Last month, because we were moving I made the conscious decision not to sign up for any sewalongs or pattern tests. I resisted and I resisted… and then I saw that Jess from Flosstyle had put out a call for bloggers who were interested in trying her new pattern, the Jukebox Hits Collection. This collection is like nothing else I’d ever seen. It essentially has 6 base styles, but then it gives you tips on how to modify each style and ideas on how to mix the styles together – the result of which means that the possibilities literally are endless. Oh and it goes from girls size 1-16/ ladies size 6-10D, plus there’s a bonus doll pattern! Awesome! AND (best of all) you only have to print 20 A4 pages of pattern pieces to be able to make all. of. this! (I know!)
So of course once I saw this resistance was futile, I threw my name in the hat and was very lucky to be selected, so here we are.
I decided to begin with a couple of the base styles, with plans to experiment with mixing styles later on. I made the ‘Lyric’ on the left and the ‘Rhythm’ on the right (above) for Isabelle, both in size 4. (She is a very petite almost 5 year old.) The Lyric is a lovely little shirt with a placket (yay no buttons or zips), a gathered waist and bias binding on the neckline, hem and sleeves with adjustable ties. I used a lovely cotton linen blend fabric that I found at Spotlight and blue and white striped binding. During construction I was feeling regretful of my binding choice, wishing that instead I had used something a bit plainer; I voiced this on Instagram but received such a positive response that I began to love it too! I’m especially pleased with the combination now that it’s all sewn up and I see it on my daughter. Although I think this girl would make even a paper bag look good!
The instructions are so clear and the sew went really well. The biggest issue I had with this project was only choosing on a couple of photos!
The Rhythm pattern makes a lovely little knit dress with a cowl neck. It’s a super fast sew with an effective result. I really like this tribal print on Isabelle and can see it being a mainstay this Summer. I’m thinking that I might have to make myself a Rhythm using some stripey fabric.
OK Jenny, enough with the photos already! Fair enough, here’s just one more to show you just how versatile the Flosstyle Jukebox Hits Collection really is…
See? I told you - the possible combinations are limited only by your imagination. Be prepared to see many more makes from this collection here in the future. (You have been warned.)
Thanks so much to Jess from Flosstyle for letting me sew this awesome pattern collection!