Perfect Pattern Parcel #2! April 07 2014, 1 Comment
I am so honored to be a part of Perfect Pattern Parcel #2! I love pattern bundles but a pattern bundle that involves charity that's even better!!
A little about PPP 2
Pattern Parcel #2 includes sewing patterns for a little girl's essential spring wardrobe. It doesn't matter if your style is traditional or more modern. Each of these patterns can be sewn up to suit your tastes. Put together two entrepreneurial makers driven by their internal voices and one self-taught hacker driven by data analytics, and Perfect Pattern Parcel was born. We are passionate about supporting independent designers in their craft and fostering a community of makers to grow. Our mission is to offer high-quality pdf sewing patterns written by indie designers while supporting children's education.
Choose your price: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. Independent designers create patterns that are innovative, imaginative and in line with current style trends. 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’re going to allow them to show their support for independent designers in naming their own price for each Parcel. Support Indie Designers: Independent designers create patterns that are innovative, imaginative and in line with current style trends. Their patterns encompass a broad range of sizes and fabulous “out of the envelope” fit because they're thoroughly tested by real people. With detailed and well-explained instructions, these patterns often teach as you sew. Independent designers are approachable, providing support, suggestions, publishing additions to your favorite designs, and hosting interactive sewing events. When we are patrons of indie designers, we are supporting small, mostly women owned, businesses. We are developing the community around us. We are helping to making dream come true.
Donors Choose: Donors Choose is an organization that matches up the needs of teachers and their students for specific projects with willing donors. The funds raised from each Pattern Parcel sale will go to help K-12 students in minimizing educational inequality and encourage a community where children have the tools and experiences necessary for an excellent education. Introducing... the BONUS pattern: Choose a price of $24 or greater for Parcel #2 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Prefontaine Shorts for Kids by Made with Moxie. These shorts are designed to fit like 1970's running shorts. They've got a retro trim, loads of pockets, and are so comfortable you children won't want to take them off.
Check out all the bloggers stitching up some gorgeous threads for PPP2!! (WOW)
Thank you Rachel & Jill for including me in such great company!
Happy Sewing- Shelly
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Perfect Pattern Parcel March 20 2014, 2 Comments
What a cool idea Jill and Rachel have come up with. A way to support Indie designers and Charity at the same time. Love it!
It made me fee just like:
I also really like the patterns they chose for the very first release.
So, What is Perfect Pattern Parcel? (from Imagine Gnats blog)
Put together two entrepreneurial makers driven by their internal voices and one self-taught hacker with an “if you build it, they will come” mentality, and Perfect Pattern Parcel was born. We are passionate about supporting independent designers in their craft and fostering a community of makers to grow. Our mission is to offer high-quality pdf sewing patterns written by indie designers while supporting charity.
So which pattern did I decide to make from this fun bundle?! Of course I chose the "Summer Concert Tee" by Dixie DIY. It's easy and quick which is all the time I have for me these days. I stuck with Dixie's styling and went with stripes but this quick sew took so little time that I have a few more planned for later that are non-striped. I will say this pattern isn't going to hold your hand as you sew but if you have a little experience and 1 hour then definitely go for it. I picked size 8 and it was a perfect fit. The only alteration I made because I'm a tad short was I trimmed off the back hem by 1" otherwise it was just a little too long. My husband appreciated that. :) If you're feeling charitable and supportive today then hop over to the PPP site and pick up your own pack. It's only available for 1 more day!!!!!!
ps. there's a giveaway!!!! (paid off to read the whole post)