Happy October! Can you believe the holidays are quickly approaching?! I can’t believe Halloween is this month. We are using this month to focus on patterns that are great options to use for holiday inspiration, from Halloween all the way to Christmas! I hope you join our #SLPcoChallenge. 

For the month of October, our challenge theme is “Holiday Haven”.

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


Diana’s Cascading Flounce Top & Dress features a beautiful jewel neckline, a cascading circle flounce skirt over a circle skirt. This pattern is perfect for all those princess dress dreams. This pattern has maximum twirl factor. Choose from a tank top, flutters, short, elbow, 3/4 or long sleeves. You can choose between top or dress length. This pattern can also be a simple circle top/ dress or simple gathered top/dress. This pattern is great for all those fun panels and custom knit designs.


Jayden is loaded with options and is a unisex design. The Jayden hoodie features the optional color blocked raglan sleeves. For a feminine touch, you can add ruffles to the sleeves as well. The front features a kangaroo pocket with the option to color block around the pockets as well. Add optional ruffles to the cuffs and hemband for the ultimate design. You can add the cowl-like hood or use the included neckband option for the top version. The cowl-like hood is perfect for those cold windy days. It covers the neck and reduces skin exposure. You can opt for a plain raglan top, a raglan top with kangaroo pocket or hoodie with/ without the front pocket. This pattern is packed with so many amazing design details, it will become your go-to!


Aria’s bow back top and dress is loaded with so many options. Choose from the bow back version or a simple back version. The bow back version also includes 2 types of backs. A short panel (shows skin) and a tall modest panel (covers skin).  Sleeves: first, choose from a fitted sleeve cap or a gathered “poof” sleeve cap. Both of those options include short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves & long sleeves. You can also do a tank version, flutter sleeves or flutter with long sleeves. (whew….. thats a lot of sleeve options right!) Now on to the skirt options: gathered or circle skirt. Top or dress length. Dress length also includes the option of a gathered or circle skirt with a ruffle hem. The circle skirt with ruffle hem will light up and girls eyes with the amazing twirl factor.


These adorable bow & ruffle leggings are perfect for pairing with all our tops & dresses, especially the Aria. Tiffany’s features 3 leggings in 1 pattern. Simple basic leggings, Bow leggings or ruffle leggings. Tiffany’s features an all knit yoga style waistband. This will be your go to pattern for super fast but oh so adorable leggings.


Betty’s features single or double flounce flutter that are sewn into the bodice (not on top of it) giving it a nice clean professional look- or go with a simple bodice for a super fast sew. The flounces are lined so you dont have to try hem those circles and is fun to line with a contrasting color to peekaboo out. The side panels can be color blocked or single fabric. You can choose optional side bows or side ties. The spacious pockets are great for kids that like to collect things. You can adorn the pockets with adorable bows. You can also use the bow pattern for a hair clip or headband. The back is full coverage button back. Choose from tank, short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves or long sleeves. This is the ULTIMATE twirl dress. Choose the gathered circle skirt with optional ruffle hem to make the twirliest of all dresses. You can also do a simple gathered dress skirt.


Get ready to cozy up in this super comfortable, relaxed/ loose fitting sweater. Sew this up in your favorite sweater knits, double brushed poly or your favorite cozy knit. While the Sapphire only has one neck cut line, there are 3 neckband’s to choose from depending on how much skin you want to show. Sapphire also features many lengths. High hip, mid hip and low hip. You can do a simple hem or add a hem band for an added design detail. Or you can choose a simple long sleeve or a cuffed long sleeve. Get creative and choose to do the neckband, hem band and sleeve cuffs in a contrasting fabric from the sweater for even more eye appeal. You can tie up one side and pair it with your favorite leggings for the ultimate cozy outfit while still looking fabulous.


Geneva’s Vintage Bow Dress is a stylish dress with the most beautiful vintage feel.  Whether you are looking for an everyday dress or something more fancy for a special occasion this pattern will be a staple in your stash.  Featuring several stunning sleeve lengths: sleeveless, single flutter sleeves double flutter sleeves, an open short sleeve or long sleeve with ties…the styling options are endless!


Ivy is a sweet vintage inspired beauty! Ivy’s Angel Sleeve Top & Dress features babydoll style bodice that can be sewn simple or with the optional pin tuck placket for such a sweet look.  The angel sleeves on Ivy give this pattern such a feminine and sweet look.  It can also be made sleeveless if you prefer.  There are 3 skirt options for Ivy: a top length, vintage length, and a knee-length! The skirt has options for a simple gathered skirt or circle skirt that is sure to have your girl twirling the day away! The look is finished with a beautiful circle keyhole in the back with a tie closure.  Ivy also includes optional inseam pockets.


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,

All fabric provided by Art Gallery Fabric for promotional purposes.