May Pattern Picks
Time for some pattern inspiration to go with the gorgeous fabrics that have been arriving in the May 'Animal Magic' boxes.
Both the cotton poplin from the mini and Classic Boxes and the AGF cotton from the luxury boxes have similar properties so would all work well with these patterns depending on how much you have to work with.
The Esther Shorts from Tessuti Fabrics are a classic vintage-style, high-waisted shorts patterns finished with an invisible zip at the side. Perfect for a summer on the beach.
The Downtown Tunic by Sew Caroline is perfect for using small lengths of fabric. It features a knit fabric at the top and a choice of peplum skirt or button front skirt in a woven fabric.
The Simplicity 1370 pattern features a choice of shorts, skort and mini skirt, perfect for once the weather heats up.
The Saltbox Tee from Blueprints for Sewing is a great stashbusting pattern and uses two contrasting fabrics and features a boat neck and side vents at the hip.
These two patterns from Cocowawa Crafts are perfect for showing off your fabric, the first is the Lili Dress and Blouse that features the most gorgeous sailor collar and the second is the most recent release. A mini version of Ana's original pattern, The Marshmallow Dress for any little kiddies in your life. That's Christmas sorted then!
The Archer Button Up Shirt from Grainline Studio is an extremely popular pattern, loosely fitted with a choice of cuffs and back details.
For an alternative shirt pattern you could try the Aster Blouse from Colette Patterns. The pattern comes with a choice of three sleeves, including an on trend flutter sleeve and the option to include pleating on the bodice front.
Another from Colette Patterns is the gorgeous Rue Dress. Perfect for a summer wedding this dress features some interesting style lines and multiple design options so you can create something new every time.
The Reef Camisole and Shorts Set from Megan Nielsen make great summer pj's or loungewear. The top is cut on the bias to give it some drape and features a V-neck and crossover yoke in the back.
The latest offering from Closet Case Patterns is the Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress. Choose from a cropped, tunic length or shirtdress with high-low hem and features kimono sleeves.
Finally, from Deer & Doe is the Mélilot Shirt. A casual style with dropped shoulders and a choice of sleeve lengths.