One of my FAVORITE things about blogging is the community, and today I’m just thrilled to be a part of it. A bunch of women I know got together and decided we wanted to surprise Melissa of Sew Like My Mom with a pattern tour – that she has no idea about and didn’t have to organize at all. How cool is that?
I was even happier to say yes to this, because literally if not for Melissa I might not be a blogger/pattern designer like I am now. This post was the first one I ever saw on a sewing blog. Before that I had no idea sewing blogs existed. So I credit her with leading me through the looking glass and into this life. And this post? This seems like such a tiny thing to repay her with. (BTW, I bought this pattern. So no affiliation or kickbacks here, except for the the whole story above).
So I stitched up the Indoor Bowling Set (scroll all the way down on that page to see this pattern) because as darling as her Darling Daisy dress is, I don’t think my boys would wear it. But bowling? A ball? They’re all in for that.
I think this is the oldest pattern Melissa has in her shop, and the pieces for it are hand drawn (which I know is not the case with her newer patterns) but it still went together easily and beautifully. Except I only made 5 pins because I ran out of the fabric scraps that Bean picked out and I really didn’t want to hunt for another color scheme. Plus it’s not like he’s noticed yet.
You know I tend to prefer garment sewing, and sewing/stuffing small things isn’t my first choice in sewing projects, but y’all, this really went together quickly and easily. I did skip the interfacing, and instead I made my seam allowances a little thicker. Not that interfacing would have taken much longer, I was just being lazy. Like the 6th pin thing too.
Want to check out what some other bloggers have done with Melissa’s patterns on this surprise tour? Check out any of these posts:
Oh, and go buy some Sew Like My Mom patterns!