It’s been a while since I last dropped in with some weekend links. The good news is, I have a lot of them for you to make up for it!
Have you been watching Worn Stories on Netflix? It’s based on a book I really like. Truthfully, I’m a little disappointed that the clothing itself didn’t feature more prominently in the program, but that’s probably just me.
I love this idea: line your jacket with lace for a beautiful, glamorous surprise!
How about sewing a pair of trousers for spring? I love the color of the trousers at left, below, which remind me of our Hollywood Trousers pattern. Or go more casual with our Montauk Trousers in chambray for a look similar to below, right. And remember, you can still get our patterns at 25% off through tomorrow, so hurry!
If you’re sewing for kids, how about a Red Riding Hood? That dress on the right, below, reminds me of our Puppet Show Dress.
I absolutely love Toile du Jouy, and it would be perfect for our Yanaka Jacket, although I’d probably make it in blue for myself. And how fun is this color blocked skirt? Reminds me of our Extra-Sharp Pencil Skirt.
Now let’s talk about shirts! I’m into oversized these days. Size up our Classic Shirt for a look similar to below, right. But even better: use a contrast fabric for the back panel and you’ll achieve something similar to the look on the left.
Weekend Reading (and Watching)
- The New York Times is looking for photos of things you’ve made in the past year during the pandemic. There will be plenty of wonky, I’m sure, since lots of people took up crafting this year. And that’s great! But I would encourage you to enter some of your beautiful sewing to show the world that handmade can be far superior to ready made. What do you think?
- Feeling a little wanderlust? Pick a city and ride along while listening to the radio!
- Tell me, what do you think of these ideas for making our clothes last longer?
- Lately I’ve been hiding my own view when I’m on FaceTime and Zoom calls because it’s so distracting to see myself on screen. But here is the reason why we’re so drawn to watching ourselves.
- Have you considered quilting a garment for the man in your life? (Or, for that matter, teaching him to make it himself?)
- And speaking of which, maybe he can join the sew bros!
- In an age of conformity, it’s always refreshing to see true originality.
We’ll be launching our new collection of patterns sometime in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, happy sewing!
I loved the article about being ‘anti-Kondo’…and especially the idea that getting rid of YOUR extras just moves the problem elsewhere. I think its a great idea to normalize mending and providing this service at all price-point retailers.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the weekend links post. Infact, sometimes I reread the old weekend links for cheering up my spirits.I reading weekend links. I would love to know what is your take on the big white (Peter pan??) collars with Ruffle edges?? Do you like them?
I also liked the article about making our clothes last longer, but as the parent of small children, I think I’m a ways away from getting more than one wear out of most garments before washing them (sigh). Spot-cleaning can only do so much against the small agents of chaos I live with! I also (again as the parent of small children) disagree a bit on upcycling – I do quite a bit of that to cut adult-sized garments that don’t fit/have rips/aren’t being loved into garments that my children will get good wear out of.
Please keep up the weekend links. I look forward to those post on Fridays.
That camel/muted blue-green combo is mesmerizing. Love it.