If you're a member (which I am) they normally offer 50% off the cost of all their patterns, in addition to receiving their monthly magazine. Currently, their sale offer is buy one pattern, get 2 free! That's a pretty amazing deal in the UK - I know that in the USA in particular you can often get amazing deals on patterns, but not so much here.
Anyway, I decided I needed to take advantage. Although I didn't particularly have any patterns in mind, I wanted at least one knit top pattern.
I found this one:
I've been thinking of making a jacket for a while. I don't like jackets with collars though, so my choices have been a bit limited, but browsing around I found McCalls 6611.
The pattern photo is pretty awful, but there are some lovely versions floating around the internets. Sew Busy Lizzy has made two for starters. I have some black poly/lycra stretch suiting with a slightly glossy coating to one side that I think will work for this - at least for a (hopefully wearable) muslin.
My third pick was this Vogue dress, 1371, a Tracy Reece design. I couldn't find any evidence of anyone having made and written about this, but I thought it would be really pretty for Spring/Summer, and you know how I love my dresses! I love the split neckline, although I'll probably omit the little bow.
One other pattern I want to get is the By Hand London Charlotte skirt, a pencil skirt with peplum and frilled hem variations. I'm pretty certain I'd only make the plain unadorned skirt, but I do like the double darts. I think you can just about see them in this photo. I haven't made a pencil skirt in a long time, and this one looks really lovely.
|By Hand London Charlotte skirt|