Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Take Me Back with Sew a Little Seam

 It's time for another installment in one of our favorite series, Take Me Back!  This is where we take an in-depth look at one design from one Season.  Today we're looking back to the Analagous Color theme and geeking out on all the details of Kelly from Sew a Little Seam's City Sunset look in Season 23 Week 1.


Everything about this look is so good!  It's really the little details that pull it all together and make it pop.  I know my kids would wear these clothes on repeat, how about yours?  Let's look at each make, starting with his clothes.


If you know us, you know we love POLOs!  They're so classic, can be dressed up or down, and are quite satisfying to sew.

Polo pattern: His shirt can be replicated exactly using the Parfait Polo pattern.  No changes needed.  Love it when it's this easy!

Polo fabric:  This high quality orange cotton lycra jersey would be perfect (and stand up to the wear and tear it would surely receive.)  The contrast is yellow cotton lycra jersey.

Polo patches: Any patches would work, but this fun Harry Potter Gryffindor patch would fit the color scheme, wouldn't it!

And then there's that fun and super cool pair of shorts.  Here's how you could recreate them:

Shorts pattern: There are several in the shop that would work great, but we would use the Bacca Bootcuts pattern because it would be SO comfortable for him!  Just lengthen the shorts to the knee, and you're done!

Shorts fabric: This coral super stretch denim would make your life easy and his comfortable!

Shorts tie: Use this pre-made yellow cording, and presto! you're finished!


Her little outfit is so sweet!  Lucky for you, we've figured out how to replicate it almost exactly!  Let's start with that adorable sweater top.

Sweater pattern: Since calculating the ruffle may be the most complicated part of making this top, we'd suggest using the Robin Dress pattern as the ruffle is already incorporated into that pattern.  You'd simply cut if off below the waistband and add a waistband to finish the dress.

Sweater fabric: Because the Robin Dress is drafted for wovens, you would get the boxy look of this sweater by using knit fabric.  We chose this delightful ribbed sweater knit in just the right shade of coral.

Underneath the sweater is that darling pair of shorts!  NO wonder she has such a huge smile!

Shorts pattern: The TinTin Shorts and Trousers pattern is a shoo in for this look.  It already has the tie, belt loops, pockets and cuffs!  

Shorts fabric: This bright broadcloth fabric would be just the right color and weight for a pair of shorts.  It would hold the pleats, but yet be flexible enough for her to move around.

Shorts tie: You could take a shortcut and use the same yellow cording you used on his shorts, or use this bright satin ribbon.

Here it is all together in one place:


Location, styling and photography: Kelly stayed true to her theme here by taking amazing quality photos in the city near sunset.  What more could be needed?  Her kids are wearing everyday shoes, so the emphasis is on the clothes...great choice!

What else did you notice?

See what the other designers created for the Analogous Color theme here.

Visit Kelly over at Sew a Little Seam and follow her on Instagram for tons more inspiration.

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