Back in the Fall, I was contacted by Sprout Patterns asking if I would like to try out their new services. I was already intrigued, so of course I said yes!
Their website is pure genius. You get to choose from a large selection of clothing patterns, have it printed with any Spoonflower design and then just cut it out and assemble when it arrives. No need to buy the pattern or pin anything. The pattern really is printed right on the fabric!! It’s amazing.
All of the pieces have a white border around them, and are labeled very clearly so there is no question about where to cut.
For my first project I decided to try out the Kids Recess Raglan. I went with my own Stripes, Dots & Gems fabric design for the sleeves and Heidi Kenney’s Mermaid fabric for the body. I have been looking for a reason to use those mermaids, they are just too cute!
The fabric was easy enough to cut out, and the little labels were perfect for keeping track of what was what.
The hardest part for me, assembly wise, was the collar. I had never attached a collar using a serger before, so There may have been a few curse words used. (or a lot) I think if I practice more, I won’t be as frustrated next time.
I also didn’t attach the little blue tabs, because the frustration had taken over and I wasn’t ready for them. I regret that now, because that pop of blue would have been perfect.
Overall though I was very pleased with the outcome, and my daughter loved it even more!
So much so, it was very hard to get a good shot of her wearing it. She wouldn’t stop moving!!
I also tested out the Lane Raglan in an adult size and the Lined Zipper Pouch. They were both super easy to assemble, and hopefully I’ll have photos of them to share soon! I’m also eyeing the Moneta Dress, but I’m going to try it with plain fabric first, just to make sure I’m ready!
Long Story Short: Go check out Sprout Patterns, you will not be dissapointed!!