Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sewing: Back-to-School Bateaux Pattern Tour 2013

Are you back to school? Still gearing up? It's hard to believe summer vacation is ending and school is here but it may be my favorite time of year so I'm ready to jump into the routine, the new supplies, and of course, a few new additions to the girls' wardrobes.

So I'm sewing. And to celebrate, I've invited some friends to sew along with me using my Bateau Neck Top pattern

It's a Back-to-School Bateaux (how about that lovely French plural?) pattern tour with:

Whoohoo! I can't wait to see what they come up with. Can you?

We're going to be sharing takes on The Bateau Neck Top from now through the end of September, and by "takes" I mean the variations in the original pattern as well as some tutorials building on it, and, a new pattern extension: The Bateau Neck Dress. Yes, dress!

I love the dress variation! This pattern extension will include two dress versions, actually. But there's something for boys too: two shorter sleeves options--elbow length and short.

Tess is having fun here in the Classic Bateau Neck Top with chest pocket and short sleeves. Scarlett is wearing the Bateau Neck A-Line Dress with hip pockets and the original three-quarter length sleeves.

The rainbow chevron fabric is Laguna Jersey in Chevron Bright by Robert Kaufman and not only is it soft but it makes me happy. Scarlett loves rainbow prints and I love the idea of sending her off to play at school in a rainbow print dress. Tess is pretty pleased with her top too. Smiles all around.

Hope you have a great return to school and can work in a little time to stop by for some back-to-school inspiration over the next few weeks. It's time!


Olga Becker @ Coffee+Thread said...

Can't wait to see what everybody makes!

Emily said...

Love that rainbow chevron and the dress version. :)

Emily said...

And the french plural!

Elasha said...

Love the dress version, nice job Anneliese! Can't wait to see the rest. Do you order knits online?

Unknown said...

So cute stuffs,I must say and i am really impressed by this working of yours.

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see all those great sewists bateau neck tops and dresses... and I think the faux drawstring is clever, I',, make one for sure!
MammaNene @ SergerPepper

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