I don’t know about anywhere else, but the weather in Seattle has been unseasonably warm! I took my little one to the beach last week, which is… crazy! But very welcome. It got me thinking about spring releases in the pattern world as there seems to have been quite the release schedule recently. I’m keeping this post simple today – here are five of my favourite new S/S patterns:
I suppose many people will have a dress pattern like this and I must say that the stripey fabric definitely adds to my liking for this garment, but nevertheless, this looks like a classic cap sleeve, fit and flare dress pattern, and I don’t possess one. I really like the pleats too – overall, I think it’s very flattering.
Lupin jacket by Deer & Doe
To contrast with the Vogue pattern, I’m not sure this jacket would be very flattering on me, but I do still like it, and even more so since I’ve seen some great versions pop up on people’s blogs (see Attack of the Seam Ripper, for example). Spring is the ultimate season for short jackets to cover up your dresses on still-chilly days. I’m not sure if I will actually make this jacket, but I’m looking forward to seeing some other versions.
This has been out a little while, but I snapped it up quite quickly in one of JoAnn Fabric’s crazy pattern sales. I really, really like shirtdresses, but it’s one of the hardest things for me to buy, as any other lady with a bust will probably know. Getting a nice fit on the waist and hips without the dreaded button-top gape is a nightmare. Therefore, shirtdresses are one of the patterns I can’t wait to make. I think this pattern is nice and spring-like and I’ll be giving it a go, although most likely the view with short sleeves rather than this one.
Zamora Blouse – Itch to Stitch
I wasn’t too familiar with Itch to Stitch until recently, when I saw quite a few blog posts about testing the recent patterns. The Zamora blouse caught my eye as one that might be up my street. It looks like it could potentially be a little complicated for me right now, but I like the deep neckline and bow combination, and also the little puff to the sleeves at the shoulder. Very pretty!
Martha by Tilly and the Buttons
I’ve never made anything by Tilly and the Buttons, but I really like a lot of her patterns ( Arielle and Agnes particularly), and she seems to do a great job of supporting her creations with sewalongs and tutorials. The Martha dress is another piece of apparel that I’m not 100% sure would suit my figure, but I do think it’s a lovely design and a little different from other dresses I’ve seen recently. The shaping looks great and I think you could do a lot with this in terms of different fabrics and embellishments to completely change the look of the dress.
That’s it for my internet-gazing this week. Hope you had a good weekend and cheerio for now!