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P4P 50K Member Celebration + Peg Legs Update!

P4P 50K Member Celebration + Peg Legs Update!

Such an INCREDIBLE thing that we get to share about today!  Patterns for Pirates has reach 50,000 fans in our Facebook group.  INSANITY!  To celebrate, we’ve got a few things going on.

First, we have a big ole sale happening.  Use code “50KSale” to get a whopping 30% off your purchase, through April 25th.  Head on over and get your pattern shopping on!  And second, we updated the ever-famous Peg Legs leggings pattern with SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF!

Favorite Tee by Patterns for Pirates

Favorite Tee by Patterns for Pirates

Hey-o!  It’s another Patterns for Pirates release day.  And this one is going to be a new FAVORITE of yours.  Pun totally intended.  The Favorite Tee has an insane amount of options, and we shook it up this time to include a few new styles!

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule | Progress Report

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule | Progress Report

Eep!  I’m excited to share my Spring Capsule with you guys for a few reasons.  Number one, I actually finished it.  Which is a feat in itself.  Number two, I didn’t follow the rules of the #sewminicapsule but I did make a legit sudoku capsule, so I’m loving all of the graphics I was able to create.  And number three, I just love being able to share boys’ wardrobes.  I feel like little girls get the most attention with clothing, and it’s fun to infuse some boy clothes into the mix of things.  Here we go!

The Force Awakens | Cute Kid Edition

The Force Awakens | Cute Kid Edition

My sister was planning a visit with her two babies and I COULD NOT resist making them coordinating outfits.  It just needed to happen.  And is there seriously a better trio of characters to turn them into than the newest heroes from the Star Wars Universe?  I seriously had so much fun making these outfits.

Like always, I wanted to make sure the clothes were wearable after the fact…but still a form of cosplay.  It’s my “everyday cosplay” style that i love to put Louis in.  And I LOVE how they turned out!

March BeeBox | Vinegar & Honey Co.

March BeeBox | Vinegar & Honey Co.

Subscription boxes are near and dear to my heart.  I just love surprise mail…especially when it’s in fabric form.  Sometimes, you get something you’d never order for yourself and it helps put you outside of your comfort zone, or forces you to be a little extra creative.  This was my first month of receiving the BeeBox from Vinegar + Honey Co and I LOVED what was inside!

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule | Intro

M4M + P4P Spring Mini Capsule | Intro

Good lord, Louis needs some clothes for the upcoming change in seasons.  Badly.  Kiddo has grown so much and his entire closet has been cleared of things that are too short for him.  Nothing is more motivating to get sewing done than a capsule challenge, and I’m super happy that Megan and Judy decided to put together the Spring Mini Capsule!

Cross My Heart Cami by Patterns for Pirates

Cross My Heart Cami by Patterns for Pirates

We had a quiet February over at P4P, but don’t think we weren’t working on some goodies behind-the-scenes!  Meet the newest top in the Patterns for Pirates lineup: the Cross My Heart Cami.

Planets Galore Fabric by Snowy Owl Customs

Planets Galore Fabric by Snowy Owl Customs

I love sewing for Louis.  But that’s pretty obvious.  But I especially love sewing for Louis when I get to use awesome fabric that feeds his interests.  It’s probably our fault, but Louis loves all things space.  And this new fabric from Snowy Owl Customs is totally Lou’s style!

Mama Isabel by Made for Mermaids

Mama Isabel by Made for Mermaids

Allow me to introduce you to the baby-making pattern of the century.  I mean…to the cutest wrap dress/top pattern you’ll own.  Made for Mermaids seriously nailed it with this one.  Meet: Mama Isabel!

Patterns for Pirates Boyfriend Vneck

Patterns for Pirates Boyfriend Vneck

I’ve committed one of the biggest sins, being a Pirate girl.  I never made myself a Boyfriend Vneck.  I bought the pattern a million years ago, always intended to make it happen….and then never got around to it.  Officially, I can be taken off the naughty list!  I also don’t know what took me so long to make one of these….sorry Judy!

Thread Therapy Fabric

Thread Therapy Fabric

Erin from Thread Therapy Fabrics contacted me about her new round of custom prints and asked if I wanted to sew something up with her geometric roses.  Yes, girl.  YES.  Of course.  I am a huge sucker for a geo print and I ADORE floral fabrics.  Sign me up!

Monaluna | Simple Life Blog Tour

Monaluna | Simple Life Blog Tour

Gemia (Phat Quarters) and Kelly (Handmade Boy) contacted me about this tour and I jumped at the opportunity.  An all boys tour?  With fun, new, boy-friendly fabrics?  Yes, yes, yes!

I wasn’t familiar with Monaluna fabrics until now, but I am so glad that I’ve been introduced!  Based in California, it’s a husband-wife team of independent fabric designers, who specialize in organic fabrics with fresh, modern designs.  Their newest line “Simple Life” is darling and perfectly geared toward the boys…yet still totally appropriate for all ages and genders.

Contact

Katy McKinley
katy@threadandgrain.com