Pattern Review: The Rory from Petite Stitchery & Co

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Pattern Review: The Rory from Petite Stitchery & Co

Pattern Review by Brandi Lowery

Pattern Name:

The Rory Top and Skirt by Petite Stitchery & Co

Patterns can be found here:


The individual patterns are $7 during the sale and the bundle is $10 during the sale!

Recommended for:

Advanced Beginner

Pattern Type:

Peplum top or dress with a gathered skirt and turtleneck or gathered circle skirt.

Fabric Suggestion:

Structured knits with 50% 4-way stretch such as Ponte, Liverpool, thick Cotton Lycra, French Terry, Sweater knit, Athletic Brushed Poly from Aurora Designs (hint-hint) are recommended but some of the other bloggers even tried it with thinner knits. I even used a thinner sweater knit and I love it!

Pattern Sizing:

XS to 3X

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, everything well explained and very easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I knew from the beginning this was going to be a good one when I put the pattern together and it assembled flawlessly. It is a big pet peeve of mine if the pattern is a mess before I even start, the pattern usually makes a move to grave yard where bad patterns go to collect dust.

Cutting was fast. I knew I wanted the long sleeve top length because it has already started snowing where I live and I need warm tops for winter! I made my first one out of white liverpool and it came out beautiful, but I quickly realized that with six kids and my mommy lifestyle, I may have been reaching a bit when it picked a stark white as an everyday top. So I last minute changed my mind and sewed one up in a beautiful grey sweater knit and I am so glad I did!

The second time around took me less than thirty minutes from cut to body, and oh man, I want to live in this top forever! I will save my white one for a nice day out or date with the hubbs but this sweater knit, I need 100 more!

Fabric Used:

4-way stretch sweater knit, liverpool, and the quilted knit from the leggings can all be found at Aurora Designs!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I followed the exact pattern for both of the ones that I made, but can not wait to hack the neck into more of a cowl and try a high-low skirt!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Absolutely! I hope we can convince the lovely Kelly Stevens over at Petite Stitchery to release this in girls sizes so I can make them for me and all of my little ladies!

  For more inspirations please visit all the fabulous ladies on the Petite Stitchery New Women's Tops Sewing Patterns Release Blog Tour!

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  2. Aurora Designs
Thursday November 16th:
  1. Sewing With Sarah
  2. My Crazy Crafty Beautiful Life
Friday November 17th
  1. Stitched by Jennie
  2. Kathy's Kwilts and More


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  • Lo | Seams Sew Lo

    Snowing?? Brr!! At least your cute white top will match the snow :)

  • Nikki

    Oh man, you are so right about needing a little girls version. Off to bug Kelly haha Great job on your tops!

  • Jennie

    You are so right about getting a feeling of whether a pattern will go well, just from how putting the paper pattern together goes! Love your tops and I am looking forward to your hacks.

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