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I received all of the patterns from both the Sun & Surf Collections in exchange for this post reviewing two of them.
The white dandelion fabric in the skirt was free as part of a prize package I won in a contest.
When I was asked to participate in the Sun & Surf Collection Pattern Tour, I jumped at the chance. The problem was figuring out which of the patterns I wanted to sew up. I ended up going with the Coastal Cargoes from the Surf Collection and the Boardwalk Skirt from the Sun Collection.
I've done several coordinating outfits for my girls, but this is the first time my son got to match. I made the Coastal Cargoes in a fun orange fabric, because let's be honest. Every boy needs a pair of orange pants. I love the bias tape trim on these pants. Then I made up the Boardwalk skirt in a fabric that had the same colors in it. I made the tie from the same bias tape I used on the pants.
I love the way this skirt came together. The ruffle peeking out from underneath is so fun. I really went to town and used as much fabric as I could for the ruffle. When I couldn't get it to gather any tighter, I knew it was perfect.
The nice thing about the underskirt is it isn't as full, so it keeps her covered when she twirls, which is a must in this skirt.
Now for the pants. I love all the attention to detail. They take more time to sew up than, say, a pair of pajama pants, but the end results are worth it. I really love how they are constructed so that there are no raw edges on the inner leg seams. That way you don't have any frayed edges when you roll them up.
I also love the welt pockets. Don't be scared if you've never done them before. They're easier than they look!
Here they are in their coordinating outfits. Unfortunately, it snowed earlier this week, not to mention that we are landlocked, so they can't actually use them in the sand and surf. But they will when we head to the beach this summer!
She's not actually giving me the thumbs up sign. She is counting down. I was limited to taking ten pictures with her in them.
Side note: I didn't realize he was so much taller then her. I think he's had a growth spurt.
You can buy the Sun Collection which includes four patterns for girls...
Or the Surf Collection which includes four patterns for boys.
You can also buy all 8 patterns together. These patterns are only available at this price until March 24, so hop on over to grab them! You can also click the links below to see what other bloggers have been doing with these patterns.
Sun & Surf at Sew a Straight Line | Sun & Surf at It's Always Autumn | Sun & Surf at Elsie Marley | Sun & Surf at A Girl and a Glue Gun | Sun & Surf at Mama Says Sew | Sun & Surf at Girl, Inspired | Sun & Surf at Groovybaby and Mama | Sun & Surf at The Cottage Home | Sun & Surf at Craftiness is Not Optional | Sun & Surf at Skirtastop | Sun & Surf at Straight Grain | Sun & Surf at Me Sew Crazy | Sun & Surf at Delia Creates | Sun & Surf at Max California |