Last summer, as I was nearing the end of my pregnancy, Emma reached out to me on behalf of her company, Paper Doll Patterns. Based out of New Zealand, Paper Doll Patterns specializes in sewing patterns for babies and toddlers, and had recently released the Ada Top & Dress pattern – the adult complement to their much loved Ava pattern for little ones. I had not heard of the company before, but as I browsed their website, I loved the aesthetic. Emma offered to let me try out the Ada Pattern, and I was on board right away – the dress is very cute, breastfeeding friendly, and has some very fun skirt and ruffle options!
These pants are one of those projects that have been on my mind for quite some time, but I’ve just never had all the right pieces at the right time! I’ve been holding on to this soft, lovely Tencel Twill for 2 or 3 years, waiting for the perfect pant pattern to come across my radar. I purchased the fabric after my first experience working with Tencel Twill as part of the StyleMaker Fabrics blog tour a couple of years ago, and falling in love with the substrate! I envisioned this fabric being used for a pair of pants that would look professional but still be comfortable and stylish enough to wear regularly.
ery year of my girl’s life, I’ve made her a special outfit to celebrate her birthday in. The first two years were pretty dresses. Her third birthday fell just shortly after her Tio’s wedding, so we decided that she’d wear the pretty dress we made for the rehearsal for her birthday party to keep up the pretty dress tradition. But this year, my girl was old enough to make a special request of her own for an outfit.
It’s time to get cozy, and Staystitch Pattern Co. is ready for it. Lindsey and Candice have launched their newest pattern this week – a cozy sweatshirt with some great details, perfect for looking cute on the couch when the weather outside gets frightful! I had the pleasure of testing the pattern, and have been loving my version of the sweatshirt!