Friday, November 23, 2012
Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop
Have you heard of Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop? I've been eyeing their patterns for months now, you may have seen a few pop up if you follow my Boy Sewing Board on Pinterest, so I was thrilled when they contacted me and asked if I would review one of their patterns. And guess what? There's a bonus for you if you're excited to try them too: Peek-A-Boo Pattern shop is having a HUGE Black Friday sale. See the end of the post for more details.
Varsity Cowl Neck but I had to be realistic about what the boys really needed.
Since S refuses to wear anything other than knit these days, I went with Alexa and Anna Winter Pajamas. Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I got exactly what I wanted, a quick and easy project that turned out great.
First of all, the pattern was super easy to download, print, and put together. I've realized lately that I'm a big fan of the color coded PDF pattern so this one fit the bill. I also am a huge fan of patterns that a) run through my children's sizes and b) continue out for a few more years. Amy's Winter PJ pattern runs from size 3 month to a size 8 so I know I'll be able to use it for years to come.
I made the 4T pattern for S since he's just about in the middle these days. It's hard for me to believe that this guy is much closer to 4 than he is to 3. I definitely made the right choice based on the patterns very clear size chart. These are just a tad long now but he can still wear them because of the arm and leg cuffs.
When I saw this pair of pajamas, I knew right away I wanted to make a knock-off version. The Winter PJ pattern was perfect for this project and because of the clear, step by step instruction with a photo of each step, they took me just over 30 minutes to make. The only thing that could have made the project faster, would be me owning a serger. By the way, dear Santa . . . I would not argue one bit if one turned up under the tree next month.
I know you're probably thinking I'm crazy for making my 3 year old a pair of white pajamas, but I figure sleep time is the only time I can actually get away with making something in this color. He may have to suffer his mother making him change his pajamas immediately before eating any form of food, but I'm glad I went for it because I think they're perfect.
The fact that he immediately put them on when I showed them to him was just a bonus. Since he's a knits only kinda kid, when it comes to clothes, if you can't beat him, join him. Can you guess what he asked for to go along with his new set of "comfy clothes" and "moon boots"?
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