Laela Jeyne Patterns has come out with a Summer Collection. There are 6 versatile pieces to help start that capsule wardrobe. I enjoy sewing for my daughter, as well as myself, so having options for both of us is really nice.
First up, circle skirts! The Rose and the Rosie are super flattering, but simple to do. There are so many different options with these skirts (knee length, maxi, full circle, half circle, quarter circle), but the most exciting feature is that they can be a knit OR a woven! Eeeekkk! There are wonderful step by step directions for each type of skirt, and the results are so awesome.
I did half circle skirts in a scuba knit for my daughter and me. I love this skirt.
Next up, is the Dahlia Tank for women. It is a fitted Knit pattern. The best part is, there different cup sizes to choose from (sewing cup, not actual bra cup size). The instructions include details about how to pick the most perfect fit.
I paired my Dahlia Tank with the Rose skirt.
Last, but certainly not least, are the new swimsuits!! The Violet is the women’s suit, and the Vivi is the girl’s suit. I was going to do matching suits for me and my little, but she picked out her swim fabric, and I was not about to wear donuts..
But, she loved it! I have never gotten a smile so easily for pictures before. She kept saying “go nuts for donuts!” While taking pics. There are so many options for the Vivi suit including: high back, low back, side cut outs (or none), and ruffle or no ruffle. This suit was a perfect fit for my little one.
Here is mine.
Notice the Floral print, instead of donuts.
I also made an Isla Kimono to go with the suit. The women’s suit offers the same options as the girls’ suit, but also an optional built in bra with swim cups.
I really love this suit, and it holds in place very well. I was tossing my daughter in the pool, and swimming all over the place. Nothing came out, or became uncomfortable at all.
There is also one more pattern in the Summer Collection, which is a woven shirt with gathers in the front. This is the Lily Blouse. Be sure to grab all, or some, of the patterns while they are on sale. Share your makes in the Laela Jeyne Patterns Group.
Check out the other Talented Ladies on the Summer Collection Tour: