It seems to be 'Blog Tour' week here at Willow & Stitch. Today I'm joining in with the Gracious Thread's 'A New Look' blog tour. Jess is celebrating her new look website and shop with this brilliant tour where we all get to create a 'new look' of our own using her patterns.
Since my little girl is such a fan of dresses I thought I would sew up something completely different for her and made these 'Lazy Days Lounge Pants'. Surprisingly they were a big hit with her. She loved having something so comfy to wear, and something that didn't restrict her movement in any way. She immediately decided that they were going to be her yoga pants and started showing me her moves! I had no idea that she knew any of this - turns out they do some yoga in her dance classes. Don't you love it when they surprise you with things like that?It still always seems miraculous to me when she knows something that I haven't personally taught her, I'm really not sure why because it happens all the time now! Check out that 'down dog!'.....
My little one was measuring up between a size 5 and 6 so I went with the bigger size and they were a really good fit actually, not too big and still room to grow (way too much of that going on at the moment for my liking - I've asked her to slow down but she's hell bent on growing up as fast as possible *sob*). We both loved that the pants have pockets although I think next time I would make them deeper to ensure that none of those oh so precious posessions get lost! I also omitted the faux drawstring on the waistband because I couldn't quite be bothered with sewing the buttonholes for it and potentially getting into an argument with my sewing machine which I pretty much always loose. I don't think they look any worse for the omission!
3 minutes of calming yoga and deep breathing is apparently more than sufficient for a 5 year old however because pretty soon Ella decided that actually (her favourite word) what these pants are perfect for is a crime fighting superhero. Batman* to be precise. I'm personally not sure that Batman would be seen dead in pink and red yoga pants but I kept my reservations to myself. I have to admit she was pretty kick ass.
To celebrate this new look Gracious Threads is offering 40% off all patterns with the code 'ANEWLOOK'.
I've also got 1 Gracious Threads pattern of your choice to give away to one of my readers. Comment on this post and record your entry here to win!
Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you go and take a look at all the other awesome bloggers who are taking part in this blog tour.
*The batman mask is from a selection of superhero masks that I make and sell through my Etsy shop. It's available as a free pattern on my tutorials page if you would like to make one for yourself. There are also other superhero, animal and fairytale mask pattern sets available for sale through my Etsy shop.
Bam! And we're out......