Laela Jeyne: Samantha and Sammy Swing Top and Dress

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Yesterday was the release of the Samantha and Sammy Swing Top and Dress from Laela Jeyne Patterns*!  I’ve been able to participate in sewing up both the Women’s and Girl’s Versions.  These patterns have many options, so be sure to get the scoop and check them out.*This post does contain affiliate links, which means if you decide you need this pattern or others and purchase it through a link in this post, I could earn some money to buy more fabric. 🙂Up first is Sammy, the girl’s pattern.

Sammy: Girls Swing Top and Dress*

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Features:

  • Size: 6m-14
  • Top options with tunic length, or high-low hemline
  • Dress options with regular length or high-low hemline
  • Sleeve options: Sleeveless Racerback, cap, short, elbow, or long sleeve option
  • Neckline: Crew Neckline or Cowl (not for racerback version)

I made both a tunic length and a high-low tunic for my big girl.  Pictured here is the the high-low with short sleeves.  We paired it with leggings for a great go-to outfit.  I’ve taken to preferring my girls go to school in comfy wear rather than fancy attire.  They should be comfortable and relaxed.  I know I want to be in comfy clothes whenever I can.  But…. no one said comfy can ‘t be cut too!

 

Doesn’t she look comfy and playful here?! This shirt is made from fabric purchased from Girl Charlee.  It doesn’t have quite the amount of stretch recommended, but it still worked.  It was too lovely not to try.  Bright and cheery, perfect for spring.  I bought enough for everyone to have something from this fabric, even myself.  I’m getting ready to take some time to sew projects that don’t have deadlines and I’m planning to make good use of this floral stuff.

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I used a contrasting thread for all my hemming and neckline topstitching on this one.  I’ve never tried that before because I’m always afraid uneven stitching with stand out, but I’m loving the look.  It was a fun way to add a little something extra to this simple piece.

Samantha: Women’s Swing Top and Dress*

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Features:

  • Size: XS- XXL
  • Top options with tunic length, or high-low hemline
  • Dress options with regular length or high-low hemline
  • Sleeve options: Sleeveless Racerback, cap, short, elbow, or long sleeve option
  • Neckline: Crew Neckline or Cowl (not for racerback version)
  • Built in bra option for Racerback
  • Directions for how to adjust the pattern to get the best fit for you

For my Samantha, I got to stitch up the racerback tunic length top.  The built-in bra was added to the pattern after mine was created, so I don’t have that included in my top. I used fabric from Girl Charlee on this one too! I snag it up for super cheap around Christmas this year.  They always have a great Christmas time sale! I’m really excited about the possibilities with this.  I can have a piece (or many) for every season.  I’m especially pumped about the cowl neck option because I love feeling warm and cozy in winter and that is a perfect way to meet my needs.

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Both Samantha and Sammy include what you would expect from Laela Jeyne patterns. Clear directions with step by step photos, layered printing ability, and no trim pages (on newest patterns), size charts, fabric layout, materials lists!!

Get the Patterns*

Women’s Samantha : Regular Price $9.00, Introductory Price $6.50

Girl’s Sammy: Regular Price $8.00, Introductory Price $5.95

Samantha and Sammy Bundle: Regular Price $15.50, Introductory Price $11.50

Be sure to check out other tester posts too!

Indu’s Versions for Sammy and Samantha here.

Larissa’s Version with a lettuce hemmed Sammy here.

Kristen’s Mommy and Me set here.

Sofia’s Version for her little person here.

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11 thoughts on “Laela Jeyne: Samantha and Sammy Swing Top and Dress

    1. I love the look of the hi-low but am always worried that my hemming will come out wonky so I don’t do it as often as I probably should. This hem didn’t get stretched at all. I was super happy with it!

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