Happy Monday! I’m here to tell you that ALL your favorite E+M patterns can now be found at Petitboo. For this tour I got to try out the Heather Dress and Flora Capri Leggings. The leggings are a FREE pattern available exclusively on Craftsy. For a limited time you can get 50% off an Petitboo pattern at the Etsy shop, more information and the code is at the end of my post. Both patterns are perfect for my upcoming Spring sewing projects for Pen. After some GORGEOUS weather early last week, I was over here thinking warm days could be here to stay. Of course it had to drop back to freezing wintry temps over the weekend! The bad weather did not stop us from having some indoor fun with Pen’s new colorful outfit.
The Heather Dress comes in sizes 2t to 10 and is a very versatile warm weather pattern, just look at all the options.
- Dress or Shirt
- Hi-Low or Straight Hem
- Flutter Sleeves or Sleeveless
- A-line Dress or Banded Dress
- Gathers, Pleats, or Pintucks
- Plain Closure or a Tie Closure
I decided to make the high low hemline with flutter sleeves, plain closure, and a gathered neckline. For the length I fudged the pattern a bit and cut mid-way between the top and dress cut-lines in order to create something closer to a tunic length. Pen is on the fence with needing 2T for length on most size charts, but since I wanted to add a cuff to the capri leggings, I did not bother to blend with a 3T for length.
I also hacked the Flora Capri Leggings, available for sizes 2t to 10, a bit by adding a bow cuff. The hack is really easy. You make a cuff very similar to how one is done for a long sleeve shirt, the cuff can be the same size as the bottom leg opening OR a smidge smaller, and you “gather” the cuff by adding a fabric tab that is adjusted to scrunch up part of the cuff to create the effect.
The “splatter” fabric was the last bit of this super cute Verhees euro knit from Mabel Madison. They are out of stock with the white background version but the just as cute black background version is still for sale. For the leggings I used pieces of leftover ponte and french terry.
The Heater Dress and Flora Capri leggings by Petitboo (formerly E+M) are both quick patterns to sew and will be an asset to my pattern stash this summer. Who can resist a project that is both quick and adorable? Pen has already requested I make her another similar outfit using a rainbow print I have stashed.
Heather Dress by Petitboo
Flora Capri Leggings by Petitboo
Use the code petitboo50 for 50% off from Monday (March 6th) 12:00 am to Friday 11:59 pm (March 10th). Code is valid only at the Petitboo Etsy shop.
Don’t forget that there is a whole week of posts dedicated to Petitboo patterns from a group of amazing bloggers. Be sure to check back each day!