Felt Wings by Rebecca Page

Did you know that Mummykins and Me rebranded a few weeks ago?!

They are now Rebecca Page! (Aff link)

Same great patterns, new name, slightly new website – still just as awesome!

The felt wings pattern isn’t actually new. Its been around for a while, but we, on the Ambassador Team, were asked to help promote it for its re-release!

Oh and what is the Ambassador Team?

Well its this new group that has been started up that gets patterns in exchange for promotion!

A win, win for me since I love the Rebecca Page patterns to begin with!

So when I heard about the Felt Wings pattern (Aff link) I thought to myself….. “It’s Little Mister T’s birthday next week…. and he LOVES being a bird!” So after finding out from his mom that Blue Jays are his favorite…

Here are our Blue Jay inspired wings just in time for his birthday party!

This pattern is great to do as a project with a child, or a child in mind! It can be tailored so many ways with different shaped wings and different colors! (We stayed pretty traditional here.) How fun would it be to get the kids involved in picking the shapes, colors, sizes, and arrangement of the wings?!

Over all, the pattern delivers what it says!

I would highly suggest though doing the custom sized bands as the generic ones are quite small.

I also altered my bands and ended up making them out of strips of felt instead of cotton after not liking the way they had sewn up.

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One last thing…

If you toddler hates wearing costumes, give it a year or two before making this for them! Little Mister A was beside himself as I was trying to get some modeled shots…

Here are the tearful bloopers!

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On the Grow by Apple Tree Sewing Patterns

Now that the first trimester is over and my energy is slowing coming back I volunteered to do another pattern test.

This time for Apple Tree Sewing Patterns.

I love a few things about their patterns….

  1. They are Canadian
  2. They are “grow with me” style
  3. They are well written and easy to follow

So, it was a “grow with me” romper!

I don’t think I have sewn a romper for Little Mister A yet, but it wasn’t hard at all (not that I thought it would be).

As mentioned before though, a LOT of testing goes into these “grow with me” patterns. More than other patterns I’ve tested I feel, just because it has to work for such a wide range of sizes!

The final outcome is amazing.

But what is even MORE amazing is that Apple Tree is offering the size 3-12m version FREE if you sign up for their newsletter!

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And if you want the whole patterns (its so worth it), then it is on sale till July 13!

My first test pattern I didn’t take any “final” pictures of, but I did snap some cute pictures while going to visit the British Farmer swathing oats.

My second and final version I used up some of my precision anchor and watercolor fabric from the first preorder at Kiss My Stash Fabric Co to make a summer version.

For this, I used the Bunny Bottoms pants, and cut the romper on the shorts pants line. I also used the shorts band suggested in that pattern. There is also a “tight” cuff, which I think I would use next time instead.

I adore how they turned out!

They have been worn out and about a few times now and already have been loved to the point of stains! *insert tears here*

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(We also had some tears doing this photo shoot)

So while I am off trying to get the stains out of Little Mister A’s romper, you should be off buying the pattern!