product review


Pattern Challenge – Poppy Tunic Top and Dress

Coop sewers have been adding their touch to patterns for our pattern challenge. Larnie of Ted & Toot designs handmade children’s clothing and bag patterns. Today, Amber of Games to Go by Molllydag Made, Kylie of {Gracious} Princess, Connie of Loopty Loop by Connie, Lana of SunHaze and Holly of Zoe’s Pocket take on the Poppy Tunic Top and Dress pattern.

Poppy Tunic Top and Dress

The Poppy Tunic Top and Dress is a stunning bohemian-style outfit that is long sleeved, comfortable, easy to take on and off, and adorable to wear.

Make your own tunic top or dress using the pattern available right here.

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Pattern Challenge – Old Mac Donald Finger Puppet Set

Coop sewers have been sewing for our pattern challenge. Donna of Ebony Shae Designs makes patterns for kids toys, including masks, finger puppets, bibs and baby booties. Today, Kate of kaetoo and Katrina of Mum & Me Handmade Designs show what they can do with felt working from the Old Mac Donald Finger Puppet Set pattern.

Old Mac Donald Finger Pupper Set

The Old Mac Donald Finger Puppet Set is a fantastically detailed collection including a tractor, cow, sheep, dog and, of course, Old Mac Donald. Cat, pig and turkey patterns are also available to add to the set.

Make your own felt finger puppet set with patterns available right here.

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Pattern Challenge – Funky Mister Shorts

Coop sewers have been adding their slant to patterns in our pattern challenge. Holly of Zoe’s Pocket designs cute handmade childrens clothing for both boys and girls. Today, Karyn of KBS Designs, Liz of Schooza and Emma of Squiggly Monkeys show the results of their creations from the Funky Mister Shorts pattern.

Funky Mister Shorts

Funky Mister Shorts are a relaxed pair of shorts for boys. Featuring a contrasting back panel and cuffs, they can be worn folded up for a shorter look or folded down for a longer length, and can be sewn with or without pockets and drawstring.

Grab your own Funky Mister Shorts pattern here.

 

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Coop Tested – Fox Costume by Schooza

Coop kids have been testing our members products. In Hobart, Liz at Schooza makes dress ups and costumes which are good gifts for girls and boys. Today, Emily of Signed With Love‘s four, five and seven year old boys are reviewing the fox costume from Schooza.

Coop Tested - Fox Costume by Schooza

Emily’s four year old was soooo excited when he opened up their parcel from Schooza. He picked up the mask and said “It’s just like my foxy!” He carries a Fox soft toy everywhere!! He wore both the mask and tail excitedly showing everyone in the house.

Emily loves that the tail has a clip to hold it onto their pants rather than a tie around the tummy, which could make for an uncomfortable costume. The mask (designed by Ebony Shae Designs) has so much detail and you can tell a lot of time has been taken to get them just right. The tail and mask are both made so well and have definitely stood up to the test of three boys all taking turns in wearing the costume.

Emily’s oldest son also wore the costume to his school disco. On the morning of the disco he reminded her it was a “Animal Dress Up” Disco and the fox mask and tail came to the rescue (as she had completely forgotten about it). The set was teamed with a Fox t-shirt and he was ready to go.

 

Find more wonderful dress up costumes from Schooza.

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Coop Tested – Tutu Set from Signed With Love

Our Coop kids have been flat out reviewing our members products. In Port Headland, Emily at Signed With Love designs and makes kids toys, dress up costumes and kids homewares. Today Jillian from Cecil & Beryl‘s six year old daughter has been reviewing a tutu set from Signed With Love.

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Jillian absolutely adores buying handmade products and was not disappointed by the tutu set. Jillian’s little girl is a ballerina to the core. In the mornings, they have to make sure her hair is perfectly neat and tidy, and pulled off her face (not that it stays that way). She pirouettes around the house and toe points are one of her favourite past times, and like every other six year old girl, she loves rainbows. So the tutu set was a perfect match for her personality.

Why does Jillian love the tutu set?

  • Sizes run true; they ordered a six and it fits perfectly.
  • The sewing of the appliqué is finished professionally.
  • The tulle is lovely and soft, while still being full enough to give a classic tutu look.
  • It makes her princess smile.

Why does our product tester love the tutu set?

  • It makes her feel pretty.
  • It makes her feel like a real ballerina.
  • It makes her want to pirouette, arabesque, and plie – (Jillian wasn’t lying when she said she loves ballet…).

Jillian can really see this tutu set being used a lot in her house, it just brings so much joy to her little girl.

Find more wonderful dress up costumes from Signed With Love.

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