Recommendations for Grown-Up patterns!
12 years agoJohannaO @JohannaO
I’ve been wanting to copy the sandbox pants for myself, but I’m really liking the waistband/yoke on the nature walk pants, because I think they would look really nice on an adult.12 years agoAnonymous @
I would love some casual pants. I also love my bias cut dresses from cut-loose and would love a pattern for something like that. Comfy and loose, but flattering to the figure as well.12 years agoJustine J @justmejay
I was just logging back in to amend my request to bias cut dresses and there was your suggestion, Sandi! I really have skirt patterns coming out my ears but now I’m no longer breastfeeding I’d really like some new dresses!
Casual pants would be good too!12 years agobadskirt @badskirt
I’d like a pattern for a polo-knit dress like the ones worn by Gwenth Paltrow in the movie Royal Tenenbaums. I’d also like a kimono/wrap style dress that looks good on a short people (I’m only 4’10”)12 years agoNicole @motherof5
Amy , http://www.hotpatterns.com do both, but they are not easy patterns….. They do have great tips and tutorials though!12 years agoshasta @shasta
Amy, we are the same size! Well, actually I’m 1″ taller than you. Maybe. On a good day.
I’d also love a wrap dress. I’m going to try Colette’s new Crepe dress pattern next month. Some comfortable but stylish pants would be great too — maybe capris? And some tops. Good basic, comfortable clothes that don’t scream “hand made.” Basically, I’m looking for Oliver + S for adults!
I checked out clothkits and I’m officially in love with the bustle skirt but not the price. Oh how I wish they sold just the patterns!12 years agosayiamyou @maraya
Amy, my husband and I were just talking about a dress like that this weekend! Although, for the Niblet. We were looking back through pictures and saw a picture of her in one that we loved. Alas that they grow so quickly! I would love one for myself too though. Or a hooded sweater drop-waist style. Our girl had one like that too that was very fun.12 years agojanimal @janimal
I’ve been looking at adult jacket patterns lately. I need to find one with classic lines, that I can adjust to fit myself properly. Honestly I figured on paying a local instructor to work with me on adjusting a pattern for my particular fit. I think a great jacket pattern would be versatile and I would use for years.12 years agoAnonymous @
As far as my favorite patterns for me, that is Amy Butler! I have sewn so few items for myself though, so I’m really not a good person to ask. The things I have made from Amy Butler patterns are wonderful though. Like the O+S patterns, the directions are SO clear and detailed and make sewing a joy!
If anyone has a good pattern for an A-line, yoga waist band skirt (at least knee length!), I’d love to find one of those! I tried making myself one without a pattern and well, let’s just say it is wearable, but not my favorite. I bought two from Linnea Designs off Hyenacart and adore them! Just wish she sold a pattern!12 years agoJustine J @justmejay
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I’ve just been looking at DIY Couture books. They look really interesting. I know Raystitch in the UK stocks them.
And there’s a cloak which would go very nicely with the upcoming O and S book cloak. A bit too much though, I think!12 years ago
This is their philosophy:
“Sewing is a visual activity and needs to be explained visually,” say the DIY Couture crew. “With this in mind, we take a different approach from that of conventional sewing patterns, using diagrams and photographs to explain the making process.”
Sounds good for those of us who have been “brought up” by Liesl!!!!12 years ago
I just ordered the cloak pattern. Couldn’t resist. WON’T be making it in red, in case you’re wondering!!!
But think I will when ‘that’ book comes out for my little red riding hood.12 years agoshasta @shasta
DIY Couture looks interesting — thanks for sharing littlebirdy! I just ordered the skirt pattern. We’ll see how it goes. I’m very reliant on paper patterns and this looks more like a tutorial.12 years ago
Yes – I’m interested just to have a look.
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