***Easter egg has been found! It was the caption on the collage of me. 🙂 ***
About a month ago, Bethany posted a modified version of the Agility tank and dress in the main PDF promotions group on Facebook. The response was overwhelming and Melissa opened a separate group and started a sewalong. (All of this happened organically and without me.) I contacted the two people who started the ball rolling and we got the sewalong off the ground and added prizes for people who finished by the end of June. We had over 300 people join the sewalong group! I’m incredibly thankful to Melissa Ross for starting the group and Bethany Cooler for working diligently to share how she modified the original pattern.
I opted to re-draw the modifications as a free add-on for anyone who purchased the original Agility tank pattern. The changes include dropping the underarm about 3″ on the sides and offering two options for the front. You can either use the slimmer version (from the original Agility pattern) or a fuller version. The construction is the same as the original tank. I’ve included information with the add-on that covers different supplies that will come in handy for making a bathing suit. If you’ve already purchased the Agility, just send me an email with your receipt and I’ll be happy to send you the modified pattern pieces. If you’d like to take advantage of our current sale (25% off through July 5th with the code 4thofjuly), the modified pieces will be part of your download.
In the end, only a few people were able to finish their patterns on time for the prizes, but I’m incredibly thankful for the attention that 5 out of 4 Patterns received and the process helped spawn a new pattern, a ruched, reversible swim short! It’s currently being tested right now. 🙂
Here are a few of the entries for the sewalong. You can also join the sewalong Facebook group here to see the other entries. One person even modified the Agility tankini so it was a halter. I loved that idea! We saw a few Adventure Skorts made into swim skorts as well. If you did that, you could enter a picture into our Adventure Contest!!
What are your plans this weekend? Want to play a game? I’ve hidden an “Easter egg” of sorts on this blog post. Comment below with what you think it might be for your chance to win a free pattern! The winner will be chosen randomly from the correct responses.