If you sew kids’ clothing and you don’t know Shwin Designs, you are missing out. Shauna creates fabulous patterns for both boys and girls, and they never disappoint. One of my favorites is the Nowhere Man Pants, which I have made and used as a starting point for pants many times.
So when I had the opportunity to test another pattern from Shwin Designs, I jumped at the chance! This pattern is part of an amazing collection of patterns called Pattern Anthology – eight patterns by four designers [who are all so.darn.fabulous!] – but available for just a limited amount of time, only until March 24th!And like the other patterns I’ve made from Shwin Designs, this one was awesome. Clear instructions, great pictures, and seriously – look how amazing it is when you’re finished? I upcycled a men’s linen button-up shirt for the main fabric and had this super cute outdoorsy fabric [from Jo-Ann’s] that my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas that I used for the accent fabric.Since I was part of the testing phase, there was some tweaking that needed to be done on the hood. So I added a band of fabric to the front of my hood [which is not in the pattern] to make up for that. I actually really love it this way, though, and would totally make it again like that in the future!
I loved how this pattern came together so nicely. I’d say it could be a bit complicated for a beginning sewist [but she has plenty of other patterns that would be good for you!] And despite my super uncooperative model’s face, he really loves it. He just hates to model for me. Even with bribery.
[See the Surfer Slacks here, which are also from the Pattern Anthology collection.]
Ok, this is so adorable I can hardly stand it. Can I have THREE??!!!
hmm, maybe if i wasn’t having a baby someday soon… ;)
I love her patterns! I made the #9 Trousers last week and they were swell. I want this sweater in, like a stripe or something. (Sorry about suddenly using your blog to daydream, but what an inspiring and cute job you’ve done here!)
i know, such a great deal! hard to resist!
Love the fabric – and I <3 the raglan sleeves on this pattern.
i agree – the raglan sleeves are so fabulous!
So cute! I found it funny cause my sister got me that same fabric for Christmas as well! I can’t wait to make this little pullover for my little guy! :D
I just had to comment on this, first off too cute! Secondly because my 2yr old daughter saw the pictures of your son and said “Mommy, he’s cute! He’s my boyfriend.” lol I’m in trouble, my daughter is already boy crazy and apparently you’re in trouble too, because your son is a heart breaker. Thought it was just too funny not to share.