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Pattern in this post was free. I received all the Pattern Parcel #1 patterns free when I sewed up a pattern to help promote the bundle.
Have you heard about the Perfect Pattern Parcel #1 yet? It is a really cool idea. You get five different patterns from some of your favorite Indie Designers. And part of what you spend on the pattern package goes to benefit children's education. The retail value of all these patterns is $48. But guess how much you pay? Wait for it....
Whatever you want! You can choose to pay the full retail price, or another amount of your choice (the minimum is $10, or you can go all the way up to $200). You can also choose how much of your purchase price goes to support children's education, how much to PPP, and how much goes to the independent pattern designers. Great right?
But I signed up for the last day of the blog tour because I'm a procrastinator like that, so if you want to buy the bundle, get it today because the sale ends at 8PM EST.
I was excited to sew up something for me. I am expecting a little bundle of joy this summer, and none of these are maternity patterns, but I was easily able to adapt one that I hope should last me well into this pregnancy.
I made the Lady Skater Dress by Kitschy Coo. I kept the bodice the same, except I cut the sleeves to be half sleeves and shortened it a couple of inches. I wanted a gathered skirt, so there would be plenty of room for my growing belly. I decided to make it maxi length, so when the skirt gets shorter as my belly grows, it won't be quite so obvious!
I really love how it turned out! The skirt is really simple to change. If you want one like this, just cut out two rectangles. Mine were about 30 inches wide, and I just used a maxi dress I already had to guesstimate the length. Then just sew the two rectangles right sides together, gather the top of the skirt to fit the bodice, sew them together, and hem the bottom!
Easy peasy Lady Skater maternity style!