Monday, November 25, 2013

Sewing: The Prairie Rose Set (Pattern)

Hello, Friends. Gearing up for the Thanksgiving holiday? Or gearing up for the holidays? I am trying to do both, but I've also been finishing up a sewing pattern I've been working on for well over a year (phew! seriously?!). With the help of a great team of pattern testers (more about that in a subsequent post) I am happy to announce it's finished! The Prairie Rose Set is available here in my Etsy shop

So I'm celebrating with a coupon code, THANKS20, for 20% off all purchases in my Aesthetic Nest Etsy Shop and my Wee Muses Etsy Shop. You can use it during this big retail holiday push from now through Monday, December 2. (So that's 11/25/13 - 12/2/13) Enjoy it!

The Prairie Rose Set is the second in my line of Wee Muses Sewing Pattern. It's pretty different from the first--the sporty Bateau Neck Top. This one is all girl. But in the best way: The Prairie Rose Set was inspired by the strong women who rode horses with the men and defended their homes on the wind blown prairie, but also kept the floors swept, loved a pretty new dress, and laid out a gingham tablecloth for supper. This set is ultra-feminine but practical too for running, riding or dancing around--it's got pants.

The Prairie Rose Set is a 75 page PDF file but you only need print the pattern pages I've specified for the item you're sewing. (Note: To save paper printing, cutting and assembly I've included dimensions rather than patterns for the rectangles to cut for the ruffles.) This pattern was tested in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia and is fit to print on letter-sized or A4 paper. 

I love to include a lot of value in my patterns, not only in terms of quality, but also in terms of options and variations. I think this one is a particularly great value because The Prairie Rose Set includes patterns and instructions for:
  • The Prairie Rose Blouse
  • The Prairie Rose Dress
  • The Prairie Rose Pants
  • The Prairie Rose Maxi Skirt

This combination of Prairie Rose Blouse and Prairie Rose Maxi skirt is my latest favorite outfit on Scarlett. There is a lot of fullness, especially with all the ruffles but the skirt is narrower through the hips and the longer length balances everything. She loves wearing it. I've kept it simple in one fabric plus a western belt, but you could also switch it up with different prints for the blouse and skirt, or with a contrasting sash or even contrasting ruffles. 

The patterned is sized for girls 18 months through 8 years of age and I've included all pattern specifications in the traditional English units (yards and inches) as well as metric units (meters and centimeters)--hooray! I've also got a section called "Fit Tips" for extra advice on getting the perfect fit.

You might recognize the blouse from Scarlett's Prairie Rose Birthday Party. She wore it with the Prairie Rose pants for that event, and I made a Prairie Rose Dress for Audrey to wear.  This pattern set offers all sorts of possibilities for your “ruffle and tumble” girl!

As with all of the Wee Muses Sewing Patterns, The Prairie Rose Set:
  • is digitally graded and drafted for the greatest accuracy
  • includes markings and guidelines for easy pattern printing and assembly
  • includes full-color photo tutorials and step-by-step sewing directions
  • has been heavily tested by seamstresses of a variety of sewing levels.

I still love the first Prairie Rose Blouse and Pants set I sewed for Tess and I have more Prairie Rose things in the works, which I will hopefully share soon. But wait until you see what my testers came up with. It's so rewarding to see beautiful clothing sewn with one of my designs. I hope this pattern will become a favorite for many of you.

I've used this pattern for a couple birthday celebrations now, but I was thinking it would be great for the holidays too.

You can find The Prairie Rose Set sewing pattern in my Wee Muses Etsy shop where you can also use THANKS20, for 20% off all purchases.

If you are celebrating this week, please have a happy Thanksgiving!


Kate said...

It's great to see it finally released in to the wild!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Beautiful work! I love every photo.

Julie said...

It's beautiful! Your girls are, too!

Crafted by Carly said...

What cute little outfits! You're so clever! :-)

Stacia, Paper Swallow Events said...

How adorable! I would have loved something like this as a child!

Unknown said...

Everything is so fantastic! If my dauthers see that ...

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Beautiful work and really lovely patterns! They look so adorable in the dresses :)

Elasha said...

Beautiful, Annelises! I love your fabric choices!

dana said...

Oh my gosh this is so fun! Such colorful happy fabrics and gorgeous photos. I want to jump in the photos with them. Cute Anneliese!

Unknown said...

Очень красивые дети и отличные фотографии! Получила удовольствие. Спасибо! С Новым годом. Счастья и здоровья!!!!

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