Pattern Anthology Gwen


I’ve got another great Pattern Anthology post for you today.


The minute I saw the Gwen Pattern I knew I had to sew it up.


The pattern comes with a million options to customize and really make it your own.  But..


I went as boring as you could go.  No frills, no touches of contrast, no button placket, just a simple basic top.


And I love it!!!  One of my go-to t-shirt patterns is See Kate Sew’s Neptune Tee.  I usually make it plain and simple but it’s got a great shape and I love the way it fits my body.


For my first Gwen I wanted to see how it would fit and I knew an easy tee would fit perfectly in my wardrobe.  I used a gorgeous pink houndstooth ponte that I picked up in LA.

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I love that I can dress it up with a simple skirt or throw it on with a pair of jeans.



I’m excited to add some bells and whistles to my next one.  I’m also thrilled to use the bonus pencil skirt pattern that it comes with.  Options, options, options… Kate is speaking my language!

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Pattern Anthology Diamond Dress


You know those chic women that can throw on a dress everyday and just look so put together?  The mom’s at Target looking like they stepped out of a magazine in their cute knit dress?  Well, that is not me.  Between years of nursing and chasing toddlers, dresses were just not on my radar.  Until now…


Pattern Anthology has released their newest set of patterns and they are fabulous.  I sewed up the Diamond Dress by Shwin Designs.  I used a ponte from Joann’s and it worked perfectly.


The diamond detail in the center is such a fun, flattering detail.  It’s great for colorblocking or just changing the fabric direction like I did.



The pattern comes with cap and long sleeve lengths.  I used the long sleeve piece and cut it at the lengthen/shorten line to create my favorite 3/4 sleeves.   I also used the tip to bring in the waist by sewing clear elastic to the waist seam allowance.  I love the silhouette it creates!


I can’t wait to wear this dressed up to church.  Or you may just see me in it with sneakers on my next Target run…