Sidra is always in need of new clothes as he keeps growing. But it is not easy finding clothes for boys, and finding good boys’ sewing patterns is even more difficult. So I was quite excited when I heard the theme for the Perfect Pattern Parcel #4 , which is boys’ essential fall wardrobe. Just what I need!
Here is the patterns from The Perfect Pattern Parcel #4! The parcel is now on sale for limited time from August 22 September 5. Like the previous parcels, parcel #4 features five patterns by indie designers. The patterns are:
- Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado
- Maxwell Top by Schwin Designs
- Small Fry Skinny Jeans by Titchy Threads
- Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns
- Jet Pack Bag by Betz White
You can choose how much you want to pay for these parcel, and if you choose $26 or greater, you get to unlock this Bonus Pattern: Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle!
As before, part of the pattern parcel sale will go to Donor’s Choose, an organization that matches up the needs of teachers and their students for specific projects with willing donors.
I was offered to participate in the blog tour and given all the patterns in the parcel. The first thing I did was showing them all to Sidra and let him choose. I was actually intrigued about the Knight Hoodie pattern, it looks like fun! But Sidra said that it’s for little boys who want to play pretend. He said that he wanted clothes for big boys in solid dark colors, no funny prints, no bright colors, no cute details. Hey, where’s the fun??
Finally we agreed upon the Small Fry Skinny Jeans. It is a great basic jeans pattern with limitless options. You can make them with shorts length and full length, flat-felled seams, topstitched waistband, full or half zipper, and patch or inset front pockets with coin pocket. The waist is elasticated with adjustable buttons on the facing inside, a very thoughtful detail for children’s pants.
All the options and details are explained thoroughly with lots of photos and step by step instructions. I think this is also a great pattern for beginners who want to try a bigger project.
The pattern calls for woven fabric with a little stretch but I have this dark corduroy in my stash that I wanted to use. Sidra is a bit small for an eleven years old so I use size 9 for this pattern.
As requested, I made the most basic five pockets pants with contrast double topstitching and full zipper fly – no cute details whatsoever, not even the tag and button! The finished result looks just like a pair of ordinary pants, but Sidra loves them so much that he wanted to wear them to school rightaway! He said he wants more pants like this pair. I think I can call this project a success!
Blog tour! Check out all these awesome blogs to see their versions of the six patterns in the parcel:
casa crafty || Lulu & Celeste || Keep Calm and Carrion || Max California || Amanda Rose || little betty sews || Kadiddlehopper || Radiant Home Studio || La Pantigana || Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts || Friends Stitched Together || || Make It Perfect ||Modern Handmade || GYCT Designs || Needle and Ted || Mae & K || Mimi’s Mom || Pienkel || Once Upon a Sewing Machine || FABulous Home Sewn || Gray Skies || The Crazy Tailor || Nine Stitches || Oliver’s Fancy || a happy stitch || lady and the gents || Our Family Four || Swoodson Says || verypurpleperson || Things for Boys || Rebekah Sews || Sew a Straight Line || la inglesita || Made by Sara || Knot Sew Normal || Gracious Threads || Sofilantjes
Pattern is Small Fry Skinny Jeans by Titchy Threads – part of Perfect Pattern Parcel #4, size 9.