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The latest issue of Sew News Magazine just hit newsstands and it features a ton of awesome swimwear! So for my Pattern Play column, I decided to create a cool coverup that I developed off of a BurdaStyle slip sewing pattern. A tank project I sewed up was also featured in the magazine, read on to see it…

Slip Dress


I knew I wanted to sew a cove-up, but I couldn’t find the silhouette I wanted in our Swim & Coverup category, so I sourced out a suitable pattern to adapt – that is what this column is all about! For this project I used this slip dress pattern.

Slip Dres Magazine


Within the article I go over every drafting and sewing step to create this green0maxi version as well as a cropped coverup top with drawstring ties for the straps. Also included is a coupon code to get the digital pattern I used at a discount.

Jersey Top


I was also asked to sew up a tank pattern for a special tank article, and I went with our Jersey Top pattern from the 02/2013 issue. This tank pattern was on my radar for a while, and I had just enough black fabric leftover from this knotted dress to make it!

Meg's Jersey Top


The asymmetrical design and gathered wide strap is flattering for my frame, and now think I want to make another dress version with this neckline and straps.

Tank Magazine


There are a ton of tank projects photographed and made by so many members of the sewing team. Tank-a-paloozza!!

As I say everytime I post about my Pattern Play Column, I love doing these projects for every issue, and just yesterday I finished up sewing another garment for a future issue! As sewers we have the ability to change, adapt, and customize our patterns – and I’m happy to share my pattern modification experiences with you.

Happy Sewing!

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