I’ve been falling in love with so many patterns lately and I wanted to share some of the amaaaazing patterns I’m crushing on right now!
Rompers & Shorts
This romper from McCalls is so cute! I love wearing rompers (and making them) because they are a great wardrobe piece to throw on and go – plus it’s work friendly when on the farm! I love the floral print McCalls made the sample in and I’m thinking about View B with View A sleeves.
One awesome thing about being petite is that I can look at most patterns – kids, teens and womens. Most of the time teens patterns are really lame and are in desperate need of an update. Mimi G gave Simplicity patterns a little facelift with this adorable overall pattern! The crop tee isn’t for me, and the pants are nice but the shorts are definitely the ones that got my attention.
I’ve never made a bodysuit and didn’t really see a need for one until Ariane by Seamwork came into the picture. Ariane and a pair of shorts would be a great outfit for working in the garden during the summer.
Named Clothing Patterns just came out with their Playground Collection, and while I love almost everything (Dungarees, Playsuit, and the Denim Jacket are all looking incredible) the one that would fit most in my wardrobe is Minttu Swing Top. So simple but I could see myself living in it all summer long!
You still need the occasional sweaters and sweatshirts for those chilly spring mornings and summer nights, and when Anna Zoe shared her version of the Boxy Hoodie from Kommatia Patterns (a new company to me) I wanted one.
I looove the new pattern from Helen’s Closet. The Blackwood Cardigan comes in two lengths and the pockets are so cute. It’s also a slimmer fit, meant for lighter weight fabrics making it the perfect cardigan to grab for a night out in summer.
This year I have four weddings to attend. FOUR. Two of them are “black tie”, so I have to dress formally. I figure I can wear my floral maxi to one of them, but still need a second (since we will be seeing similar people at both black tie affairs). Originally, I was going to buy a dress but after some pattern research, I’ve decided to make one!
I’ve noticed pattern companies don’t make too many formal patterns, probably because they aren’t a wardrobe staple. There are a few options I’m considering:
Leanne Marshall makes gorgeous gowns and has a new dress pattern with Simplicity! I am so in love with the silhouette and think this gown would make a great option.
I also love this McCall’s two piece by David Tutera but think I’m more drawn to the fabric than the pattern. Also not positive I want to wear a crop top to a wedding but it’s a stunning set.
I’m also considering the Acton Dress from In The Folds. The top is awesome and if I change the skirt to full length, it could become a beautiful option.
Can you tell I don’t like strapless dresses? I might go dress shopping to help decide what silhouette works best for my body and get some fabric inspiration. Any pattern suggestions?
What patterns have you drooling lately? What’s on your sewing list?