Saturday, September 20, 2014

Pattern Parcel #5 - The Mimi Dress in Blue

If you hadn't realized by the title, I'm participating in the tour for Pattern Parcel #5!

The first item that caught my eye was the Mimi Dress by Filles a Mamman. It's a knit dress, with a keyhole opening.  It had been a little while since I made Lily a knit dress, and she is like many kids and values comfort.

So off I went printing, cutting, taping, and creating her a fun Mimi dress for the fall.

While the dress has some interesting construction- it really makes for a quality piece. There's a facing for the neckline and bottom that keep those areas looking clean- and I really appreciated that I didn't have to hem the bottom. It's certainly not one of my favorite steps for knit fabric. If you aren't use to this method- it may feel a little odd. But continue on, it's well worth trying something new!

Lily is especially happy because last fall I made her a pair of leggings with this fabric and miraculously they still fit. This way- she can wear them all together, which puts a big fat grin on her adorable face.

I really like that the bottom features a fun scoop. It's slightly different from everything else I've seen, and when it's made as a shirt- it looks especially cute. I sewed up a size 6, and even with my tall lady- I believe this dress will fit into next summer (fingers crossed!). 

If you're looking for some fun additions to your pattern collection- this is a great deal. Not only do you get some awesome patterns, but you're donating to charity. Little kids are depending on you (no pressure). 

Here's what you get for Perfect Pattern Parcel #5:
Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishstick Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman

BONUS PATTERN: Sunki Dress by Figgy’s
Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Bonus Pattern:
Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Sunki Dress by Figgy's. Fun pockets, a stylish silhouette, plus make it in knit or woven. Double bonus! The pattern includes both size runs, so you get 18 months through a 16 tween sizing. This is awesome!

How Pattern Parcel Works:
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 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 over $11,000 for classrooms in need!

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour Schedule:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara


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    1. Thanks olga! I love how it makes the facing stitch-line nearly invisible!

  3. So freaking cute! The pattern of the fabric is really great on this dress.

    1. Thanks for allowing me to participate and also for coordinating such an awesome sale!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't realize how much I'd love it until I pulled it out of the wash, it keeps it's color and stretch really well.

  5. Wow the dress is amazing! Love the fabric!

  6. Thanks Melanie! I'm nearly to the end of my three yards, which is sad when you find a fabric that works well and you can't buy more. :(

  7. As the others said, great fabric!


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