Have you heard of the Perfect Pattern Parcel? It’s a really unique way to bundle and sell independent patterns. They collect a group of sewing patterns and offer them as a bundle for a two week period of time. When you check out, you choose how much to pay and based on that, a portion of your payment not only goes to the designers, but also goes to support children’s education though Donor’s Choose. Parcel #1 was a collection of women’s sewing patterns and Parcel #2 is a collection of clothing patterns specifically designed for little girls. And boy am I bummed to not have any little girls to sew some of these patterns for!
How cute are those patterns? amiright? So you’re thinking, what do I have to do with this sale because I only sew for boys? Well just so happens a few of these patterns work for boys as well so I got the opportunity to sew up the Hosh Pants by Lou Bee Clothing as a part of the blog hop.
I used some stretch gray twill for the pants. I like how they look like dress pants but are comfy like yoga pants. And Oliver likes that he can take them on and off by himself. The pattern was a cinch to sew up, and I really like unique way she constructed the waistband pieces to make it very easy to use buttonhole elastic and also have a flat front.
My only complaint is that the backside is way to big for Oliver. I had to cinch the elastic super tight to get the pants to stay up so now he’s got some funny-looking gathers back there (which thankfully you don’t really notice under a button down shirt). This is my fault because I made him a 3T when based on his measurements he could have fit into a 2T. I would not recommend sizing up on this pattern! Next time I will make the 2T with the 3T length and maybe still take a bit of the rise out of the bum. I think this is only a problem with super skinny little kids (poor O has no bum!) as most people have not had this problem with the pattern.
I was going to make him some chambray shorts for his Easter outfit but now I’m thinking he will wear these pants because it will probably be a bit chilly at our outside sunrise service (hopefully we can get ourselves and both boys out the door that early! lol). The orange button down and shoes are from baby gap as the other part of O’s Easter outfit.
So you see, you can get double use out of this Parcel for your girls and your boys! It’s only available through tonight and then the bundle will be gone forever so go check it out!