Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pattern ponderings

We had a couple of unseasonably warm days in Sydney last week and that's all it's taken to get me daydreaming of summer sewing patterns. There's not much structure to it really, just thoughts of lots of dresses...

Maybe the very popular Cambie dress from Sewaholic (though strictly only the A-line skirt version)

 Pic: Sewaholic

The 'Simone' from Victory patterns is very cute...

Pic: Victory

and I've wondered about their 'Chloe' too...

Pic: Victory

 Or maybe the Jamie Christina Mission Maxi?

Pic: Jamie Christina

And I'm planning to scour this list of independent pattern designers from A Good Wardrobe for further ideas.

How about you - any plans for new season sewing? Do you have any suggestions for dress patterns? I'd love to hear.


  1. They are all lovely dresses... make them all I say!

    Yes this warmer weather has made me ask myself "What the heck am I going to wear this summer???" So I have bought some nani IRO fabric from Etsy and there will be a bit of skirt sewing going on here :)

  2. I was fascinated to browse through the list of independent pattern makers and see what was on offer. Good luck with making a choice!

    I have three sewaholic patterns now so I am hoping to make something from her range soon - the patterns are very professionally written and produced and I like her style.

    Still, at the end of the day, I prefer to sew from Burda because the fit is so good and so predictable - I also appreciate their sophistication and sharp construction techniques. I am also a huge fan of Ottobre, and between the two companies that's pretty much all I have time for!

  3. I love that Independent Pattern link, thanks! I have bought the Colette wrap dress pattern - http://www.colettepatterns.com/shop/crepe. Haven't made it yet and have very little sewing experience, so if I can make it work then it's a sign of a nice, easy pattern. I'm picturing one of the many funky retro floral sheets I have being made into a lovely easy to pop on summer dress, but only time will tell if my ambitions are too high!

  4. Oh my goodness that Cambie dress!!!! It LOVE it! MIght have to dust of the sewing machine... (SO dusty...) xx


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