Jocole Love Tour- Girls Crossover Tunic8:00 AM
I'm really excited to be part of the Jocole Love Blog Tour! Be sure to check out ALL the bloggers in the tour. The tour is running fro...
Jocole patterns were one of my first PDF's and I learned to sew for myself from them. So of course when Larissa from Connected by a Thread asked for bloggers for the Jocole Love Tour I was eager to join in.
Jocole Girls Crossover Tunic. I've actually made this pattern numerous times in women's sizes and it was an absolute favorite when I had a baby to nurse. I would still be wearing them except that I'm at least 2 sizes smaller now, so not a good idea. ;)
The Girls Crossover Tunic comes in sizes 12 months-14 years. It includes shirt, tunic and dress length. Its a pretty fast and easy sew. But my favorite part is actually assembling the pattern. Jodi did such a great job puzzle piecing the pattern pieces so that you would actually save paper when printing. I think that's my favorite part of her patterns. And of course there are some really great FREE hacks available on the Jocole Website. You can make a halter top, maxi dress or add sleeves, just by following the step by step tutorials available here.
My model's complaint about this pattern is that the arms are too tight. Its hard for me to tell whether that is because I pulled the binding too tight or whether the arm is drafted too tight. Either way, it'll be an easy fix when I make another one.
Ugh, she wasn't in the "mood" for photos. Seriously. You'd think I pay her or something! Taking a cue from our birthday party yesterday, I had her put on her mic set from the party. Still not quite enough. Blah. Handed her a microphone. Improving... Finally I broke out my laptop and youtubed some Taylor Swift music videos. YES! Success.
All that said, I like this pattern. It went together SUPER fast and I know from experience is comfortable to wear. Whether you get the women's or girl's version, you'll love it. :)
Be sure to check out all of the blogs on this tour! Which is your favorite so far?
Feb 8- Larissa from Connected By a Thread
Feb 9- Tibeca from Sewing by Ti
Feb 10- Robin from My Little Lady & Gentleman
Feb 11- Patricia from Sew Far North
Feb 12- Linda from Sew Happily Ever After
Feb 15- Larissa from Connected by a Thread and Essence from Amazing Adventures of Bubba and Bu
Feb 16- Amy from Wally and Grace
Feb 17- Melissa from Rebel & Malice and Sharon from Sweetpea & Pumpkins
Feb 18- Ula from Lulu & Celeste
Feb 19- Teronia from Crazy Crafty Haute Mama and Cindy from Cindy Parrett.com