I was so excited to have the opportunity to test patterns for a new company Fresh Stitch Patterns.
The first pattern I tested was the Playgroup Dress, the moment I saw the sample I was besotted. Modern yet classic, it spoke to me as the perfect little dress for… well … playgroup (or Kindy as we call it in our house).
This is a size 18 month bodice with a size 2 length, as will all PDF patterns it is really important to check your child’s chest measurement against the pattern information (which Kylie kindly supplies in both inches and centimetres). The pattern comes in sizes 12 months to 10 years so will definitely make a repeat appearance through the years.
The patterns have clear step by step instructions with photographs and are laid out in an easy to follow manner. Taping the pattern pieces together is really easy with a grid layout behind the pieces, corner matching points AND a page layout guide. All your bases are covered so you won’t have any problems if you are like me, who finds taping pattern pieces a real chore if there is a lack of matching points.
The second dress I tested was the Wattle Brush Dress, a cute bubble dress that comes in sizes 12 months to 8 years. Once again the step by step photographs make sewing this dress a breeze in fact testing this dress from printing to finish only took an hour and a half. The pattern uses the simplest method for creating the bubble effect so the only gathering that needs to be done is at the waist.
Being fully lined your finish becomes impeccable and Kylie includes two methods of attaching the bodice to the skirt so you to choose between a quicker finish or a more refined one (for the record my hour and a half for this dress included the more refined finishing). This is definitely something I noticed about Fresh Stitch Patterns, your garment can’t help but look amazing because all the beautiful finishes are part of the design. These patterns will really help a beginner take their sewing to the next level.
I really encourage you to try these patterns, and for the next 24 hours the first three patterns are available here with the coupon found on the Fresh Stitch Patterns Facebook page for just $1.50 each. How can you not try them at that price, I know you will love them.