Pattern Anthology: 8 Days a Week

8 Days a Week Collection is a new collection of women’s sewing patterns by Pattern Anthology. This collection includes:

  1. The Neptune Tee: A casual tee with optional triangle cutouts at the front and back neckline as well as the sleeves.
  2. The Marigold Dress: A button down dress with elastic waist, long or cap sleeve options and even a peplum option.
  3. Go To Knit Pants: 3 styles of knit pants including leggings, straight leg pants and relaxed fit pants options.
  4. McCartney Jacket: A zip up jacket with fun options and lots of style.

Pattern Anthology sells their collections for a limited time at a 40%+ discount. You can purchase this collection now through October 6th. Get more details HERE.

8 Days a Week sewing patterns

 

Sabra from sew a straight line
Rachel from House of Pinheiro
Melissa from Melly Sews
Stacy from Stacy Sews
Trinh from Sweet Cheeks Designs
Kate from see kate sew
Dixie from Dixie DIY
Abbey from Sew Charleston

Last spring the Pattern Anthology team released their first women’s collection called Just Add Jeans. Well you might remember I loved the patterns so much that I made all 4! Over the summer, Pattern Anthology released a call for testers for their next women’s collection. Knowing how much I loved their last collection I decided to enter. Well, I was lucky enough to be chosen! In my opinion, the patterns this go around are even more awesome then before. Get ready to see a whole LOT of pictures!!!

First up…the Go To Knit Pants

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 002

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 003

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 005

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 007

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 010

Go To Knit Pants by Sew Charleston 011

There are a lot of leggings patterns out there, but along with these leggings you also get two more completely different pants patterns. I don’t know about you, but 3 pants patterns for the price of one is pretty much a no brainer. I chose view B, mostly because  I’m in need of comfy pants with pockets that I can put my cell phone in when I walk my dog. These pockets are so nice and roomy! I chose a great ponte de roma tribal print from Girl Charlee.  I think ponte de roma is a great weight for this version. I love all of the versions and can’t wait to make my first pair of leggings.

Next up is the McCartney Jacket,

McCartney Jacket by Sew Charleston McCartney Jacket sewn by Sew Charleston (10) McCartney Jacket sewn by Sew Charleston (11) McCartney Jacket sewn by Sew Charleston (12) McCartney Jacket sewn by Sew Charleston (13) McCartney Jacket sewn by Sew Charleston (14)

This was my first ever jacket and I am beyond happy with the results. This jacket is fully lined, zips in the front, and the sleeves and hem are finished with knit What I love most about this jacket is how practical the pockets are. I hate pockets that I can’t put my hands in comfortably when I take my dog for walks! These are also my first attempt at welt pockets. I could definitely use a little practice to make them perfect, but the detailed directions were so helpful. Also, when picking out your fabric for this jacket make sure you really love your lining fabric as you can see at all times. I like my lining fabric, but the design really limits what I can wear it with. The heat index the day I took these pictures was 110, so please excuse my shorts! Now that the fall is finally here,  I am dying to make another one out of some trendy floral fabric!

Next we have the Neptune Tee,

neptune 2 neptune 3 neptune 4 neptune 5 neptune 6 neptune tee 1

I had a really hard time deciding which version of the Neptune Tee to make. You can do all 4 triangle cutouts, or 2, or none and with or without fabric. Such decisions! In the end, I am happy with what I chose. This is such a fun top to design and a quick sew even with the triangles. Both fabrics are actually left over from my beloved Pattern Anthology Just Add Jeans Parisian Tee.

Finally, the Marigold Dress

Can't Buy Me Love Dress sewn by Sew Charleston (2) Can't Buy Me Love Dress sewn by Sew Charleston (4) Can't Buy Me Love Dress sewn by Sew Charleston (7) Can't Buy Me Love Dress sewn by Sew Charleston (8) Can't Buy Me Love Dress sewn by Sew Charleston (10)

I have been hoarding this fabric from Five Eighth Seams for awhile and almost chose it for my McCartney Jacket (I actually might buy some more and make the jacket with it too), but it ended up being absolutely perfect for this dress pattern. I love how I was able to use the reverse of the fabric for the yoke, placket, and pockets for a little visual interest. This dress also comes with lots of options. You can make it long sleeve or cap sleeve and as a dress or peplum top. I also think it would be super cute sleeveless!I really want to make a long sleeve peplum version for fall. It would look so cute with some skinny jeans and boots!

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20 comments

  1. CUTE! I found your blog after seeing what you did with the Just Add Jeans collection & think you are just fabulous 🙂 These are super cute too!

  2. Love your pants! And that marigold was destined to be in chambray!! Did you lengthen view B for your pants or leave it as-is? I’m 5’4″ but I’d like full-length pants, not cropped, so I’m not sure if I should adjust the pattern. Thanks!

    • Thanks! I did not lengthen the pants. They could actually stand to be shortened a tad, but I’m sure they’ll shrink with continued washing/drying. I’m 5’4″ too, so no need for you to lengthen yours!

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