Just a quick note today, as the Patterns and Postcards Swap draws to a close, My swap partners and I have sucessfully swapped our patterns, going global and local. I’ve got some gorgeous gems, and now just need to find the fabric (and the time) to sew them up!
Have a look at these beauties!
This one is going to be a perfect summer dress, it’s designed for knits so should be very comfortable. I’m going to make view D, but maybe not with the collar. It seems, well a little large. Don’t get me wrong, I fancy a nice collar but then there is just excessive. One suggested fabric is knitted panne velvet. I’m thinking jersey.
This gem was also thrown in the mix, and again I’m thinking a lightweight summer house dress, but I might add in some back darts for a little less ‘tent’ . I’m hoping my legs will look just like this picture in the dress.
How gorgeous is this repro? See the girl in the black? I want her dress. Failing that I’m going to have the yellow one in a grey linen for work. It would look gorgeous in the mustard linen that everyone seems to be getting from tessuti.
This lovely cape is perfect and refined, and I can’t decide if I should make a black one to go with my ball gowns, or a more fun one to wear to work. Can I pull off a cape on the morning commute? And if so, should it be RED WOOL? What do you think? (Oh, and yes, I do go to one or two very formal events a year, and they are always mid-winter)
This is possibly my favourite, yet I can’t make it for another, oh 6-7 years. HOW AWESOME IS IT? Wish it was my size. For all those people who come looking here to find a squirrel costume to sew..maybe this is the pattern for you?
If you would like to check out the blogs of my very lovely swap partners, here they are. Such kind people, with obviously excellent taste in patterns!
And Amanda http://symondezyn.wordpress.com/