Here we are, year 2 of my participation in the Breaking Ground Tour (you can find last year’s post here [Week 11: Breaking Ground with Something with Green.]
This year again I will be using a sponsor’s pattern the Rosemary Crop Top from Phat Quarters***. It’s an adorable pattern that will see us through the winter to spring as well as the fall transitions in New England.
I chose the pattern because of it’s versatility. It offers 3 collar types, 2 different lengths and sleeves and is reversible. Sizing rund 2t-12 so my daughter has plenty of time to enjoy the pattern.
The sizing on this pattern is a little more generous on the height side than some of the other brands I have sewn for my daughter. Which will be very nice for her long torso, I typically have to add 2-3 inches because she’s so long!
Since this was a first time for me with both the designer and the pattern, I opted for the reversible crop with simple collar and cuffs.
The pattern is well written and I found a new technique in the instructions for creating the ability to be reversible, I love when a pattern teaches me new techniques. And I really loved being able to sew and complete a project during an episode of Hells Kitchen, so that makes it a great sew for a quick gift or instant gratification sew.
It’s a perfect sew for the upcoming spring where weather can be unpredictable in New England. And I am very excited about checking out more patterns at Phat Quarters!
Welcome to the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019 hosted by mahlicadesigns. This year over 25 bloggers from around the world are joining together to break new ground by trying a pattern designer that is new to them, try new techniques, new styles, or whatever way they want to push themselves.
(Read on for Giveaway info)
The Full Tour includes all these creatives… we hope you’ll visit us each day:
Monday March 11– That’s Sew Lily, Sewing A La Carte, Mijn 11jes & ik
Tuesday March 12– mahlicadesigns, Embrace Everyday, Jot Designs, auschick sews, Raising Stripling Warriors
Wednesday March 13– Musings of A Seamstress, Very Blissful, Sew4Five, Just Sew Something, Hazelnut Handmade, Crafting Through Time, Tales From A Southern Mom
Thursday March 14– Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Ronda B Handmade, SequioaLynn Sews, Sewing with D, The Sewing Goatherd, OOYAmade, My Golden Thimble, Custom Made by Laura
Friday March 15– Sew Cute Couture by Kathy, Sewing Novice, Ronda B Handmade, Momma Bear Sews, MeMade, My Golden Thimble, Lulu & Celeste
Breaking News: our tour sponsor Phat Quarters is offering 2 patterns of choice from her pattern shop to one lucky winner.
We’d love to see how you’re Breaking Ground this month. Share with us what you’re working on by using the hashtag #BreakingGround2019 across social media.
****I recieved this pattern for free to be able to write this post.