I am really happy to be able to take part in the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019! I missed last years tour so I am excited to be back!
The idea of the tour is to try a new to-you-designer and I knew exactly who I wanted to feature for my post. I recently started testing for Kommatia Patterns while Jessica is hard at work updating some of her existing patterns and expanding her already extensive collection. Kommatia Patterns is based out of Montreal, QC and I am pleased to be able to work with and promote this fabulous Canadian designer. And Jessica has kindly offered a coupon code for 25% off her shop with the code “Jenny” for the week of the Breaking Ground tour…how generous is that!
The first pattern I worked with was the Chenille sweater. It features an oversized fit and cropped length. I made mine from a light-weight knit which is perfect for layering. It looks great made up in a sweatshirt weight and sweater knit, too.
I think this will be great to wear on its own as a transition piece in the spring and fall and in the evenings during the summer because of the light-weight fabric. In fact, now that I think of it, this will make a great mosquito barrier for when that time of year hits, too!
I just love the laid back, casual style of this. I have been wanting to make a pair of high waisted jeans and I think it will look great with this. It will have a retro vibe going for it, don’t you think?
The Carafa Skirt
The second pattern I made was the Carafa Skirt. I had a skirt with suspenders years ago and I loved it so I was excited to give this a try. There a two lengths, a mini and a knee length and I chose to do the knee length.
I love the use of the rings at the back to attach the straps to the skirt. I was having a hard time finding the adjustable strap sliders for the front and while I was attaching the back rings, it reminded my of a belt I have that uses two rings so I used that same idea for the suspenders. I bought four more rings and sewed two each onto the front straps. The upper strap then goes through both rings and then slips in between the the two on the way back. I kind of like how this went together because there is the continuity of the rings from the front and back. I like it when things work out so well when having to improvise.
I made mine with a light-weight corduroy. I wouldn’t use this weight again. This is the same fabric I used to my Envigado Vest, and it is perfect for that but it is just a bit too light to qualify for a proper bottom weight fabric. I have some heavier corduroy that would be much better or a denim or heavy twill would be perfect, too. And in case you missed it, I paired my Carafa skirt with the Chenille sweater! I think they pair up really nicely!
I love the contemporary designs of Kommatia Pattern. I also really like the instructions that are provided. They are clean, simple and concise. I highly recommend spending some time looking through their pattern shop as there are close to 50 different patterns there.
And don’t forget to use the coupon code “Jenny” during this week to receive 25% off your selection of any of the great patterns in the Kommatia Pattern shop. I just realized that all the prices are in Canadian currency, too, so this is a great time to take advantage of the exchange rates in some other countries!
Thank you for joining me on my stop in the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2019. There are over 25 other bloggers who took part in the Breaking Ground tour and I would encourage you to check put their posts, as well. And a huge thank you to Melissa from Mahlica Designs for hosting and organizing the tour again this year!
We’d love to see how you’re Breaking Ground this month. Share with us what you’re working on by using the hashtag #BreakingGround2019 across social media.
The Full Tour includes all these creatives… make sure to check them out on their scheduled days:
Breaking News: our tour sponsor Phat Quarters is offering 2 patterns of choice from her pattern shop to one lucky winner.