Who doesn’t love a party? All month long, 31 talented ladies from around the world are sharing their interpretation of Petit a Petit patterns. It’s going to be fun, so follow along and get inspired! I was lucky to test the new Loveralls pattern and I’m excited to show you the versions I sewed up. Come join the party, and use the promo code: BLOCKPARTY to get 20% off all patterns in the Petit a Petit pattern shop for the month of November. There is also a great giveaway at the end of the post.
I’m such a fan of Petit a Petit patterns; they are unique, stylish and expertly drafted. Admittedly, I’m a little fussy about sewing patterns and I’m always blown away by Celina’s patterns. She’s amazing and I love that I can trust the quality when buying her patterns. Can you tell I’m a total fangirl?
You will always get loads of options with Celina’s patterns and this one is no exception. There are 3 views, so many pocket details, extra options and details to create a stylish pair of overalls.
My girls asked for Version B with the heart and I was happy to oblige! The pattern calls for fabric with stretch, so I made one pair with stretch and one without. If choosing a non stretch fabric, my suggestion would be to size up. My daughter’s measurements fell between the 3 & 4, and the straight 4 fit was perfect in a non-stretch. I like the look of folded up cuffs and there was enough length to do that.
I also wanted to tell you a little about my hardware story. I purchased the overall clips from Dritz and the clips worked perfect but I struggled with setting the button tack part of the hardware (aka…I could not set them for the life of me). I did a little research and the button tacks from the Taylor Tailor Supply Shop were recommended. I ordered all three colors: Copper, Antique Nickel & Brass and I’m happy to say that they set like a dream.
A few tips that I found helpful when setting the button tacks:
– place the button head face down on a flat smooth surface
– hammer with medium taps from the back, tack side
– continue tapping until the button can no longer spin on the fabric
Links to the matching hardware I found:
– The Taylor Tailor Brass button matches the Dritz Gold buckle (LEFT)
– The Taylor Tailor Antique Nickel button matches the Amanaote Gun Black buckle (RIGHT)
– I haven’t found a match for the Taylor Tailor Copper button (CENTER)
I’ve been wanting to try the Goodall Cardigan and I’m so glad I did. The pattern came together easily and it’s the perfect layering fall piece. I skipped the fusible at center front – the pattern clearly states to use it – but I was rushing and I paid for that mistake by struggling with my buttonholes. Totally my fault and I won’t make that mistake again. I used the copper jean tacks from Taylor Tailor and I love the color combo. The Fishtail Kimono was already in our closet and almost fits my youngest. Yay for handmade hand-me-downs!
We had a fun time taking photos and both girls opted to wear their Loveralls to preschool the next day (styled slightly differently since they dress themselves…I bet you can imagine). Since we were done taking photos that was allowed…is that how it goes in your house? I have to say they are always pretty good about taking photos, and it helps to bring their brother along to make them laugh. Plus a few treats as payment doesn’t hurt either.
Check out all of the patterns from Petit a Petit and look for more releases coming this month. You are sure to be inspired throughout the sewing block party. Thanks to Celina for having me and make sure to check out the list of awesome ladies that will be blogging all month long!
Nov. 1st – Sweetkm | Nov. 2nd – The Sara Project | Nov. 3rd – La Folie | Nov. 4th – Hello Holli | Nov. 5th – Chalk and Notch | Nov. 6th – Sewing Like Mad | Nov. 7th – Beatnik Kids | Nov. 8th – Stitched Together | Nov. 9th – Coffee and Thread | Nov. 10th – Made by Toya | Nov. 11th – Stahlarbeit | Nov. 12th – Lily en Woody | Nov. 13th – My Petite Sophie | Nov. 14th – Handmade Frenzy | Nov. 15th – Paisley Roots | Nov. 16th – While she was sleeping | Nov. 17th – My Cozy co | Nov. 18th – A Jennuine Life | Nov. 19th – Knee Socks and Goldilocks | Nov. 20th – Sanae Ishida | Nov. 21st – Little Cumquat | Nov. 22nd – Gaafmachine | Nov. 23rd – Craftstorming | Nov. 24th – Made by Sara | Nov. 25th – Buzzmills | Nov. 26th – Bartacks and Singletrack | Nov. 27th – Moineau & Petit Pois | Nov. 28th – Naii | Nov. 29th – Just Add Fabric | Nov. 30th – Mie Made Memories | Enjoyful Makes | Dec. 1st – Petit a Petit and Family
Black textured stretch denim, stripe fabric (heart) on black Loveralls, speckled sweater knit, rose pink fleece and wine colored jersey knit from Fabric Outlet in San Francisco.
Quilted chambray denim (non stretch) and stripe fabric (heart) on chambray Loveralls from Joann’s