Y’ALL. Do you know how hard it is to keep something you’re so excited about quiet? Well, if you’ve been following along on Facebook or Instagram you know I’ve let the cat out of the bag, but that was only this week and we have been working on this for 4 months! I am so proud to announce this collection of PDF sewing patterns – the Sun & Surf collection by Pattern Anthology.
Who (or what?) is Pattern Anthology? Well, it’s Andrea from GoTo Patterns, Kate from See Kate Sew Patterns, Shauna of Shwin Designs, and me (you remember my Blank Slate Patterns shop, right? Of course you do.)
Sun & Surf: The Complete Collection includes the Santa Monica Cinch Jacket, the Sunshine Dress, the Submarine Pullover, the Surfer Slacks, the Beachy Boatneck, the Coastal Cargos, the Carousel Top and the Boardwalk Skirt. That’s right – 8 patterns! You can get all 8 of these sewing patterns together at a huge discount (39.95 for 8 patterns!) for a limited time only (now through March 24) only at Pattern Anthology. If you only have one flavor to sew for (boys or girls) we also have mini collections; Surf is just the 4 boy sewing patterns and Sun is just the 4 girl sewing patterns. The mini collections are $24.95.
The four of us collaborated on this collection. And by collaborated, I mean we gave each other feedback on each other’s patterns, chose colors together, styled the outfits, and combined our skills in photography, photo editing, graphic design and website building to create the Pattern Anthology site and experience. Pattern design (at least until the testing phase) is usually a pretty lonely undertaking, but this experience was totally different, and I think you will get a better product for it. I think all of these patterns are better for the input we had from each other.
My contributions to the collection are the Beachy Boatneck and the Coastal Cargos.
The Beachy Boatneck is a great first time with knits project. The neckline is faced, so you don’t have to worry about rib knit and stretching a collar band while sewing. The pattern goes together so quickly and easily, and includes both 3/4 and short sleeve options.
I even designed my own fabric for this – a graduated fading stripe – at Spoonflower. You can click on the picture to order some of your own if you absolutely must have it (and thanks – you’d be feeding my fabric design habit!)
The Coastal Cargos are convertible pants to long shorts. I’ve seen other convertible pants patterns, but was frustrated with seeing seams when the legs were rolled up. So I used a bias tape finish technique in this pattern to make sure there are no raw edges, no matter how short you go with them! This is an intermediate pattern, and as you can see, they look great with the Prepster Pullover, too.
The patterns from Andrea, Kate and Shauna are equally awesome. To say I am immensely proud of what we’ve created is an understatement. I am honored to have worked with these ladies, and beyond excited about what we accomplished together. I hope you love this collection as much as we do.
And I am also honored by the bloggers who have agreed to sew these patterns as part of our Sun & Surf Pattern Tour. Check out the talent on this list! Starting tomorrow, you’ll get to see other takes on the patterns in the Sun & Surf collection all around blogland.
| Sun & Surf at It’s Always Autumn
| Sun & Surf at Elsie Marley
| Sun & Surf at A Girl and a Glue Gun
| Sun & Surf at Mama Says Sew
| Sun & Surf at Girl, Inspired
| Sun & Surf at Groovybaby and Mama
| Sun & Surf at The Cottage Home
| Sun & Surf at Craftiness is Not Optional
| Sun & Surf at Skirtastop
| Sun & Surf at Straight Grain
| Sun & Surf at Me Sew Crazy
| Sun & Surf at Delia Creates
| Sun & Surf at Max California
So, I hope you won’t wait since there are only two weeks to purchase. Head over to Pattern Anthology and get your collection!
And join me here the rest of this week as I show off my spring collection – you might have already seen the Trendy Tuxedo look I posted on Saturday, and I’ll be releasing two more new sewing patterns as well. See you tomorrow!
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