So it’s not exactly spring break here (that was last week), but anywho…it’s my stop on the 2016 Spring Break PJ Party!
It is definitely spring here, which means I have packed away all my leggings and long-sleeve tees that are my winter PJ staples, and am breaking out the itty-bitties. For this tour, I decided to start beefing up my warm-weather PJs, and break out a pattern and fabric that have been languishing in my stash for FAR too long!
Behold my PJ set from the Fifi pattern by Tilly and the Buttons made in some luscious Liberty of London tana lawn that I’ve had sitting around for almost a year!
I’ve worked with Tilly and the Buttons patterns before, but not for a while (and shockingly I don’t think any of those projects have been blogged!), and this set was a good reminder of just how nice these patterns are. This was actually my first time working with one of her paper patterns, and let me tell you, it was a treat. The pattern is printed on nice, thick, white paper — no tissue and you’d have to work really hard to rip this sucker. The instruction booklet was in full color printed on cardstock, so also really nice and sturdy.
The instructions use photos rather than illustrations, which I typically don’t like, but these were not your typical PDF photo tutorial. The photos were nice and bright, with stitching in a contrasting color as the fabric, so as to make the photos as clear as possible. No complaints from me.
These patterns are specifically designed and marketed for beginner sewists. That means that the instructions were more detailed than I typically would use, but they are perfect for newbie sewists who need more hand holding.
And the drafting was really top-notch. Every single piece and seam matched up perfectly. Not even a millimeter hanging off where it wasn’t supposed to be. Wonderful to work with. The insides of this garment are truly a work of art. You won’t find a single exposed or serged seam anywhere in this set. The included instructions have you French seam every internal seam, even where the cups attach to the main bodice, and then the upper edge is enclosed in the bias tape that becomes the straps.
French seams may take a little bit longer to execute, but it is such a beautiful finish. And overall, this set is pretty simple, so it still didn’t take all that long. Those seams were definitely worth the extra time!
I got the fabric from a random group-purchase website last year. I can’t remember which one or I would link it for you. It is as lovely and soft as everyone says. Slightly silky, too, which makes it perfect for summer pajamas.
These are definitely itty-bitty, which will not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I don’t like tons of fabric around me when the weather gets warm. So these are right up my alley. The fit on them is fairly slim, particularly in the bottoms. I made size 4 based primarily on my hip measurement, which falls right between the 3 and 4. As you can see, I certainly wouldn’t want to size down! The top fits very comfortably in the size 4 and while I might be able to size down, for pajamas, a little extra ease isn’t a bad thing!
And of course no blog tour would be complete without prizes and discounts and raffles and all sorts of fun stuff! Read on below for all the details 🙂
**Full disclosure: I did not receive any freebies for this blog tour. I purchased both the fabric and the pattern that I used with my own money. I’ve had the pattern in my stash since its release, and the fabric for a year or more.
There are 24 shops sponsoring prizes for this tour!
Along with today’s daily giveaway (see below!) there is also larger giveaway and a link up happening. Go to today’s post over at Made By Jaime to get the full details on how to link up and to enter the giveaway!
Mabel Madison is offering 20% off with the code JAMMIES. Code expires March 31st!
PhatQuarters is offering 10% off OR FREE shipping to US addresses on orders over 40$ US (with an equivalent discount for international shoppers). Use the code PHAT10 for 10% off OR FREE40 for free shipping to US.
Raspberry Creek Fabrics is offering 15% off with the code PJPARTYTOUR. Good through March 26th!
Tangled Blossoms Designs is offering 10% off with the code PJPARTY. Code expires March 25th!
And now for today’s giveaway!
Today’s prize is sponsored by Paisley Roots. You could win both patterns: the All Spice dress and the Saffron Twirl dress! Visit Paisley Roots to see what they have to offer. The giveaway ends March 25th at 11:59pm EST. See the Rafflecopter on how to enter! You have up to 7 chances to win! The winner will be chosen March 26th and will have 48 hours to respond to the email before a new winner is chosen.
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Want to win more prizes? Visit Sprouting JubeJube tomorrow to see what new prizes will be up for grabs as well as see the previews for tomorrow’s bloggers. You still have time to enter yesterday’s giveaway! Go to Lulu & Celeste’s post from yesterday to enter the giveaway that ends at 11:59pm EST tonight (March 24th)!
Missed a stop on the tour? The full schedule is below:
Monday, March 21st
Tuesday, March 22nd
Wednesday, March 23rd
Thursday, March 24th
Friday, March 25th