Pattern Emporium Blog Tour

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I’m beyond thrilled to be kicking off Pattern Emporium‘s very first Blog Tour!  Lucky, lucky me!

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Pattern Emporium is so highly regarded in the sewing world and I can now see what everyone raves about.

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If this is your first time to my blog, welcome!  I’m a stay-at-home mom to five busy kids and I sew to stay sane.  We rush from one thing to the next so I cherish my quiet afternoons with my machine.  I’ve also learned that I love to take pictures of my kids almost as much as I love sewing for them so be warned that this post is loaded with pics!

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I’ve had the Ladies Harem Pants pattern cut out and sitting on this fabric for an embarrassingly long time (we’re talking months).  This tour was the perfect push to get them done and I couldn’t wait to sew some up for my girls too!

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I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect woven joggers forever and this pattern is exactly what I envisioned it would be.

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I made mine up per the pattern with diagonal relaxed pockets and elastic casings in the ankles.    They are so comfortable and fit like a dream.  My fabric came from the LA fabric district and is a rayon challis.

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I love the waistband and pockets!  The pocket holds my phone perfectly which is always a struggle with this type of pant.

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My oldest daughter’s are similar to mine but with a curved front pocket and no elastic in the ankle.  She really wanted ‘flowy’ pants!

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Hers are sewn with rayon challis from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  This style of pant suits her easy-going but sophisticated little personality.

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My younger daughter is all about comfort.  For hers I left off the pockets and cropped them quite a bit.  I also used the same size as big sister’s so they are a bit looser.  For ultimate comfort I traded the elastic waistband for a knit waistband.  All fabric for this pair is also from Raspberry Creek.

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These will be perfect for my little dancer.  I love that she can push the cuff up for a true harem pant look or pull it down for a cute crop pant.

I honestly can’t get over the options that these patterns have.  I could see these being a summer staple for sure.

My little guy may even get a comfy knit pair too.  Really, I think he’ll be jealous if he doesn’t!

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Thank you for stopping by! I can’t wait to see what the other great bloggers have to share for us.  My first jump into the Pattern Emporium world has been such a thrill.  If you aren’t a member of the Pattern Emporium Facebook Group make sure you join to be blown away with inspiration!  Kate’s newest pattern The Heartlight Skirt has been filling it with gorgeous photos you won’t want to miss.

 

5 thoughts on “Pattern Emporium Blog Tour

  1. Tami, these are LOVELY! I’m in the same position you were. I have the pattern pieces cut out on top of the reserved fabric since I bought my copy in December last year. And now with this blog tour, I’m sure all of you will have me all inspired to finally sew up a pair before the month is out.

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