I was beyond happy when Elsa from La Casa Cactus approached me to ask if I'd like to join in a blog tour for P+M Patterns. Karine is a talented French national, living abroad, whose designs ooze that french chic - simple, elegant and understated but with so much style.
Once you've read my post, make sure you check out the giveaway at the bottom of the page to enter and win a pattern of your choice.
I have been using the Leon Shorts for nearly 5 years now, I found the pattern back when P+M was Papillion and Mandarine and only available in printed paper patterns, in that time I've made SO many Leon's and have loved each one!
For this blog post I've sewn up the Ella Shorts minus the sash. I didn't think any other woven shorts could top the Leon shorts for me, Ella has! It's such a stylish pattern - I used a beautiful navy linen and they are perfect for a hot summers day.
I love the box pleat detail in the front and the little button tabs on the sides and my missy loves the pockets - pockets are always a winner in our house - where else would she hide rocks and leaves and lizards...
Can you see the attitude oozing out of those butter-wouldn't-melt-eyes? Are you fearful for my sanity during the teenage years?? I am...
I also sewed up the Blue Princess Top, it is an adorable little dress, or top. It too comes in sizes 2-12 and is listed as an "easy" sew, I would say that is pretty accurate. I've gotten a head start on my easter sewing, I used this cute bunny print to make it a little easter-y
She has decided to call it her bunny top because the back straps look like bunny ears.
Pm-Patterns Blog Tour
- March, 13th: Lilla-Gumma/ My Sewing Roots
- March, 14th: Sew Sew Ilse/ Threadistry/ Seams Sew Lo
- March, 15th: Sprouting JubeJube/ Sewrendipity/ Sewvolution
- March, 16th: Sewing Vortex/ OakBlue Designs/ AusChick
- March, 17th Octaves of Color