Sewing for the Hemispheres: The Willow and the Georgia by The Simple Life Pattern Company

Today we are featuring patterns by The Simple Life Pattern Company, the Willow and the Georgia.  Just because is sunny and warm on one side of the world, doesn't mean its like that on the other side. As the US is heading into winter, those living down under are looking forward to a sunny summer! Today, Marnie and Heather show us how to use one designer to give us some styles with a little latitude!  

Summer Sewing by Marnie

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We are in the middle of spring here in Sydney - warm sunny days, flowers and the promise of Summer. I made my daughter a Summery version of the Georgia’s High Low Peplum and Dress from The Simple Life Pattern Company. It’s perfect for our weather. Zoe is in between size 5 and size 6 and I made her a size 6 so that it would fit all through Summer. I found the instructions great and easy to follow, and the pattern very true to size. This is a simple sew that a beginner should have no problems with, and a more advanced sewist would whip one up in no time. The pattern includes different sleeve lengths, making it perfect for whatever season you are experiencing in your part of the world.

Fall Sewing by Heather

Hello, Heather from All Things Katy!, here! The weather outside here in the Western Hemisphere is finally, finally starting to cool off. After a long Indian Summer of warmer-than-normal temperatures, we are only too glad to be thinking of cool, crisp autumn mornings, hayrides and pumpkins. With the seasonal temperatures comes a change in wardrobe and the Willow’s V Boho Top by Simple Life Pattern Co. is the perfect pattern to get your little girl ready for fall/winter!

Willow’s V Boho Top by Simple Life Pattern Co. features a fun, v knit bodice and a knit or woven skirt. The pattern includes multiple skirt options- top, skirt, ruffled, straight and curved. It also has many sleeve options- long, bell, short and flutter. Honestly, the Willow’s V Boho Top by Simple Life Pattern Co will get you through every season!


I sewed up a size 8/10 mash Willow’s V Boho by Simple Life Pattern Co. in top length, long sleeves. The bodice is cotton lycra and the skirt is a simple (non-stretch) woven. This was a great pattern to mix and match the comfiness of knit fabric with the fun, playful designs typically found in wovens. The fully lined bodice allows for an extra layer of warmth in the cooler months. Plus, with no buttons, zippers or closures, children can dress themselves with ease.

In conclusion, the beginner-friendly Willow’s V Boho Top by Simple Life Pattern Co. is simple to sew up, fun to wear and perfect for every season!