The Meridian jacket

I was thrilled when I was asked by the lovely sisters from Frances Suzanne blog to join the September Showcase of Flip This Pattern - one of my favorite sewing series!
Unlike all previous editions, this month there was not a pattern to be flipped but 10 amazing patterns from rising indie designers to be showcased! Some of them are among my favorite!
Because in this edition it is all about supporting the indie designers, there was no competition and the guests could flip the chosen pattern or sew it as is. Surprisingly - because I love to flip - I didn't flip it. :) 

It was very hard to choose just one pattern from all ten available for the showcase, but I ended up making the Meridian cardigan or jacket from Imagine Gnats. I was eyeing this pattern since it was released. Well, it was the perfect timing now since my girls are in need of some cardigans and jackets for the chilly Fall weather that is already in the air and this pattern definitely is a wardrobe staple for this season.

Oh, and I have to confess I had a little helper for this post. She has been asking for so many months now that I would let her sew on my machine (since she doesn't have one... yet!). And I have been telling her "one day...". Well today was the day. :) She made herself a cowl! She was so, so happy! 

Pattern: The Meridian jacket / cardigan by Imagine Gnats
Fabric: light weight denim (thin, drapey, a bit crisp) + printed knit, both from my local fabric store. The choice for denim was also because I will be linking this project to the Denim Challenge of Project Run & Play (season 10, week #3).
Details: The pattern asked for two woven fabrics for the jacket, or two knits for the cardigan. I have decided to live dangerously and used a very light weight denim on one side and a jersey knit on the other. I have sewn three buttons on the front and two buttons on each sleeve bottom. The pattern offers a collar option for the jacket version and although I love it I have decided not to make it.

Pattern: Basic Leggings by Serger Pepper.
Fabric: red knit.
Details: This pattern is great! I already have a couple more leggings cut out ready to be sewn. I opted not to make the leg cuffs - I hemmed instead.
A curious fact: I was Irene's first customer! :) Not long after, she invited me to guest post on her blog - if you need any tips, ideas or tutorials on sewing with denim go check it here! Irene is a super friendly italian lady who loves to sew and to offer free patterns and great sewing tips on her blog.

Pattern: Camper Cowl by Jennuine Designs.
Fabric: both the same as for the jacket.
Details: This pattern is a super easy kids project. And such a quick sew! I would say it took less than 15 minutes for printing, cutting and sewing! 
First I thought about making another infinity scarf  - which I blogged about, with a free tutorial, here - , but I always LOVE to try new patterns so I had to go for this cowl.
This was the very first project my little girl have sewn on a real sewing machine, so it will always be a special pattern for both of us. (Sorry for all the lameness here, okay? :) )

Go check all the patterns and the guest bloggers versions on September ShowcaseThey are amazing! 
I really love some of these patterns! (The ones I know of.) I have made the Small Fry Skinny jeans here - the best jeans pattern ever! I had the chance to test the Fawn Lily dress here - such a unique design and construction... And I have also tested the Betty skirt which my girl chose for her first day at kindergarten outfit, here. :) I can't wait to make the other patterns. I already have cut fabric for a Shandiin top and a Serendipity swing coat (which I know is an awesome pattern because I already made the blouse and pants from this pattern collection, here).

Join all the fun by linking anything you've made from a pattern of a rising indie pattern designer to the September Showcase linky party!

[Discount and Giveaway alert!!] Oh, and did I mention that the ten featured designers were so generous as to offer great discounts on their patterns? Go and grab some! (They will run through Sep 20th) You will be supporting these amazing rising indie pattern designers. Nevertheless, you may want to take your chance on this amazing giveaway - just entry the rafflecopter bellow!

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I am posting today along with three huber talented ladies! Go check their versions of the Meridian cardi or jacket - Call Ajaire, Pienkel and Sweeter Than It Seams.

Thank you Ashley and Emily for having me on this fabulous showcase! And thank you Rachael for this cool pattern! 

Project linked to: 
Project Run and Play - season 10


  1. Bem, o casaco é lindo e a coordenação de cores também! Gostei muito e ela fica mesmo gira nele!

  2. oh, it's so lovely! and the cowl? perfection. I think that's my favorite bit!! what a sweet girlie. thank you so much for such a lovely jacket from my pattern!! xo

  3. I'm so honored that my Camper Cowl was her first sewing project! I love your entire outfit - the color combinations are great!

  4. I love the outfit and that wall is incredible! Your daughter did a great job sewing her cowl.

  5. Adorei!! Ficou super giro e a gola está o máximo! Parece que alguém tem talento natural para a costura ;)

  6. Love the coat and coordinating cowl (which is a genius first sewing project-may have to copy haha) and the whimsical pictures!

  7. Gosto tanto, mas tanto do casaco! TOP! TOP! Que sorte... dentro de pouco tens uma ajudante a seria! :-)

  8. That wall!!!! So cool. Love these, I've had the meridian cardigan on my list of things to sew, and with this chillier weather we're really needing it. I can't believe she sewed her own little cowl!!! Adorable! Good to know it's a great starting place. My oldest has asked to sew and I've been dragging my feet because she gets all cray cray when trying to do something like that and I'm afraid she's sew her finger to her project. Ha. I'll show her this and see what she thinks :) Also, your daughter's hair is AMAZING.

  9. I might have squealed a bit when I realized your daughter's first sewing project was nestled within this post!! Pure awesomeness!! Thanks for the review on the well as your thoughts on a few other patterns in the "September Showcase!" We are thrilled you joined us....

  10. That jacket is amazing! I love her whole outfit, and especially that cowl ;)

  11. Beautiful job! I love all of it - and I am with Monica ^^^, your daughter has incredible hair! :)

  12. I love your choice of lining, and the wonderful button details

  13. The outfit is simply fabulous. Congrats to your daughter for sewing on a real machine!

  14. Gorgeous fabric choices & I love that photo backdrop, how fun!

  15. Fun lining for an adorable jacket.

  16. Awww, what a sweetie! Love everything about this...the photos, the cowl, the jacket and lining...ALL!

  17. She is so darling! She did such a great job on the cowl too!! Love it!

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