Hello Ya’ll! For those who blog over at The Monthly Stitch, this is another repeat from last week. This was my entry for the contest requiring two separate looks from one pattern. I made two tank tops using the new Addison pattern from Seamwork/Colette. Have you heard of Seamwork before? It was started by Colette Patterns and it is a gorgeous digital magazine featuring great articles and patterns each month. I’ve actually had a subscription since Seamwork debuted but this was my first time sewing up one of their patterns. If you’re interested in trying out Seamwork, read on for a special discount offer!
The Seamwork subscription is only $6/month, which I think is awfully reasonable. Included with your subscription are two pattern downloads each month of your choosing. That means you can pick and choose from their entire collection of patterns each month. So for $6 you get the digital magazine plus the patterns. I secretly wish they’d come out with a paper version of their magazine because I’m kind of a purist and I love getting magazines in the mail. But of course the subscription would probably be much more expensive. At any rate, I have a referral link with a special discount for new subscribers! If you want to give Seamwork a try, subscribe using this link and you’ll get 50% off your first month! That’s $3 for the first month and you will also get two new patterns. Plus, it’s easy to cancel if you decide it’s not for you.
Addison is a collared tank top. I made version one in a dotted swiss that I bought at Hancock’s before they went out of business. If you’ve never worked with pdf patterns before, I think they’re kind of a pain in the ass. Fortunately, your Seamwork patterns also contain a wide format file. What that means is that you can pop the file onto a jump drive and take it to Kinko’s to have it printed. That way you can skip having to tape 30 pages together before you can even start cutting out your patterns. Trust me, it’s worth the extra money.
I added this cute Parisian clock button to cover up a minor blemish where my collar meets on the front.
After I made my first version I decided it was a little too sweet for me and I wanted something that felt more modern and playful. Enter cats and pom poms:
Here’s a close up of what I’m talkin’ about:
Oh yes, so much better. I omitted the collar and I added a pom pom trim, which I never thought in a million years I’d do, but it works.
Jack says it’s a tie:
He loves them both. What about you? Which version do you prefer? And if you decide to give Seamwork a try let me know what you think about the magazine!