Lately I have been thinking a lot about what I need more of in my wardrobe and as result, I thought it was time to buy a few practical patterns.
Throughout October and November I purchased 8 sewing patterns and I am excited to test them out! However I am far less excited to stick them together, since I purchased PDF versions.
Closet Case Files Carolyn PJs
I have always liked the style of this pattern, particularly versions with piping. However, I was always hesitant to purchase a pyjama pattern because I tend not to look after my pyjamas very well, given that I practically live in them at home. However, with the Black Friday sales I just couldn’t resist!
Colette Patterns Moneta Dress
A few years ago this pattern seemed to be everyone’s favourite, but at the time I didn’t really see the appeal. I think this was in part due to the issues I had with free Sorbetto top pattern from Colette. However with the Seamwork membership being so cheap, I thought it would be worthwhile giving them another try, so I am jumping on the Moneta bandwagon!
Colette Patterns Violet Blouse
The Violet Blouse, much like the Moneta Dress, is another purchase for the sake of giving Colette another go, and since I had credits for 2 patterns on my Seamwork account, I decided to go with the Violet blouse. I thought that with the right adjustments and in the right fabric, this could be a wardrobe staple.
Jennifer Lauren Handmade Juniper Cardigan
After searching for RTW v-neck cardigans with no luck, I decided to look for a sewing pattern in this style, however nothing was quite what I was looking for. I hadn’t actually seen Jennifer Lauren patterns until I saw the discount for Black Friday in a blog post by Rachel of The Fold Line. I am really excited to use this pattern, the style is exactly what I was looking for and I think that the shoulders make this pattern unique.
Seamwork Elli Top
I actually purchased this pattern somewhat unintentionally. I didn’t plan to buy more Colette or Seamwork patterns until I had tried the the Moneta and the Violet to decide whether I just had bad luck the first time around, however I logged into my Seamwork account and found 2 credits still remaining on my account. I am still unsure where they came from, as I used my credits on the Moneta and Violet patterns, and I had cancelled my membership. However I thought this pattern would be a really practical pattern that I would get a lot of use out of.
Seamwork Neenah Dress/Top
My other surprise Seamwork credit had to go to the Neenah Dress pattern. I have always liked the look of this pattern, and I thought this pattern would be very practical for work, particularly for layering in Winter.
Tilly and the Buttons Marigold Trousers/Jumpsuit
This was another Black Friday purchase, and another pattern I have wanted for quite a while. I think a pair of Marigold trousers would be super comfortable and this pattern is so versatile. It could be made into work trousers, or pyjama pants!
True Bias Ogden Cami
After seeing so many nice versions of this pattern I knew I had to have it! I have already had a chance to use this pattern and I love it! My favourite part is that it requires so little fabric! It is the perfect stash buster!
Thanks for reading!