Summer is so close, I can almost taste it!! (Sending warm vibes to my Aussie friends... haha)
I am so excited to be on Pattern Emporium's first ever blog tour!! I had been eyeing this Lovebug Skirt since it released and I HAD.TO.HAVE.IT. In fact, I may have told Kate that I'd sew a bajillion before the blog tour.... of course, I may have momentarily forgotten that I have these little things like kids, a husband, a job, housework, etc... so sadly, I've only finished the one (womp, womp). But, I do have a 2nd one half sewn! Enough about my woes, though.... let's talk about what I did make!
The Lovebug Skirt is an A-line skirt with loads of options and hacks. It comes in 3 lengths (mini, knee, and maxi) and covers sizes 2-12. There are also 2 pocket styles (patch and jean-style), a faux belt, cargo-style button tabs, and a mini Chelsea hack.
If you haven't sewn a Pattern Emporium pattern yet, you need to bump it to the top of your list! Kate's patterns are so professionally put together, you will think you're reading a magazine. She has literally thought of everything, but not to worry, it's not too wordy or overwhelming. She also includes pattern pieces for each piece needed -- even rectangles like waistbands. On each pattern piece, you'll also find a little picture of what the piece looks like after it's cut. If it's a mirrored cut (meaning cut a pair), you can easily see what she means by that! That's so helpful for newer seamstresses.
The details included in the pattern, like topstitching really take this skirt to the next level. Kate also has detailed instructions on how to blend sizes. My 7 year old is petite so I blended a size 4 width with a size 6 length and it's a perfect fit!
WARNING: Wearing this skirt may cause wearer to randomly bust out her best ninja moves. Proceed with caution.
Kate has generously allowed my to give away ONE copy of the Lovebug Skirt so be sure to enter at the end of the post!
Be sure to visit these links and check out the gorgeous makes from the rest of the tour stops! So many patterns are featured.
5/2 Sew Sophie Lynn
5/3 Handcrafted By Red
5/4 Sprouting JubeJube
5/5 That's Sew Kari
5/6 Simple Blessed
5/9 Wally And Grace
5/10 Free Notion
5/11 Horris And Deedle
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