Sunday, 29 March 2015

I Support Local: Molly and Mama Pattern Review

Percy Pineapple Applique Pattern by Molly and Mama

This week I am taking a different approach with the I Support Local series as I review a very talented Australian designer, creator, cuteness-overload expert and all round good guy: Lauren from Molly and Mama.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then it will come as no surprise that I have a little bit of a big girl crush on Lauren. Well maybe not Lauren herself, though I'm sure she's very nice, but I do love her applique patterns and tutorials. Imagine my delight when she so kindly sent me her Percy Pineapple Applique Pattern for review.

Although the pattern is shown on a t-shirt, I thought this little guy would look great on a cushion. Given that Poppet is yet to put said cushion down, I imagine Percy will also be finding his way onto a t-shirt, dress, skirt, bag and whatever else I can get my hands on.

As soon as I read the pattern I knew I was onto a winner. The instructions are clear and concise with some great hints and tips. I'm not all that experienced with applique so I also found the photos to be a great help along the way.

I chose to hand stitch mine, though the pattern has detailed instructions on how to do this with your trusty old sewing machine.
Hand Blanket Stitch
Making a start on my hand stitching.
This was the first time I had really embroidered anything so I'm pretty happy with the results. I think Percy looks very peaceful.

Cute Embroidery
My first real embroidery attempt.
It didn't take long to get into the swing of things and finish Percy off. A quick border of half-square triangles, some quilting and binding and Poppet found herself a lovely new friend (or so she calls him).

Percy Pineapple Cusion
Percy Pineapple enjoying his new home.
I was so impressed with Lauren's pattern that I raced out and bought two more. She has a great range in her Etsy shop and I highly recommend checking them out: Molly and Mama Etsy Shop.
More Molly and Mama Projects
Some great new projects coming my way.
Lauren also has some great tutorials on her blog, including a few I will be tackling for Easter. The Easy Felt Bunny Tutorial was just too quick and easy to pass up.

I only had bright coloured felt but I think they're going to look fantastic. A great addition to our reduced chocolate Easter.
Felt Bunnies
Cute little bunnies.
I will also be following the Applique a Bunny for Easter tutorial to whip Poppet up an adorable Easter t-shirt.

All in all I had a fabulous time reviewing Percy Pineapple and will definitely be recommending Molly and Mama patterns and tutorials to anybody willing to listen (and maybe even those that aren't).

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  1. Percy looks very restful :) And I do like those felt bunnies - so much cuter than shop bought ones.
    Off to check out Laurens blog

    1. Thanks Deb. I hope you have a few spare hours then because it's pretty easy to get caught up in all the cuteness on her page hahah

    2. you're too sweet Rachael! Have fun Debra!

  2. Rachael, thanks so much for your absolutely gorgeous pattern review and blog post. You've really made my day. I'm so pleased you like the Molly and Mama patterns and tutorials. It's nice to get that lovely feedback! And your Percy cushion is amazing! Can I feature a photo of it in the next revision of the pattern? I'd love to show everyone! Thanks, Lauren.

    1. Thanks so much, Lauren. I'm really glad you like how Percy turned out. He's already a favourite around here. You're absolutely welcome to use a photo of him in the next pattern revision. Just email me and I'll send something through : )

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