Oh hey yall!
It’s been a while since I have participated in a pattern test. I made this ridiculous decision to sew up back to school wardrobes for all three kids. It sounds like too much to handle, but it’s been the best experience for me. I got to work at my own pace, build their wardrobe with fun fabrics, and I get to be in the moment. I have enjoyed it so much! I just finished with all their items and I can tell you right now, I’d gladly do it again! 49 makes total and in a couple weeks I’ll be making more for them.
In the midst of drowning in threads from all this sewing, I was selective on signing up for pattern tests because I didnt want to overwhelm myself. When I saw the inspiration for this pattern I couldn’t help but to give this pattern a go! Testing patterns allows me to branch out and try styles I normally would scroll past. But this one was an easy YES. Say hello to Freya!
Let’s get into some quick deets:
- Three different lengths
- Two different hem options
- Two tie options, front or shoulder
- Pockets (with a good amount of room might I add)
- Pattern comes in Letter, A0 & Projector files
- Supports a girth up to 70.25″ and hips up to 61.25″
Freya is a suspender jumpsuit pattern from Petite Stitchery. This pattern can be used for knits and woven. To be honest, when a pattern can be used for both knits and woven it becomes overwhelming for me. It’s like, “WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?!” The Facebook group shows testers and other people using a variety of different fabrics so if you are stuck on which bases to try out then check there! I had the thought of bubble gauze from Joanns but that base is not my favorite to sew up. Sooooo….Ankara had to happen! Ankara fabric is stiff so I washed it 3-4 times to soften it up more. Next up was the cutting and sewing!
There aren’t many pattern pieces for the Freya which is awesome! This sew is pretty easy and doesn’t take long to whip up. If you use a knit, it’s even faster. Being that I used woven I had to serge the ends and do more pressing since the fabric wrinkles a lot. I would like to do another one in a stretch satin for a luxury look. Joann has a stretch satin that I was going to use in testing but decided against it since I was also in the midst of school sewing. Will that make still happen? More than likely.
My version is 1X pants length with center front tie. My favorite part of this pattern is the wide legs! I love the drama it creates. My amazing son Alistair took these photos! His talent along with a quiet location and beautiful scenery made for the perfect photoshoot.
Also this gorgeous Ankara fabric is from my favorite Ankara plug, Afrique Clothing Store. I dont have nearly enough Ankara on my hands and hope to stock up soon! Afrique has great prices on their pretties.
This pattern also comes in youth! So you can be twinsies with your mini me!
You can grab the pattern using my affiliate link here.
As always, happy sewing!