Putting the Tilly and the Buttons Love At First Stitch book on my Christmas list a few years ago must have been one of the best things I’ve done, sewing wise. It’s from this book that my favourite skirt pattern, the Delphine, is taken and I’ve used it again and again.
It’s the first of May, which means that it’s nearer to the summer. And that means we can start planning what we want to make for the warmer months.
I’ve been inspired loads lately and just want to make a huge amount of summery dresses, strappy tops and lovely skirts, so here’s my rundown of what I’m planning on making soon.
I didn’t intend this Liberty fabric I bought just before Christmas to become a hack of the By Hand London Flora pattern, or indeed a top at all. But, after making (and failing badly at) a pleated skirt using the fabric, I decided I had enough fabric left to eke out a top from it. And I’m glad I did.
I recently spent a few days back at home, in the comfort of the countryside and near to my sewing machine and, as ever, was looking for a quick make for a Sunday afternoon. And I had just the thing, an untested skirt pattern that I knew I had to give a go.
Hot on the heels of the recent preview, Named have released their new sewing pattern collection online.
The Playground collection is inspired by the practicality and simplicity of children’s clothing but, better still, this collection is just for adults! Modern yet elegant and both simple and playful, the sewing patterns all look incredible and I can’t wait to make these up!
The collection includes dresses, tops, culottes, a wraparound playsuit, a denim jacket and even a pair of dungarees! Let’s take a look at some of the pieces.