Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sewing Pattern Testing- Cole's Corner and Creations-Victory Cheer Uniform

Posted by Heather at Thursday, September 17, 2015

"V-I-C-T-O-R-Y spells VICTORY!" 

Football season is HERE!! We're not super huge football fans in the Jones household, but Lil' Miss sure does love the "idea" of cheerleaders. (cute outfit, pom-poms, super flexibility- right up her alley!) So, when I was asked to test the newest PDF sewing pattern, Victory Cheer Uniform by Cole's Corner and Creations, I leaped at the chance (get it, get it...?! ;-)

Let's talk PDF sewing pattern basics, first;

-The Victory Cheer Uniform is a two piece cheer uniform. It features a top and a separate skirt.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform is meant to be sewn using 100% polyester ponte knit fabric.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform features two sleeve lengths- sleeveless and long sleeves.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform features several skirt options- traditional shorter cheer skirt, longer skirt and instructions on how to do an optional side slit.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform also includes pattern pieces and instructions on how to sew up some cute bloomers to wear underneath the uniform.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform also includes several suggestions for trim using cheer trim, striped knit fabric and layering ribbons of different widths.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform features trimless pattern pieces.
-The Victory Cheer Uniform PDF sewing pattern includes a glossary of terms, fabric requirements, sizing chart and elastic cutting chart.

I sewed up a size six, sleeveless, longer skirt with side slit Victory Cheer Uniform. I purchased the blue, white and black ponte fabric locally at Hancock Fabric. The cheer trim was purchased directly from Cole's Corner and Creations.

Lil' Miss' school mascot is the Panther. So, I decided to sew up a cheer uniform for her to wear on "School Spirit" days. A cheer uniform is way cuter than a shapeless t-shirt.... right... ?! ;-P

This was my first time sewing a cheer uniform, using ponte knit AND I did my first applique (paw print). Lots of firsts (and so much fun!)! At first I was hesitant to try my hand at applique. However, by just following the instructions included in the tutorial it was a breeze and I LOVE how it turned out!

The Victory Cheer Uniform is close-fitting and uses minimal fabric. Ponte fabric isn't super stretchy, so, make sure you cut the fabric with the stretch going ACROSS the body. The trim design is totally up to you. So, my word to the wise would be, order more trim than you think you need (just in case!)!
Lil' Miss LOVES her new Victory Cheer Uniform!! It's perfect for jumping and cheering! She'll be the cutest, best-dress kindergartner at school spirit pep rallies- don't you think?!! And, as an added bonus, with the longer skirt length and wide shoulder straps, it ALSO conforms to school dress code! Winner!

Oh, and did I mention that there is a separate DOLLY Victory Cheer Uniform?!! How cute!! Dolly and Me matching cheerleaders! 

Now, go, run, jump and leap forth and sew your little cheerleader (and dolly) the newest pattern by Cole's Corner and Creations- the Victory Cheer Uniform!! Sew much fun! Thank you, Nicole, for another fun, quality pattern!

"Go, Panthers!!"

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to pattern test for Cole's Corner and Creations. The opinions expressed here are my own."***


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