Serape in the Sun

When I was a kid, we had this old Serape woven blanket that my dad picked up in Mexico on his travels. The colors were incredibly vivid, and despite heavy use, the blanket never seemed to show it’s wear. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of laying on this blanket at the beach, resting after a day of swimming and digging sand castles in the summer sun.

When I saw the new custom Serape print from Knitpop, I was whisked away to those carefree childhood days….and I knew I would need to get my hands on that print when it released! Fortunately, I didn’t even have to wait that long, as Sara generously offered to send me some of the strike offs to sew and share with you!

I chose the Hey June Santa Fe top– I’ve been meaning to make this up for ages, and the loose, flowy fit and diagonal      lines of View C seemed like a good match for the drape of the double brushed poly base. When the fabric arrived in the mail I was quite impressed- the colors were just as vivid as my favorite blanket, but so much softer!

If you haven’t ever sewn a Hey June Pattern yet you totally should- I was in the middle of several complex and frustrating projects, and this was just the breath of fresh air I needed! The instructions and drafting are always top notch, and the fit is consistently good as well. I bound the neck and arms per the pattern suggestions, and used a solid black double brushed poly for contrast.

Nursing Note: Due to the swingy hem, this pattern is pull-up nursing friendly- or you could always lower the neck for an over-the-top access.

Grab your pattern HERE (aff link)- and use the code “SantaFe15” for 15% off!

The result is the perfect summer top for our vacation, and for reminding me to be a little more free spirited when I’m at home too! Stay tuned over at the Knitpop Facebook Group for this and other new prints coming soon!

Full Disclosure: I bought this pattern with my own $, all opinions are my own! This post contains affiliate links- if you choose to click on my link and purchase a pattern a small portion of your purchase gets recycled into my sewing and blog efforts! Thank you!

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