Have you heard that the ladies of Simple Life Pattern Company are celebrating a birthday! How fun is that! Katie and I have recently become friends and I am having so much fun sewing up her patterns! She is a delight to work with and her patterns are fresh, pretty, and simple to follow. Have you tried any yet? If you have, then you know what I am talking about. If you have not- you should!! Here are a few of the new patterns, that I made, that they just released for your sewing enjoyment…
First up is the Leah’s Wrap Top. I love it and more importantly, so does my daughter. We choose to make the long sleeve version in Art Gallery’s Coming Home Springs Voile from Bound by April Rhodes. The voile draped perfectly with the design of this wrap around. It took us a few tries to figure out how to wrap it, but it was well worth the efforts!
Then there is Braxton’s Blazer. What girl does not want a great lightweight cover for Spring! This blazer has two options for the detailed back; Narrow Tulip or Wide Open. We chose the narrow tulip for this one. We also choose the option of front ruffles. Again I used AGF, Fringe Midnight and we also mixed in E-Studio’s Peppered Cotton in Fog. One of the great features of this blazer is that you can wear it inside out or outside in. Yahoo for options!
With summer just around the corner you must add the Lexi’s Strappy Back Dress to your To-Do List! When I saw the pleating in the skirt I knew that I wanted to play with some horizontal stripes! I had been hoarding these two fabrics as a pair for over a year and I was delighted to finally pull them out and cut them up!
I love how the pleating allowed me to create a band of color around the bottom of the skirt. And all the straps…how can you not love pretty straps. And did I mention that there are pockets, yahoo! This is going to be a summer staple and perfect for the beach!
Head over to Simple Life Pattern Company and help Katie and her team celebrate. Happy Birthday ladies!!! Congrats on a wonderful first year- I can not wait to see what is coming next!!!