{Sew 20- Desert Island Sew} Tour

"Just pretend that you will be spending a few weeks alone on a desert island. You will only be allowed ONE sewing pattern but no limits on project supplies. What pattern would you take?"

Surprisingly, I found this months prompt from Sew 20 Society to be a fairly easy one to come to a decision for. I knew immediately what pattern that I would take, and then my mind took off RUNNING thinking of all the ways that I could hack this pattern for a lifetime of sews!!! If I had to choose only ONE pattern to take to a deserted island, it would have to be the Laundry Day Tee from Love Notions. 
The Laundry Day Tee is super versatile as is, but if you start thinking about ways to hack it to make it MORE versatile, the possibilities are truly endless. The pattern already comes in a huge range of sizes, but it also comes with a variety of options that already included so that there is less guesswork:

  • Girl's 2T-16
  • Four hem lengths- shirt, tunic, dress and high/low hem 
  • Four necklines- banded, cowl, gnome hood (or rounded) and asymmetrical collar
  • Five sleeve lengths- cap, elbow, 3/4 length bishop, long sleeve and tank
  • Optional inseam pockets 

  • Women's XS-XXXL
  • Two neckline options- scoop and v-neck
  • Four sleeve lengths- tank, short, 3/4 and long
  • Two lengths- regular tee shirt length or tunic length

 So, those are options that are already included in the pattern, but if you think about all of the things that you can potentially do to change the pattern to fit a need, there are SO MANY possibilities! Here are just a few that I came up with while brainstorming. I am starting to think that I need to take this list and execute a few just to prove how easy it is! 

  • Women's dress- executed and shared HERE
  • Braided tank straps
  • Razorback
  • Crop top
  • Slim tank
  • Chop top and add A-line Maxi
  • Cutout in back with lace
  • Scoop back
  • AND...would definitely take some work, but use as a base for a Men's tank!

What hack would YOU make to the LDT?!? If you don't have the Laundry Day Tee yet, head on over to the Love Notions Pattern Support Group and you may just find a special coupon to get the Womens version for FREE! There is also a SALE going on for having over 8,000 group members...use code '8000members' through TODAY ONLY for 40% off!!!!! 

Sew 20 Desert Island Sew Tour 7/18/16 to 7/22/16   

Use #desertislandsew on social media to play along!

7/18 Sew 20 Tour Launch | Very Blissful | Lulu & Celeste | The Wholesome Mama 7/19 House of Estrela | FABulous Home Sewn | create3.5 7/20 Beri Bee Designs | mahlicadesigns 7/21 Rebel & Malice | Sew Starly | The Berry Bunch | Sewing By Ti 7/22 Candice Ayala | PenSeb&Rox | Mae & K | Sew 20 Social Media Round-up 7/25 Sew 20 Tour Wrap-up


  1. That is definitely a great top on your body shape. And there really isn't much you can't do with a well drafted pattern!


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