May has been a bit of a whirlwind month around here! So much has gone off, both on and off the blog. That it’s crazy to think the month is almost up. And with that, comes the May pattern release wrap up! Man I feel like I might have missed quite a few this month since things have been so crazy, BUT nevertheless there are some good ones in here! We’re definitely seeing that switch toward warm weather clothes. And thankfully, here in Canada I’m also seeing that warm weather trend happening!!! And I’m pretty excited about sewing for summer now.
Sofiona Designs released two patterns this month, first up is the Moss Hooded Dress and Top, it has great line detail options and an oversized hood option, with multiple length (top, mid and maxi). It would make a great casual dress choice or even a good beach coverup to go along with their other release, the Narwhal Swimsuit. This swimsuit pattern offers a one piece and a two piece option, the two piece is a high waisted bikini bottom with side panel options and both one and two piece come with a front panel option that can include a criss cross detail. I like the coverage on this one especially for my older daughter!
The Eli Monster has also released two patterns this month, both very similar but each has their own offerings. The Zoet Tee is a basic tee that includes a nipped in waist and slimmer fit, with a short sleeve and a ‘not quite cap’ sleeve option. Where as the Drop Tee is a basic tee that’s ‘not quite boxy’ but offers a great unisex fit. It also comes with short and long sleeve options and a great crew neck design.
New Horizon Designs came out with the Austin Tee, a classic fit knit tee that has a front V accent in the neckline and a split hem detail. Also comes with long and short sleeves. I’m interested in the neck detail of this one since it’s something different from a neck binding.
New Horizon also released the Melbourne Top and Dress, which offers a curved bust line, and multiple necklines, includes this criss cross neckline. The gathered skirt portion can be made in top, tunic, knee and maxi length, plus there are multiple sleeve length options as well.
Lowland Kids released the Tip Up Tank, a relaxed fit tank that ties at the waist made for table knits. It offers pocket, faux placket or full strip to give this top different looks. They’ve also released Joggers, a great basic jogger pattern that offers a size range from newborn to size 12. Meant to be a bit on the slimmer side, theses are a great staple! I’ve also seen a few shorts version pop up on different sewing groups and I’m excited to try these.
Heather Handmade has just released her first pattern, her pattern concept is to utilize a piece of clothing and how to upcycle it. Her first pattern, Upcycled T-Shirt Romper and Dress gives you the pattern pieces and tutorial on up cycling a t-shirt into a romper or a dress for your little one. This is a great option if you’re into upcycling, sustainable fashion or just starting out and not sure how to go about up cycling clothing for fabric.
Patterns for Pirates released the Minute Maillot, this is a great basic swimsuit pattern. A classic shape, it also comes with different back neckline options (low, mid or high) and a hip ruffle option as well.
Made for Mermaids come out with the Reagan Rash Guard, this rash guard comes in both regular tee length or a crop banded length. It also offers a ruffle detail for the raglan sleeve which make it fun a feminine. But you could definitely use the basic pattern (short or long sleeved) for boys as well! This pattern is part of their Mermaid Shores Collection. Which I’ve previously sewn up a pattern from here and enjoyed!
And finally, we have Made by Jack’s Mom that released the Fell & Dale Flat Cap, a traditional style flat cap that fits for sizes newborn-xl adult. This would make a great accessory to finish off any outfit!
Also.. If we’ve missed any pattern releases, please let us know in the comments!!!