How it is possibly already June? The year is flying by and I’m so ready to hop right into summer and all the summer sews! For June’s monthly challenge, we are featuring some amazing patterns to help you jump in too! I hope you join our #SLPcoChallenge. 

For the month of June, our challenge theme is “Sweet Summertime”.

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


The perfect pattern for spring and summer sewing, Tinsley’s Scalloped Top, Romper & Dress features super cute shoulder tie that lets just a little bit of the lining show through for the perfect contrast.  Choose from a swing top, dress or romper.  Choose scallop or simple hemline.  This pattern also features a front button placket and optional slash pockets.  Pair the swing top with Maggie’s Suspender Shorts or Seaside Shorts for the perfect outfit.


With a beautiful and feminine silhouette, Pippa’s Scalloped Romper & Dress is the springtime sew you have been waiting for! Featuring a delicate scalloped back with a split detail and dainty shoulder ties, Pippa is truly a show stopper. But it gets better from there, with a trendy circle short romper Pippa is made for twirl heaven!

Not a fan of rompers? No problem! Pippa is also available in vintage and dress length. Finish with a simple hem, or add the optional hem ruffle. You can’t go wrong with these options.


Marina features the on-trend criss-cross strap in the back.  It can be sewn as a one piece or a tankini.  Both versions can feature the optional top ruffle or it can be made as a simple swimsuit without the ruffle.  The tankini also has an optional skirt ruffle for the ultimate girly swimsuit.  A shorten/lengthen line is included for the perfect fit and coverage you may want.


Are you looking for that perfect spring and summer dress? We have you covered with the Norah. This pattern features “built in” cap sleeves so you dont have to even sew on sleeves but still get the shoulder coverage. This garment also has NO closures. It has enough ease built into the bodice so it can slide on and off easily. To create a little more “fitted” look, you can add thick or thin side ties. This will cinch in the waist a little and add that extra special detail. The best part about Norah is the gorgeous back options. With a deeper square back, you can add a single strap, double straps or even a criss cross strap, creating so many beautiful and unique looks. We have included a simple rectangle gathered skirt with a deep hem in top or dress length. We didnt stop there. You can also choose the gathered circle skirt in top or dress length for the ultimate twirl factor. Both skirt variations also include a peek-a-boo pocket option. This is a great way to showcase a coordinating fabric or pop of color, and we all love pockets right!


Cora is the perfect summer dress. Featuring a fun and unique pleated wave bodice option, woven strappy back that ties into cut bows. Get the perfect fit every time with the elastic back. This higher bodice is perfect for adding embellishments or monograms. Coras also features a simple skirt, ruffle skirt and double ruffle skirt


Patricia’s is packed full of options. Starting with Top or dress length. It also has a tank version, short sleeves, bell sleeves and long sleeves. You can choose between the moderate high low hem or the dramatic high low hem. Patricia can be made in knit or woven’s and is very flattering in lightweight flowy types of fabrics such as voile or rayon. The back features a slight scoop back and has NO closures – just slides on over the child’s head. Plenty of playing room without being boxy or too baggy. You will love how many looks you can achieve with just this pattern! And how quickly you can sew these up!


Your girl will be ready to hit the town for an ice cream date or a fun park outing with her girlfriends in this top, dress and maxi loaded with options! Molly features a scoop back that can be adorned with a peter pan collar.  You will love the detailed instructions on how to create a faux pintuck placket for the bodice.


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,


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