Instead, I wanted to show you some patterns I have been eyeing off and will be attempting at some stage this year...
Firstly, Papercut Patterns. I was put on to these by a dear derby friend/sewing maven who has made a couple of the pieces and they are stunning! We've both bought the Milano Cape and are encouraging each other along. I can't wait to attempt this pattern: I'm going with a bubblegum pink wool and wither a minty green or turquoise blue lining. So exciting! But I digress- Papercut Patterns is a New Zealand brand with some fantastic contemporary designs and the most beautiful packaging ever. Bliss!
Secondly, Wearing History Patterns. These are fantastic vintage inspired and reproduction numbers and I am having trouble choosing which one to order first! I'm at the stage where the 1940s apron and the 1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit may be coming to join me. Wearing History Patterns hails from San Diego and is run by Lauren. Such fantastic patterns!
|1940s Sailor Girl Playsuit|
Thirdly, I am very late to the Amy Butler party. I can appreciate her designs and fabrics but nothing has ever really grabbed me until I recently stumbled upon this Weekender Travel Bag. I am always after a decent sized overnight bag and I can see this in a cool pink and white polkadot with some buttery yellow contrasting panels... or some other ridiculously colourful combo...
|Weekender Travel Bag|
And finally, Victory Patterns. I stumbled across these very early this year on a post on Sew Weekly (I can't recall which) and was instantly smitten. I am very tempted by the bulk purchase deal which gets you the entire collection for a reduced rate. Until then, I'm eyeing off the chevron detailing on the Anouk and the yokes on the Ava are winning me over.
So now I turn to y'all for advice. Are there any other indie pattern designers I should be looking into to help make my epic new wardrobe? All suggestions appreciated!