Willow and Co. Pattern Testing- sneak peaks!

Willow and Co. is a new pattern company preparing to launch their first line, Wanderlust: A glamping collection. This pattern company is composed of nine contributors, all amazing sewing bloggers. I’m very excited to be able to share pictures from the two upcoming patterns I was selected to test for!

Both the patterns I tested were designed by Haley of Welcome to the Mouse House. First up the Persimmon Dress and Top. This cute dress or tunic offers options for a ruffled bottom and side pockets. It dresses up the traditional summer dress with pleats and a center panel that can coordinate or accent.

 Persimmon Dress and Top

I used the ruffle on my version, and finally had a chance to cut into this fun triangle I’ve been holding onto!

 Persimmon Dress and TopIt’s not really no sleeve weather here yet. We snuck in a few pictures on a warm evening. She handed me her sweater and laughed about how naked she was. It’s been a long winter!

 Persimmon Dress and TopWhile I couldn’t share 90 percent of my kids week clothing sewing until now, I have to say it was wildly successful, she loves all the pieces that were sewn. Big brother is due some sewing time though.

 Persimmon Dress and Top

 

Next up the Clover shorts! These shorts have an option of a ruffled waistband, pockets, a sash, and fun button tabs. The look  deceptively difficult with pleats and a cuff, and yield an awesome pair of cute everyday shorts. Nighttime pictures of a dancing child coming up next 😉

clover shortsFirst pair ruffle top with sash, no pockets. My mental math wasn’t quite up to snuff so I shorted my sash a little bit when cutting, but it still works!

clover shortsThey have a flat front and elastic back. That works great for us because I can yank in the elastic to get a better fit at the waist for the slender kiddo. I picked up this fabric on clearance for $2/yard, can’t go wrong! 

clover shortsShe wouldn’t stop dancing…. But you can still see these are some cute shorts. This pair has a pocket though it hides a little in the print, and dancing. I wanted something a little more neutral that would work with a variety of tops. I had this lightweight denim that was just the ticket.

The final verdict? I have another dress and two more pairs of shorts cut and ready to sew. These are going to be summer staples! The full Glamping collection will be released April 22. It will be available HERE. 

Happy Sewing,

Rachel

{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Jennifer Lachman April 14, 2014, 7:36 am

    I can’t wait for the clover shorts pattern. I’ve been in love with it since they announced it. That little heart fabric is adorable.
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  • Pam @Threading My Way April 14, 2014, 7:44 am

    Super cute shorts with the tabs, cuffs and ruffle. I really like the fabric you’ve used in the first pair.
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  • Amy mayen April 14, 2014, 8:37 am

    I think the dress is my favorite thing you’ve ever made. I’m absolutely head over heels for it! I wish Sof was a size smaller than your baby, because I’d totally ask to buy it when she outgrows. But I think they’re the same size:( and the shorts pattern; adorable!!
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  • Lisa @ PiePie Designs April 14, 2014, 9:15 am

    Love, love, love your fabric choices!

  • Mie @ Sewing Like Mad April 14, 2014, 10:05 am

    Oh that Persimmon is amazing in the fabrics you used and I love the styling with the red tights!! The shorts are amazing too. Great job. Thank you so much.

  • Ajaire April 15, 2014, 9:12 pm

    I love how these turned out. I’m so jealous of everyone who got to test these. They look like great patterns. I love the print combo on the dress. And I still love those hearts on the shorts 🙂
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  • Cindy April 16, 2014, 9:19 am

    Hopefully, spring will fully arrive soon and there will be no more chilly/snowy days! I love your fabric combo on the Persimmon pattern. And the shorts look great too!
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  • Annie April 16, 2014, 11:11 am

    I love all of your fabric choices, but my favorite is those Clover shorts with ruffle top! So cute and stylish!
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  • Chelsea April 19, 2014, 10:08 am

    You have been busy!! Love those shorts the most. So darling!
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