I have been a serial pattern sewist lately. It’s nice to make a garment which I know I’ll get a lot of wear from. The York Pinafore by Helen’s Closet is one of my current favourite garments. I have made two other versions previously and knew I needed at least another one for my rotation.
This version is a stunning Irish linen from Miss Maude – a local online fabric store. I knew I wanted a dress in this fabric but I thought a solid check dress would be quite intense. I love the look of the bold pinny with black t-shirts and tights underneath. Perfect for layering all year round! My friend Kirsten made a stunning Claudia dress which spurred this make along.
If you want to know more about the size of this garment check out my original post here. It always feels a little funny to be sewing a fabric like linen in winter but we are now only a couple of days away from spring. Lately, I’ve been evaluating my clothes and prioritising my sewing list. If you have any summer pattern recommendations let me know! I’m looking forward to making a couple of wrap blouses, a dress using the top of the Nettie Dress and the bottom of the York, A Penny shirt dress and a couple of trench jackets.
I don’t know about you but I get intense sewing FOMO (fear of missing out) surroundings popular patterns. I recently tried the Persephone Pants which looked truly awful on me. I’ve been following my instincts more along with the advice from Nina. I have been creating more successful garments and by successful, I mean ones I wear the hell out of! Currently, I’m batch sewing three pairs of jeans two for me and one for Paul.
I was thrilled when the lovely Samantha posted this illustration of me on Instagram. I feel like she captured my essence. I’ve been catching up with new sewing pals lately Collette, Bella thanks for your friendship!
I’m excited about sewing more warm weather garments. I have a few plans for both Paul and myself which I’m looking forward to making in the coming months. I look forward to showing you all more soon!
Until next time happy sewing x
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