This dress has been a LONG time in the making! I first fell in love with this linen from Merchant and Mills in summer 2019 and then finally convinced myself to buy some last August when I visited Rye with Patsy. I kept my eye out for patterns that would offer opportunities to play with stripes and struck gold with the French Navy Forsythe dress!
Patsy and I have done a fair bit of remote buddy sewing during the pandemic, but nothing beats sitting down next to each other at our machines and stitching away in the same room. It wasn’t difficult to choose the project we would work on as we had both fallen hard for the new Friday Pattern Company Davenport dress when it was released a few weeks ago.
As part of my recent collaboration with the lovely ladies at Atelier Jupe, I was gifted a pattern of my choice from their range. Their garments are simple, wearable and very chic, so choosing just one to make was tricky!
I Am Patterns recently released their new ‘I am a princess’ collection and when they offered to send me a copy of a design of my choice, it did not take me long to pick the winner!
Gorgeous versions of the M7969 started appearing regularly on Instagram last year and I was influenced to add the pattern to my ‘make nine’ plans for 2021.
I’d had my eye on the Anna Allen Demeter dress ever since I saw tester versions popping up on Instagram after its release in August 2019. I didn’t originally intend to buy it, but I figured as I was still thinking about it over a year later, I probably should!
As soon as I saw the Carrie Cardigan pattern in this month’s Simply Sewing Magazine I added it straight to my list of things to make in March!
I made a cuff top by The Assembly Line last year and it was one of my most loved and reached-for garments during the warmer months. Naturally, as soon as the dress version of the pattern was released I added it to my ‘things to sew’ list.
I’ve been busy making quilt blocks recently, but had a real urge to do some dressmaking last week – I opted for one of my ‘make nine’ projects – the Pocket Skirt by Peppermint Magazine.
As soon as I saw True Bias release the Marlo Sweater in January it jumped straight to the top of my sewing list!