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.
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.
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
- 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