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Note: Make sure your read to the end of this blog post because guess what? You could be the lucky winner of 21 pdf patterns. Yes, I said ’21’.
Petit Oiseau is the name of the new pattern by Filles a Maman, a long or short sleeve top with an asymmetrical flounce that immediately caught my eye. I was eager to make one, the flounce detail intrigued me. I wondered what it would be like if the flounce had a little more structure. By using scuba rather than a drapey knit, the flounce would have a rigid look but still be soft to touch.
The result: an uber-modern, edgy sweatshirt top.
When I put it on Scout she instinctively turned into a fierce lion (I have no explanation, that’s the mind of a 4 year old).
But when she’d had enough of that, she danced around like a playful cat.And when the cat wanted more, she put on a hat you can’t ignore.And when the cat got a really tired, she became a witch but was uninspired.
And when the witch got too bored, she became a rabbit which I adored.And when the rabbit got too excited, we finished our shoot and she was delighted.
So, did you like my little rap? Or was it just a load of _ _ _ _? [Fill in the blanks].
Alright, alright, I’ll stop now.
Changes I made to the pattern
- Used a single layer of fabric for the flounce and left the edge raw
- Changed the angle at the end of the flounce to a curve so that it flowed smoothly into the sleeve
- Left the hem raw
Ideas for my next one (or two)
- Fringing instead of the flounce
- Piping instead of a flounce
- 3 different fabrics (colour block)
If you would like to make a Petit Oiseau, go grab it now because it is on sale for $6 until midnight EDT Friday 5th December.
And if you want to see some more Little Birds, here’s were you can find them…
Monday, November 30th: Call Ajaire – Needle and Ted – Paisley Roots – House of Estrela
Tuesday December 1st: Coffee and Thread – Sew Thrifty – Conversas de Hermanas
Wednesday December 2nd: Just Add Fabric – Sprouting JubeJube – Thread Riding Hood – From a Box
Thursday December 3rd: Rebel and Malice – Sew Shelly Sew – Create 3.5 – Made by Sara
Friday December 4th: A Jennuine Life – Sew Out of Control –Petit à Petit and Family
21 patterns to be given away to one lucky winner…
Jennuine designs (1 pattern of choice)- Petit à Petit Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Paisley Roots (Safron dress and All spice patterns)- Jalie (1 pattern of choice)- Sofilantjes (1 pattern of choice)- Call Ajaire (1 pattern of choice)- Knot Sew Normal (1 pattern of choice)- Momma Quail Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Duck Butt Designs (1 pattern of choice)- The Wolf and the Tree (1 pattern of choice)- Laela Jeyne Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Kelly J Patterns (1 pattern of choice)- Golden Rippy (1 pattern of choice)- Dandelions ‘n’ Dungarees (1 pattern of choice)- FABulous Home sewn (1 pattern of choice)- Bishy Barnababes -(1 pattern of choice) Filles à Maman (3 patterns of choice).
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