customer purchasing the Parcel is able to allocate how much of their price goes to the designers, the company, and to the charity, DonorsChoose.org. As a company we cover the costs of web hosting, design and payment processing fees from our allocated position, then we donate our remaining earnings to the charity as well. "
So not only does this support independent pattern designers, it also raises money for a charity called Donor's Choose which helps students in need. So far Pattern Parcel has raised over $13,000! Amen to that!
Odette Dress by BlueGingerDoll BONUS PATTERN ONLY
There are five awesome PDF patterns in this parcel, and you get to choose how much you want to spend, including the portion that goes to the designers and the portion that goes to charity.
If you spend over $32USD you also unlock the sixth PDF pattern the 'Odette Dress' with your parcel.
If you're excited about this you can click on the button below to make your purchase:
You'll need to be quick as the parcel is only available until October 31st, 2014.
Out of the pattern parcel I chose to make the Julia Cardigan, because HOW COULD I NOT MAKE SOMETHING THAT SHARES MY NAME!?!!!
This is a pattern made for knit fabrics and it is versatile with three different sleeve lengths.
This pattern looks fabulous in a regular knit fabric. But if I'm going to make my name sake, I need to OVER INDULGE the HECK out of it!
And sequins make me happy.
Actually no, WEARING sequins makes me happy, sewing with them makes me HOMICIDAL.
Oh and did I mention it was my first time sewing with these carpet leeches? Tip; don't sew them over carpet. Or inside the house for that matter.
Luckily I had a STUH-nning sequinned fabric to work with from Tessuti Fabrics. This fabric actually made the sewing process a zillion times easier because I didn't unpick any sequins from the seam allowance (gasp!) and just went nuts. That is the difference between good quality and bad quality fabrics (and a reckless seamstress).
I made it in a small size, as I like my cardigans to fit closer to the body, seeing as there are no closures down the front.
It was a quick and easy pattern to make, even with the sequins and a very satisfying result. The instructions are fantastic and I love how my sparkly cardigan turned out! Yay for Pattern Parcels!
Speaking of parcels ...
I got my own little human parcel in the works. Yes that's right, I'm pregnant with baby bobbin number TWO!
I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with this cutesy pop and the time is already flying! My husband and I are super excited to be expanding our family. Our 21 month old doesn't quite know what's going on, but he thinks he has a baby in his belly too. I love that kid :)
Yay for babies, pattern parcels and sequins. Life is good :)
Which pattern do you want to make out of the parcel?