Some of the patterns are even unisex which makes it very exciting when you see how cutting edge these designs are. This collection features 10 patterns and the theme for inspiration is Glamping so they are all very fashion forward with emphasis on comfort. My kids absolutely love the items I have made from this collection, and I plan on purchasing all the other patterns to complete my collection. One of my favorite things about these patterns is every single one I have tested goes up to at least size 10, some even size 14. With a range like that, you can get a lot of use from the patterns.
|Willow & Co: Spring Pattern Collection|
The first one I tested was the Fawn Lily from Rock the Stitch. Her pattern is a tunic/dress. It features 2 bodices, 3 length options, 3 skirt options and pockets! YES pockets! You know how much we all love dresses with pockets! Sizes go all the way up to 12 so there is plenty of room for different styles and lots of ages to be sewn for.
|The Fawn Lily Dress from Rock the Stitch|
Then I got to test the Kudzu Cargos from Charming Doodle. These pants are so hip and cool! As soon as I saw the pattern reveal, I knew I had to have those! When I got chosen to test, my 10 year old son was excited, which is rare since everything I do is boring. These come in skinny fit or relaxed fit. They have these cool diagonal seams, pockets, faux fly, and a really comfortable waistband. You can make shorts or pants and they are completely workable for girls as well. The finish on these are so professional and cool. My son wore them over spring break for 3 days before I had to pry them off of him. If that doesn’t say something, then I don’t know what does. The size on this pattern goes up to 10. I hope that changes in the future because my son LOVED them!!
|Kudzu Cargos by Charming Doodle|
I tested the gorgeous Ash Jumpsuit from Petit a Petit. It is a halter jumpsuit also made as separates with a total of 6 different option which include pockets. I had some trouble with this one, but my ambitions got the best of me. But I endured and ended up with a beautiful piece. This goes all the way up to a size 12. Celina is known for her details, and this pattern is not lacking them. She is also the winner of this week’s Project Run & Play from this stunning ensemble.
Losing my Thread
Behind the Hedgerow
Sprouting Jube Jube
La Gang a Nat
Nearest the Pin
Bless by Tone
|Ash Jumpsuit from Petit a Petit|
The remaining items I tested were the Clover Shorts and Persimmon Tunic/Dress from Mouse House Creations. These are both timeless, classic pieces, which should come as no surprise if you are familiar with Hayley’s patterns. The short’s are cuffed, have pockets, and also, a sash and belt loops, as well as a ruffle option. The Persimmon can be a dress or tunic, has pleats, pockets, and can be ruffled or straight. The tester Persimmons coming through have been GORGEOUS! Insanely gorgeous! It definitely makes me want to make many more!
Knot Sew Normal
Once Upon a Sewing Machine
Sutures & Sandpaper
sweet cheeks designs
A Jennuine Life
|Clover Shorts from Mouse House creations|
|Persimmon Tunic/Dress from Mouse House creations|
Now you get to get excited and wait very impatiently for the Release of the Glamping Collection on April 22. Start stalking Willow & Co for the patterns to go on sale. Here is their facebook and blog so that you can stalk away. you are not going to want to miss this collection.