*Continued from part one… If you haven’t read that yet, please check that out here*
5. Megan Nielson – Sudley Dress
I love how when you get a pattern that you know you are going to love and do. That’s exactly what happened with the Sudley – it was love at first sight. It’s very much my casual chuck on dress style, I have made this in both heavy red velvet and a soft chiffon fabric, and both give completely different looks. But one of the reasons it has placed so high is that it is such a current and fashionable pattern. Something similar will always grace the shelves of the High street shops, but instead of buying into that throw away fashion, I can simply find a fabric I will love and make one from that, The ones I have made and wear a lot always get compliments, yet its such a simple design.
Also a massive plus it that you can wear it either way, with the tie at the front or the back… perfect for messy me who will definitely drip something down me whilst I am out, so I can just turn it around and hide any stain!!
I have also tried the Darling (blog to follow soon) and I have the Karri ready to go, both from Megan Neilson, so check them out.
4. Sewliberated – School House Tunic
This was one of the first independent patterns I bought, also one of the first PDFs I printed out and made, and I have had a deep love for it ever since.
I was completely sold by this striped version (see pic) I just love everything about this casual look. Sew liberated themselves have this great earthy, casual vibe. Where everything thing can be dressed with a chunky knitted cardi, tights and boots in Autumn or made in light feminine lace or florals for the summer. My favourite I have made so far, is the dark flower stretch denim. The Tunic length on this is perfect for me as a Dress, (especially since I have short legs) and I am always thinking up ways to try and Hack the front and make it different (I am yet to try rivets and ribbon)
3. Closet Case Patterns – Kalle Shirt Dress
A recent but a fast favourite. Its just perfect. I love all the different options it comes with, the length and collars. The fit is amazing. I have made two short sleeve ones, one of which was a present. And now with the recent release of a sleeve, I am in my element. I made a black and white version straight away. This originally was placed lower, but after the sleeve hack came into my life, it went up the list. Keep an eye out for my future blog post on this one.
2. Ready to Sew – Jude
The Jude is again another casual that have revolutionised my everyday wardrobe. I have a small group of these in basic colours that I wear all the time. I also made one with a silk fabric that I have worn for more special occasions. This placed so high, purely because the amount I have and the amount I wear them. Its such a simple yet effective pattern and I would like to hack it to a full sleeve version as we all know I am a full sleeve fiend!
Ready to Sew also get an honorable mention of the Janis and Jolene, both of which I love (but still only made a few of)
1. Named Clothing – Inari
So my number one is one pattern that rises above the others… Named clothings the Inari.
All Images from Named Clothing Website.
Could it really have been anything else? How many times have I made this pattern, in many different versions? And I still want to make more! I just love it, everthing from the fit to the simple construction, yet the seams and the rolls sleeves just make it so stylish and current. From the many of these, my favourite so far is the white one, the structured material is amazing. But I have several Jersey versions that I live in as part of my everyday wardrobe.