August Monthly Challenge: Back to School

It’s August!! This year has gone at lightning speed and it’s hard to believe the kids are going back to school soon, if they haven’t already! This month we are featuring patterns that are perfect for adding to your child’s school wardrobe. I hope you join our #SLPcoChallenge. 

For the month of August, our challenge theme is “Back to School”.

The Monthly Challenge

All month long we are featuring a select few patterns from our collection, which will be on sale for 30% off through the months end. If you decide to sew along with us, you can sew up one of the featured patterns and post a modeled or flat lay/mannequin photo in our fan group (or on instagram) with the hashtag #SLPcoChallenge for your chance to WIN a $20 credit!


Sew up any of the featured patterns and post a modeled or flat lay photo. You can enter as many times as you’d like, each new make = 1 entry.

We are giving away a total of THREE $20 shopping credits.

One winner will be chosen for each category:

  1. Best Creative Use of Pattern
  2. Best Matches Theme
  3. SLPco Team’s Choice (this can be anything based on embellishments, photography, use of pattern, eye catching, etc.)

The Patterns


Zoe’s Knit Princess Seam Top & Dress features a beautiful silhouette perfect for all of your colorblocking dreams. Finish the bodice with the lovely princess seams and add the optional bodice bands for added wow factor. The pockets seamlessly align with the princess seams for a beautiful flowing look. Not a fan of princess seams? Keep the bodice simple and just add the fun pockets. You have the flexibility to mix and match all of Zoe’s amazing features for a truly unique look. Available in 4 sleeve lengths, Zoe is a year round staple. Sleeveless, short, elbow, and long sleeves make this pattern the perfect transition piece. With the cuffed finish for the short, elbow, and long sleeve lengths you have an easy and fun look that your child, and you, are sure to love.


Pearl’s Party Dress is the perfect mix of elegance and sass. The gorgeous gem neckline is a showstopper on this dress. This pattern features easy to read instructions and pictures for installing zippers. You will be amazed how beautifully this dress goes together. The bodice is lined, the skirt is not. However, you can easily line the skirt as well if you wanted. The gorgeous puff sleeves really jazz up this dress featuring a little shirring around the hem to make the sleeve have that gorgeous ruffle. Choose from tank top style, short sleeves and long sleeves. You also have a few skirt options. Top or dress length and both lengths include a simple skirt or a ruffle skirt option.


Wendy is a classic vintage-style dress you will absolutely fall in love with.  Designed for woven fabrics, this pattern features endless options.  Wendy features a simple bodice with optional peter-pan collar.      Trim the collar with piping or crochet lace for a special look.  This pattern offers a full coverage back that buttons (or snaps) up the back. Choose from sleeveless, short, 3/4, and long with or with out optional cuffs.  The skirt is a full gathered skirt with a deep hem and optional inseam pockets.  As the perfect finishing touch there is an optional skinny belt with belt loops to keep it in place.  This dress is great for everyday play or dress it up with satin and sequins for a special occasion.


Trixie is a sporty dress with a beautiful A line drape.  Featuring a henley placket and collar, 2 lengths: swing top and dress, and optional inseam pockets. The pattern includes 4 sleeve lengths: sleeveless (which is finished with arm bands) short sleeve, elbow sleeve or long sleeve. Trixie is full of twirl and perfect for any occasion whether it’s back to school, golf lessons or playing at the playground.


Roxie’s Skirt Leggings are perfect for pairing with all our tops, especially the Lydia or Autumn. Roxie features 3 patterns in 1 pattern. Simple basic leggings, skirted leggings or a simple skirt.  There are three legging lengths- pants, capri or shorts.  Roxie features a waist yoke, elastic waistband and optional faux drawstring. This is sure to become a staple pattern for any season from back to school to hot summer days and everyday in between.


Autumn is such a beautiful and quick sew.  This knit shift dress featuring a sweet flutter bodice.  You can also choose a simple version or color blocking dress.  Choose from top, vintage or dress length.  Sleeveless, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, or long sleeves.  Autumn’s bodice can either be lined or finished with bindings.


Don’t forget to share those makes for the Monthly Challenge in the Facebook group or on Instagram using the official hashtag to enter!

Happy Sewing,