Welcome to the Petite Stitchery Valentine’s Day Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo (that’s me!). Each day of the Valentine’s Day blog tour the featured pattern will be on sale for that day only! Plus, you may enter the giveaway to win a $100 store credit to Petite Stitchery! Yes! $100!! For my stop on the blog tour, I decided to make the Petite Stitchery Periwinkle Tunic Girls Sewing Pattern. You can find the pattern here on sale for today only!! No coupon code is necessary, price is already reduced.
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The Petite Stitchery Perwinkle can be made as a shirt or dress. The skirt has so many different options!
I made the Petite Stitchery Periwinkle in tunic length. She had a store bought tunic similar to this in white when she was younger. We both loved it so much and were both very sad when she outgrew it. It was a well used summer top. So when I saw the Periwinkle sewing pattern, I knew I needed to make it!! Typically, I sew a lot of knits, so Baby Girl and I went shopping at Joann Fabric for fabric. I was technically searching for something for a another product, however Baby Girl spotted this fabric and begged for us to purchase it. You may find it here.
Baby Girl loves Paw Patrol and her favorite character is Skye and her favorite color is pink. (You may remember the Skye Halloween Costume I made her.) In fact, she is completely pink obsessed. So when she saw pink paw patrol fabric with Skye on it, I could not tell her no. The pink Skye Paw Patrol fabric is perfect for Valentine’s day, because I am not sure of anything else that she loves more than Skye other than her family! I looked, however I could not find the fabric online.
One of the best selling points of this tunic is not even the adorable front, but the back!
How cute are the crisscross straps on the back? When I first saw this, I thought to myself, that would be time consuming, however I made this top in a very short time. I will admit, generally I am pretty lazy and will often buy premade bias tape, instead of making my own. For this project though, I knew it would be so much cuter with matching straps. So, I brought out the Bias Tape Tool Kit my husband bought me several months ago. You can find it here.
He had no idea what he was buying me. Throughout the year, I add cool stuff to my Amazon Wish List I would love to buy. He randomly buys things from my wish list for the holidays. The bias tape tool kit looked a bit intimidating at first, however after doing some research it was really simple. You just slide your fabric through the holder in a U shape and iron it as it comes out. If you trim he top a a 90 degree angle, i will slide through easier. You can use the included pick to help guide the fabric through. Next time, instead of cutting each strip out first, I will make one or two long bias tape pieces. Then, cut them down to the strip sizes. I have to say, I am pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use and how well the strips turned out. Usually my handmade bias tape looks so messy, but not this time! Yay! This bias tape tool kit will definitely hold me over until I break down and buy the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker.
I also added a little trim to the bottom of the skirt.
The small pink pow pom pom trim, added a little extra touch of fun. Before I topstitched the pom poms down, I asked Baby Girl if she wanted me to add the trim. Her answer was a very excited YES!
Baby Girl is very active and curious, so it is important that she is not restrained in her clothes, especially from climbing. She climbs everything! I mean everything; including her cute pink kids sofa. You can find the sofa here.
Look at me Mom!! Before she starts climbing on things, she will often turn to me and say, “Me be careful, Mom.” That is when I know I need to keep my eyes open. She generally does not do anything extremely dangerous, so I try not to hold her back on her adventures, unless it is a really bad idea. Yesterday, we also got a glimpse into her teenage years…
Yes, there she is on her little pink kids couch talking on the phone. That big smile is her talking to her Daddy on the phone. He called while were in the middle of taking pictures and she was so excited to talk to him. 🙂 She absolutely loves her Daddy.
Overall, we love the Petite Stitchery Periwinkle Tunic. The only thing I would change is the length of the skirt on the tunic. She was .5 inches over the height for the 2, however I did no add any length. I think next time I would add a little length, especially since it will be a couple months before she can regularly wear them. A solid pink periwinkle would be perfect for her pink obsession and match most of her clothes.
So, Go! Buy the Petite Stitchery Periwinkle Tunic and Dess on SALE for TODAY ONLY! I promise you will love it!! You can find the sewing pattern here.
Here is the scheduled list of daily sewing pattern sales during the blog tour!
- February 6th: Girls Periwinkle
- February 7th: Girls Clover
- February 8th: Girls Maize & Girls Lily
- February 9th: Womens Cassidy
- February 10th: Womens Lulu
- February 11th: Girls Adelyn & Mama Adelyn
- February 12th: Girls Lulu & Womens Lulu
- February 13th: Girls Aria & Womens Bliss
- February 14th: Girls Sapphire & Womens Flirt
Please, visit all of the wonderful Sewing Bloggers on the Petite Stitchery Valentine’s Day Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo and enter win the $100 Store Credit to Petite Stitchery! Wow!!!
- February 6th: Seams Sew Lo
- February 7th: Octaves of Color
- February 8th: Our Play Place
- February 9th: My Sewing Roots
- February 10th: The Petite Sewist
- February 11th: Aurora Designs
- February 12th: Manning the Machine
- February 13th: Cross Stitches Custom Clothing
- February 14th: On Wednesday We Sew
Oh my goodness; this is darling!! What an incredibly fun giveaway!!
Thank you so much! It is an amazing giveaway! Petite Stitchery was very generous in their prize!
Thank you for this opportunity!
You are very welcome Shavahn! Thank you for stopping by!
We love pink and tunics here too! I just have to hem up our Valentines dress today that is actually red and fuchsia.
Oh red and fuchsia sounds so cute! I hope you will share it!
What a cutie!
Thanks Melinda! I’m a little partial to her cuteness 😉
I love the trim on the bottom — it’s the perfect finish to an adorable top. My daughter likes many of the same things yours does!
Isn’t the trim fun?! Thank you! Our daughter’s have great taste. Lol
Thank you this is a great blog!
Thank you so much!
Such cute Dresses. Very exciting blog tour.
Thank you Deb! I cannot wait to see all the other makes in the blog tour 🙂
I love that pom pom trim!
Thank Julie! I actually won the trim in a giveaway, but you can find it on Amazon. I think it’s called mini Pom Pom trim
What a precious top-with the perfect balance between coverage and freedom of movement! The back is beautiful-love the bias tape.
Thanks Amanda! I do love it doesn’t slow her down. The back is my favorite.
first of all, your indoor pictures are amazing! Second, my daughter would ADORE that fabric!
Thanks Fenna, you are so kind! It is great fabric 🙂
Love the back straps! You did awesome!
Thank you so much! The back is my favorite too 🙂
Hat is adorable!
Ugh spelling! I meant to say THAT is adorable! Such cute clothes!
Thank you Kim!
What a cutie, I love the back on this!
Thanks! The back is my favorite part!
This is a darling top, thank you.
When I tried to buy the pattern, it shows $6.00. What do I do to get the special price today? Thank you
$6 is the special price today. The normal price is $8.50!
This is adorable! My daughter would love that fabric!
Thanks! It is such a fun fabric!
Adorable! I’m intimidated by that back 😲
Sarah I am not going to lie, I was too. It was so super easy though. I made this in less than an hour!! If you have any questions. I am happy to help.
My bias tape making is not the greatest but I do love the back!
Maria, the bias tape made it so much easier! I just used again today for another project coming soon and I love it!
Cute fabric! I love the end result!
Thank you Crystal!
This is Adorable! My daughter is obsessed with punk and Skye too.
Thanks! They sound like they would be great friends! 🙂
Thanks for the suggestion on the bias tape. I’ve never made it myself and have been intimidated so I opt out and hem the sleeves lol but I’ll have to look into this. My son also loves paw patrol and I usually don’t like to make him clothes with the characters but the way you used the trimming at the bottom makes this unique and dressed up. I love it and although I won’t be making this for my son, it gives me good ideas for my nieces!
Lol! I often take the easy way out. I have bought bias tape instead of making it, many many times. Thanks so much. I don’t do characters too often, but this fabric, was so much fun. I have more paw patrol coming soon too. 🙂
SO cute! I’ll check this pattern out!
Thanks Elizabeth! You will love the pattern!
Thank for the amazing giveaway! What a super adorable pattern!!
Thank you so much Robin!
Love the crisscross!
Thank you Esther! I love how it turned out!
That is such an adorable top. I love the printed material choice.
Thank you so much Patti!
Such a cute top! I need to try to make my own bias tape.
Thank you! Yes, you do Heidee! The bias tape tool made it so easy too!
Thank you Jessica!
This is so cute! I’m a big fan of the trim.
Thank you Stephanie! The trim was a last minute idea. I am so happy I added it.
Great! One more thing on my ‘things i gotta make list’. My granddaughters would look so cute in that
Lol! Sorry about that Maurine! I am sure your Granddaughters will love it though!
Love your photos Lo! I hope my daughter stays still for hers later. I love this print and the finish wow! my daughter is getting something if I can find everything you listed here.
Thanks Libby! I bet she will love it!
I love the back of this top. Also I think the length looks cute for a little girl,
The Periwinkle is one of my favorite patterns! It’s totally the straps that make this!
I love this pattern! I wish my girls were little again so I could do things like this.
I love those woven back straps! I have a little girl who would adore this top. She’s just grown out of paw patrol, but even without this fabric I think she’d be smitten.
That’s adorable! Thanks for the tips about the bias tape. That’s still something I need to figure out.
I enjoy reading this blog daily. I find myself looking forward to tomorrow to see what you are chatting up about
I LOVE it
Love the mother and daughter matching tops. Great color
I love the Perwinkle! Very cool so many options from the pattern! So lovely!!
Thank you!! It does have so many options!
Thank you Maria!
Adorable back of the dress!
I love the design on the Sapphire Layer top. What a gorgeous and incredibly concept.
The back of this is fabulous!