2018 Spring/Summer Seaside Collection
The smell of salt-water, warm wooden boards under your feet, sunshine in your eyes, the taste of something cold…. The 2018 spring/summer collection was inspired by a day at the seaside, and it’s finally here! 6 garments that take you to the edge of the ocean, no matter where you actually live!
Modern crochet is definitely having a moment. My inbox has been bursting with summer crochet designs that are in vogue this season - so why not make your own? Bring that handmade #ootd out into the sunshine.
The 6 seaside inspired pieces utilize cotton yarns in both dk and aran weights, they were inspired by the colors and patterns of sunlight through palm fronds, pink sunsets, tangled driftwoods, and the tides themselves. You can check out my SS 18 mood-board for the full aesthetic entanglement.
The SS 2018 Seaside Collection was made in collaboration with Paintbox yarn and LoveCrochet. They collaborated with me on my on last summer’s collection as well. Without their continued support, love of color, and audience insight, I would not be where I am today!
Paintbox is the perfect summer yarn. Last summer, when I was looking for raw materials for a summer collection I reached out to them because their color palette selection is unrivaled with 56 colors (just for their cotton!). They’re also fairly priced, and bundle in smaller skeins – this cuts back on waste, which is a big concern in the fashion industry.
For each piece of the collection, I specify how many skeins of yarn you’ll need per size [S-XL], in each color. The patterns have a full photo tutorial, for added clarity and easy. Plus if you’re a visual learner (like me!) it acts as step-by-step guide.
Now, I’d like you to meet the collection:
A summer dress as light and fluffy as cotton candy, except it breathes in the heat, instead of melting.
The dress features modern lace work on the bottom of the skirt and along the straps of the sleeves.To keep you cool as a cucumber, the dress also features lace-down sides so you can show a little skin, but not more than you want.
This top was created to celebrate the nostalgia, whimsy, and pastel colors of the sea, and the boardwalks and theme parks that spring up next to them. The loose, swingy fit also ensures you'll make the most of that sea breeze.
The top features a loose wavy pattern, with colored stripes at the base. The straps feature contrasting color shoulder ties for a fully adjustable fit. The colors of orange, pink, blue, gray, against the white background pay homage to the pastels of kitschy rides, and every color ice cream treat!
An easy cover-up that fits nearly everyone. A modern lace design reflecting the twisted limbs that wash up on the shore. It provides coverage, but allows for air-flow to dry a swim suit.
The design features modern lace lines down the front and back panels and sleeves, with thicker white cotton lines implying the wooden logs. It uses aran weight yarn to be extra soft, squishy, and absorbent. This is a beginner friendly pattern, it's essentially a big circle, two squares, and two smaller circles.
A fuller coverage summer top in the name of shade. The muted color changes allude to the beauty of shadows amidst sunlight. Light, playful, and functional.
The top features 'sunlight lines' along the body of the top, with ruffles at the base and on the sleeves. Utilizing the linen stitch with modern lace lines to create a super flexible and airy top in the summer heat. Perfect for the day after you got just a little bit too much sun.
A go-to halter mini dress, bright, flexible, and adjustable. The perfect summer yellow, with shots of orange and white plays to the summer flowers and dancing sunshine.
The design features a triangle cut out on the chest, and slits up the sides – no one likes being restricted in the summer. The dress also features adjustable halter straps and waist-line. The flexible linen-stitch is perfect for dancing on the beach.
A tank top with a unique silhouette, there are enough low cut numbers with chain stitch straps. I wanted to try to create a design that really exemplified the way that the ocean seems to go on forever. I wanted it light, and I wanted it interesting.
The top alternates between a deep sea blue and a light seafoam blue with regular and puff stitches to show the rolling and breaking of waves. I use a unique puff stitch strap for the crossed back to carry the wave motif through the whole design. The front has a higher neckline, so I wanted to drop the back low to get the much needed airflow for heat in the summertime.
Each design is unique and fits up to XL sizes. Each pattern features step by step guides, and full photo tutorials. I hope you love them!
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