Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #5-The Playhouse Dress by Fishstick Designs

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

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by! Today I am so excited to be part of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 tour with my Playhouse Dress from Fishstick Designs.  If you are not familiar with the Perfect Pattern Parcel, here are a few details for you...

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!

Parcel #5: Girls and Tweens includes: 

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

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 sauce!

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Using this link is like saying "BlogsLikeAMother sent me, ask her to do your tour again!"

One thing I immediately noticed about the parcel was that I liked EVERYTHING in it.  They are all cute and functional patterns that will fit nicely into my girls' wardrobes.  Plus, with fall upon us (is it really already October? YIKES!) there are great cooler weather options in the parcel. 

The first pattern I tackled was the Playhouse Dress.  

My younger daughter is going through a very picky stage with what she will wear.  It must be a dress, it can't have long sleeves, and any character is a bonus.  She has been begging for a mermaid dress since this fabric arrived and I decided this was the perfect time to cut into it. 

The playhouse dress features a cute contoured bodice piece and comes with the option of short and long sleeves.  Since long sleeves don't make the cut these days, I obviously chose the short ones.  The   bottom of the dress can be done in a knit or a woven; I did knit for my entire dress.  

The sleeves are really cute and have a couple details that just make the dress.  The top of the sleeve is gathered in the center and the bottom of the sleeve is gathered into the arm band.  It makes an adorable puffed sleeve that is really sweet on any little girl. 

The back bodice has the same contoured look as the front.

That's pure, unadulterated joy right there people!

The best part of the dress? She LOVES it.  My nine year old has also already placed her order for one and I am planning to do a shorter, tunic length version for her to wear with leggings this fall (since she doesn't have a moratorium against pants...) Since the size range of this dress is huge (12M-12 Tween) I can use this for both summer and winter for several years to come.  And I do love a versatile pattern!

The perfect pattern parcel #5 will only be around for another day or so!  If you haven't already grabbed it, now is the time.  It is chock full of great patterns, supports a great cause and is a terrific price.  You won't be sorry!

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
Using this link is like saying "BlogsLikeAMother sent me, ask her to do your tour again!"

Need more inspiration? Check out these other bloggers who have also shared their projects from the parcel...
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

Thanks so much to the organizers and designers of the Perfect Pattern Parcel #5 for letting me in on the fun.  

See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. Sara, this dress is adorable and you daughter's faces are too! That mermaid fabric is perfect for the Playhouse dress! <3