суббота, 10 февраля 2018 г.

Pattern hack for Zarinka tunic - dress modification

Today I have a pattern hack for you for the Zarinka Tunic Pattern.
There are many ways to modify this pattern but today I’m going to show you how to turn the Zarinka Tunic Pattern into a dress with ruffle on the bottom of the skirt. This dress modification is pretty easy.

First, you need is the pattern. Purchase the Zarinka Tunic Pattern here. This pattern is available in sizes 18m-5Y.

The Zarinka Tunic Pattern for sizes 6Y- 14Y will be available in spring. Follow the @plkidsapparel on Instagram or sign up here to be the first to know. Don’t miss the special offers from PL Kids Apparel

And from today until the February 14th use coupon code LOVE20 to get the pattern at 20% off!!!

And here is the dress modification:

Cut all the details of the tunic as it is shown in the tutorial with the only alteration: add 3/8” (1cm) seam allowances to the bottom of the skirt back/front the instead of 1 ¼”(3cm) as it says in the tutorial.
Cut the ruffle pieces with next dimensions:
56 * 11.5
22 ¼“ * 4 ½“
58 * 12
23” * 4 ¾“
60 * 13
23 ¾“ * 5”
62 * 13.5
24 ½“ * 5 ¼“
64 * 14
25 ¼“ * 5 ½“
Then follow all the tutorial to sew the tunic. Leave unfinished the bottom of the skirt.

To sew the ruffle follow the instruction below.

Serge or zigzag the edges of side seam allowances on the ruffle pieces.

Place two pieces right sides together and sew the side seams.

Press seam allowances open.

Change the settings on your sewing machine to a long stitch length, with low tension (a basting stitch).  Stitch about ¼” from the raw edge, leaving thread tails at least 7″-8″ long at the beginning and end of your stitch lines. Sew the second row of stitching 1/8” below the first row of stitching.

Carefully pull the two bobbin threads and form even gathers. Note that the fabric gathers more evenly as you pull the bobbin threads together at the same time. Continue to pull the bobbin thread and work the fabric down until the ruffle piece evenly gathers and reaches the length you need. 

 Press the gathers with steam once you have them even and at the desired finished length. It will help set them and make it easier to sew the ruffle to the skirt.

Place the skirt (right side out) into the ruffles (wrong side out). Align the bottom of the skirt with the gathered edge of the ruffles matching the centers and the side seams. Sew all the way around.

Serge or zigzag the seam allowances together. Press the seam allowances toward the skirt. 

Trim the corners of the seam allowances from the stitching line to reduce thickness

Hem the bottom of the ruffle. Fold the seam allowances over about 3/8” (1cm) and press it in place. Then fold it over 3/8" (1cm) again and press. 

 Stitch it in place.

четверг, 23 февраля 2017 г.

The Wings cut back tunic - pattern testing

The Wings Cut Back Tunic pattern has been released this Monday, and today is the last day you can grab your copy with 20% OFF. You can purchase it in the PL Kids Apparel ETSY shop here. Just enter the code PROMO20.

This pattern was fit tested by the Ukrainian and Russian testers last summer (you can see here). And the English version was tested this February by the talented testers from around the world. This tunic is really quick and easy to sew, so some testers sewed a couple of tunics for their girls during the pattern testing.

And now tons of photos from testers))

Emily's daughter @midwestvintageco ) loves pink like mine by the way. And her version is so girly. More photos and the pattern review you can find on her blog.

Another beautiful version is from Zoë (@zowiezo_6000milesfromhome). More details on her blog.

Next photos from Laura Schuerwegen makes me want the summer all the year round. She made both versions, and they both are gorgeous. 

Elina (@elinaeen) also made two tunics (both Version B) for her curly little princess. She added the pocket on one of it, and it looks fabulous.

Next two Versions B from Sandra (@louvickil

Next tunic is from Kara Mooney.  Such a cheerful photos))  She's like a little rock star.

 The photos from Taryn Haynes-Smart shows the tunic in action)). Like Taryn said: "All she wanted was 'moving' photos which I think is a testament to how comfortable this tunic is."

And the version A from Lisan (@elprobeert).

Easy to sew, easy to change with color blocking, adding accents. Super comfortable and easy to move in. That's all about the Wings Cut Back Tunic. Do not miss out to grab your copy while it's on sale. You can purchase it in the PL Kids Apparel ETSY shop here with 20% off today. Just enter the code PROMO20.