A few months ago, I learned about a relatively new and new-to-me pattern company called Koerbs Brothers Stitch Designs, or KBSD. Well since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Stephanie, the designer, both by testing some of her new patterns, as well as blog features. And today I’m very happy to help Stephanie celebrate KBSD’s first birthday! (FYI — be sure to make it to the end for the giveaway and coupon code!)
For the birthday celebration, I’m featuring a couple of my past makes from the KBSD Bayside Bateau sweater pattern (affiliate link).
The first is the sweater/top that I made during testing. It’s a hip-length sweater with a dip in the back neckline made from a cotton/rayon jersey blend. I really liked this sweater from the outset, and since I made it, it has been a workplace staple. It’s particularly great for mid- to high-rise pants and jeans because it looks nice and professional, but doesn’t bulk at my waist.
The second top is one that has appeared a couple of times on this blog, but has yet to receive a specific mention. I made this Bayside Bateau out of a mere yard of lightweight sweater knit to wear with my Sybil Skirt for Christmas Eve Mass.
This pattern is perfect for higher-waisted skirts like the Sybil for the same reason that I love wearing with my Birkins. I hate tucking in my shirts, and I love that with these I don’t have to!
I’m also going to give an honorable mention (as well as a preview) here to the pants that I made for J a while back for Sew the Show. I’m not sure that I’ve ever posted the details on these pants here — need to remedy that! Anyway, J has been a bit under the weather of late. He had an accident a few days ago and broke his arm. Poor kid has been laid up and will be in a full arm cast for about 3 1/2 weeks. I spent my post-Super-Bowl Monday with this little dude:
But a few months ago, I used the KBSD Ried’s Classic Chino pattern (affiliate link) to make these jeans for J:
They ended up a little big, but I guess that just means they’ll get a couple years of wear!
And no birthday celebration would be complete without a giveaway and some discounts! Stephanie has a rafflecopter giveaway going on her blog — be sure to enter here:
And if you’re like me, and know that no matter how many giveaways you enter, you’re probably never going to win one, and would rather just buy your preferred patterns at a discount, you are in luck! Use the code FIRSTBIRTHDAY this week for 35% of all KBSD patterns! See them all here (affiliate link).