This week I didn’t have a lot of time to sew because all of my sewing time has been consumed by PDF patterns!
When it comes to sewing patterns, I am a huge fan of indie pattern companies, partly because I prefer PDF over printed, but also because I find that they usually come with better instructions and I just think it is great to support small businesses! So naturally all of my pattern purchases are from Indie pattern companies.
One of my purchases was the Florence Dress by Sew Over It. When I initially saw this pattern it didn’t really catch my eye; however, recently I noticed that it is quite similar to one of my favourite RTW dresses (see below) that I have wanted to replicate for some time now so therefore when I received an email telling me that Sew Over It had a sale, I had to buy it!
Also from Sew Over It, I purchased the Ultimate Trousers pattern. This is another pattern that I have been on the fence about for a while because I wasn’t sure whether it would suit me or not, plus I have never made a pair of pants. However, I figured these would be a good starter pattern given that I have been successful with SOI patterns in the past, and the invisible side zip will hopefully make construction much easier. I hope to make a black and white polka dot version similar to the ones that Lisa Comfort is wearing in the image below.
I also purchased the Phoenix Blouse pattern from Hey June Handmade. This is the first Hey June pattern that I have purchased, however I really love the style of this blouse. In particular, I found the version with sleeves really interesting, they are a loose bell sleeve, however they dip at the back which I thought was an interesting feature. Hey June is a pattern company that I only recently discovered, however I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it!
So towards the end of July, Spotlight had a massive fabric sale. All fabric was 40% off, so when I went in to buy some black polyester interlock, I of course left with far more than that. From left to right my fabric purchases were a floral crepe chiffon, a mustard rayon, a black and white floral crepe, pink georgette and, of course, the black interlock. Of these, my favourite would have to be the crepe chiffon; I have wanted this fabric for such a long time, so when it went on sale, I knew I had to buy some!
Today I went fabric shopping with my sister, as I had offered to make her t-shirts. She purchased several fabrics for herself, and was kind enough to also purchase some for me! The t-shirt fabrics included, a floral cotton spandex, a grey seagull print cotton spandex, a navy and white cotton spandex with gold glitter spots, and a cityscape cotton jersey. She also purchased a blue sausage dog print corduroy from the remnants bin which I thought could make a cool tote bag. I think my favourite would have to be the cityscape jersey, if you look closely you can see little foxes! As for the pattern I will be using to make these t-shirts, it will of course be the Deer and Doe Plantain T-shirt pattern!
If you’ve made any of these patterns, share them with me as I’d love to see your makes! And let me know which is your favourite fabric!
Thanks for reading!