Monday, November 16, 2015

Designer Swap with Filles a Maman

It's that time again!
It's so fun to be a part of the designer swap. This time I was paired with Mel of Filles a Maman, which is ironic, because Mel was paired with me last year and sewed up the most adorable set with our Katie John Skirt and Neverland Shirt.

I chose to pick one of Mel's adult patterns, so I could sneak in some self care sewing. I loved looking at all the tester photos of the Extraordinary Girl shirt for women- so I went with it. I just love knit shirts and I, especially, love a design that lets me mix different fabrics and prints- so FUN!

I used an orange and grey striped knit that I got from Hancock's to use for William and he didn't like, some grey rayon jersey from Wal-Mart, my mustard knit from Art Gallery, and a tiny scrap of some custom owl knit from Making Madie knit prints. (Which, sadly, just went out of business.)

I really love the tiny pocket on the T- because it's just cute, but also because I was able to use such a small bit of that custom knit. I have a heart attack when I cut into them, but it wasn't so bad for this small bit. I could even fussy cut it without dying.

That little owl holding a turkey just makes me swoon.

I love that the designer swap allows me to sew a pattern that I normally wouldn't get a chance to sew. Mel's directions are awesome. I love the diagrams! The pattern taped together easily and it was such a quick sew. I love that!

I love the understated high low hem on this pattern.
It's not too dramatic, but just enough to cover more of your bum.

 I have to thank Ella for being my photographer and my little sister, Megan, for lighning up my photos. It gets dark so early now.

If you like the Extraordinary Girl pattern (which is also available in girl's sizing), you'll have to check out Mel's Black Friday Sale coming soon!

Heidi of Pollywoggles Patterns was paired with me, so check out the Spirit Jacket she made her son!
All our spirit jacket patterns will be on sale this week with code: SPIRIT25 in our etsy shop.

Don't for get to check out all the other Designer Swaps and enter the rafflecopter for a huge pattern give-a-way!