I was so thrilled with the Back-to-School Bateaux pattern tour during the last couple months! Not only am I grateful to the friends who sewed and shared their interpretations of The Bateau Neck Top and The Bateau Neck Dress, but it was nice to challenge myself to post more frequently. And it was really fun to keep thinking about these basic patterns and all the possibilities for creating with them. I still have ideas...but I'm switching gears for now. I'm sure you'll see more of these tops and dresses in the future.
I am sharing one more with this wrap up, however. A red boiled wool Ruffled Bateau Neck top I made for Scarlett when I first started working out this pattern. Well over a year ago.
This is one of my favorite combinations: boiled wool and a crisp cotton shirting for the ruffle.
I've got a quick wrap up of all the stops on the tour and a few tutorials, which were part of the mix. I also wanted to let you know that I started a Pinterest board to collect examples and inspiration for these patterns. I see so many things that could be imitated with The Bateau Neck Top or Bateau Neck Dress pattern and wanted to keep the ideas in one place.
Bateaux from my Guests:
CINO: Granny Floral Bateau Neck Dress; KoJo Designs: Sequin Trimmed Bateau Neck Dress; Luvinthemommyhood: Hot Pink Bateau Neck Top; The Cottage Mama: Bateau Neck Top with Birds
Delia Creates: Silver Dotted Bateau Neck Dress; Cirque du Bebe: Bateau with Image Transfer; No Big Dill: B is for Bateau Neck Top; My Sparkle: Bateau Neck Top with Woven Trim
Lemon Squeezy Home: Pleated Bateau Neck Top with RickRack; Simple Simon and Co: Bateau Neck Dress with Neon; MADE: Bateau Neck Top with Dotted Pocket; LBJ Studio: Striped Bateau Neck Dress
Bateaux I sewed:
Boiled Wool Ruffled Bateau Neck Top; Rainbow Chevron Bateau Neck Dress; Striped His and Her Bateau Neck Dress and Top; Hodgepodge Rainbow Bateau Neck Top
And the Bateaux tutorials!
Thanks so much to the talented women who sewed with this pattern! And to you who have been excited about it. I hope it's a staple for your sewing for years to come. Stay tuned for more from Wee Muses Sewing Patterns.