Wednesday, September 24, 2014

pattern review - greenstyle everyday yoga pants

I'm sure you've seen plenty of blog posts lately about Perfect Pattern Parcel #5, so I will get right into the pattern review.  If you want to learn more make sure to click on the link above or scroll down to the end of this post to see all of the patterns included in the bundle.

I chose to make the Greenstyle Girl's Everyday Yoga Pants, times two :)  Originally, I was only going to make a pair for Gracie, but I loved them so much, I made an identical pair for Mae!  Gracie is in competitive gymnastics for the first time this year, and as a result, so she no longer walks around the house like a normal person.  She tumbles.  And cartwheels.  And when she does walk, it's on her hands :)  All of which calls for comfy clothes.  And it doesn't get much more comfy than yoga pants!

Gracie normally wears an 8 slim, and I never know what size to make her, so I took a quick look at the sizing chart, which said that Gracie should wear an XL!  That didn't seem quite right, but all it took was one visit to the Greenstyle Patterns Facebook page to determine that the size chart is supposed to say waist measurement, not hip measurement.  So armed with that knowledge, I referenced the chart a second time, and determined that Gracie needs a size Medium, which makes way more sense since that is a size 7-8!  I think the pattern runs more like the smaller size listed, which is great for my skinny girl, but I did have to add 1" to the length.  Since the pattern seemed to run on the smaller end I decided to use the size 4-5 (XS) to make a pair for Mae who normally wears a 2-3.  I used a 3/8" seam allowance rather than the 1/4" called for in the pattern and cut 2" off the length, and the fit is perfect.  And, best of all, Mae loves having pants that match her big sister.  Although Gracie is less than thrilled to match her little sister :)  I guess I can't win everything!

Solid Knit - Ponte from Joann's
Striped Knit - Cotton Lycra from FunkaliciousFabrics

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Pattern Parcel #5: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Parcel #5: Girls and Tweens includes: 
Lily Knit Blazer by Peek-a-Boo Patterns
Everyday Yoga Pant for Girls by Greenstyle
Asymmetrical Drape Top by EYMM
Playhouse Dress by Fishstick Designs
Mimi Dress and Shirt by Filles a Maman

BONUS PATTERN: Sunki Dress by Figgy’s
Choose a price of $28 or greater for Parcel #5 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Sunki Dress by Figgy's. Fun pockets, a stylish silhouette, plus make it in knit or woven. Double bonus! The pattern includes both size runs, so you get 18 months through a 16 tween sizing. This is awesome sauce!

How Pattern Parcel Works:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel.  We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we've raised over $11,000 for classrooms in need!

If you have a chance, make sure to check out the other blogs participating the the Parcel #5 Inspiration Tour:

Friday, September 19 Pienkel || Cookin' and Craftin'

Saturday, September 20 Sew Busy Lizzy || The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

Sunday, September 21 Keep Calm and Carrion || Felt With Love Designs

Monday, September 22 Radiant Home Studio || Sewing Sober

Tuesday, September 23 Sew Fishsticks || La Pantigana || Amanda Rose

Wednesday,September 24 Shawnta Sews || Sprouting JubeJube || Knot Sew Normal

Thursday, September 25 Make It Perfect || Mimi's Mom || Climbing the Willow

Friday, September 26 Needle and Ted || Our Family Four

Saturday, September 27 Froo & Boo

Sunday, September 28 Stitches by Laura || Vicky Myers creations

Monday, September 29 Cookin' and Craftin' || The Crazy Tailor

Tuesday, September 30 mama says sew || FABulous Home Sewn || The Inspired Wren

Wednesday, October 1 lady and the gents || That's-Sew-Kari || Sewing Sober

Thursday,October 2 Gracious Threads || Blogs Like A Mother || SewsNBows

Friday, October 3 sew chibi || Lulu & Celeste || Made by Sara


  1. Thanks for letting us know about the sizing error, that confused me too.

  2. Ooh, I love those pants. And now I'm lost over at Funkaliscious shopping for fun knits! <3 Thanks.