Wednesday, September 24, 2014

8 Days A Week: A Pattern Anthology Collection for Women!

Ok, I had to end that title with an exclamation mark.  Since becoming a stay at home mom, I've had to re-think my wardrobe choices.  My everyday style lately is yoga/ workout pants, and some sort of knit shirt with a zipped up hoodie pulled on top for warmth.  Even wearing jeans feels like "dressing up" nowadays.

So when the Pattern Anthology designers began testing their latest collection for women, I was super-excited to be part of the testing team.  Their are 4 patterns in this collection: The Go To Knit Pants, The McCartney Jacket, The Marigold Dress/ Peplum Top, and the Neptune Tee.  Potentially, you can mix and match the pieces to get a complete wardrobe.

First up is the Go To Knit Pants.  The velour that I used for these pants were seriously a PIA to sew with; the fabric was slippery, thick, and super-stretchy.  Nonetheless, I persevered in spite of a lot of seam ripping and cursing, and the result is a comfy, soft, and cozy pair of lounge pants that is in high rotation.

This is the Marigold in the peplum view.  I love the details of this dress/top: the gathers at the shoulders, the stand-up collar, the A-line shape of the peplum, all combine to make a feminine and classic silhouette. 

And here is the McCartney Jacket.  I love how this jacket turned out.  I thought about making it in the solid blue, but then decided at the last minute to use this scrap of lace that I had left over from a previous project. I love the tone on tone and the texture the lace ads to the Jacket.
And finally, the Neptune Tee is a basic tee with cute triangle cut-out options for the sleeves and the neckline.  I made mine from this rainbow on black knit.  I opted for the triangles on the front neckline and the sleeves.  This is a great tee to dress up or down for every occasion. 
All these patterns come with loads of options, and for the next couple of weeks, are available at a huge discount as a bundle.  Check out the Pattern Anthology website to see all the options.