Here at Pattern Revolution, we are always anticipating the change in seasons by thinking about what we are going to sew. Since summer is upon us, we decided to share our summer sewing projects in this weeks featured series Sew Ready for Summer. We will be featuring our summer sews all week long and we hope you will join along for some summer sewing inspiration! Today we have Heather and Rebecca's summer sewing projects.
Taylor Shorts by Greenstyle Creations:
Hello! Heather from All Things Katy!, here!
School is out, the temperatures are rising, Caribbean vacation is on the horizon and I’m “Sew Ready for Summer” with my newly sewn Greenstyle Taylor Shorts! The Greenstyle Taylor Shorts feature flat or pleated front, three inseam options (2”, 5”, 8”) and a fully functional fly.
I sewed up a size six, flat front, 2” inseam Greenstyle Taylor Shorts. Since I am only 5’-0” tall (and most of my shortness is in my legs) a 2” inseam is just right for me (short enough to be shorts, yet not short enough to be considered poor taste ;-). I did make some adjustments to accommodate my particular body shape and size. I used non-stretch twill fabric and a metal separating zipper.
I’ve got to admit that the pattern intimidated me, at first. That functional fly! Plus, because the pattern is written for NON-Stretch fabrics, there’s no room for “wiggle” (literally!). However, the tutorial holds your hand and walks you through all the steps with step-by-step photographs and tips along the way. In the end, you end up with a pretty “professional” looking garment (if I do say so myself!)! I love that they are classic and tailored in styling, yet comfy and easy to wear!
I'm “Sew Ready for Summer” in my Greenstyle Taylor Shorts!
Sommer Dress by Made for Mermaids:
We are always so ready for summer at our house because it means we can turn off our alarms, run around barefoot, play outside and have what seems like endless playtime. As soon as I saw the Sommer dress from Made for Mermaids I knew it would be a staple in our summer wardrobe.
The spaghetti straps and gathered skirt is my favorite style for my daughters. I love the criss-cross back option, every time we wear it we get compliments. There is also a single strap option that is equally adorable.
Sandy's Beach bag by Handmaidens Cottage:
Another thing we love about summer is school is out, which means all of my kids are with me! It also means my hands stay full. Sandy’s Beach Bag from Handmaiden’s Cottage Patterns is perfect for our summer adventures. It holds all of our snacks, beach towels, sunglasses. Anything we might need as we are adventuring this summer will go right in our bag. This bag has us ready to be on-the-go with everything we need close at hand!
We hope you are inspired to get Sew Ready for Summer too! Join us all week for more summer sewing inspiration!
Today Rebekah reviews the Tie Back Tank by GreenStyle Creations. This tank can been worn loose or with the back tied in a peek-a-boo knot. Nicole and Maryanna also sewed up their versions of this tank.
Paige reviews the Moxi Shorts by Greenstyle Creations: This version is made for her athletic teen daughter but with sizes and options to please her whole family! Heather and Laura also not only show off their versions but also got in a little self sewing with these super cute shorts.
We're so glad you've joined us today for another Women's BundleUP review! I hope you're making your wishlist of the patterns that you just can't wait to try! Today we have Trisha with a review of the Jillian Tank and Sports Bra from Greenstyle Creations (affiliate link). Greenstyle is definitely a great go-to company for self-care sewing, and we'll just add this one to the must-have list! This pattern has so many options, so after you read about it, keep scrolling for pics from Cassie and Rachel!
Today we take a look at the next Bundle UP! pattern, the Taylor Shorts by Greenstyle Creations. You have probably gotten used to Greenstyle for Style and comfort, working mainly with patterns in knit - well, prepare to have your mind BLOWN!
Angie has kept her signature style and comfort, but amped up the volume by creating a stunning short in three length for women everywhere. With a true waist band and zip fly, these are going to be the 'real' shorts of your summer!!!!
Today we take a look at a great Self Care sewing project, the Laurel Dress by Greenstyle Creations. This versatile pattern works for all seasons and all seasons of life. Check out what reviewers Ellen and Carrie did with this pattern!
Today's stop on our self care journey is the Aspen Pants by Greenstyle Creations. These pants are perfect for a comfy day on the couch, but can also be dressed up for work or a night out on the town depending on the fabric you choose.
You may remember that back in the summer we had the opportunity to Review The Lacy Slope Tank by Greenstyle creations. After reading the reviews, I made it for myself and was instantly in love. So, when I saw that Greenstyle was releasing an add on/new pattern that includes long sleeves and a hood, I knew that I HAD to have it!!!
Hello lovelies - today we have a totally awesome WOMENS pattern up for review!!! That is right, it is time for some selfish sewing. The Lacy Slope Tank Top by GreenStyle Creations is such a great basic to have in your summer wardrobe - it works great with lightweight knits and is a quick and easy sew.
Today Heather reviews the Nina Swing Dress by Made for Mermaids. This versatile dress has a Mama and kid version and is super comfortable to wear. Both Heidi and Rebecca join in to show their versions as well!
Today Heather reviews the Mama Sommer Dress by Made for Mermaids. Not only does this maxi dress offer several strap and length options but there is a coordinating girl's Sommer dress as well, Heather, Raedene and Nichole sewed up their versions if the girl's pattern because #twinningiswinning!
Katy is sharing her version of the Sutton Dress by Made for Mermaids. This girls dress is made form woven fabrics and features princess seams, sleeveless and sleeved versions, and can be a top or dress.
Lisa shares her version of the Claire from Made for Mermaids. This knit dolman top can be worn 2 ways and also features a childs version of the pattern.
Nicole shares her version of the Noelle Peplum and Dress by Made for Mermaids.
Cassie shares her version of the Holly Dress by Made for Mermaids
Merav shares her version of the Lea Dolman from Made for Mermaids
Chris shares her version of the Rowan Raglan from Made For Mermaids
Jane shares her version of the Mama Lily by Made for Mermaids
Merav shares her version of the Juliette Dress by Made for Mermaids
Today Laura sews the Victoria apron by Handmaidens Cottage for her niece. This apron is great for your family and friends who like to bake.
Today we begin our Sew Ready for Summer feature with designs from Greenstyle, Handmaidens Cottage and Made for Mermaids. Sewn by Heather and Rebecca, these patterns are must haves for your summer wardrobe!
We are continuing to sew for Easter with Mom and Me dresses from Handmaiden's Cottage: The Charlotte Dress.
Katy is sharing her Elizabeth Pinafore from The Handmaiden's Cottage.