By Libby Vasquez
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Welcome to my stop on the George and Ginger
pattern shop sewing tour, Festival Fever. I am broadening my pattern collection and designers, so when i saw the tour call for George and Ginger I dared myself to check it out. When i think of festivals i think of books, food or child themed ones. Thus, I sought out comfortable patterns that I would wear to one of these type of events. I kept coming back to the Batty Tunic
and Heat Wave Hot pants
. Both were equally appealing, I wasn’t sure about the Batty tunic because it is not my usual style but wanted to try something different, while the shorts were just screaming my name. I got lucky in that the designer allowed us to pick a full look and I got both.
Both patterns were great in that they had a small amount of pieces. I did adjust the Batty Tunic and Heatwave Hot pants as I am 6 inches shorter than the intended size. I cut the Batty by 2 inches and Heatwave by 1 1/4 as i still wanted it a bit longer than the norm. I’ve got to say I am glad I tried the Batty tunic as I felt so comfortable in it and thought it was perfect for a food truck event or many fairs coming up in California. I did have a bit of curl on my items when hemming but I believe that was all my choice in fabric. The instructions on both were super easy and a great fit. For the Batty Tunic since it was a bit more for warm weather, I felt, I hacked the shoulder holes for breathability. I cut a circle from the base of the elastic roll and folded it in half. I then chose two spots on each side of the tunic and cut it out. I just rolled the hem and it was very comfortable for the summer. For the winter I will leave the pattern as is and just a fall color.
I will definitely be making more Heat Wave Hot pants. For a speedier sew I may try it without pockets. I think I would’ve loved these when pregnant too, the main wide band would’ve been my life-saver in the summer and I would’ve been very comfortable. I LOVE, LOVE these shorts and am already gathering my fabric to make a few more for the week with a fabric that is more stitch friendly and in so many colors. I cannot say how comfortable these were during my walk around the event, grabbing food, chasing after kids and what not. They are the reason why you decide to sew and forget about store bought items that just don’t feel quite right. These shorts were just PERFECT!
When going to the event this past weekend I was comfortable but unfortunately was very difficult to take pictures. My children wanted to hold my hand not understanding I was trying to take pictures of the outfit and I felt a bit awkward with people staring at me while posing. I took quite a few pictures but could only choose a few as people kept jumping in the background or vendors were just staring at the camera. Overall, I was comfortable in my own way and I rocked a shirt style I wasn’t sure would be me and found out I was wrong. I loved being part of this tour and finding a new sewing pattern shop to be addicted to.
Caught the fever? Check out all the amazing looks in the Festival Fever line up!
Monday, June 18
Confessions of the Pink Obsessed | Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing
Our Play Palace | Wild & Wanderful | Bellephant
Tuesday, June 19
Threadistry | Cross Stitches | Middle River Studio
Liviality | Threads of Magic
Wednesday, June 20
Seams Sew Lo | So Sara Sews | Tenille’s Threads
My Crazy Crafty Beautiful Life | Aurora Design
Thursday, June 21
Middle River Studio | The Needle and the Belle
Sweet Mama Life | Sewing Scientist
Friday, June 22
Sewing Ambi | 52 Week Sewing Challenge
Needles to Say | My Sewing Roots
So Today I Did a Thing
And special thanks to our tour sponsors!
Boho Fabrics | Sincerely Rylee | Wandering Willow Design | Aurora Designs