Okay, you know that I have a fabric stash. You probably also know that I have a pattern stash. (There is a yarn stash too, but let’s not mention that right now). Each time that I decide to put myself on a pattern fast, the companies go and publish new ones to tempt me! However, I have finally realised that many patterns are not styles that would suit my figure or my lifestyle, so I’m getting better at admiring many of the ones I love purely in the catalogues and on others without feeling compelled to purchase them myself. That cuts down the realistic-for-me pattern pool considerably! So, these are some patterns that I rather fancy at the moment, and think might work in my wardrobe. Most of them have been around for a little while, and because it’s summer ahead, I’m thinking of warm weather sewing.
All the photos should be clickable links, if I’ve managed to work out how to do this successfully in WordPress. Nope, didn’t figure it out. But I’ve linked in the pattern number.
Vogue 8846 – interesting back treatment, and I love digitally printed fabrics. But where would I wear it?
Vogue 1333 – I particularly like the skirt, but top might be worth a try too
Vogue 1292 – two very cool skirts. I’ve seen these appearing in the blogosphere and they look terrific.
Vogue 1275 – interesting ruched centre front treatment, which helps to hide the stomach rolls. I’d make it with short sleeves, but without the shoulder frills.
Butterick 5778 – it’s for two-way stretch fabric, which always appeals to me from a comfort perspective. I’d make the longer length.
McCalls 6555 – I like the versions with the different coloured panels. But this is super loose – could look like a tent.
McCalls 6556 – I’ve seen some terrific versions of this one (especially over at Gorgeous Fabrics)
I haven’t bought any of these, and I’m not intending to in the near future. I need to sew from the pattern stash more first! And there will always be new designs to tempt me – it’s nice to browse and get ideas. Are there some patterns that you particularly have your eye on at the moment?