Today is the day! Pattern Anthology is releasing it’s second collection! Friends, designing patterns that my kids love is fun, but designing along with friends? There is nothing better. Andrea, Kate, Melissa, and I have so much fun creating a collection of patterns. Those girls are just great. So when we were thinking about fall patterns we all thought back to school. Are you guys getting ready to send your kids back? I know I may (or may not) be counting down the days 🙂  So without further suspense… Pattern Anthology proudly presents…

The Alphabet Collection! It is a collection of 4 patterns:
The W Pants, Recess Raglan, Study Hall Jacket, and BBC Vest.

4 Patterns that are designed loaded with options for both boys and girls. (yep unisex patterns!)
They are all perfect for layering and mixing and matching so you can have a complete back to school wardrobe.  I made a full collection for both Jude and Abbey, but today I am just sharing the details of Jude’s outfit.

 For the fully lined bomber style Study Hall Jacket, I cut the top of the front, back and sleeves off at the armpit and color blocked the top. I LOVE the way it turned out. I used some soft buttery linen from Michael Levine (a great online source for apparel fabrics) and the jacket is a full zip front with a zipper from Coats&Clark. I also color blocked the Jacket with the same super soft organic twill from Organic Cotton Plus (a great online source for organic basics)  that I used for the W pants. The W pants have a cool reverse yoke detail with welt pockets, and can I just say I am in love with the pants. They look awesome, and they are detailed enough to be special without being crazy. Melissa rocked the socks off that pattern.

 For the Recess Raglan I used an awesome knit from Girl Charlee (they have AMAZING knits) I love a pattern for a simple top that is quick to sew (like 20 min) but the pattern has tons of options to add flair, cuff options, sleeve options and the most amazingly perfect fit. Jude has requested 6 more and I already have 5 or 6 hot off the sewing machine. For the BBC Vest I used linen from Michael Levine the texture from the linen lends to an almost denim look but without the stiffness, and seriously is there anything better than linen? The vest (designed by me) has a roll collar and for the boy’s vest there is a curved shirt tail hem and a back belt to tailor the fit, I love the vest with a tee, and dressed up and down.

Also because no photo shoot with Jude is complete without some awesome Jude poses. My only direction to Jude the whole time we were taking pictures? “Act Natural” He said “so should I yell? I yell a lot in real life.”  Kid logic, you just can’t deny.

Find the whole collection (4 patterns in sizes 12m-8years) HERE
It’s only available as a full collection at a great low price for 2 weeks so snag your copy fast!

We have an AMAZING Blog tour set up, with some seriously talented ladies (seriously) You will not want to miss the amazing creations from these ladies:

Alphabet Collection Blog TourBloggers will be sewing up all 4 pieces from the collection at girl. Inspired., Shwin & Shwin, Sew a Straight Line, elsie marley, Melly Sews, Happy Together, see kate sew, Elegance & Elephants, I Still Love You, kojo designs, Petit a Petit and Family, The Train to Crazy, Delia Creates and Craftiness is Not Optional

Also check out our fantastic sponsors for the Collection and tour for ALL of the fabric used for the collection. (they are some of the best online fabric sources you will find)

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