First up is the Greta Tunic. It is a tunic which is great for summer to put over a swimsuit at the beach for example. When I saw the Greta Tunic I just thought it would just be perfect for our eldest. I like the loose fit, it just flows nicely. An added bonus is the quick sew, only attaching the facing in the front might take some time.
The fabric was already in my stash for almost years. I loved it when I saw it online, but once it was in my hands I found it difficult to combine with other fabrics and did not find a pattern that fitted the fabric. When I saw this pattern I thought the fabric was just perfect for it.
The Mina shorts are an even quicker sew than the Greta Tunic. Within 2 hours I cut the pattern, chose the fabric (which always takes some time) and sewed the garment. The only downside was the fabric that I choose, it has some lines in it and of course I wanted the lines to line up. So I had to unpick for a couple of times before I was satisfied.
The shorts are perfect for summer weather. As you can see in the picture of the back of the shorts I had another issue when sewing the shorts. The waistband was a bit short. So therefore I sewed another piece of fabric in the back. It also makes it easier for our girl to identify the back when she is putting it on. I like the extra color in the waistband.
What I like about the shorts is the fit and the quick sew. You can easily make a couple for summer. And the result looks like a nice store bought garment, but then with nice unique fabric.You can buy any of the Zierstoff Patterns with 30% discount in April, use the code MahlicaDesigns30.
The rest of the week more bloggers will show you one of the many patterns by Zierstoff Patterns. Make sure to have a look. There is such a wide variety of patterns.
Monday April 10- Anne-Mari Sews, Inspinration, Tenille’s Thread, Sew Cucio, Embrace Everyday
Tuesday April 11- Musings of A Seamstress, mahlicadesigns, Anna's Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B Handmade, FABulous Home Sewn
Wednesday April 12- Thread and Scissors, Kaleidothought, Idle Sunshine, mahlicadesigns
Thursday April 13- Very Blissful, Sew A Piece of Joy, Zowie Zo, Nina Makes, Thread and Scissors
Friday April 14- Tales of a Tester; Anne-Mari Sews; Bless, by Tone; Life Sew Savory; Needles to Say, Adventures with Bubba and Bug
Saturday April 15- Sprouting Jube Jube, Musings of A Seamstress, Stitches by Laura; Tea, Dust and Stitches, Anna's Heirloom Boutique, Ronda B Handmade, Glitter in my Coffee