If you've been following my blog, you've probably heard me mention the patterns from DMK Easy Wear, oh, a time or ten.
These are some of the things I've made with the DMK patterns:
1. Trendy Unisex Pea Coat for Kids 2. Reversible Tunic Top/Dress, 3. Relaxed Beach Shirt, 4. Super Comfy Wide Leg Cropped Pants for Girls and Boys (Sorry these actually just link to my flickr photos. I'd link to the exact pattern on the Etsy site, but they sell fast - and get relisted quickly - I know you'll find them.)
I had a great first experience buying from Karen at DMK. I knew I wanted to buy some of the patterns, but the pants weren't listed in the size I wanted. I e-mailed her about it, and she responded right away and listed the pants. Then she sent the patterns along very quickly.
The patterns are really easy to follow with lots of pictures, and if you've never purchased a pattern over the internet and pieced it together from your printer, Karen explains that really well.
Anyway, I liked Karen's patterns so much that I started following her blog, so one day I saw that she was looking for pattern testers. Woo hoo, that's like a new sewer's dream, right? It was for a really cute pattern in older girls' sizes (and I definitely needed to make something for my older daughter for a change), so I quickly volunteered. Not only did she pick me, but she read my blog as well. My post about the tunic top may have been a little complain-y, so I felt a little bad, but she said she appreciated my feedback, incorporated it into the pattern and sent me the newer version. How nice is that?!
So here's what I made . . .
I'm sure my daughter wouldn't be too excited about having her butt on the internet, but it's really the best view of how great these pants are. Yep, they're basically skinny jeans which are totally the in thing at her school. Karen calls them "Jeggings". I love how the pattern tells you how to do the stitching, so they really look like a pair of jeans. I actually made these with regular navy blue knit fabric, so they're actually really comfortable, too. What you can't see in my photo is that there's a yoke in the back and stitching down the outside leg seams further contributing to the jeans look. Did you see that Pioneer Woman posted a similar thing on her blog today?
So I'm very excited to tell you that Karen has offered to give a free Jeggings pattern to one lucky reader. For one chance to win, just comment on this post with your favorite ever kids' sewing pattern. For another chance to win, visit the DMK Easy Wear Etsy Shop, and leave another comment on your favorite DMK pattern. I'll pick a winner on Thursday (12/2) night at 8:00 PM EST.
Good luck and thanks for reading.
p.s. I know there's no such thing as the Virtual Quilting Bee Police, but I really am working on quilt blocks (that's a whole other story soon to come). I made these jeggings a little while ago.