Breaking the Pattern – Utu Pinafore

In the last few years, I’ve become a fan of pinafore dresses. The York by Helen’s Closet showed me how good they are for work wear. The items underneath can be easily layered depending on the season. So far I’ve tried several different pinafore patterns- the York, Dani and now the Utu. I’ve made three versions…

Helmi Dress

The Helmi Tunic Dress is everything I love about a pattern. Versatile for all year round and can be dressed up or down. The pattern features both a blouse and tunic. This is a wonderful pattern by Named Clothing, one of my favourite pattern companies. I decided to make this pattern as the Tunic dress perfectly…

Named Inari dress

When I really love a pattern and have a gap in my closet I tend to and make up the pattern several times in a range of fabrics. The named Inari dress is no exception. With my first one I chose my favourite fabric as a wearable muslin (brave or stupid?). I hadn’t read any…

Kielo Wrap dress

I love making clothes that transition from work to weekend and between seasons. The Kielo wrap dress by Named is a wonderful pattern as it’s a great layering piece and looks effortlessly glamorous as well as being a fast easy project. Here’s the description by Named: Very simple maxi dress with an interesting shape Sleeveless design,…