Last summer, the lovely Kelly Hogaboom, code named the Vegan Tailor introduced me to sewing with knits through her Jalie Swimsuit SAL. She was so very kind, responding to my half a bajillion questions, even taking the time to Skype with me about all sorts of projects. We’ve since bonded over our love of bespoke clothing. And I do believe it was she who introduced me to one of the loves of my life, Patterns 4 Pirates. Which brings us to March’s endeavor:
When Kelly told me she was looking for someone to host the Slim Fit Raglan Sew Along with her I was ALL over it. What better way to celebrate my birthday month than with a sew-along from one of my favorite pattern companies? If you’d like to join us and get all the email updates, click on over to the Save the Date post on Kelly’s website.
Patterns 4 Pirates (affectionately known as P4P) makes up most of wardrobe these days and a good chunk of my daughter’s. Not only do the patterns include a range of sizes from XXS to 3XL, but they are showcased on all the different sizes. For that simple reason alone I am a huge fangirl. I also love the versatility of their patterns. Each one comes with a few different options when making it up, allowing for a variety of garments.
Kelly plans to showcase the regular Slim Fit Raglan and her post has all the details and basics about P4P, so I won’t re-invent the wheel. Meanwhile, I’m going to be using the add-on pack, as well as some pattern mashing to create a few garments based on “pinspirations”. My plan is three shirts:
- a man’s hoodie – made from French Terry. Raglan sleeves mashed with the Men’s Henley
- basic hoodie – French Terry and lace sleeves with a lowered neck placket that laces up through some grommets
- a hacked boho tunic dress – cold shoulder/flared sleeves, mashed with the lower part of the Free Spirit Tank
My goal is to show just how awesome the P4P patterns are, and encourage more people to hack and mash to create truly original garments. To help with that, I want to host a giveaway to kick things off! The winner will receive a gift card for $9 (enough to purchase the featured pattern). All you have to do to enter is comment on this post with a picture of the fabric* you’d like to turn into a Slim Fit Raglan before March 1st. I’ll pick a winner on my birthday, March 6. Good luck!
*If you don’t have a picture of the fabric, a simple comment will do, but I doooo love to see the pretties!
Next Up: Pattern Mashing