Pattern review plus Giveaway!

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Just  a few days ago I was mindlessly surfing through Facebook land(yet again) when one of those “suggested pages” popped up.   Usually I  either ignor these ads or hit like (especially on small business and hand made pages, I love to show my support!) But something told me to go and check this out.

The page was E+M Patterns.

OMG am I  glad I listened to that little voice. The very first post I saw was asking for pattern testers for a new clothing pattern!!  A boy pattern and I just so happen to have four of that breed at my beck and call.   I jumped at the chance.  Literally, I’m pretty sure my husband started laughing.   Luckily it had only been posted a few moments before so I hit the link, filled out the form, and waited.  The very next day I got an email with details for me to test the size 7/long sleeve of Boy’s Shirt Pattern No.7.

HOLD THE PHONE….Did she say sleeves.  I’ve never done sleeves!! Panic time!!  See I’m very new to the clothing department so I started to think that maybe I had dove in too far.   Deep breath, I followed the link to the pattern/tutorial and began to read through.  Let me tell you, the details that Allison provided were absolutely amazing.  The pattern came with a clear, detailed picture and written instruction for every single step! Every seam is fully finished using a felled seam approach.  As Allison puts it, you won’t find any “itchy” or “hurty” seams in this pattern.

  Panic on hold I began to gather my materials and print the pattern. The hardest part about this shirt is picking the material.   Everything feel together wonderfully.  I was plus one in the boys shirt department in no time at all.  Here’s Parker in his brand new duds

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I choose to up cycle some navy linen and a cool blue woven cotton.

The possibilities for customizing this shirt are endless.. short sleeves, no sleeves, more color blocking, solid color, even a girl version!! ( I might want one of these for myself.)

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When testing this pattern we were asked not to deviate from the original pattern/tutorial.  The only thing I changed was the button on the shoulder.  I opted for a single button on each rather than 2.  My son has a bit if a button fear.


Ok enough of me blabbing about Boy’s Shirt No. 7 lets get down to business.  You can win this pattern!!    You can win your choice of patterns!  So be sure to check out all the great patterns E+M Patterns.  Alright, just leave me a comment here on this post letting me know your favorite pattern.    I will pick a random comment using a random number generator.

This giveaway will be open to ALL until 6pm est on Wednesday June 11, 2014.  Please be sure to leave me your email and check back on June 12, 2014 so you can claim your free pattern.

Testers United

Check out these blogs and see for yourself how versitile this pattern is!  And be sure to enter their pattern giveaway!


Daria Baby steps to Couture


Emily LeBaron  Capturing the Moments of Life


  Amy Friends Stitched Together

Amanda  Made By Amanda Rose


Megan  Mae and K

Deborah  Sprouting Julie Julie


Sheila  Dresses by Sheila

Kimberly  Pitty Kitty

24 thoughts on “Pattern review plus Giveaway!

  1. I love this pattern–I had just clicked to E+M Patterns when news of your giveaway reached my eyes….this is what I was going there for with 3 boys, it’d be something I could whip up for them 🙂


  2. On my way to buy this pattern now! The Pants No 2 pattern looks awesome as well- I just LOVE the different looks and that it is for boys and girls!


    1. Yeah!! It really is an awesome pattern. And so customizable. Have fun with it. Feel free to post pictures on Finn’s door FB page. I would love to see your creations.


  3. Oh, I need to make this for my grandson. He would love it. I make things for his sister all the time. I feel like I’m neglecting him. You did a great job!


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