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AGF had the chance to chat with the energetic creative director of SLPco, Katie Skoog, and get to know a little bit more about her company and this new GET THE LOOK kits concept. AGF: What truly inspired you to start SLCco? KS: My true inspiration for starting SLPco was the fact I could not find any patterns that matched the style I wanted for my girls. I don’t like to iron, therefore I do not like a lot of ruffles. We are a simple family and prefer a simple, sophisticated style. That was nearly impossible to find through PDF patterns. I hated seeing overly complicated instructions so I decided to bring all my unique/ sophisticated designs to life using simple instructions that even a beginner sewer can make. AGF: How did the idea of the GTL kits come about? KS: The GTL kits have been something I wanted to do from the day I started SLPco. When I set up my website, I actually had a section created for them but never got around to it, starting a new company takes a lot of work, so it sat on the back burner. One thing I see a lot of questions on is how people choose their fabrics for a garment. A lot of sewers struggle with this and spend several hours rehearsing fabrics for a dress, then abandon the whole idea when they get frustrated. This concept eliminates that long process. This is an easy way to see what the finished garment will look like in those particular fabrics. This way you get to still enjoy the PDF pattern being delivered instantly and then a few days later you get a “happy mail” day. And to top it off, all the kits are discounted from their retail value so you are not only saving time, you are saving money as well. AGF: Having four daughters must bring great inspiration for all the designs, do they get a say on final pattern decisions?

KS: Yes, having 4 girls is a huge inspiration to my designs. My girls are ages 2 - 6, therefore I have a lot of laundry, cleaning, wife/mom duties. I take all that into account when designing. I don’t have time to iron a lot of ruffles (who am I kidding, I don’t iron their clothes at all – a good shake and that’s as far as I go…) so I try to keep the designs practical for everyday wear. Sewing time is hard to come by for a lot of moms so I try be sure most of my designs are fairly fast sews with simple construction and easy to read directions. My girls are little designing divas. They are always drawing pictures of dresses they want. They also love to drape & pin fabric to my mannequins to create their looks. They love helping out with the little design details in each pattern. Sometimes they want pockets, sometimes they pick out the trims or fabric to be used on their dresses. AGF: Why do you think these Get The Look kits will be great for makers? KS: These kits are great for all makers, beginner to advance levels of sewing. Now you don’t have to struggle with fabric choices, you get everything you need to complete each look, all at a discount. Now you are saving time and money. If you struggle with choosing the right fabrics, these kits are for you. Even if you don’t intend to use the fabric for that particular look, you are scoring an amazing deal on the pattern and fabric. I always find it nice to just know exactly what I am doing, and to have the variety of fabrics to create that look. These kits take the frustration out of sewing and make it an enjoyable experience. These kits feature the highest quality fabrics out there, amazing selection of patterns & prints to create gorgeous dresses for girls & babies.


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his ultra cute and comfy top and dress has many features. Choose between tank, flutter sleeves, short sleeves and long sleeves. There are pattern pieces included for a circle skirt or you can do the gathered skirt option in either top or dress length. For the ultimate twirl factor, opt for the full circle skirt- little miss will love to spin in this! The back of this dress is just adorable. With 2 scoop options (modest and deep), one will surely be perfect for you. You can even add the optional bow ties for a super cute and girly look. Sizes NB - 24 months


Sizes 2t-12


The cover image features the Kilim Inherit option from the Recollection fabric collection

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The images above feature the option from the Curiosities collection

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Featuring the Flowered Engrams option from the Recollection collection

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ora is the perfect summer dress. Featuring a fun and unique pleated wave bodice option, woven strappy back that ties into cut bows. Get the perfect fit every time with the elastic back. This higher bodice is perfect for adding embellishments or monograms. Coras also features a simple skirt, ruffle skirt and double ruffle skirt. Top version only has simple skirt option but the dress and maxi feature all three versions. Sizes NB - 24 months


GET THIS LOOK! The cover image features the Petal Picking option from the Lavish fabric collection


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These images feature the Flowered Medley option from the Lavish fabric collection

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his infinity top is the perfect go-to knit pattern to achieve many looks, all in one easy to read pattern. This pattern features the option of doing an adorable heart shape cutout in the back, making this dress so adorable. Don’t want the heart cutout? Choose to do the simple back option. Choose from 3 bodice lengths: Curved (for a slight high low effect), straight and Drop waist. You can choose from gathered skirt or circle skirt in tunic and dress lengths. The skirt can be made with woven or knit fabric. Choose from 6 sleeve options! Tank, flutter, short, elbow, 3/4 or long sleeves. You can also choose to add ruffle sleeves in either a gathered ruffle or a circle flounce. The option to add ruffles down the center of the bodice add a cute feminine touch. The sleeves and bodice ruffles can be made in knit or woven as well. And, to top it off, you can add side seam pockets to the dress length skirts so littles can store all their little treasures they collect. This bodice is fully lined so there are no binding to fiddle with. This pattern is rated advanced beginner for the heart back but is a beginner pattern if you do the simple back. Sizes NB - 24 months


GET THIS LOOK! Featuring the option from the Lavish fabric collection (back view)

GET THIS LOOK! The cover image features the option from the Bound fabric collection


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Featuring the option from the Pandalicious fabric collection (back view)

Featuring the option from the Wonderland fabric collection

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his tunic and dress features an adorable racerback that can be made narrow or wide! It is made with woven fabrics. It has a curved bodice to that makes the gathered skirt appear slightly hi-low. It closes with buttons and has two pocket options. Your little lady will love being trendy in this racerback dress.

Sizes NB - 24 months


GET THIS LOOK! The cover image features the option from the Fleet & Flourish fabric collection

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GET THIS LOOK! Featuring the option from The Denim Studio fabric collection (back view)

Featuring the option from the Chalk & Paint fabric collection

GET THIS LOOK! Featuring the option from the Skopelos fabric collection


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f you have lots of fabric scraps, this pattern is for you! With the tiered skirt option, you can use different fabrics for each tier (or even use two fabrics on a single tier!). If you like a simple style skirt, that is an option included in this pattern as well. Two triangle panels that tie in the middle of the back make this dress swoon worthy! Mia now features instructions on how to create the button back option. Sizes NB - 24 months


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our girl will be ready to hit the town for an ice cream date or a fun park outing with her girlfriends in this top, dress and maxi loaded with options! Molly features a scoop back that can be adorned with a peter pan collar. You will love the detailed instructions on how to create a faux pintuck placket for the bodice.

Sizes NB - 24 months


GET THIS LOOK! The cover image features the option from the Lavish fabric collection


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These images feature the option from the Coastline fabric collection


Get the Look - Simple Life Pattern - Baby  
Get the Look - Simple Life Pattern - Baby