Hi! Today I am one of the stops for the Petit Oiseau tour. I love Mel's (Filles à Maman) patterns - they are some of the best out there - and I was so happy to join this blog tour showcasing her lovely newest pattern, the Petit Oiseau (that's French for little bird). My little (not so little anymore, blah...) ginger birdie loved her new sweater!
Petit Oiseau, pattern by Filles à Maman.
Medium-heavy double knit (it is almost like scuba knit) and navy blue interlock.
This is dolman style shirt with asymmetrical decorative flounce with options for short or long sleeves.
It is a super quick sew! I made it in less than one hour with preps (taping+cutting) included.
The size range is great! It goes from 12 months to 14 years. All in one pattern!
The size chart puts her on a size 4 (which is normal, since although she is almost 7 she is really, really slim), but I decided to make a size 5 width and size 6 length since I wanted this piece to last longer. It is a sweater so I am okay that it looks a bit large on her.
She used it after the photo shoot, to go to her ballet classes and we got several compliments. That flounce is a wonderful and unique detail! I will be making more of these for sure! (and if you follow this blog you know that I don't repeat many patterns...)
There is an amazing giveaway running along with this tour. You can win 21 patterns (wow, right?) from several designers: Jennuine designs, Petit à Petit Patterns, Paisley Roots, Jalie, Sofilantjes, Call Ajaire, Knot Sew Normal, Momma Quail Patterns, Duck Butt Designs, The Wolf and the Tree, Laela Jeyne Patterns, Kelly J Patterns, Golden Rippy, Dandelions 'n' Dungarees, FABulous Home sewn, Bishy Barnababes, Filles à Maman. Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!
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There is also a discount on the Filles à Maman pattern shop. The Petit Oiseau pattern is at a discounted price of $6 (USD), no code needed. Sale goes through Monday 30th to Friday 5th (midnight EDT).
Don't miss a post on this tour! Here is the line up:
Wednesday December 2nd: Just Add Fabric - Sprouting JubeJube - Thread Riding Hood - From a Box Thursday December 3rd: Rebel and Malice - Sew Shelly Sew - Create 3.5 - Made by Sara