Recently, I got to pattern test the Prairie Rose Blouse and Pants for Anneliese's new line of sewing patterns, Wee Muses. I was so excited to dig into this pattern because I knew it was going to be amazing. Everything Anneliese does on her blog, Aesthetic Nest -- from sewing to cooking to decorating to crocheting -- is done beautifully and tastefully. She is uber-talented and has incredible taste. One can seriously get lost in her blog, gazing at her gorgeous creations, many of which are modeled by her three adorable girls.
Anyway, I knew my opportunity to pattern test was going to be a good experience before I even began.
For the Prairie Rose Blouse, I used a vintage sheet with little red and blue flowers. It was my parents' bed sheet so it has special meaning to me. The fabric conjures up memories from my childhood so I thought it would be fun to reuse it as a blouse for my daughter. I love the finished look and
my daughter loves the ruffles around the wrist the best.
And then there are the pants. Aren't they the coolest? I love that ankle ruffle. I used a royal blue pinwale corduroy and the fabric worked great for this project. I just love the texture both for its visual appeal and for its soft touch.
I sewed a 5 top for my daughter which was right-on target for size. But then I accidentally printed the pages for a size 6 pants (totally my fault). So I figured I'd just go ahead and make the 6. Low and behold, they're a touch big (as I figured), but all I had to do was shorten the waist elastic to make them stay in place. I dig the extra length and as we all know, kids grow. These pants will get good use all winter.
My little sweetie enjoyed a good romp through the leaves in her new outfit. I think she enjoyed being a little fashion model for the afternoon.
Overall, I loved working on the Prairie Rose Pattern! The directions were easy to follow with lots of pictures to guide you along the way. When it's done, you get a really professional looking garment, something I was super proud of!
Right now Anneliese is offering a Thanksgiving promotion of 20% off her patterns with the promo code THANKS20.
You can find the Prairie Rose pattern and others here:
Aesthetic Nest (link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AestheticNest )
Wee Muses (link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeeMuses )
I know what my daughter is going to where when the grandparents come to visit this week. Do you?
Thank you again, Anneliese, for letting me test this beautiful pattern! I love it!