Woohoo, boys week!! How could I not join in the fun for the boys Perfect Pattern Parcel tour?! If you haven’t heard of the Perfect Pattern Parcel, then let me tell you all about it. It’s a fabulous collection of patterns on sale together for a limited time and you get to name your price! All profits from the parcel sales go to charity.
This is the 4th Pattern Parcel collection and it includes: Maxwell Top by Shwin Designs, Zippy Jacket by Blank Slate Patterns, Schoolboy Vest by Sew Much Ado, Small Fry Jeans by Titchy Threads, Jet Pack Bag by Betz White. Choose to pay $26 or higher for the parcel and you also get the bonus pattern, the Knight Hoodie by Charming Doodle.
I am starting to feel the warmer weather coming, so I decided to size up and make it to fit for next winter. I made the size 5 and it seems pretty true to size. Roman currently wears size 3 or 4 tops, so it’s got a bit of growing room. I couldn’t get ribbing in the same colour as the sweatshirt fleece, so I went with a contrasting colour and decided to line the hood to match.
I added in seam pockets as I am terrible at trying to get those kangaroo pockets to match up on either side of a zip! I also put some lines of top stitching on the hood armour piece to make it a little more knightly. My 30yo brother has since seen the hoodie and decided he wants one too! Boys, they never grow up!
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we’ve raised $9,800 towards eliminating educational inequality.
Parcel #4 Inspiration Tour Schedule:
Friday, August 22 – casa crafty || Lulu & Celeste || Keep Calm and Carrion
Saturday, August 23 – Max California || Amanda Rose
Sunday, August 24 – little betty sews
Monday, August 25 – Kadiddlehopper || Radiant Home Studio
Tuesday, August 26 – La Pantigana || Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts || Friends Stitched Together
Wednesday, August 27 – Make It Perfect || Modern Handmade || GYCT Designs
Thursday, August 28 – Needle and Ted || Mae & K || Mimi’s Mom
Friday, August 29 – Pienkel || Once Upon a Sewing Machine || Friends Stitched Together
Saturday, August 30 – FABulous Home Sewn || Gray Skies || The Crazy Tailor
Sunday, August 31 – Nine Stitches || Max California || Oliver’s Fancy || Friends Stitched Together
Monday, September 1 – a happy stitch || lady and the gents || Our Family Four || Swoodson Says
Tuesday, September 2 – verypurpleperson || Things for Boys || The Crazy Tailor
Wednesday, September 3 – Our Family Four || Rebekah Sews || a happy stitch
Thursday, September 4 – Sew a Straight Line || la inglesita || Made by Sara || Knot Sew Normal
Friday, September 5 – Knot Sew Normal || Gracious Threads || Sofilantjes || Max California