Birds of a Feather; Inspiration

It's time to delve into my pattern picks for the beautiful fabrics in August's boxes.

First up are some patterns to use with that fabulous silky satin in the Classic and Mini boxes.

If you have a man in your life who enjoys a statement tie that you could give Sew Over It's Tie pattern a go. This is a great pattern to have when it comes time to start thinking about Christmas (yep, I went there) gifts.

Is it time to start thinking about jackets for autumn? If you're ready to switch up your seasonal sewing then the satin fabric would work great as a lining for the By Hand London Victoria Blazer

So we've talked about outerwear, but what about underwear? Satin is the perfect fabric to make some slinky undies. You could give the Esplanade Bra by Orange Lingerie a go, a strapless, long line style bra with boning.

Alternatively if it's knickers you're after turn to Ohhh Lulu and their Jane knickers... who doesn't love a little frill?!

One of my favourite, and definitely most worn, me-made garment is is the Buchanan Dressing Gown from Gather, a gorgeous floaty style that makes lounging around the house feel much more chic!

The Trevi Top and Dress from Hey June is a flattering trapeze style with buttons down the back. This pattern also includes a separate front pattern piece for cup sizes above a C.

From République du Chiffon the Yvonne is a sweet little playsuit that features and elasticated waist and in-seam pockets. The bodice is a shirt-style with a flat collar.

For something fit to wear to the office you could pair the skirt option from the Tulip Dress pattern with a basic white blouse. The pockets are incorporated into the pleated overlay of the skirt - nifty!

Now onto that gorgeous jersey from the Luxury Box

For a super quick and satisfying make, check out one of the latest offering from Nina Lee. The Effra Skirt is a simple maxi skirt style and, even better the pdf is just £2.50!

The Lane Dress from Seamwork is a super flattering, low scoop-neck dress that shows off the curves with wide waist ties.

Do you have Tilly's latest book Stretch? I don't know many people who don't have it yet and my favourite pattern in it is absolutely perfect for this jersey fabric. The Joni dress has an interesting knot front detail and Tilly gives ideas for different sleeve variations.

Finally, the Olivia Jersey Wrap Dress from Named is a classic wrap style with a slight tulip shape to the skirt and works perfectly with lightweight jersey fabrics.

So... what will you make with your fabrics this month?

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