Spring To Life: Pattern Picks
I’m going to dive straight in with my pattern picks to give you some inspiration on what you might like to make using your SewHayleyJane fabric.
The Vienna tank top from Itch To Stitch is great pattern to get you playing around with your fabric and is perfect for smaller cuts. Whilst the main body of the top is made from a knit fabric, the yoke, ruffles and ties are designed to be used with woven fabric.
Hands up if you like a free pattern? Yep… free! Colette Patterns are giving away the Sorbetto top as a PDF download! A loose fitting swingy style top with optional box pleat that runs down the front as a pretty detail.
The Lisboa dress and top pattern from Orageuse is a lovely slightly fitted style with a V-neck at the back and closed with a ribbon.
The Baseball Skirt pattern from Sew DIY will make a perfect lightweight skirt in the viscose from the Mini Boxes, this has me dreaming of holidays in the sun!
The Addison top from Seamwork has a really cute little collar, making this top wearable for both work and play. Lightweight woven fabrics are perfect for this top, teamed with a little cardigan whilst the weather is still a little cooler.
From the newest collection by Named Clothing is the Helga Wrap Playsuit, a casual style with wrap front and skirt panel across the front.
For a pussy bow blouse style the Lottie from Simple Sew is a great option for lightweight cottons and fabrics with drape, as is the Helsinki Blouse pattern by Orageuse, a loose fitting style with asymmetrical drape at the bottom and gathered yoke at the back.
The Bardot dress from Simple Sew has a gorgeous off the shoulder boat neckline and optional long or short sleeves. An easy dress to make it also comes with optional ties at the back.
One of the newest offerings from Colette Patterns is the Rue dress, a fantastically versatile dress that has gathering at the bust, curved style lines that start at the bust and meet at centre front and can be enhanced with piping to make a feature out of it. This pattern comes with two skirt and sleeve options.
Also from Colette is the Hawthorne dress pattern, a flattering and feminine shirt dress style with semi-circle skirt and flat collar as well as sleeve cuff with placket. This pattern can be made with or without sleeves and also has the option of a peplum style blouse.
Finally I’ve chosen the Charlie Dress from By Hand London, a bandeau-style bodice with princess seams and optional 3/4 circle skirt or tiered, gathered skirt. With a cardigan for the cooler months this dress will take you right through to summer.
So there you have a few suggestions to give you some inspiration. Comment below and let me know what you’re planning to make with the fabric in your SewHayleyJane Box.