Happy Friday Lovelies!
I know its been a couple weeks since my last blog post but it’s been super hectic around here, it’s been our busiest summer ever – next year we definitely need to rethink summer activities for the kids! *insert dead serious face here* I’ve taken a step back from pattern testing (there’s still a few I haven’t yet posted) to focus on http://www.PatternTesters.com but I couldn’t pass up a good blog tour with a fun theme! This month’s blog theme hosted by SEW20.com is: DESERT ISLAND SEW.
The idea is that we somehow find ourselves alone on a desert island, and we’re allowed one ONE sewing pattern but no limits on project supplies. What pattern would I take?
I gotta tell you, I struggled with this one! There were tons of items I WANTED to sew, and tons I DREAM of sewing, so it was really hard to pick the direction I wanted to go. After sitting on it for a week, I asked myself, if I could spend time alone, sewing up one thing, that is NOT an obligatory or committed sew, and that is a basic need (but could never find the time for), what would that be? The answer was easy: I would sew everyday, simple tanks for the #thespiritedone. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself putting basic tops into online shopping carts and then taking them out, because I would always say, “but I can make them“…and then I never do! I went to Pinterest in search of a basic tank pattern and came across the Key West Tank by New Horizons Designs.
The pattern looks like a basic tank pattern, BUT pattern versions include a tank top or a crop top tank, with either a standard back or raceback and a cute pocket option TOTAL WIN! I love a pattern with options!
I made the crop top, basic back version in the pineapple knit print and added some trim at the bottom.
The floral knit print is the basic tank with the racerback option.
And the blue with floral mix is the tank with the standard back and pocket.
Super cute and versatile and perfect for summer right?! And guess what I discovered? There is a WOMEN’s version to this pattern, you better believe I snagged that one up for myself too! (haha) [If you like this pattern, I strongly suggest joining New Horizon’s Facebook Page: HERE to learn how you can get both patterns at a super sweet, unbelievable price! – And just for the record, this is NOT an affiliate post; I just wouldn’t want you to miss the amazing deal!]
AND not only is this pattern a super cute and quick sew, I really think it’s also a perfect beginners pattern for anyone just learning to sew using knit! If I had a a few weeks alone on a desert island, I most certainly would be cranking out a few for myself and more for her.
And that’s it for my stop on the blog tour today guys! Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the other fantastic bloggers and their dream desert island sews! Talk to you soon! xoxo
Sew 20 Desert Island Sew Tour
7/18/16 to 7/22/16
Use #desertislandsew on social media to play along!
7/25 Sew 20 Tour Wrap-up