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January Pattern Inspiration

Down on the south coast it’s business as usual with our weather but I am keeping an eye on the news and hoping everyone on the east coast is safe and well. I think your best bet is to batten down the hatches, stick on Netflix and get your sewing machine out!

If you haven’t already planned what you want to make using your main fabric, I’ve got you covered with a bit of inspiration to get you started.

Let’s start with these two from Simple Sew for the double gauze from Cloud 9 that came in the Luxury Box. Whilst the Gwen pants are recommended to be made in a jersey fabric, the top can also be made in a woven fabric, a great top for relaxing in as are the Lapwing trousers.

The Carolyn Pyjamas from Closet Case Files are a firm favourite amongst the sewing community, with good reason. They are definitely going on my to-sew list. For a slightly skimpier number the Lakeside Pyjamas from Grainline Studio are perfect, although if you’re anything like me you’ll need a big blanket to keep you warm if you’re wearing these.

For the brushed cotton in the Classic and Mini Boxes the Ultimate Trousers and short from Sew Over It are perfect. The fabric has a very slight stretch to it making it super comfortable for lounging around in. If shorts are your thing the Belize Shorts and Skort from Itch to Stitch are pretty funky with the crossover detail.

For a couple of comfy dress options that are perfect layered over thick tights and long sleeved tops we have the Phoebe dress from Colette Patterns and the Ivy dress from Jennifer Lauren. Both have a couple of different style options for lots of variety.

The Rosa Shirt and Shirt Dress from Tilly and the Buttons would be oh-so-comfy in the brushed cotton and just to throw something different into the mix I reckon you could make a very sweet jacket using this Butterick 6390 pattern by Gertie, very rockabilly!

Hopefully these have given you some ideas or starting points of how to use your fabric. I’d love to hear your ideas, how would you use the fabric?

By the way, did you see my latest Vlog; my January fabric haul? I definitely think it’s better than the first… at least a little bit!