Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Petite Stitchery & Co Tour

At the beginning of November a new designer company was born, Petite Stitchery and Co. The designer team consists of Gemia, Laura and Ashley. These three talented ladies created an entire collection of seven patterns (consisting of patterns for both woven and jersey fabric for babies and kids) perfect for Fall. They will do the same magic trick three months from now! Their vision is to jointly design a collection per season. I got the honor to pick whatever I wanted from their Fall collection and I chose to sew the Fawn Leggings and the Sparrow  Peplum Top.

I have a soft spot for jersey fabric, so I picked from that part of the collection. High low hems are my recent addiction, so when I saw the Sparrow, I knew that I was making that pattern for sure. I foresee many more of these in the future, I really love it. The sizing was just perfect, I based my cutting on the size table and I would not have changed a thing. The Fawn leggings sewed up quickly and fit great as well. The leggings have a fun tuxedo stripe option, but I went for simple, to be able to compare these leggings with many outfits.

Seeing that I was not testing, I permitted myself a little hacking. The first one, is a very minor one. I cut my skirt pieces such that I cut it in two pieces, which made it possible to avoid birds flying upside down. I did the same trick with the collar, I did not want drunk birds on the back. The second hack was omitting the back split. I used an interfacing for stretch fabrics on the collar,retaining the stretchiness of the neckline. I (correctly) assumed that I would not need a neck split in that case. To nicely finish the neckline I added a jersey bias on the outside of the neckline, which is totally covered by the collar.

My second choice from the fall collection, would actually have been a woven pattern. I am loving the the Ruby romper with bubble option. Dutch fall is just too cold for that unfortunately. Although it would look adorable over tights, I fear my just potty trained girl, would not hold her bladder long enough to take off a bubble romper and tight, but I would love to sew one come spring.

The ladies behind Petite Stitchery and Co have a great eye for color. I was almost drooling while looking through through their lookbook. It was immediately clear to me that the outfit that I would be making needed a true fall colors. Fall colors are actually my most favorite colors, so I had plenty to choose from in my closet. The mustard yellow that I used for the fawn legging is from Joyfits, last time I just bought the last 1.75 meter. Fortunately, she got new, this is one of my most favorite fabrics. The Megan Blue bird fabric was an extra inexpensive coupon. Originally, I was planning to only have the collar in red. I quickly realized that there was no way I would be able to cut the entire tunic from the fabric, so I solved it by going for a red bodice.

Before you start waving your wallet, I advice you to join the Petite Stitchery and Co facebook group. Seeing as Thanksgiving, and with Black Friday is coming near, there is a sales code there! Today, I am the first one on a small tour. Check out the line up for the coming days! For now, I advice you to participate in the Rafflecopter, you might win one of the patterns!

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  1. I love the idea of a complete collection! Love the tunic and the fabric!

  2. Mooie patroontjes hebben ze idd en dat look book is heel leuk om ideeën op te doen! Mooie herfstoutfit is het trouwens geworden!!

  3. Leuke outfit!
    Ik ben ook fan van hun collectie dus ik waag graag mijn kans :-)

  4. Love the pop of yellow in the leggings with the red top!

  5. I love how you mixed up the fabrics for the top! It allows all the details to really pop. Thanks!

  6. Love the fabric colors and prints! simply beautiful! Thanks for being part of the tour!

  7. Toffe tuniek !! En wat wordt ze al groot...