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The day I made 3 Beachy Boatneck shirts in under 2 hours (plus 2 more)

Last week I started sewing up some of the great patterns from the Sun & Surf Collection. I began with the Beachy Boatneck sewing pattern. I love the 3/4 length sleeves, boatneck, curved hem and generous length. I was so excited to sew up this pattern for both my boy and my girls!

I started with one for my middle daughter (I’ll share later in the week). Then I decided to make a handful for my son. I cut three out and once they were cut they only took me an hour and a half to sew all three. And that was with little distractions here and there. Pretty sure this one of my favorite patterns.

Beachy boatneck trio

This was a size 2T. It fits perfectly and it’s adorable on him. The green stripe fabric on the left was some leftover I’ve had from this adorable green dress that was one of my first internet sensations a few years ago. It was from JoAnns. The middle fabric was from Michael Levine Loft in L.A. and the fabric on the right was from SAS Fabrics in Hawthorne.

Then I made one for my oldest daughter. She’s a size 6 but she has been for a couple years. I’m hoping she’s got a growth spurt coming soon so I made the size 7. She is very picky about neck holes that are too large so I made the neck opening a little smaller.

Beachy Boatneck shirt
I love this shirt. The fabric was from Michael Levine Loft.

Beachy Boatneck Shirt

Beachy Boatneck shirt
Beachy Boatneck shirt

You can also see a few more of the Carousel Tops from the Sun & Surf Collection that I made:

Carousel top

Here are a couple Beachy Boatnecks from around the web.

CottagemamaThe Cottage Mama made another girly Beachy Boatneck (and a Santa Monica Cinch jacket)

Beachy boatneck boy oh boy oh boy

Beachy Boatneck by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
1Beachy Boatneck by Handmade Martini

I’ve had a stack of patterns printed and ready to sew up for a couple days but life has been happening. And now I’ve got one kid throwing up but I hope to sew up a Santa Monica Cinch, Submarine Pullover and hopefully some Coastal Cargos this week. 

Pdf pattern printed-5286
Linking: Sew Country Chick, Flamingo Toes, Sew Chatty


  1. says

    You really do inspire me.
    I started sewing late last year and I have only made as couple of skirts and a complete skirt and blouse for myself but I still do not consider myself a perfect seamstress enough to share the process and tutorial.
    Still learning, really. (with the help of a ‘professional’ who comes around every saturday)
    I hope to be half as good as you before the year runs out.
    I have two boys and I know I can pull the beachy boatneck tops off if I just manage to get past the self doubt.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. says

    These are adorable…can’t believe you can make them so quickly. Please tell me how you made the penny – Stencil, printable, etc. I need that!! :) I hope the kids are all better now. We just had the stomach virus here too.

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