One of the things I do each morning is read through a few of my favorite sewing blogs. Working from home can get lonely and reading the blogs is a way to connect and I usually find some wonderful inspiration. A few months ago while reading my Bloglovin list I noticed a call for pattern testers from The Mother Huddle! Destri was launching a new pattern company – Sewlosophy Pattern Co. and wanted testers. I knew her readership was big and getting picked wasn't very likely so you can imagine my excitement when I got the e-mail letting me know I was in!
As part of the pattern testing process, I received a free copy of the pattern for the swing coat and the beret. I received no other compensation and all opinions in this post are 100% mine. With that said I have nothing but praise for this collection. Destri thought of every detail. I often think ahead when I am sewing and no sooner than I would start to wonder about something Destri was answering it.
I made the swing coat and beret in a size 8 for my niece. The coat was a little bit small for her but that is because she had grown since the last time I measured her, I forget how quickly they grow. Despite it being a little short in the arms my niece loved it, so much that I am making her one in a size 10 right now!
The instructions were easy to follow and very detailed. My favorite part though has got to be the videos! That's right videos are included to walk you through making each piece. The videos make such a difference even if you have been sewing for years.
The swing coat with a reversible design features sweet gathered raglan sleeves, a button closure at the yokes, and a ¾ length cuffed sleeve adding to the relaxed style of the swing coat. You can use a hook & eye closure or a faux button technique included in the tutorial too. This style has so many possibilities to suit your little one's personal style you'll be sewing it over and over!
The beret is a quick project with the sweetest results. Fully lined with a hidden elastic casing in the back, the hat can be worn reversible making it great for coordinating with different ensembles.
If you have a little girl that you sew for this set is a must! Right now you can use the code SEW10 for 10% all purchases until Monday June 2. So if they buy the bundle it will be 40% off. Want something even sweeter than that? How about the chance to win the complete set? Yep, Destri gave me a set to give-away on the blog!
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